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Engineer who has read thousands of science fiction books and short stories. Can recommend stories on specific subjects and comment on technical feasibility. Especially good at older out-of-print books and authors.

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2017-01-03 Help recognising short story from plot:

I also remember reading this, but alas can't remember the title or author.  I think it was a short story, not a complete book.  Good luck finding it.  You may want to email the world's largest SF library

2016-12-18 What is the title of this book?:

The closest to this is an excellent novel titled Infinity Hold by Barry Longyear, which spawned two sequels.  Prisoners, instead of being deported to Australia, are dumped onto an empty planet, where they

2016-12-13 Story from the '50s or '60s:

Sorry, never read this short story.  Good luck finding it.  I have read a similar short story about a world residing on someone's hand between two of his fingers.     Your story sounds like something that

2016-08-10 cameras/photography in sci-fi:

many such stories.  The best (in my opinion) is E for Effort and here is the Wikipedia entry    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_for_Effort    This story appears in the excellent anthology Science Fiction

2016-07-21 Can't remember the title of the short story:

sorry,  never read this one.  the closest I can think of is Time for the Stars by Robert Heinlein.  An astronaut returns form space after many years.  He has barely aged, and his twin who remained on earth

 

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