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Old 02-25-2018, 08:54 AM   #1006
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I will check those out. I really appreciate the help.
Exiles Trilogy looks like a good read (I don't think it is the book but I am going to read it just in case ;-)
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:22 AM   #1007
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I think it was Starship by Brian Aldiss.

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Isn't that just Non-Stop under a different name?
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:22 PM   #1008
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Isn't that just Non-Stop under a different name?
Yes. Starship is the US name. It was original published s Non-Stop.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:04 PM   #1009
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Isn't that just Non-Stop under a different name?
Yes it is. There was another book I read that could be it, unfortunately I can not recall the name.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:41 AM   #1010
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It was a popular concept. In addition to the popular ones there were many that are mostly forgotten today.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:11 PM   #1011
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I've got a scene floating through my head, and I can't place what book / saga it's from. I'm pretty sure it's a saga (book series) sort of thing. Can anybody place this scene? Scene:

We've (hero and/or heroine) been seeking the giants. Giants are found emprisoned in a cave(s). They are kept there by a smoke with some relevant properties. I think the fire outside the cave is replenished once while we watch from below the ridge. After bad guy leaves, we free the giants and attain their help. There is magic in this world, I'm pretty sure.

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Sagas that I can remember reading, which could possibly contain this scene: Fionavar Tapestry?, Narnia?. It doesn't seem like Assassin's Apprentice & subsequent books, and I've reread them recently; it certainly isn't the Vorkosiverse; doesn't seem like LOTR; Outlander and Chronicles of St Mary's only have magic related to time travel. I'm re-reading Harry Potter right now, but Hagrid's approach to the giants in book 5 is nothing like this. Carole Nelson Douglas' Six of Swords is another saga I recall; no idea if they had giants. Or a saga I'm blanking on completely .....
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:59 AM   #1012
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I'm pretty sure that's
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Fioanavar Tapestry


More spoilers about the scene as I remember it:
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I think the heroes (Loren and Matt? With some of the visitors from our world?) were on their way to (or from?) the dwarwes to check out their version of the warning stone *) when they came across the giants. A group of svart alfar were keeping the giants imprisoned because they couldn't kill them directly. The giants were powerful, but pacifists, and the smoke was magical in some way, so they couldn't get past it.

After the heroes freed the giants (probably by killing the svart alfar), the giants promised to show up in the final battle against Sauron, um, I mean Maugrim, I think? They wouldn't fight, but they would help by magically healing the people fighting against him.

*) Sigh, a magical warning which only works as long as all the components in the chain are maintained properly, and which doesn't have a way to signal "Out of order, please turn your magical fire off and on again", is a pretty stupid warning system
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:01 PM   #1013
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Perfect -- that sounds right! Thanks for the extra details, so I could place it. Yeah, I was thinking that the giants had shown up to help, in some later event.

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Old 03-20-2018, 01:17 AM   #1014
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First of all, please excuse my English.

I read the synopsis of this short novel about 15 or 20 years ago. It’s about a teenage boy whose mother is a cocaine addict. He’s in a relation with a Chinese girl, both of them dream to make a trip to China that will never happen. It also said that the story leaves you with a bittersweet feeling.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:51 PM   #1015
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I'm trying to remember a sci-fi/fantasy short story.

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It took place in a remote forest, and one of the characters was moving about in extreme slow motion. At this slow speed, all the plants and trees were "alive" and moving about with purpose. e.g., tree branches would be reaching out and swatting at things, vines would shoot out to grab things. To reach this slow motion state, the character drank some kind of potion, and the extreme slow state was called "hunati" or something similar. In the end of the story, some biological plague was introduced and as it spread through the forest, in the slow state, the character could observe it rapidly spreading through the forest, tress were screaming in pain, etc.

Any ideas what this short story was? I probably read it in some large sci-fi collection book.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:02 AM   #1016
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I remember reading it, unfortunately I do not remember the Author's name or the book title.
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The Exiles Trilogy was written by Ben Bova.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:20 PM   #1017
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I'm looking for a couple short stories, I believe from the same Science fiction Anthology, but I can't remember either story or anthology name. I read the book in high school from the library, and I believe it was from or just shortly after the golden age of sci-fi - at least the stories were.

First story was about a man who found out how to manipulate gravity or mass. I particularly remember him making a delivery and removing all the gravity or mass from the truck he was delivering and placing it into a bridge, and I believe the bridge collapsed from the extra weight.

The second story was about a person who found a route to his destination that was faster than a crow could fly. There was no physical way for him to be able to travel so fast, but he kept being able to get to his destination faster and faster.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:43 AM   #1018
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The second story sounds similar to "Mrs Todd's Shortcut" by Stephen King. It was published in the Skeleton Crew anthology.
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:47 PM   #1019
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The second story sounds similar to "Mrs Todd's Shortcut" by Stephen King. It was published in the Skeleton Crew anthology.
I have no idea how I conflated a story from Skeleton Crew with a golden age anthology, but that would explain why I've had trouble finding the story... I know for sure that the former story is from a golden age anthology at least. Thank you
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He has written a few sci-fi ish stories over the yrs. The Jaunt comes to mind. And at least one novel with a fantasy look i.e. The Eyes of the Dragon so I can see how that could happen. We tend to think of him as a Horror writer, but he can write in other genre's besides that when he has the mind to.
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