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Title of a children's book about a young Pegasus who fall from heaven and ends up working in a Circus on a high wire, from the 1950's I think

Book from the 1960's or '50s. A picture book with bright bold illustrations. An image of baby Pegasus in a cloud field in the sky with its mother and other winged horses. It fall through a gap in the ...
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Mecha anime with female villain put into cryo-sleep

I'm trying to identify an anime I saw on TV 15-20 years ago. It was a mecha anime (maybe one of the Gundams?) with two space empires at war. The "bad" side was led by a female commander, and ...
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Book about people trying to survive in a world where technology has been shut down or destroyed

I'm looking for a specific book, but I can't find it: it was about an electrical shutdown (no, it's not Blackout). The book was about virus or other things destroying advanced technology and was ...
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Iron Man has deadstick flaps when he freezes up in "Iron Man" (2008), but Rhodey in "Civil War" doesn’t?

So, in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man has flaps he can pull for dead fall. Why couldn't he have done the same for Rhodey in Civil War? In order to break his fall and have Falcon break his fall?
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Set of short stories, including eating mangoes in the bathtub and helium suitcases

In the early 2000s I read a book that had a series of short stories in it. One of those stories was about a boy meeting an eccentric man who then had a few anecdotes - one was about how the man made ...
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War on the moon between two nations, one of which votes on strategy and one which does not

This thread reminded me of a story I read in Analog in the post-2000 era, about a war on the moon (I'm pretty sure) between two nations, one of which decided strategies via public vote, and one of ...
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What was Origin about, when it was the religion of the Ori only, i.e. as they were still on the mortal plane?

Origin seems like a fundamentalist religion from the get-go, given the conflict between the Ori and the Ancients.
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Can someone explain "Military Democracy" as referenced in Death's End?

In Liu Cixin's Rememberance of Earth's Past series book 3: Death's End, Cheng Xin has joined the PIA – planetary defence intelligence agency – as an intern. Her boss presents as an acerbic yet ...
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How well-known or documented are the events of Endgame to the general population?

In WandaVision episode 5, the following exchange takes place: MONICA: Uh, she could've taken out Thanos on her own if he hadn't initiated a blitz. I mean, nobody else came close. JIMMY: Well, I'd ...
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Title of sci-fi short story where at the end we learn that the main character is not human after all and every alien race calls itself "human"

I remember reading a short story that really impressed me as a child in the 90's. It was sci-fi anthology from my father's old book collection, so probably at the very least a decade old already. Plot/...
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Anime where one brother hates the other and also frames him for the death of their parents [closed]

I saw this anime a long while ago in which one brother hates the other and also frames him for the death of their parents. There is a school for people with special power which first the main ...
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Short-story where a man seeks a serum to dream of life before the atomic bomb [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story, I think 60s / 70s but I'm not sure. A man learned of a doctor who injects a serum that allows you to dream everything you want, so he goes to this doctor to find out. Then he ...
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A scifi book about a boy raised to fight in a war by playing a realtime strategy game [duplicate]

Back in the early 2000's, I read a scifi book that I'm now trying to recall. I picked it up in a public school library. The book might have been published in the 80's or 90's. Here's what I remember......
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A scifi book containing an artificially-made world with weird centaurs

hope I'm doing this right – I did try a search first but couldn't find anything that seemed relevant. Back when I was in middle/high school in the 90s, I would sometimes pick books off the SF/F ...
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Cartoon episode where aliens think squirrels control the Earth

I am trying to remember a cartoon episode where aliens think squirrels control the Earth. I think it was an episode in a cartoon but it could've been part of a movie. I have tried looking it up online ...
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