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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Book series where women gain superpowers based on menopause symptoms due to Chinese medicine

Tip of my tongue, but about 5-6 years ago, I read a series of books following women (I think at least three) who'd gained superpowers based on menopause symptoms after their "Alternative Medicine&...
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Movie where there's a scene with a vivisected horse in a lab

This movie was playing in the background of a bar I was in, at some point in the late 1990s. I wasn't paying enough attention to get the name of the movie at the time, but one particular scene has ...
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Movie with a scene where the person in the portrait can change facial expression

It's a long shot, but anyway I'll give it a try. When I was very young, my grandma and I once lay in bed watching a SF or Fantasy movie. It's one of my earliest memories, it should have been in 1992-...
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Short story, all characters young, apparently male. One character floats in air, another is teddy bear

This could be anywhere from say 1970 or so to 1983. Book, probably hardcover, collection of short stories. All characters young, apparently male. One character floats in the air, and is insufferably ...
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Device used by teens to transform

It was around 2008 to 2010. A team of kids has a device to transform with one button. The main character has a brown colored one. The team has more than 4 members. One character transforms into a hero ...
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Manga with someone who became a reincarnated as a baron son and is sent to a military facility

Don't really remember the whole summary or genre but it's....about this guy who is in another world and is a baron's son. The baron's son wasn't the oldest son so he got sent to a military facility ...
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'80-'90s horror movie about a woman falling in love with a male humanoid robot

I'm having a hard time finding an old movie from '80s or '90s. It might be a B-movie, I don't remember it having any big stars in it. It is English-language. It involves a lonely woman ordering an ...
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Short story about the day's adventures of a 6 year old girl and her Grandfather at a county fair on an alien planet

Written from the 6-year-old's point of view, the story described her adventures that day including a captured alien creature in a cage who was a high ranking officer of another species... "Iss ...
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Manga about a guy who's transported to another world after killing himself, and finds his dead sister there

It's about a guy takes revenge after his sister was killed, and then decides to kill himself. He is then taken to another world, where he is known as the hero of black, and he finds his sister, but ...
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Identify feminist book involving beast masters

TW: Rape, Domestic Violence I want to identify an SF novel that I read in the ‘70s. The main group of people are what I’ll call Beastmasters, although I very much doubt that the book refers to them ...
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Lion Man helping two kids in adventures

I remember one old movie. I watched it in some '90s, so it can be from those years or maybe even the '80s. I don't remember it in color, so maybe it's black and white. It's something about two kids, ...
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Sci-fi novel about a future galactic Chinese empire and a concealed planet covered by a force field or mist

It's about a future galactic Chinese empire and a concealed planet covered by a force field or mist. The concealed planet was not part of the galactic empire. It was a human space colony. The book was ...
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Sci-fi movie with aliens, where blood was coming out of overhead pipes

A movie, likely from 1950s or very early 1960s. I believe it was with aliens. When a couple of the characters were walking through what I remember looked like some factory/facility, blood was ...
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Show where an episode ends with a man levitating, imprisoned in a top secret facility?

I watched the show in the 90s possibly early 00s, and it didn't seem like it could have been made any earlier than the late 80s. The show was part of an episodic mystery show like Outer Limits or ...
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American astronaut abducted from moon, placed in alien zoo, must work with time-traveling Roman soldier

I found this novel in English at my local library in the mid-1990's, but the book itself looked like it was from the 1950's or 60's. If I remember correctly, it had a picture of an astronaut in a ...
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Story about voluntary time dilation [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story I read in the mid 2000's (though I believe the book itself was older than that) in which the protagonist encounters a society in which the inhabitants can speed up and slow ...
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Book series about a planet partitioned into different habitats; people/aliens were transported into habitats in new bodies [duplicate]

I remember reading (some) of a series of novels in the 1980s (or earlier, I read old books then), where the protagonists were transported to a world that was divided into different habitats suitable ...
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Science fiction book where each person has their own halation around their head?

I read a book about 20 years ago, and this is what I remember: It was science fiction. (Not fantasy, it was about people here in our world.) The protagonist could see halation above the head of each ...
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20th century kids' fantasy novel with a castle on the cover

During the early 1960s, I noticed, but never read, a children's fantasy novel in the children's room of the Abington Library in Jenkintown, PA. I think that it was a fantasy novel because the ...
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Isekai manga where the main character gets summoned and brings the goddess with him

This is a manga where the main character has S luck and is summoned to a different world, but instead brings the goddess with him. With his luck, he spins a raffle drum and wins things such as a ...
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Young adult time-travelling book with the tag-line "what if you could slip in and out of time"

Basically, what the above says; there's this book that I remember reading a long time ago in a library that I did read a few times and remember most of the plot to, but I can't remember the darn title ...
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Educational children's book about a young girl learning about computers in an Alice in Wonderland homage

I was recently trying to track down a book I thought I'd bought as part of a Humble Bundle, so I read it in the last 10 years, probably closer to 5-6 years ago. The book was more didactic than story-...
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Looking for a story with a man riding a mechanical frog in an alien swamp

I read this in the 90s, probably in an anthology of short stories (though it might have been a novelette), and it was not new then. A ship carrying colonists had landed on a planet. The trip had ...
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Manga where the main character is summoned to a world he'd been summoned to once before and previously saved

From what I remember, the main character is summoned into a fantasy world. However, the twist in this manga is that he was already summoned to this world once before, but after he saved it, the king ...
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Manga where the main character is from our world, but the secret side that has magic, and is transported to another world

In this manga, the main character is transported to another world. However, he is not the only one that is transported to this other world; he is transported with I believe a guy and a girl. The king ...
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Series about 3 kids underground who used white tiles

I think I read this back in 2015. They were targeted for like 8- to 9-year-olds. The series was about these 3 kids who were underground, and they used these white tiles to do stuff. Each tile did ...
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Identify movie or TV series episode with extraterrestrial giant insect-like creatures possessing people

In particular I recall a scene where a man in a classroom, perhaps a professor, starts writing strange characters on the blackboard. At the same time he seems to be trembling profusely and then ...
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Short story about ice racing on glaciers or gletschers [duplicate]

[it's solved: Mirror of Ice by Gary Wright] Years ago, I read a short story in an anthology, (a collection of SF-shorts), which was about ice-racing. A dozen pilots went down a glacier/gletscher ...
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Novel with a group of soldiers sent to the Xenomorph homeworld to collect specimens, discover that the Xenomorphs are prey there, and they're androids

I think I read this as a paperback somewhere in the early 2000s, pretty sure before 2010. It was a book set in the Aliens franchise. I'm not certain whether it was supposed to be in continuity with ...
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Sci-fi story where the main character is an illegitimate child and is kicked out a noble house

I'm trying to find this manga that has been haunting me for months. It's about a kid (I can't remember if he was reincarnated or not) was kicked out of his noble house by his father but later on he ...
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Children's or YA novel (series?) that involves the dead guiding a living kid back to the land of the living through a desert

There is now only ONE item left on my "tormenting me from childhood; I can't remember what this was" list. Some kind of novel, possibly a series of short novels, appropriate for precocious ...
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Sci-fi story where society uses bracelets to denote hierarchy

I'm trying to identify a story I read long ago, probably in 70-80's but likely was from golden age SF. I think it was a novel. What I remember was that: There was an alien invasion, but I think that ...
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Middle-grade story about kid who becomes a spy and flies a secret hypersonic airplane

I read this book about 20 years ago. From what I remember it's about a kid who becomes a spy, and he and his friend end up onboard a secret hypersonic scramjet airplane, the Aurora maybe? There's ...
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Sci-fi story where people are reincarnated at hubs and a man wants to figure out what is happening

People are reincarnated into a world ... naked and hairless at different points / hubs where they have containers appearing which supply food at mealtimes, clothes etc. When they are killed or die by ...
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Manga where the MC was transported into another world where there are card game rules

Need help in finding a manga about a guy transported into another world where there are card game rules. Things I remember: There were multiple factions and he picked the elf one. He can summon ...
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Simulated world, when you go somewhere you normally do not go you see the simulation border [duplicate]

There is a movie I did not watch fully but it is still on my inner watch list. I hope I can provide enough details to identify it. The world is somehow a simulation. When you travel to a place where ...
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TV show with a large number of gems that give powers [closed]

There is a show about a group of people going around and finding others with gems that give them special powers. There's over hundred of the gems each with unique powers.
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Story where low-level dungeons had been overexploited, causing issues because there was no way for early adventurers to survive and level up

I was reading a Facebook meme where a 10-year-old pointed out that the Big Bad should put their lair next to a small village so that the adventurers always get wiped out before they can level up to be ...
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A short fiction about a dentist and a giant butterfly with bad teeth

I read this at least 30 years ago and it might be much older. It is either a short story or a shortish novelette. No memory of where I read it, probably some collection. I have a vague feeling that ...
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2000s era novel whose central conceit was Creationism

In the early 2000s, I read a novel, set in the near future, whose central conceit was a "Young Earth/Universe" and whose cosmology resembled a Medieval one more than our own. The beginning ...
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Manga about a commoner boy who enrolls in a school and has a power that he hides from his classmates

The main character is a child. He enrolls in a school that has commoners or whatnot and he hides his power from his classmates. They think he is a commoner and treat him like trash. One day, they ...
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Chinese movie about a man who is expert in making traps and pranks. His office is full of traps [closed]

Chinese movie about a man who is expert in making traps and pranks. His office is full of traps for whoever come inside. He had some trouble with a gangster/debt collector. When the gangster invades ...
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Movie where there's a cave with hundreds of human-headed spiders

In the story, there are several people (two or four) who enter a cave. In the cave, there is a spider the size of a chair, and the spider cut off the head of the person who was caught from his body. ...
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Looking for space travel book from 1970s

I read the book in the US in the 1970s, I thought it was called "Out There" but can't find it anywhere. It was about a space rocket struggling in some way, had a small crew I think of young ...
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Short film, post-apocalypse with lack of water

I am trying to find a short film I saw a fragment of in the summer of 2017. When I was passing through the Barbican Arts Center in London I saw that they were screening a number of short films in the ...
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Arts based magic system, parallel world

As I recall, it had a universe parallel to our own, where people have some sort of magic system that works by drawing or something like that. I read a French version (likely translated) where the ...
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Isekai manga where the main character is the weakest among the students?

I am looking the title of this isekai manga, where a whole school bus (I think) full of students were suddenly transported into another world, and all of them were being analyzed and had their power ...
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I’m trying to find a book about portals to other dimensions

I am trying to find a book I read a couple years ago, where the main character is a kid whose parents disappear. Some people who are the family’s friends come there, and the kid finds out that his ...
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What is this Manhwa? Love letter in the wrong coat [closed]

What Manhwa is this? The female MC, who is a chef, has a crush on her best friend's brother and she is gonna give her a love letter by putting it to her crush's coat but the female MC and her best ...
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Robotic police patrolling a park [duplicate]

I don't remember the title or author a story with a plot roughly as follows. There is a park where people can do whatever they like except that it is monitored by floating robotic police (which are ...

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