Questions tagged [animals]

Animals in science fiction and fantasy works have vital roles in many plots, including protagonists, antagonists, plot motivators and wise mentors.

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Story with dome-cities and the last horse being lost in transport accident

I read some of a story in high school in Quebec, probably a bit more than 10 years ago (before 2008). I think I might have read it as part of a reading test at school. It was probably in French (might ...
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Short story about dogs and humans in the far future

I'm looking for a short story I saw on Reddit once, but apparently didn't save or bookmark. It's about how, in the far future, humanity finally achieves some technological singularity and "transcends" ...
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Aliens try to liberate "enslaved" dogs from humans

I saw this story in an anthology in a used bookstore in 2009. When the aliens came, we negotiated a peace treaty with them. Everything was going fine until they said "oh, and you'll have to stop ...
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Inventor of FTL drive is granted ownership of an Earthlike planet. Native species prevents destruction of life

I am looking for a Sci Fi book I read many years ago. The synopsis is as follows: A guy discovered FTL drive or something and would share the secret under one condition. He was to be granted ...
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Story Identification: A sci-fi book about human/animal hybrids or clones

I'm trying to identify a sci-fi book I read in my youth in 1970s. Key plot points: It was a saga of the far future where humanity was blended with many different animal types, so characters were ...
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Creature that can choose all options in its timeline

I am trying to find a very short story that I read when I was a kid in the 80s, and it is most probably decades older. It was only a paragraph or two long, and it just described an animal or creature (...
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Identify this short story based on Kafka's Metamorphosis

In probably the early 70s* I read a short story, probably intended for teenage readers, that may have been based on or at least similar to Kafka's Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung). The one impression ...
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Short Story: Humans battle against hyper-intelligent dogs for dominance

Am looking for the title of a short story I read in one of the popular science fiction periodicals. It was published sometime between 1995-2005, mostly likely in 1996-1999. In the near future dogs ...
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Name of a book about a world where people have animal familiars, the MC sets out to discover the origins of the original soul bond with the familiars

I think it was a book series but only read one book. It was about this guy setting out of a journey to discover why his people form soul bonds with animals or something like that. He had a cat - it's ...
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Short comic book story about pets remaining after a human apocalypse occurs

A friend of mine is trying to find an old Hungarian story, here’s how they describe it: “I remember a few characters, three of the main characters were; A white cat with a purple bow/collar, female A ...
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This is a short story about 30 pages or more in a pre-1990 sci-fi anthology

I only remember a few details, eg a sentient bear and a few other sentient animals that band together to save the planet. One thing that sticks in my mind is that the protagonists use AM or amplitude ...
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LF an Analog SFF short story, Future medic/vet comes back to contemporary America and offers medical help to a disabled woman's father

Looking for this for a blind friend of mine who's a bit cat-obsessed. He remembers listening to these on the national library service for the blind version of Analog some time in the 80s or 90s. I've ...
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Boy who develops animal characteristics, government wants to use him

This book was about a boy at high school who started to develop animal characteristics and abilities. I remember particular scenes from this book, like the boy in science class catches a fly as if he ...
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Children's fantasy book with black and gold "urchins" (hedgehogs)

I remember a fantasy book in which one of the elements was magic hedgehogs, only they called them “urchins.” There were ones with gold spines and ones with black spines, and the black ones' spines ...
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novel about intelligent animals in an interplanetary war

This novel is a pre-1985 sci-fi novel that involves an interplanetary war and a group of intelligent animals (including one possibly named Lucy). The most intelligent animal is a whale. At some point ...
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Anime kids movie about three kids with magical animals only believers could see

There was a kids anime movie I watched 5-10 years ago and it was about these three kids with magical animals only kids could see. There was one girl with a pink based animal. I think one of the boys ...
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Graphical novel/comic book about a society of diesel punk animals

I'm looking for a book I remember from when I was a kid (20-25 years ago in Australia), I think it was about a dieselpunk society of animals. At least I think it was dieselpunk, as I remember that ...
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Help in identifying a story about a man who controlled wolves by wearing a wolf skin

I remember reading a story about a man who manages to control pack of wolves by wearing the alpha wolf skin as a cloak. It also had a woman or child who would be kept safe in a cave whenever the pack ...
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Manga with artifacts/magical items that transform body parts into animals parts -> arm into dog head

I remember reading the first tome, and it's a story with artefacts or magic objects that give powers and I remember one gave arm expansion or strength, it was an arm brace or something. I also ...
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Searching for a book with a human survivor vs wolves/animals

I'm searching for a book with a post-apocalyptic setting and a lone-human survivor conflict with wolves (primarily) and other semi/sentient animals. It starts out that the reader thinks the wolves/...
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A book where animals are named after instruments

I was listening to one of the sci-fi radio links on either Live365 or George Norrie or BOA... It is written by a religious (Catholic or Christian) teacher (make). It is a sci-fi book where animals are ...