Questions tagged [story-identification]

Use for identifying a work of SF or Fantasy, including novels, movies, comic books, fanfic, TV series, video games, etc. Use with other tags to specify the type of media, eg. [short-stories]. Use [episode-identification] for identifying a single episode of a known series, whether TV, book, or comic. Use [actor-identification], [character-identification], [music-identification], or [object-identification] for those specific ID requests.

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Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy Fanfiction [on hold]

It is a short fix that says to listen to "The Scientist" by Coldplay while reading. Harry chases after Draco before he can take a train and leave him, yea I know of those romantic ones. Very sad
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Short story about humans -> machines -> disembodied spirits

I've been scouring the internet trying to find a science fiction piece I remember reading when I was in elementary school. It was very short and about how humans will evolve into machines leaving our ...
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Story about an Arthurian knight who forces himself to volunteer for everything

I'm looking for a fantasy story about a Knight of the Round Table with Impostor Syndrome (they don't call it that). He's scared of being found-out, so he volunteers to do every quest, fight every ...
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Story about an endless source of meat

I remember reading a short story at some time in the 1990s which featured a regenerating organism which was used for meat. Workers would carve the meat off of it. They may have sent the meat through ...
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Movie where a man was put into a computer before death, wife doesn't trust him anymore

I saw a movie a few years back, I don't remember what it was called, about a man who was put into a computer (I think because of some disease or something) before he died. He was the first person ever ...
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YA Sci Fi/Fantasy book - Tax Collector from another plane or planet taking words

A young girl plays Scrabble with her family and has to use words related to books she's reading (i.e.: for Jungle Book she could use Mowgli, tiger, India, etc). She's also part of a secret club and it ...
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Short story where the discovery of God makes the newspaper headlines

I'm looking for a short story about the discovery of God by scientists that makes the newspaper headlines. The story ends a with headline like: God dead; is not able to alter anything. 80s perhaps?
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Kinda surreal sci-fi animated movie from before 1990 on an alien planet, maybe astronauts

I watched an animated sci-fi movie during the early 90s, I have flashes in my mind but could not identify it for years and years. Searching around by myself, I found some stuff with a bit similar ...
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Sci-fi novel where a mother and son are captured by another tribe

This was a sci-fi novel I read decades ago. Most of the story takes place after a mother and her son have been captured by another tribe and are being transported back to their encampment. I believe ...
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Movie with dragon and thing that looks like Godzilla

See this video: In it, at 1:52, there is a clip of a movie with a dragon and a Godzilla-like (maybe Godzilla itself) creature. I have a crazy idea that it might be ...
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Fantasy (audio)book about boy being recruited [duplicate]

I'm looking for a book (well, an audiobook) that I listened to maybe 7, 8 years ago in English (I live in the U.S.), and for young children, or maybe for teens. My memory is very shaky but here goes: ...
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Children's book about a boy who breaks his brother's bike pump and stows away on a spaceship

It's a short novel, for young readers, in English. A boy lives on a planet that he thinks is boring. The planet may have a name similar to Omicron. He breaks his big brother's bike pump. Fearing he'...
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80's/90's animated kids show: guy doing somersault to enter his ship

There's a guy that would do a forward/backward somersault off a big rock/cliff (then "morphs" into his armor) into a large body of water to enter his flying ship (like a spaceship but not for space). ...
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Sci fi book, aliens on their planet are addicted to sugar

This was read maybe early eighties in UK, a thin paperback. It could have been older. What I remember: Protagonist is newly arrived on this planet and is in a restaurant for Terrans, an alien orphan ...
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Science Fiction Novel with the Word Diamond in the Title

This is a book that is probably more than 20 years old. It would be pre-2000 (most likely). It has diamond in the title (I believe). I also think of the word satellite or space station. It has two ...
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Fantasy Story About A Boy And Girl That Enter A Fantasy World Pre-1994

This was read pre-1994 (most likely pre 1990). I do not know if it was old or new. It was a novel but most likely under 60,000 words -- so probably read by 7th, 8th or 9th graders. It felt like a ...
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Science Fiction Story About Two Kids That Build A Spaceship Pre-1994 [duplicate]

Most likely, pre-1990. This is a story (book for kids) about two kids that build a spaceship. I remember the spaceship being constructed of shiny metal or tin on the exterior of the ship. I also ...
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70s TV show: children help alien invasion by providing kitchen items

There was a 1970s? TV programme set in a small American town ( part of a series all different) where the children kept taking kitchen items etc to help the aliens invade. But their parents thought it ...
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Time traveler tells historical figures of their importance just before death

I'm trying to remember / find a short story (a few pages, if that) about a time traveler (possibly rogue(?)) who meets important historical figures just before their death and informs them of the ...
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2010s(?) cartoon: three teens have the power to control monsters to fight other monsters

I watched this a long time ago probably in 2010s either on Cartoon Network or Boomerang. It was about 3 teens having to fight other monsters, 2 guys and 1 girl. Now I don't remember much, but the ...
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A man on a high gravity planet becomes more alien with exposure to planet and starts to understand aliens

That's about all I remember. I was really impressed with the way the author portrayed the changes in the man and the alien communication. I think the man was on a science base which got damaged.
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Book series about a kid's journey to the center of the Earth where he finds the Earth is an alien ship or something

I remember reading this story when I was in middle school and can't seem the find what the series was called. The main character digs a hole and finds an underground city, from which he is banished ...
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I need help finding a kids show i used to watch [on hold]

I'm from England and when I was younger I remember watching a show I loved. It had a 9-12 (maybe? He looked young) year old as the main character and he would have some questions from the viewers, ...
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A story where prisoners could be remotely controlled as laborers

I remember reading this story, maybe in the 1990s, where condemned prisoners were not killed, but their minds erased and their bodies put to work. Miners (or whoever needed) could rent such bodies to ...
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Short story, maybe by Budrys: unpleasant man makes himself conspicuous to attract aliens

Short story about an unpleasant character who claims that he acts the way he does to attract first contact with aliens. At the end of the story contact is made with the aliens and they are captured ...
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Children's picture book about a king destroying his kingdom trying to dig up a gigantic precious stone

I'm looking for the name of a book I read as a child. As I recall, it was in picture book format with illustrations of every page. The plot of the book involved someone digging down and finding an ...
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Looking for a show about mechs [on hold]

This was a show in the 90-00s where teams of mech pilots would fight each other in arenas or they would race against each other. The main character was on a team which I believe was called something ...
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YA series of books about sentient dinosaurs in the Middle Ages

I'm looking for this series of books, teen to adult rating. It was about sentient dinosaurs that had evolved and changed, and lived in a medieval kingdom time. It was based around three protagonists,...
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Sci fi book about virtual reality where a race disappeared due to playing too much

I am trying to find the title of a book I read about all humans playing virtual reality games. My memory is a bit hazy on this one and I don't remember author or title. It was hard cover and more than ...
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Old short story where the future emperor of the galaxy is taken for a tour around Earth

This short story is about a future emperor of the galaxy who is brought to Earth for what he thinks is a tour. A guide takes him around Earth on horseback and keeps saying “your life is in my hands”. ...
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Anime where soldiers are fighting in a forest wearing futuristic armor

Back in the early 2000s I was given a VHS that had a compilation of different anime on it. This one I remember fondly is where these two soldiers were fighting in a forest wearing futuristic armor and ...
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Early 2000s anime VHS with a vampire and his apprentice fighting supernatural creatures

Back in the early 2000s I was given a VHS that had a compilation of anime. One particular I remember very fondly. A vampire and his apprentice fighting other supernatural creatures. At the end of ...
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Book or series about stones and a magician named Gwydion

I am looking for a book or series that I read about 15 years ago. I can't remember all that much about it: The man character was a boy or young man, picked up by a magician named Gwydion, and ...
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Crab Nebula short story from 1960s or '70s

An alien, though human like, race escapes from their dying world on a FTL ship and land on Earth in prehistory, settling peaceably and mating with the natives (possibly in Ancient Egypt). The story ...
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Book where kids had the powers of manifesting things with their minds

In the beginning of the novel she is attacked in a park on her way home and these people come and save her. Later on she finds out her mom was kidnapped I think. I specifically remember a part where ...
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Conan story with a wizard's wall of fire

I'm pretty sure at some point in the past I read a Conan story (could be from Howard or a later author) which features a scene something like the following: Conan leads an army against an opposing ...
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Story about two companies creating a program that adapts to the user's language

It was story about two companies that were trying to create a special microphone/program that would adapt to the users language. One of the key characters was a genius kid that wrote code in machine ...
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Lottery winner has brain uploaded, then travels in a starship [duplicate]

I am looking for the title of a book / series i read many years ago, i have tried google but i just cant seem to get the search right so any help would be great. The basis of the story is about a ...
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TV movie: people travel back in time to see disasters

This was maybe late 90's, early 2000's- A man is photographed in a subway train wreck (I think)- later he is found in pictures of multiple disasters that happened years or even decades earlier. Turns ...
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Pre-1968 YA science fiction novel: robot with black-and-white vision, later the robot could see in color

A science fiction novel, written before 1968, featured a robot with black-and-white vision. Perhaps halfway through the novel, the robot receives an upgrade, and could see in color for the first time. ...
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Lesbian fanfiction: Greek woman whose girlfriend is a Greek goddess, or an alien dressed as one

I read this story in 2011 on Fanfiction.net. It featured a Greek woman and her girlfriend. The girlfriend was either an alien dressed like a Greek goddess or an actual Greek goddess. It also featured ...
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Very old cartoon of a mermaid or sea maiden probably from Warner bros animation

I'm looking for this very old cartoon animation that was probably done by warner bros animation. My father got this vhs tape when I was like 2 or 4 years old and I watched the tape several times over ...
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TV Show where monsters are cast from runes to fight one another like pokemon

Watched this a while ago when I was a child. I think it was on Netflix at the time, but am not certain. I remember the main plot of the series was about a boy who draws a picture of a wolf/tiger mix, ...
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sci-fi animated series from 80s-90s identification [duplicate]

Can anyone help me identify an animated series I remember from the early 90s. Below are few highlights I remember about it: action took place in space and/or planets (for sure there was some shooting ...
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Story Where Everyone Takes Nootropic Drugs

I remember reading a story about where everyone used cognitive enhancement drugs to perform intellectually. The main character had a daughter that used them (in law school?) but they were earlier ...
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Isaac Asimov short story: circa 1976, male astronaut saves space station inhabitants during solar storm

I've read through several in-print lists of Isaac Asimov short stories, and have been unable to identify one short story. It may have been published in THE SATURDAY EVENING POST around 1976. In the ...
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Science fiction trilogy: endless corridors, humor, speeding vehicles, assertive woman

I used to own a paperback of a science fiction novel; the third and final story of a trilogy. On the cover, a young adult couple were in an futuristic open-cockpit long automobile, speeding down a mod,...
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Science fiction story or novel: humans do not leave apartments, communicate via two-way television, “McCloo” mentioned

I once read a concise, printed description of a science fiction short story or novel. I never read this short story or novel. The story's central idea: a future civilization in which humans lived in ...
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Science fiction radio drama: aliens find Earth deserted

Anyone know of a radio drama about an advanced alien civilization visiting Earth (we don't know it's Earth until the end). Everything is deserted. They send down teams to investigate and one team ...
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70s/80s Radio drama about a young man who can't remember his name, stranded on a planet run by robots

This radio drama was about a young man who can't remember his name and is stranded on a planet run by robots. I think it's a mining operation. Earlier, it is revealed he was injured when his ship ...