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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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Movie about a house haunted by a teenage girl who possesses the daughter

I believe it's only the mom and the daughter who move to a new house. The house is haunted by a teenage girl who died there and now she wants to possess the daughter. The ghost ends up succeeding, but ...
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Animated TV show about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

I'm looking for an animated TV show based on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It came out some time in the 80s or early 90s. It centres around the Table and the Knights. All the Knights ...
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A movie or play about a traveling salesman selling little atomic bombs to a family

The film or play was about a traveling salesman who wants to sell a little atomic bomb to a family to destroy their bad neighbor. Can anyone tell me the name of this story?
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Cartoon Series with a man in black clothing making a metal/rock monster appear after throwing rock cubes

One of the first cartoons I watched. A man in black clothing (like red outlining) throws three rock cubes, with red writings on them, and a gigantic metal/rock monster appears. Maybe he gets his arm ...
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Harry Potter Fanfic - Harry is a Phoenix animagus, trained by Fawkes, Luna is an animagus too

I’m looking for a fanfic I must have read pre 2013, it’s a long one and is probably is part of a series. I’ll do my best to recall details, I think the vets I remember are likely split over two parts ...
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Old CGI sci fi cartoon similar to Ultraman; a crystalline alien crashes in a construction site and merges with a kid

I'm looking for an old cartoon, it aired on TV2 in Malaysia dubbed in Malay around 2007 ish. Story wise it took 'inspiration' from Ultraman heavily. It was about a crystalline alien running away with ...
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Cartoon TV Show About Three Kids and Monsters and a “veil” between realms

I'm trying to remember a cartoon tv show where the main boy, a blonde girl, and another boy capture monsters. There was something about a 'veil' between their world and the monster world, but a '...
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Old anime: main character can slow down time and move really fast

It’s an old anime, maybe from the 80s. From what I remember, the main character had some operation and afterwards he could push a button on his neck and slow down time for himself and move really fast....
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My Hero Academia/The Ring crossover fanfiction

Okay, so a running story element/gag in this is a reference to The Ring where All-Might keeps getting a phone call from the villain of those movies (Samara Morgan). I think it was on Archive of Our ...
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Harry Potter fan-fiction where Dumbledore changes the prophecy

The story of this fan-fiction involves Dumbledore having an altered version of the genuine prophecy, a slightly modified version of the original version from canon is the genuine article here, being ...
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Horror/thriller movie about a man locked in because he had in his gene/blood the proximity to sexual depravity

Could anyone name the movie that used to be shown on horror channel (UK) a few years ago? A man was locked (and probably chained, but not sure about chain) by his own relative (most probably by his ...
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Star Wars fanfic where the Resistance poisons Rey

I think the premise was that Rey joined up with Kylo (don’t remember why or how). The Resistance ended up poisoning Rey and the only way to save her was for Kylo to surrender himself to the Resistance....
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Book about teenage girl in the desert during a flash flood. She was either a vampire or vampire hunter

Looking for a book I read as a teen in the 90’s about a teenage girl who may(?) have been a vampire or vampire hunter who was in the desert during a flash flood. There was also a lot of talk about her ...
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What movie or show had pirates under a little girl's bed?

I remember a movie/show clip when I was ~4-6 years old ~(1998-2000) that I've been wondering about for years, so of course it is pretty fuzzy, and I remember only a short clip of it. It was live ...
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SciFi from an Alien's perspective

I am searching for a fascinating story I once read about a member of an social insectoid race. He is sent by his queen to make first contact with the strange humans and serve as liason. He learns to ...
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Middle grade novel about two kids in an underwater city, one coming from the surface; they get involved with a gang

I read this novel in 2016 in school. The target audience was probably 8-12 years old. It was in hardcover and seemed new. The cover had a dark background with blue writing or drawings. I think the ...
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Old book about an alien encased in a deposit of diamond

I'm hoping someone can remember the name of an old scifi book. A spaceship’s crew goes to a planet to mine a large deposit of diamond and find an alien entity encased in the diamond. They also go to ...
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Children's Book of short stories about dragons

I am desperate to find a book I owned around 2005. It was a collection of short stories about dragons, and I'm sure that some of them had been published elsewhere and were by well-known authors. I ...
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Book with female explorer on an alien planet, seduced by pitcher-plant and almost eaten

I am trying to remember a book with a female explorer who I think was the captain of an expedition to an alien planet. There, while exploring some alien ruins, she comes across a weird looking pitcher ...
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Novel Based on Time Travel via Synchrotron and Female Skeleton Love Interest

Sometime in the 1960's I read a novel featuring time travel via a giant underground synchrotron. At some point the protagonist travels to a future where the synchrotron facility has been destroyed in ...
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Book about a woman having a magical book appear to her, she’s a witch, and a vampire stalking it

I remember that the book is similar to "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness, as I thought that was the one I was looking for until I started reading it. I honestly cannot remember the ...
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Short story, possibly a Bradbury one: adventurers find a weapon cache of dead Martian civilization, and unleash a blob

This is a short story, I think by Ray Bradbury or Sheckley. Two (?) adventurers/archaelogists are inside of the weapon cache left by Martian civilization which was destroyed by war. Eventually they ...
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Computer regularly sends clones back to Earth after apocalypse

A computer on the moon clones sets of the original inhabitants who escaped Earth's dying days. Millions of years go by where the computer keeps sending clones back to check on Earth's survival.
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LitRPG novel in a fantasy setting where main protagonist has a swordsman of twilith class

In this book, I know that the characters couldn't talk about the game information in real life. At the start of the novel they were in a tutorial town where their actions would determinate classes ...
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Short story which has living mountains that move very very slowly

I remember reading a short story decades ago whose plot involved colonisers on a planet thinking it had no life. Later they realise that the mountains are indeed alive, but move so slowly they could ...
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Searching for a short story scifi/horror of kid teleported to space to die

I'm looking for a short story. I believe I read it in a horror anthology, but it definitely had SF elements. What I can remember: It took place in what I recall as a vaguely dystopian society. This ...
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Sci-Fi book revolving about a male character who traveled between dimensions and recorded his travels in logs he sent to his friends

I've been searching for this series for a while, the story revolved about a group of guardians of sort that travelled between parallel dimensions, through specifically hidden gateways in each ...
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Story where humans colonize planet, and then revert to less “aggressive” form [duplicate]

I read a lot of science fiction, and I read a story many years ago, but can't remember the author or title. In this story, humans colonized another planet (actually several) and once babies started ...
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Probably a 80s B-Movie with a blonde boy and an old man who has to choose whether to stay or go with aliens

I was talking with a Danish guy, he is 24. He said he and his brothers saw, when he was 4 or 5 years old (2000s) a movie with a blonde kid and he thinks his friend (he does not know if they were ...
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Does anyone know this story about robots forming a religion by Alex Garland?

So I've read an adaptation of the story, which goes like this: When a spaceship collides with an asteroid, it's almost sure to blow up . When all other measures to save the ship fail, the only human ...
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Anime where they summon monsters using crystal balls attached into their body parts

I need help identifying this anime where the lead character is a white haired guy and he's got crystal balls attached into his left arm which enables him to summon monsters. I remember one of his ...
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Story about spacemen encountering city of the dead [duplicate]

When I was a child I remember reading a story in a comic book about two spacemen who encounter a city in space that, legend has it, only the dead can see. The story ends with one of the spacemen ...
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Manga about honor roll girl who falls in love with a delinquent guy - they go to the beach to clean it up and she gets glass in her foot [on hold]

The story starts with a honor roll girl that's asked by a teacher to try to get the delinquent guy to go to class. She ends up thinking he's not so bad. He fights some people while wearing a mask to ...
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Anime about magic in a time before modern technology

In the first episode a girl is riding in a carriage and at some point a man shows up with a tattoo thing on his hand and takes out a bunch of knights or bandits. After all that is over the girl asks ...
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Children's Italian steampunk comic from 1970 with a trip to Mars HG Wells style. Earthlings taught the Martians to play football

This comic was almost certainly Italian and its author had a very Italian name, similar to "Ivo Milazzo", an excellent author of a western comic called Ken Parker. But I'm sure it's not Ivo Milazzo. ...
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Futuristic world where reality is humanity's plaything and God is in a zoo

This is a novel I read in 2015. It was an older book. The cover was black and hardcover. Don't remember any specific details. The book was in English. It was set in the future where the world is ...
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Footprints in the Sands of Time? [duplicate]

I'm searching for a sci-fi short story. Back in about 1978, I read a story I'd swear was called "Footprints in the Sands of Time." I'm pretty sure it was written earlier, since it was in a class on ...
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Identify Novel about Russia/United States where Boris Yeltsin downed pills with vodka and died [on hold]

I'm trying to remember the title of a book I was reading for a short time while working an unpleasant job last year haha. I thought Tom Clancy was the author, but I looked up his novels & none ...
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Old short story about a visitor that destroys language on Earth

I am searching for a short story I enjoyed in my youth. I think I read it circa 1975 in a hardcover collection of short stories that was old by then. I only recall fragments of it unfortunately. It ...
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Middle school reader with a section of Scandinavian folk tales

My seventh-grade English teacher kept copies of old literature textbooks in his classroom. If we had free time, or during our individual reading times, students could read from those books if we ...
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Short story about children who stop aging from a scientist's vaccination, and only age if they learn to read [duplicate]

In this short story a scientist introduces a vaccine to stop children from aging so that parents never have to suffer the loss of watching them grow up and leave home. The main character is a mother ...
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Sci Fi Short Story - Crew crashes on barren planet, makes soil fertile, natives worship Captain as God

I read this sometime between '02 and '09 in a collection of short stories in one of my English classes. I don't know how old it is, but I'll include every detail I can remember. A ship crash lands on ...
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1950's Sci-Fi graphic short story about a farm boy, his ham radio and a tiny rocket ship landing in sauerkraut

This story was about a farm boy who built a ham radio and found himself communicating with aliens on a space ship heading towards Earth. The townsfolk and army gather for the event with food vendors (...
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Man wakes up and finds himself in medieval Europe; uses his knowledge to get ahead

I'm looking for a book about a man who wakes up in medieval times and uses his advanced knowledge to get ahead. He becomes a knight and winds up having a fiefdom of his own to develop. He then builds ...
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Anime of little round guy with asian rice hat in the desert, lots of gangs and Mad Max stuff

I am trying to identify an anime from my childhood of a wanderer in the desert with a rice hat on. He fought with and alongside lots of Mad Max type characters, and wrecker-women. There were also ...
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TV Show About People Who Make Deals With The Devil

I remember watching a show on Hulu (90% sure it was on Hulu, but when I checked a list of their original programming I couldn't find it) that involved people meeting with a supernatural figure that ...
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Film: Secret world behind a bookcase- ageing prevents access

I'm trying to identify a story/filmstrip in which the main character (boy/girl?) can access a secret world behind a bookcase. I seem to remember it being one child, not a group like Narnia. As they ...
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80s mecha anime about a boy and a girl with bunny ears

A boy gets a gun and a disc with a star on it from an old man. He shoots it into the ground, the disc makes a circle, and a robot emerges from the ground. The boy is inside a robot and controls it by ...
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Short story about the maiden voyage of an FTL capable ship

I am looking for a short story about a group of space explorers aboard an FTL-capable ship. The very first jump takes them near a dying star, so they have to flee immediately. On their way back to ...
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Anime with a main character who has a green little friend from another dimension

Does any one knows the anime where the main character has a green little friend from another dimension? He and his friend fuse by joining hands. It's like his buddy and he join bodies and then he has ...