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Old April 16 2013, 04:11 PM   #16
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There was an anthology book that had "All You Can Eat" and "An Evening at Lotha5r's" that I've misplaced.
I'm afraid I don't understand your post. Is this in reply to mine, or are you asking for the title of that anthology book?
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Old April 21 2013, 08:47 PM   #17
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I was asking for the title, I'm sorry.
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Old April 22 2013, 07:21 AM   #18
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I was asking for the title, I'm sorry.
I'm afraid I can't help out there. I'm sure you've tried Googling? I can't even find references to the two stories you mention, let alone an anthology in which they appeared. You don't remember the author(s), I suppose?
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Old April 22 2013, 11:56 AM   #19
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The other is a fantasy novel (or possibly series of novels) about some children all around the world with some special powers, that have to come together to prevent something bad from happening. I think the story tracks some of the children on their search for the remaining children, while being chased or obstructed by the villain. Part of it might play in China, but I could be wrong about that. I'm less certain about the time of publishing here, but it can't have been later than mid nineties, I suspect, but again, probably earlier.
This wouldn't be Chocky, would it? I better remember the BBC series adapted from it - Chocky's Choice, Chocky's Challenge, Chocky's Children, not sure in what order.

Though in reading the summary, I'm not sure it's that close a fit at all.

If that's not it, then before you wander into the wilds of Google, you might give AbeBooks a try, massive database of children's books searchable by keywords, date, etc. My sisters and I were tracking down old childrens' books when my niece was born and we found it very useful.
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Old April 22 2013, 09:44 PM   #20
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I also need some help remembering the name of a novel. This is what I remember:

The protagonist is a baseball player, war starts with an alien race, he goes off to war, the aliens have the ability to shoot lasers from their stalked single-eyes, if a hole is punched in a spaceship the humans have a gun that shoots out a rapidly expanding sticky blob to seal it. Near the end the protagonist is face to face with an injured alien on the moon (?) the alien keeps blinking his eye at the guy, which the guy interprets as the alien trying to attack him. The guy saves the aliens life, then the guy falls unconscious.

When he comes to in a hospital, the war has ended and it was discovered that the aliens 'lasers' were actually signal beams and the war started over a misunderstanding.
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Old April 22 2013, 09:57 PM   #21
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Old May 4 2013, 12:40 AM   #22
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The other is a fantasy novel (or possibly series of novels) about some children all around the world with some special powers, that have to come together to prevent something bad from happening. I think the story tracks some of the children on their search for the remaining children, while being chased or obstructed by the villain. Part of it might play in China, but I could be wrong about that. I'm less certain about the time of publishing here, but it can't have been later than mid nineties, I suspect, but again, probably earlier.
This wouldn't be Chocky, would it? I better remember the BBC series adapted from it - Chocky's Choice, Chocky's Challenge, Chocky's Children, not sure in what order.

Though in reading the summary, I'm not sure it's that close a fit at all.

If that's not it, then before you wander into the wilds of Google, you might give AbeBooks a try, massive database of children's books searchable by keywords, date, etc. My sisters and I were tracking down old childrens' books when my niece was born and we found it very useful.
I don't think it's "Chocky", but thanks for the info and for the AbeBooks link!

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I also need some help remembering the name of a novel. This is what I remember:

The protagonist is a baseball player, war starts with an alien race, he goes off to war, the aliens have the ability to shoot lasers from their stalked single-eyes, if a hole is punched in a spaceship the humans have a gun that shoots out a rapidly expanding sticky blob to seal it. Near the end the protagonist is face to face with an injured alien on the moon (?) the alien keeps blinking his eye at the guy, which the guy interprets as the alien trying to attack him. The guy saves the aliens life, then the guy falls unconscious.

When he comes to in a hospital, the war has ended and it was discovered that the aliens 'lasers' were actually signal beams and the war started over a misunderstanding.
Wish I could help here, but this doesn't sound familiar at all to me. Which is not saying much.
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Old May 4 2013, 03:05 PM   #23
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Re: Children's scifi and fantasy: an appeal to your collective memory

Sorry I'm not much help here, but I was wondering if I could post one too. There are two stories. The first involved an alien who took the form of a cat or a dog. The second involved some kind of transporter system where your consciousness was transferred to a robotic duplicate. In the story, a kid visited his grandmother on mars.

Any of these stories sound familiar?
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Old May 12 2013, 12:19 AM   #24
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Sorry I'm not much help here, but I was wondering if I could post one too. There are two stories. The first involved an alien who took the form of a cat or a dog. The second involved some kind of transporter system where your consciousness was transferred to a robotic duplicate. In the story, a kid visited his grandmother on mars.

Any of these stories sound familiar?
They remind me of some Star Trek stories (except for the grandmother on Mars bit), but that's probably not what you're after. As for the grandmother, I understand it's the singer of Nightwish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faq1k30zVy8
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Old May 12 2013, 05:25 PM   #25
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Sorry I'm not much help here, but I was wondering if I could post one too. There are two stories. The first involved an alien who took the form of a cat or a dog.

Any of these stories sound familiar?
The Cat from Outer Space? I think it was a Disney movie.
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Old May 13 2013, 12:18 AM   #26
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Could be. I suppose there was a novelization of the movie?
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