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 instead.

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Manga about a character who was reborn/reincarnated as a baby to an elf mother and a human father

I tried to find it multiple times overtime, but was never able to, I can't remember any names related to the manga, but I can remember quite a bit of scenes that happened in the manga. The MC was ...
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“Choose Your Own Adventure” with time travel and some very bizarre scenes in it from the early 1990s

I’m looking for a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book (or more likely a “Choose Your Own Adventure” knock-off) which involved time travel and had a couple of very specific sections that really stood out ...
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Story about alien contact, a 'Gehenna' bioweapon and the moon being destroyed as a warning shot

I am looking for a science fiction novel that I read in ~2015 (English paperback). It could have been older, though, since I got it from a second-hand-books stall. I unfortunately gave it away some ...
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Does anyone know this manhwa [closed]

Fl was lost since she was kid , but her family think she was die in fire , one day someone who knew the fl family has found the fl and take the fl because of her hair and eye (I think) it’s look like ...
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Circa 1950-60 short story about a scientist who builds a machine to create a woman

A super shy scientist built a machine to make a woman. The first success disappeared after 5 seconds. Poof! She was naked. He improved the machine. A woman appeared in evening dress but he couldn’t ...
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Short story; a journalist visits a hospital with patients who are mentally ill. One patient pretends to use invisible tools to build a machine

The journalist likes this patient, a friendly little man who seems perfectly normal except for using invisible tools to build a complex invisible machine. The journalist spends some time with him and ...
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Short story where a man summons demon who mocks him for not believing in God

I read this short story a while ago and can't for the life of me find it again. I think it might have been around the time that the SFX Pulp books were released and the aliens found humans were ...
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A novel about near-death experiences and a mysterious ship

I read this novel about 20-25 years ago, and I think it was shortly after its publication. It is definitely SF if only because medicine is more advanced in the book than it was 20 years ago when it ...
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Book where the setting is both in the present and past

I read this book a while ago and can't remember much, so it is sloppy. There's the main character, whose mom is a witch but has kept it a secret. Also, the main character's mom had erased her memory ...
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Manhwa in which the female lead was reincarnated into a medieval world where she was kicked out of her family after her grandfather's death

I need help finding a manhwa for a friend I forgot the name of. The manhwa has a female lead who was reincarnated into a medieval world where she was the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman (a duke, I ...
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Short Story. Mouse is sent by a human scientist in a spaceship to moon. Intercepted by intelligent aliens. Given intelligence and speech. Named Mickey

A Short Story read after 2000, seemed to be written much earlier. A German scientist is living in America. He talks a lot to a mouse in his house who he catches, and keeps in a cage. He calls the ...
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Sci-fi story with male bounty hunter protagonist

I recently read only the first chapter, as an ebook on someone else's ipad. I'd like to read the remainder. Unfortunately, it had no visible title or author. I think it was novel length, but that's a ...
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Old comic in which a guy is captured/enslaved by (aliens?) and turned into a cyborg hunter killer or something

I am trying to find an old comic about a killer cyborg. I think the comic is either from 1970s-1980s (could be VERY early 90s). I got the comic in a "mystery" bag with a bunch of DC/Marvel/...
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Looking for Short Story in Magazine: Researcher living in his Computer simulation

Looking for a short story that ran in a magazine, I thought Popular Science, but I can't seem to find it. Was between probably 2014 and 2020, guessing about 2017. A researcher is porting into a world ...
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Ghost Story set on a Victorian age ocean going liner. Everyone who has slept in a certain cabin for the last four voyages has jumped overboard

I read this after 2000 but from the language used it might well have been written as well at set in Victorian times.The name of the ship was The Kamchatka it may have been spelled a little differently ...
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Series of books about space exploration

I read this series of novels in paperback more than 40 years ago. There were at least three books in this series, but I'm not sure exactly how many. Not more than six, I believe. All I remember is ...
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Manga in which the main character is reincarnated in a forest and given the powers of water magic and eternal youth

I'm looking for a manga in which the main character is reincarnated in a forest. He is given the power to use water magic and eternal youth. I'm sure it has less than 50 chapters.
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Manga where the main character leaves the Hero group and tried to live a normal life

I am looking for the title of a manga where the main character (MC) is weak in the Hero group and he learns it in the dungeon. Then he asks to resign and the Hero accepted the request. After that ...
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Short novel. A human astronaut is exploring a huge structure in space. It has tunnels and can exit on different planets

I read it recently, maybe 2021 or later. It had been written recently. The astronaut landed on the structure in our solar system. He landed with a team but for most of the novel he is exploring alone. ...
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Looking for a movie or made for tv film or miniseries that I saw in the 80s. Featuring VR and the decline of humanity

All I remember of the plot is this: Humanity is addicted to these VR machines. We all live our lives in VR and never meet IRL. As a result no one is having sex or kids anymore, population is dying. ...
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Science fiction story that begins with an old man who liked to walk in the desert [closed]

Please help me find an old science fiction story that begins something like: “He was an old man who liked to walk in the desert.” I think it was a novel, but it might have been a short story. It was ...
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A short sci-fi/horror story about an ink blot type alien creature 70’s or 80’s

The story begins with the creature in the forest relating the story from its perspective. It has sustained itself on small animals but appears to need more intelligent life forms to absorb. The ...
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Animated movie with young girl and spirit world

I'm trying to remember the name of an animated anime-type movie from around 2020. There's a young female lead character who's is like the elder in charge's daughter, but always getting into trouble. ...
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2D animated series involving four boys and a "sensei" type character who sends them to another world to fight

I'm trying to identify a 2D animated series from the mid 2000s onwards, I think? From what I remember, there was a red-haired boy who transferred to a new city with his mum and it was all futuristic-...
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Short Film. Seems to be religous cult committting mass suicide. Then we discover they killed themselves because a disaster is about to kill everyone

It was about 30 minutes long. I watched it in 2023 or 2024. It was recently made and had high production values.It is set in modern day rural America. Several families gather in a large house ...
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Hybrid 2d animation/live action film about a kid who goes to Mars and his sister has to rescue him

This was a 1980s or 1990s 2d/live-action hybrid film about 2d kid go to mars on a van get captured by aliens and his sister had to go save her brother on mars via printer and free her brother from ...
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TV series where child is sucked up by a vacuum cleaner

I remember watching this around 2016 on live tv, although the episode/movie looked older. It consisted of a spoiled child acting up and then getting sucked up by a vacuum cleaner. I also think I ...
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What is the name of a horror movie about small insects that destroyed humanity? [duplicate]

I saw a movie as a child sometime in 1985-1995. Special features: Insects could gather in a bunch, put on clothes and pretend to be human. Memorable scene: The survivors are hiding in the last ...
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Fantasy episode with mermaid or other creature, strangling with her prehensile hair

I am looking for English/American movie or an episode from TV series, in which someone told a legend about a beautiful naked woman strangling on the beach/island with her hair. She was naked ...
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Book about a man that visits the future when he sleeps

I'm looking for a book about a man who visits a future human civilization when he sleeps. The civilization may have been divided by race. The story is set in the 1970's maybe. The title had a 2000's ...
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Sea voyage to an oracle on an island

At this point I’m not sure if what I’m thinking of is one story, or if I’ve blended multiple stories in my mind. I think the book starts out with ships bigger than anyone has seen before arriving from ...
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I’m looking for a Sci-fi book where a man’s brain is hijacked by someone trying to prove what human consciousness and the soul is

I read it probably 15 or more years ago now, so it’s not new. It is a book where a man’s brain is hijacked by someone trying to prove what human consciousness and the human soul is. He is kidnapped, ...
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A short story about a dish that was not eaten and a bottle that contained no wine

I read this short story in French, about only 10 or so years ago. It might have been a translation, but I doubt it. The POV character has a friend who works for a big jewellers company (this will be ...
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TV show or movie in which a man is hiding from an alien and using the reflection on his knife to watch it

I remember watching a TV show or Movie back in the mid 2000s. The part I can remember is a man hiding behind some rocks and watching an alien in the reflection om his knife. Then some glowing bugs ...
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Old sci-fi episode/movie: man on a spaceship replaced his dead wife and kids with robot replicas

A man is in a spaceship with only his family (wife and kids) on another planet. I believe it was for some sort of mission, or maybe Earth was dying and they were trying to recolonize or something. One ...
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Novel manhwa in which the female protagonist runs away from an orphanage that was selling children

The female protagonist is in an orphanage that have talented in magic and she discovered that the orphanage has been selling the children, so she runs away. By the way, she also has a wand that was ...
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Horror movie that starts with with two sisters fighting over a doll

I remember an opening scene with two sisters fighting over a doll. One sister is holding the legs and the leg pops off; the doll has marker sunglasses. Years later, one sister gets into an accident ...
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Episode of Red Dwarf. Rimmer meets a robot copy of Gandhi. Acts like stereotypical drill sergeant. Makes homophobic insults [duplicate]

The scene I remember is Rimmer playing the role of drill sergeant. Gandhi is a soldier (a natural role for such a famous pacifist of course). Rimmer asks where he is from and Gandhi names his hometown....
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I'm looking for the title of a book about a group of dream warriors who fight a "demon" with psychic abilities that hides in peoples dreams

I read a book in the early- to mid-eighties that I have not been able to recall the title to. The story was set in roughly the present day. A small group of people were able to enter the dream world ...
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In what story was the alien on a donkey just a prop for the true alien?

I am looking for a short story I read in a sci-fi anthology that may have been edited for children. Read it in the '80s, but based on the style, I wouldn't be surprised if it were written in the '60s. ...
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Looking for a young adult book about a shapeshifter, but I cannot remember much about it

I read this book as a young adult and cannot remember many details. The main character is a young woman who can turn into a dragon/wyvern like creature. I think they had a specific name for what they ...
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Book set in modern times about a girl who can shapeshift into a wyvern and fly

I read a book probably around 10 or more years ago that I can’t remember the name of about a girl who turns into a wyvern. It’s set in modern times. I vaguely remember her sneaking out of her room to ...
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Testing a drug on animals. Two people take some. Gives intelligence, ability to morph. One becomes a cat the other and his girlfriend become pigeons

A company is testing a new drug on some pigs. I think the idea is that it is to be used in farming to help pigs grow fast and healthily. The young pigs they have tried giving the new drug to do indeed ...
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Movies name in need please [closed]

I only remember a bit of the movie but it’s an about a teacher trying to find her lost daughter. The reason way she was trying to find her daughter was because her one student had a burn mark on the ...
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Black & White Movie that ends with zombie on floor starving

My husband, who is French (mentioning in case it's a European film) remembers a film that he says was a zombie movie in black and white and the ending was basically a zombie starving on the floor of a ...
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Manga (probably manhwa or manhua) in which mc becomes an elf that is an NPC city lord in the game he plays

First of all I believe this one is color if my memory is serve. The mc somehow (reincarnate/suck or whatever) into the game where he is a elf NPC. This NPC is a city lord and when he got into this ...
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Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Elephant [duplicate]

I am trying to remember the name of a short story I read in the 1990s or earlier. The story was either in an anthology or a science fiction a magazine. The story is centered on a woman on a space ...
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Boy possesed by a spirit

I'm looking for a manga where the main character attends a magic high school, a typical fantasy setting. However, the twist is that he is possessed by some kind of evil god/spirit/ghost. In one lesson,...
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70s–80s sci-fi space movie; human character is floating through a black hole; an alien face appears, spits in his face and tells some sort of bad joke

I'm looking for a 1970s or 1980s sci-fi space movie. If memory serves me correctly, this was a comedy/scifi of sorts. I saw it on HBO once, back in the early 1980s. The scene I remember is that the ...
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Looking for a book I read back in 5th grade [closed]

I first read this book in 4, maybe 5th grade. The only things I can remember is that it was a series and had at least 3 books. It's something about a boy making a game or something, but people didn't ...
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