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Since I closed this question: Sci-fi novel series with older people transferring their minds into younger bodies as a duplicate of this one: Book series my dad told me about. It involves space travel, clones, and an indigenous people with kangaroo tails, I will go ahead and answer this question. I did notice that in the older question, the question and ...


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List of completed topic challenges January 2021: Isaac Asimov, informally proposed by Infinity Milestone. February 2021: Hal Clement, formally proposed by b_jonas. Currently ongoing topic challenge March 2021: Cornelia Funke, formally proposed by b_jonas. Future topic challenges Propose future topics for SFF topic challenges!


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Margaret St. Clair Margaret St. Clair (17 February 1911 – 22 November 1995) was an American fantasy and science fiction writer, who also wrote under the pseudonyms Idris Seabright and Wilton Hazzard. She is one of several women science fiction writers from the Golden and Silver Age who have sadly fallen between the cracks of history. From that time, the only ...


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Darren Shan This award-winning Irish author has written a lot of young-adult books and series, mostly in the horror side of speculative fiction. They include: The Saga of Darren Shan, a series of 12 short books about vampires. The Demonata, a series of 10 shortish books featuring werewolves and demons. One of my favourite YA series ever; nearly every book ...


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List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge - ... add entries in the form https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/<question-ID> by [username](https://scifi.stackexchange.com/users/<user-ID>), dd/03/2021. The highest-voted of these is [question URL], with a score of TBD at the end of March. The most viewed is [question URL], ...


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J.V. Jones This fantasy author has a small number of books, the sword-of-shadows (1 question) and book-of-words (0 questions). The Sword of Shadows is, from what I remember, has an incredibly rich setting and very compelling story featuring many different characters and perspectives. Definitely an underappreciated author.


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Trudi Canavan Has a series of series: the Kyralia series, the Ithania series and the Millennium's rule, along with a bunch of short stories. The only series I've read is the Kyralia series (specifically the black-magician), which was excellent, and has a fairly novel magic system. She has very few questions on the site, with two being story-identification ...


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Brief description The name shown to flaggers/close-voters when seeking an option in the close menu: Real-world science question Usage guidance The description shown to flaggers/close-voters after choosing this close reason: This question seeks scientific solutions or explanations. Real-world science is off-topic unless rooted clearly within a cited work ...


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I would argue that they are, although we should probably apply some sort of 'notability test' in practice if people start asking questions about very small websites or individual chatrooms. In this instance the forum in question is directly attached to a publisher's website that specialises in publishing purely science fiction and fantasy, the forum itself ...


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The question, in question asks about: Apparently, Baen's Bar, a popular and long-running "virtual convention" for sci-fi aficionados. Baen's Bar is a forum, calling it a long-running virtual convention is overly generous. As such, it's only tangentially on-topic. See this previous question, (the second linked in the main post) it also applies: ...


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my user name used to be my real-name. When I eventually decided to go at least a LITTLE harder to track down, I changed my avatar... Same story here. I originally had no idea what I should keep my avatar as, and like many other, t was the pre-generated one. THEN, I had a moment of I-love-retro-games and changed it to - you guessed it - Mario! Sadly, the ...


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Janni Lee Simner Author of several young adult fantasy novels, and some I believe for younger children, as well as fantasy and science fiction short stories. Her writing is excellent and compelling. She has zero mention on this site; I think we can call that 'underappreciated' :-)


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The Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz This is a very well done set of historical fantasy. There are five trilogies and assorted other works. There are only nine mentions of "Deryni" on this site. When I asked a question about the series, in the end I had to go elsewhere to get the answer; no one tried to answer. I recommend the series very highly,...


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No, I'd say it isn't. First of all you'll note that the feature announcement for the dupehammer doesn't mention it as one of one's duties/perks. Secondly, what exactly is the harm caused by these pending close votes? At worst the question gets closed, then one can dupehammer into reopening, which is fine and in line with the feature's purposes. More likely, ...


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In general I'm going to say no. If a story-identification question has been closed as lacking focus, the typical reason is that it potentially matches lots of properties. That you've managed to identify one of those properties (and presumably would like to post it as an answer) doesn't change the fact that the question is lacking focus. Unless... If you post ...


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Any actor who had as many film and television appearances as Christopher Plummer would naturally have some science fiction and fantasy appearances mixed in. Besides Plummer's chilling General Chang ("In space, all warriors are cold warriors"), I remember him particularly for his role as the virologist (and Brad Pitt's father) in Twelve Monkeys. ...


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We make an exception to the usual policy on closing ID questions as dupes when both questions were asked by the same person.1 Re-posting the same question again if you didn't get any answers at first is a no-no all over the SE network, as an answerless OP should instead use other options such as editing their original question or placing a bounty on it. We ...


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