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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trying to find the title of a book with Zeus and several muses

The book I am looking for has the hero , a normal human male, falling in love with a strange girl looking for her sister because her father is getting angry. It is later found out that the girls are ...
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Series of novellas about a video game and weird silly putty

I'm trying to identify a series of short novels I started reading in high school. I read the books at some point between 2007 and 2010 but the books seemed older based on the condition they were in, ...
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Does anyone know the name of this manga?

All I know about it is this: A young girl was roller skating and attacked by a monster. She was held captive then saved by a boy who helped by playing music who transformed and managed to defeat the ...
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Novel involving a girl and her sister with powers (at least one over death), invited to join people with other powers

I read this somewhere in the last five years, albeit only the first few chapters. The protagonist (high school age, I think) lived with her younger sister, no parents for reasons I can't quite place. ...
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Isekai Manga or Manhua about a villainess

I'm not sure if I remember correctly but she was a daughter of the duke and got her engagement with the prince annulled. She then went to marry an emperor or king from another land, the emperor had ...
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Female main character uses guns to kill fantasy monsters

I’m looking for a manga where a female main character spawns into or is reincarnated into a fantasy world. She uses guns to kill monsters and they drop token/crystals that she uses to exchange for ...
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Novel where a sentient star or space ship was found in a gold mine in Arizona

I read Starship Sakira last night and was reminded of a book I read in 2014 that matches the genre. It was about an older man that finds a sentient star or space ship buried in a gold mine in Arizona. ...
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Sci-fi movie in 80s or 90s [closed]

I remember a pool fight scene. Smaller blondish guy was getting drowned by a larger guy with dark hair and then out of no where a buff blond guy comes out of the water and lifts the dark haired guy ...
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Time loop or time travel in an aeroplane, where the main character disappears to save the others [duplicate]

When: I recall seeing this when I was young so could have been early to mid 1990s. Setting: It is either based primarily in an aeroplane around the passengers and may also involve the airport but ...
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bad military sci-fi; from fending off Zerg-like hive to fighting the reified multiverse/sum of history

Every once in a while I recall reading this series, which was mostly notable for the number of trope and genre mashups it crammed in, and for diverging into silly fantasy territory at the end. I ...
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Manga where the protagonist need to solve girl's quests

Can someone tell me the manga in which the protagonist is teleported to an alternative world where he needs to make the girls fall in love with him, then he gains some skills like an invisible sword. ...
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Short Story about Multi-Generational Societal Decay

I'm looking for a short-story about a society that experienced multi-generational decay (Earth, not a colony-ship), and the story was about two relatives confronting each other. It's at least thirty ...
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Kids living with grandparents on an old space ship that doesn't need to launch from a cradle

Children's sci fi novel: space ship did not need to be launched from a cradle unlike the newer ships. children disappearing on school trip to uninhabited planet. Standing stones activated by music. ...
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Trying to find a Sci-Fi short story: World War 2, German scientists trying to find oil using wormholes

I'm trying to find the name of the story, and any anthologies that contain it. I seem to remember it involved German scientists trying to find oil by using wormholes, but they end up finding water ...
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Manga where the main character kills a demon lord but his brother takes credit and casts him out of the country

It's a manga where there are 4 heroes and the main character was the one wearing full plated armor. He killed a demon lord but his brother took credit for it. Then cast him out of the country.
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Story featuring George Formby's song “Bless 'Em All”

This is a question my mother asked me and I wasn't able to answer. She is trying to identify a short story she read as a girl. It would have been written in the 1950s or earlier, and almost certainly ...
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Post-alien war story about a young man searching for his younger siblings and some kind of fanatical Doomsday cult planning to end the world

I read this book in my school library a very long time back. Like around 2004 or something like that. Didn't get to finish the whole book through. But from what I could remember, Story takes place in ...
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Indie horror movie set at gas station/Diner where people are killed in mysterious ways

I'm looking for an indie horror movie set at gas station/Diner where people are killed in mysterious ways. They're trapped inside an invisible dome. I think there are three criminals, two who drive ...
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I am looking for a cartoon, old one, with virtual reality?

I am getting nostalgic memories about a cartoon/anime that was in the tv when I was a kid, approximately 17 years ago. However lately I was thinking about it a lot and it got my attention, I would ...
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Movie with an alien that infiltrates a space station. Eventually the entire facility gets nuked

I saw this movie on TV, it was around 1995 - 2000? The general plot is that an alien life form is a stowaway on an Earth ship. It escapes into a NASA-like station and is hunted down by the staff. In ...
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90s sci-fi series: at the beginning a teen falls through a hole into a spaceship [duplicate]

I'm looking for a sci-fi series I watched in the 90s that at the beginning a teen fell through a hole in the sand into a spaceship. Later on a group is formed called the children of something that I ...
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Movie identification: female robot gives birth to baby

I watched a Sci-fi movie when I was young (around 1990-2000 I think?), I remember there was a robot rebellion fought against human, and what's important in the movie was a female robot giving birth to ...
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Which Looney Tunes sketch has Yosemite Sam leaping off a diving board firing both guns in a low dive competition?

I remember fondly watching the original Looney Tunes on VHS as a kid in the late 90s and early 2000s. One scene in particular sticks in my mind, but I've come up empty so far on identifying it. What I ...
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Horror movie about a robot kid with claws for hands

A long time ago I saw a horror movie, and I don't remember the name. I have been looking for it for three years, but I haven't found it. I think I remember that the film was about a man who made a ...
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Teenagers discover a network of tunnels to other times

I'm trying to identify a novel for young adults about travelling through time using a maze of time tunnels. I borrowed it from the Town Library in the early 1970's, so it may have been written during ...
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Sci-fi novel or novella where “Eliza Tertia” was one of the main characters

There's a book I borrowed from my grade 8 teacher's lending shelf (in Ontario, Canada) that I've been trying to identify for years. The main character was a man in a futuristic setting who... I think.....
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Older dubbed film with partially ape-like evil henchmen

I saw a part of this while channel-surfing around a few months ago on Comet TV, and it's been bugging me ever since that I couldn't place it. Today, I snap and present the challenge to SFSE. Here is ...
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Movie identification: teenagers running on a beach and fall in a tunnel [closed]

When I was a kid I remember watching a sci-fi movie or a TV series (likely to be a movie) with very vague memory like this: several teenagers (or adults) running on a beach and then one of them fell ...
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Help identifying either an anthology or specific short story contained therein

When I was a kid, I had an anthology of sf stories, and now I'm trying to see if I can recover/rediscover any of them. The book itself was a hardback. I read this as a kid, so some time in the 90s. ...
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The title of a manga where aliens have existed on earth after arriving for partners

The main characters include the protagonist, who is against humans mixing with aliens, an alien girl who catches on fire, an egotistical girl with cat ears, and a friend of the guy that's both evil ...
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Do you know this manga with slaves? [closed]

I am looking for a manga i read a long time ago, and i can't remember the title. We follow a young man, his female friend was kidnapped a day before when the manga starts. He founds out that a secret ...
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Name of a fantasy book where male character finds a magic absorbing artifact

The basic beginning premise is that a young man, who I think was trained in swordsmanship, finds a magical artifact capable of absorbing energy/magic at the cost of his life/vitality. He's able to ...
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Novel about a replica of earth where history happened slightly differently after the ~1940s

I'm trying to find a novel I read a long time ago and it's driving me nuts - all Google searches result in failure..it's been 10-15 years since I've read it I think, here's some details I remember: ...
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Comic book series about dystopian child regime

My memories are somewhat vague on this one. I remember receiving 2 volumes of this series from my aunt when I was a child (somewhere around 10 - now 20). The two books were set in a world that ...
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Novel about Los Angeles doll museum run by feminist collective

I read a dystopian novel set in decaying Los Angeles about a Barbie museum. But there was a collective living there building an archive about violence against women below ground. There was a horrible ...
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Movie identification: twins (aliens) with telekinetic lockpicking powers fleeing to meet their people

This question sparked a memory of a different movie. The main thing I remember is that there was a pair of girls pair of siblings (twins, I think) who for the most part of the movie were fleeing from ...
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A novel or novelette length ghost story, “You can't trick me the same way twice”

Between 1995 and 2004, when I was a teen, I have rented a book from the library.I think was YA fiction book which got some sort of an award. I think it was written either in 70s, 80s, or 90s. The ...
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Isekai or fantasy manga where the protagonist is revived into a boy's body

The main character wakes up in a rock bed from getting revived. I think it was snowing. From this moment he meets his servant that waited for his reincarnation, the story progresses and she admits him ...
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short story involving symbiotic space suit and a war against aliens

I’m trying to track down a short story that I read from my high school library in the late 80s, it would have been from one of the many short story paperback collections in circulation at the time. ...
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Novel about an alternate history where there was no World War II, maybe involving time travel

This novel was published in the early-to-mid 1970s. Paperback. I am pretty sure the author was American and male. If I remember correctly, it was not marketed as 'science fiction' - it may have even ...
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Looking for movie with telekinetic lockpicking

I remember watching a movie. Where protagonist gets hit by a lightning and gains minor telekinesis. Then he joins group of other super powered individuals. Then he opens a lock with telekinesis. One ...
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YA fiction 1980 - society living in underground caverns

I’ve read through many of the similar questions but I have not found the answer and I have more details. I’ve been looking for this book for almost 30 years. The main character is a youth and I ...
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TV programme similar to “Harrison Bergeron” [duplicate]

Many years ago (1970s or 80s) I saw a TV film clearly based on Harrison Bergeron, though I can't remember whether it used the title. However it had a very different ending. Harrison is not killed, ...
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Anime with character that goes to a magic academy

I watched a video on youtube I can't recall the title of the video now it's been a few months. I remember saving it to my watch later list but can't seem to find it. The anime was about a protagonist ...
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Book series a boy becoming a wizard, there is something to do with a circle amulet and it is set around the King Arthur legend

I’m looking for a book series about a boy whose name is Will, I think. He is a wizard but doesn’t know it. He has a circle amulet with a cross in the middle. The books are related to the King Arthur ...
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Anime where the main character could summon monsters [closed]

I used to watch this anime on Netflix that streamed a while ago it was about how the main character was like searching for these artifacts and with this he could summon like monsters that would fight ...
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Short story about a library that was a dragon hoard

I think this may have been part of an anthology, as it seems like the story was short. I used to read anthologies like "Sword and Sorceress", so it may have been in something like that. ...
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60s(?) short SF story: a scientist's head is implanted in a console to help mankind after a nuclear war

I read this, I think, in an unremembered anthology about 25 years ago but the style/language made me think of the early 1960s. The tale begins with a mid-teens protagonist deciding if he can be ...
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Trying to find the title of a CIA/Spy Mystery Novel with UFOs

What I remember was the book itself was a trade paperback a mostly black background and art of a pyramid with brass colored orbs flying above it in the desert. The title text was blue. The story is of ...
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Short story about climbing a mountain with an alien

Looking for a short story I read years ago about mountain climbing with an alien. The alien’s name started with a K. The title was alliterative - “Climbing K2 with K???”

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