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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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Interstellar pioneers that evolve according to planet

A library book that I read in the 1990s so Could be older, about different single pioneers sent to different planets and they each adapted to the environment of that planet. The main character grew ...
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Book bout a race of giant lizards (possibly aliens) that shape shift into humans they bred with humans

I'm desperately trying to find the title of a book I read years ago. I believe it was written in the 80s(?) I picked it up from a 2nd hand shop about 20 years ago. It was about a race of giant ...
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Anime where a boy is attacked and blamed for some incident [on hold]

I saw a clip of an anime sometime back was not unable to find it. The clip showed a boy, apparently the main character, who was misunderstood by everyone and blamed for some incident. A girl tries to ...
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Kids animated show with a magic globes and a fan

Around 1995-1996 I watched a TV show about a family, parents with two kids, a boy, and a girl. In the show, their grandmother had a magic globe, and with a fan, she touched the globe at some point, ...
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What is this movie called?! - Dystopian Arthouse film

I found a movie a while ago that I just can not remember the name of. It was centered around a man in a dystopian destroyed city who was making a robot in his basement. He makes the robot look like ...
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Comic book about dinosaurs in space

The comic book I'm talking about is about this one T. rex-like dinosaur being frozen in a cryo-pod after trying to rejoin his father on Earth, who was holding off some sort of black ooze from getting ...
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80's cartoon featuring a “magic toolbox”

This was so long ago I barely remember any of it- what I do recall is when the hero and his friends got in trouble, there would be this scene where (I think) the boy's arm would temporarily stretch (...
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British SF TV Series, using a Black Hole for waste disposal

This British series was broadcast in approximately 2000-2003. It may have been a repeat of a previously aired series. It consisted of approximately four episodes. In it, the UK government were using ...
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Short Film from the 80's with a character made from sand

Short film from early 80's. He or she was made of sand or something to look like this. Different landscapes and he would break up then he would fall through the floor of one land to get to the next ...
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A train full of Warlords

I am sure I read this story in an collection of shorts many years ago. Possibly not the correct title but that is the basis of the tale. A fast moving train with a bunch of warlords on it.
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Harry Potter give birth to Voldemort’s daughter

I’m trying to find a story in which Voldemort kidnapped Harry gets him pregnant and Harry gets away and Dumbledore puts Harry in a safe house he gives birth to a daughter Voldemort find them get to ...
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The origin of the Moon: Comic book

This is story where the human race, once widespread in the galaxy, was beaten back to our home planet after a devastating interstellar war. The aliens won the war and the Moon -- an artificial ...
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The origin of the Moon: Short story

This is a Matheson-like story where the human race, once widespread in the galaxy, was beaten back to our home planet after a devastating interstellar war. The aliens won the war and the Moon -- an ...
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Anime: boy spawns down monsters, including a floating eyeball, is saved by an adult from drowning when diving to look for a boat

When I was younger like 6-7, I used to watch an anime. There was a guy, he looked more realistic than other animes. I remember something that he could spawn down monsters (I remember one monster ...
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Looking for the title &/or author of an urban fantasy book series

I read the first book in an urban fantasy series years ago, I've wanted to finish it for a while but I cant find the book don't remember the title or author, please help. The book takes place in the ...
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1950s or earlier book with electrical currents living on Pluto

My first sci-fi book I ever read was in the early 1950's in Europe (probably 1952) and it had 10 stories about a different form of life on every planet, including the sun. All I can really remember is ...
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Story about encounter with hostile aliens

This is a short story I read in the late 80s or early 90s in an anthology or collection. Here are the plot points I remember: A human spaceship encounters a ship with hostile aliens (HA). There may ...
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Old robot movie with robots in cages being hurt at a carnival show

This was definitely not a movie I was supposed to be watching for my age. That's the reason this movie is very faint in my memory. I have spent well over 4 hours, on and off, looking for this movie ...
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Short story about a lady visiting a conference for multiverse versions of herself?

I would appreciate some help finding a story I read on lightspeedmagazine.com whose title I've forgotten. The details I recall are: The lady had a job involving investigation in some form There is a ...
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Science fiction carton/animated short: robot spider/insect crash lands and kills a superhero

I'm looking for an old cartoon that I watched back in like the early 90s. Not sure when it was made, but it was a short for sure. It was about an alien robot insect/spider? that crash lands ...
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Novel where a cube cooled below absolute zero makes a hole in reality

Many years ago I read an old sci-fi novel - when I say old, I suspect it was from about the 1950's or so. The elements I can remember are an experiment where a cube is cooled to below absolute zero ...
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Isekai manga where a billionaire (scammer?) is transported in a dungeon and forced to work there

I read a manga title last year where a billionaire (scammer?) guy is transported in a dungeon and was forced to work there for a living. I remember there was a part that he made a friend that is a ...
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Perpetual war sci-fi story from the 70s

So my dad was telling me the other day that he used to read a lot of short sci fi stories in the 70s and he mentioned one story in particular but has long since forgotten what it's called and who it's ...
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Looking for title of fantasy series (trilogy?)

Here are the pieces I remember. Lived in a society with strict rules, parents die and younger brother gets taken into the governing society, doesn't acknowledge sister. The working class lives in ...
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Novel, Galaxy-wide teleportation society and Master Criminal

Read this in UK maybe 2010, but it was a library book heavily stamped, no doubt a few years older. A reasonable-sized book of maybe 400 pages. World building implied there were teleportation cabinets ...
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Movie or TV series: breaking a pile of plates, escaping a prison [on hold]

The scene happens in a prison (and I believe a significant part of the film/series occurs in that prison too). There are some people trying to escape, and the escaping involves a loud noise in a ...
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Short story where highways are used to manage violence in teenagers

The story follows a teen who is too scared of the highways (where violence and murder are encouraged) and is teased for acting like an old lady. One day, he has to get his license, gets on the highway,...
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Short story with pianist who has to sacrifice too-heavy piano

I'm looking a story I read as a teen back in the seventies, in an anthology no doubt. The plot point that sticks with me is this: a young pianist who is moving off-world has to sacrifice the piano, ...
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Book where a group of teenagers travel to a fantasy world

15 to 20 years ago I read a book (a trilogy I think) about a group on teenagers from a world similar to ours, who traveled to a fantasy world. I don't remember much about these books, just some ...
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Sci-fi movie with feeling-less duplicates

Plot Details People address doctor about spouses becoming completely feeling-less. Doctor discovers that alien race is taking over Earth. Release Probably 1940s. Pretty old movie.
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Kids's science fiction, 60s-early70s, moon worms

This was an illustrated children's science-fiction book I read in the early 1970s, but had a very 1960s feel (thinking back now). There were a couple of astronauts on the moon. Somehow they got into ...
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Old TCG style show where kids would fight tournaments in a battle dome with their monster cards

I think it was on Cartoon Network. It was kinda like Yu-Gi-Oh!, but it took place in a battle dome. The kids would go and fight tournaments with their monster cards and the arena changed (i.e. jungle, ...
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Short story, older people who can't separate mind from body [on hold]

Possibly set in Cambridge, true self and form self
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What’s the name of this self insert Naruto fan fiction?

This story is initially about the self insert original character adopted sister of the Uchiha brothers, at least according to the summary I remember, said character was trying to prevent the Uchiha ...
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Story or Novella about Remote Controlling/Possession Human Beings

The setting of the story is about that any human being might be controlled/possessed at any time by unknown forces. Society as a whole seems to have adapted, there are even laws governing such ...
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Short story about nuclear war and a rock band? [duplicate]

I read this short story as a kid 25-30 years ago at a minimum. Details in my description may reflect that time gap. I'm at a loss for the title or author, but I'd like to read it again as an adult. ...
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Children's picture puzzle book, got a kid trying to avoid traps from dying

I remember reading this book in the 3rd grade or something, and it had a kid going back through time or going through dimensions. He's trying to go back to his Grandfather or uncle's house, and the ...
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Short story called “The Itchy Teeth”

About 30-40 years ago, I read an unsettling story called "The Itchy Teeth". Here's how I remember it: There is a boy whose teeth itch. His mother is irritated by the constant sound of her son ...
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Space opera book with telepathic female main character

I read this book sometime in the mid-late 90s. It's set on other worlds and in space, mostly human characters. What I remember: the female main character (FMC) has telepathic and telekinetic powers ...
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Novel: magnetic reversal reveals cyclops and giants in the US

Novel about a magnetic reversal. U.S. flash freezes and Antarctica rapidly thaws and reveals ancient Cyclops and other giants. Main character is a young lady. She meets up with other people and ...
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70s (or earlier) story about human evolution (devolution) and conflict between human species

I recall a rather grim short story/novelette read during my teens (early to mid 1970's) from either a magazine or anthology, so could be written prior to 1970. The setting was either future Earth or ...
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Book where an ancient space ship run by an AI was discovered

I read a book once where humans discovered an ancient space ship. The spaceship was run by a very advanced AI. To travel to distant places, it froze all the humans in place and disconnected itself ...
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1970s short story about a man 'murdered' by his 'home theater' system?

This story features a detective showing up at a dead man's house to investigate his death. The man died from exposure, he was watching a documentary about arctic wolves, and as the house projected the ...
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1970s short story about a famous hunter who is cloned and will die after three days?

As I remember it, the protagonist is looking inside his window late at night at himself inside his house/apartment. Only over the course of the story does he realize that he is a clone created to kill ...
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Post-apocalyptic (horror) movie with mankind surviving in a bunker

I'm trying to recall a specific post-apocalyptic movies. It is kinda like The Colony (2013), where mankind is surviving in a bunker. I can't remember if it is due to climate change or nuclear fallout ...
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Anyone know the name of this Batman Comic where Dick Grayson is killed?

Okay, so I read this Batman comic a long time back. I think around 2002. I really don't remember much of the story. Anyways the story starts out with batman in some kinda dark room. It looks like a ...
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Short story with mechanical ecology on future Earth [duplicate]

A spaceship went awry and traveled to the far future. The few people aboard find themselves looking at a gray, steamy Earth. A landing party explores a relatively cool region (Alaska?) and finds it ...
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Fan fic where Harry is lord of Hogwarts?

He's a lord of Hogwarts, descendant of all the founders, an Animagus, a Metamorphmagus, James and Lily are alive, he has a twin, and Ron and Dumbledore are traitors.
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Film, pre 1993, Kung Fu elements and teleportation

Very vague memories of this, I watched it on UK terrestrial channels maybe 1992/1993. I think it was subtitled, originally Chinese or Korean. All I recall, protagonist was trying and failing at a ...
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Dystopian short story about a home computer, likely written 1970s (1970-79)

Looking for futuristic short story about a man who brings a new device home called a "computer" which soon takes an increasingly central role in its owner's life to the point of literally reaching out ...