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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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Webcomic About Alien Teenagers Training On Military Space Station

The webcomic involved aliens (who looked kind of like Lombaxes but with clawed feet and no tails) training to be soldiers on a space station which also served as a boarding school. There were other ...
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Identify a stage play about a VR experience in which participants are encouraged to simulate performing horrific activities

Somewhere between 2015 and 2017, I read an article reviewing a stage play about a futuristic society where they had a realistic VR experience (the impression I got was that it was akin to a Star Trek ...
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Book where wolf like aliens attack a human spaceship and leave them stranded on their home world where gravity is twice as strong as Earth's [duplicate]

There was a book that I read 2 years ago but I can’t remember what it was called! It starts with a space vessel leaving a sector of space, I think it was a carrier full of scientists? But while they ...
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Short story about a man who goes to get his memory erased after falling in love with a girl but getting separated from her

I read this short story years ago about a couple who meet, then are separated. The guy searches for the girl, but never finds her. In the end, to escape the torture of her memory, he goes to a place ...
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Short story involving a golfer trying to win the hand of a lady, only to find that her father created a robot golfer to beat him

I think I read this in the 1990s as part of a short story collection, but unfortunately, I don't remember anything about the rest of the book. The protagonist is a golfer, an extremely good one, and ...
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Netflix cartoon series where the main character had a leather gaunlet that could summon a beast [duplicate]

So, my brother watched a cartoon series a couple of years ago and now can't seem to remember what the name of the cartoon series was. All he does remember is: It was on Netflix. Year around 2014 (it ...
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1980's Shape changing aliens book, colony world, mental ideal person

Story that I read in the eighties, can't remember if paperback or hardback.It was a full size story, not a novella etc Colony being established on some planet in a river valley, there's an occasional ...
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Mutated beetles cartoons (characters made of rope and rings)

I need help identifying old cartoon from my youth. It has been unbearable itch for me for quite some time. Information: Main characters: Humanoid beetles (not sure about the beetles thing). I think ...
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A book (mid 2000s) about a kid getting an old laptop that connects him to aliens, the alien government (I think) coming after him?

I can't remember much other than a kid got an old laptop, maybe from his school, and wanted to play games on it but it's actually an alien laptop and connects him somehow to other aliens. I also ...
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Children's scifi picture book with a spaceman visiting a large green spaceship

My grandma had a stash of books for the grand kids and one used to constantly play on my mind. This was 30 years ago. There was a guy in a little spaceship (possibly lost) .. Suddenly he is going ...
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Realistically-looking feature film - menacing microscopic life-forms discovered during Apollo-like moon landing [duplicate]

I am trying to locate a movie I watched around 2012, released (I think) about 4-6 years earlier. It was about an Apollo-like moon landing, where the astronauts bumped upon an unknown till then ...
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PC Game identification, Old in-the-sky fantasy game

I remember playing a game when I was young, probably around 15-18 years ago. It was some sort of an RTS style game that took place in the sky. You could collect these crystal like things from nodes ...
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Animated film where kid builds a castle by running and the bricks magically go under their feet

When I was young I remember I watched an animated film where a kid built a castle by just running around and bricks magically placed themselves under their feet. What was the film called?
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Short story about a potion that changes sense of time [duplicate]

Takes place in a tree plantation, maybe Vietnam. Locals and main character of the story drink a potion that slows down their bodies to the point that to others they appear to be frozen in place but ...
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Novel, Lo Tech SF/Fantasy, Powerful Woman, Male Assistant, Quest, Trilogy [duplicate]

Looking for the name of a SF or fantasy novel. I probably read this in the 70's or 80's. Believe was first published post 1960. Could be part of a larger series. My faulty memory keeps trying to ...
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Creepy dinosaur pc game identification

I remember a dinosaur game from when I was little, I probably played it around 1998-2000's. In this game, dinosaurs could speak english and some would dress in clothes. I remember going to visit a ...
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Hero deduces identity of a killer

Looking for the title of a short story I read some years (10+) ago. I think it was in an anthology or possibly a book of linked stories, not sure on that. What I can remember of the story is as ...
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UK TV show about clone on the run

This was a kids TV show in the UK that ran in the late 2000s. Basic plot: a secret cloning facility of male teen clones with two different colored eyes, one clone escapes and finds a girl who helps ...
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Short story about a deaf man, who cuts people tongues

I'm searching for a short story I read a long time ago in a different language (Bulgarian). It was listed as a story by Ray Bradbury, but I can't find it in his bibliography. I've checked every title, ...
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Fantasy comedy romance novel, set in medieval times, involving a siege, a nun, and enchanted pickles

I read this around 2015, I think, as a Kindle book. Sadly, I have quite a history of books to work through. The protagonist was a nun, not quite at final vows. Her monastery was known for its pickles. ...
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Planet Colonization book with benevolent AI [duplicate]

I am looking for the name of this series. It starts with an intelligent ship and a crew of engineers that get a planet ready for colonization. After all of the engineers die the ship remains in ...
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80's-90's sci-fi book set in a spaceship, involved a threesome between a dreamer, an energy vampire and a catlike character

The book I am looking for was written in the mid 80’s to early 90’s. It had a simple cover dark in color and was about an inch thick. It took place largely on a spaceship. The three main characters ...
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Older book about a little girl has this tiny cat that gets into her lunch box and eats a bite out of her sandwich [on hold]

What I remember is a little girl has this tiny cat that gets into her lunch box and eats a bite out of her sandwich by chomping through the plastic. I read this book about 25 years ago so it's got to ...
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Book series where a painter is heir to clan of dragon blooded barbarians

I've been looking for this series for a while. I remember reading the first two books of this series around 2010 in the USA. Additional Details The blood was important, and transformed the ...
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Anime about a boy fighting robots in space

I'd like to identify this anime which I watched around 15 years ago. It looks like a Japanese anime, but I'm not sure. I do not remember a lot about this anime. I only remember there is a boy ...
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Children's book about a boy who travels to the future, using Coca-Cola syrup for negative friction

I remember reading this (old) book when I was about ten years old, in 2012. It was already old then, I think it's from around the 1980s. I can only remember a few things from it: They used Coca-Cola ...
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Book: war between two countries, the main character is a dragon rider and there was some kind of dark magic

A few years ago I remember I read a book series that I really liked. The main character was the last of his race (I can’t remember what gender the main character was or the race but I thing it were ...
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'70s or 80s TV episode with two-dimensional beings living on paper

I remember a TV series similar to The Twilight Zone but mostly with children as main characters, and this episode where they find some sort of book or scroll inhabited by two-dimensional beings who ...
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Film with giant tentacled red aliens which show up at sunrise/sunset, their touch is deadly

The film was set on a alien planet where human soldiers fight against giant translucent red aliens with tentacles. They show up at sunrise or sunset (I'm not sure). They are deadly if touched. I ...
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Drarry fic where Draco helps Harry get his Wizengamot seats back from Arthur

I am looking for a Drarry fic, here is what I remember: Hermione wants to divorce Ron (I think he cheated on her) but she learns that if she leaves Ron, she will have nothing and will not even be ...
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Anime with legendary swords made from talismans and a man who could change them with a shattered body

There was an anime that I forgot a long time ago, basically there were these legendary swords made from talismans and this dude could change them, and his body was shattered into bits so he almost ...
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Short story about a guy who plays a computer game that destroys actual alien ships

I'm trying to remember the name of a story I read some 20 years ago. In the story a powerful alien civilisation is confronted by a strange enemy: a 2-dimensional rectangular shape that destroys their ...
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Anime about a guy who is taking medicine to block supernatural powers

I saw this anime on free-to-air television in Australia (SBS) late night and despite the time and the scene I saw I don't believe it's some weird hentai. The scene I recall is that there is these ...
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Possible Eco thriller, man invents a device to remove rain from glass

I read this large hardback book maybe ten years ago from a UK library. I think it was eco sci fi (not sure about that) . The ecological disaster was possibly just the global warming thing of a few ...
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Isekai manga where main character is an inventor but wants to be an adventurer

I recently read an isekai manga where the MC invented some stuff but wanted to be an adventurer. I remembered he invented a hot bath system, paper, etc. I think in the last chapter, he was asked ...
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Book about a boy getting stuck in a video game, one-eyed monkey involved

I read this book when I was a kid so I only remember a few details, but I really want to find it. It was about a kid who I'm fairly certain gets trapped in his video game because there's one part I ...
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Novel set in a dystopian future where everyone was color-blind by mandated ingestion of medicine [duplicate]

From what I remember, in the spring of 2007, I was reading a novel in class (5th grade) about a future where everyone was color-blind by mandated ingestion of medicine. And that no one was allowed to ...
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Horror/SFF anthology about fat/overweight characters

(It wasn't particularly body-positive, let's just say, but I am looking for it anyway). Anthology. I thought it was pretty mainstream, like Datlow or Greenberg or Dozois, but no matter how I search I ...
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Anime: main character has control over time on cards and uses them to fight time monsters; characters lose memories if they speed up time

It's been a few years but in this anime the characters have an element which they control time on to fight, speeding up or slowing down time on said element, some include water, air, cards and school ...
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Old anime with a blue robot that was found by a boy. That robot lost his memory

Looking for an old anime with a blue robot that was found by a boy. That robot lost his memory. The face of the robot was on a display. I don't remember very well; they were fighting together, and ...
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Comic-book: Kids find a dead female superhero in the woods

It was an early 2000s comic book, most surely from the USA. I think it was the first number in a series. Four high school boys and girls find the body of a female superhero in the woods. Most of the ...
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Short story: alien intelligence take-over in Antarctic base

I'd like to track down an English-language short story I read sometime between 1990 and 2010 approx, and which I'm fairly sure was in a UK-edition anthology. It's about an alien intelligence (monster?...
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Science fiction book with Masonic influences and set on a starship about a war or mutiny

I read this book in the US, 15-20 years ago, but I believe it dated back to the 70s, based on the general feel. It was set mostly on a starship. I believe it and other ships had names from ...
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Mech book where a dying super soldier transforms into a Japanese girl

Looking for name of a book I read on my Kindle a few years ago. It was about a retired or dying super soldier traveling to a planet. He gets attacked on a ship and when about to die a dormant program ...
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Portal to Jurassic like world [duplicate]

Story was about a group of teens, one of which is cleaning out his grandfathers shed and finds a portal in the back. His name was Charlie if I remember correctly.
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Scifi thriller book. Pilot is in the air and learns that a plague is happening on the ground

A few weeks ago I was browsing my local supermarket's book aisle. I saw a book with, I believe, a plane on the cover. I really enjoy horror/sci-fi/thriller books and movies that take place on a plane, ...
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Old story about an officer put in command of a museum ship to fight in an important space battle against an enemy with a surprising new weapon

Searching for an old story about an officer put in command of a museum ship to fight in an important space battle against an enemy with a surprising new weapon. He wins, because it turns out the new ...
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What book has a plot of secret Family jewelry box? [closed]

About a girl who finds a family jewelry box and has to recover her family's hidden secrets. May have a brown cover
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Scifi book with battle spaceships and humanoid cat people who have eyes that change colors with their mood?

Does anyone know this book? It starts with a space captain and his ship and crew being attacked by another ship. Eventually the ship was so damaged that they had to board another ship after fleeing (...
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Drarry fan fic where Draco is de-aged to ten and then ages a year a day until he is thirty three

I'm looking for this Drarry fic I read a long time ago. It was a de-ageing fic and it started out with Harry getting de-aged and Draco watching him, but then it turned into Draco being the one de-aged ...