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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Manga, where character uses his body as an inventory with spacial magic and can store items there, even absorb attacks and return them on enemy

So, I remember reading this manga where there was a character who used special absorbent magic, which was limited to his body. If the magic was full he couldn't absorb more. He used this ability to ...
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Very short story about a macho astronaut on an all-female planet

A friend of mine remembers a very short (just a page or two) science fiction story in which a macho astronaut landed on a planet of women, who were first amused then irritated by his chest-beating ...
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Historical romance manhwa with a strong red haired female lead and a younger white haired boy

I am looking for a historical romance manhwa that I once read in which the female lead is older, has red hair and fights with swords. She is from a noble family and has to protect a white haired boy ...
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Movie about space with monsters with rock tentacles/spiderlegs

I remember watching a movie where there’s a group of spacefarers on a moon/desert like planet. They have gotten stuck on this planet. It’s pretty barren except for these tall rock pillars every now ...
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Anime/Manga where everyone in one side of battle dies then turns into one person [closed]

So everyone in one side of the battle dies and their dead bodies become one and create one new person does anyone know the name of this manga or anime?
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Book about sentient tanks, a fake war, fighting on the heart of a gas giant scoured by a neutron star, medical AI running rampant

I am trying to remember the name of a science fiction book I borrowed from a library in BC, sometime between the years 2005–2008. I don't believe it was part of the Bolo series, though have had that ...
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Manga or manhwa where the female lead regresses and tries to win the love of the duke multiple times

There's a girl who is Duke's wife but the Duke is in love with her sister but still married the MC because of political reasons. In her first life when she hears that her sister died, she smirks and ...
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Manga about people controlling elements

The release of the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender reminded me of a manga I heard about when I was a teenager. I have only limited information since I read about it in France in ...
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Worm fanfic where Amy/Panacea winds up with a goth girlfriend associated with Youth Guard

I was recently reading a Worm fanfic (one of the ones I asked about before) and the Youth Guard, a group in-universe who operates to try to prevent exploitation of youths with superpowers, came up in ...
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A Manga about some girl with chains in a Isekai

A long long time ago, I once read a manga on an app called “Manga Rock” about some girl with a dark blue high school uniform who had chains on her wrists, she had a connection to the other side of ...
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Horror movie with two girls, one of whom is a monster who tries to kill the other in a pool

I don't remember much of it because I was so young when I watched it but it’s a horror movie. I'm pretty sure it's based in a high school. The scene I remember looks like it was in a high school gym ...
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Science Fiction movie which used Eagles from “Space: 1999?”

I seem to remember seeing a science fiction movie in the late 1970s or 1980s which seemed very cheap. As I remember, the eagle spaceships from Space: 1999 were used as alien spaceships instead of the ...
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Movie that included an AI that goes rogue and ends up decimating the human race

I believe it's a SF thriller movie, possibly based on a novel, featuring an artificial intelligence that eventually gets/takes over a body at the end. I think the movie starts and ends in a dystopian/...
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Science fiction book - defending earth with space shuttles

Read this a while ago: the space-opera theme of aliens attacking Earth. The defenders fly "space shuttles" armed with rockets (perhaps originally intended for meteor defense). Notably the ...
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Longer story like "Toy Shop" by Harry Harrison

I just read the short story “Toy Shop” by Henry Maxwell Dempsey aka Harry Harrison. An inventor sells a toy space ship that can fly - by means of some cleverly hidden wires, plus some unexplainable ...
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Short story about a young man who comes of age in a world where everyone gets a trade downloaded into their brain [duplicate]

However, they say he is not suitable, so they send him to a college where he has to learn by reading. He breaks out and tries to convince the spacers that they can save loads of money by training ...
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Old TV series about a blonde alien girl who can read minds and a man who must help her [duplicate]

This show is almost certainly from the 80s, maybe early 90s. A long-haired, slender blonde young woman arrives on Earth escaping from some organization, I think, and encounters a man who has to help ...
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1970's? (or 1980s?) graphic novel about a swords-and-sandals protagonist that founds a space-faring kingdom that lands a ship on Earth

When I was a kid, I remembered finding a very old comic book (I think it might have been from the 70s or 80s) that had a unique plot. The comic opens up with a spaceship with a space crew that was all ...
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Book details, girl from planet of beautiful people meets an earthman in a wheelchair

I read this maybe fifteen years ago but got the impression it was a few years older (well thumbed in an English library). Plot details I remember: She lives on another planet (or parallel dimension) ...
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80's teen novel about survivors fighting an alien invasion of earth

I'm trying to find a sci-fi story I read in the mid 80's which I think was for roughly the 10-15 age range. Things I can remember: I think the protagonist was a teenage boy. He might have had a dog. ...
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What is the source of these panels featuring Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars comics?

What is the source of these panels featuring Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars comics?
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Book involving a boy who somehow gets on an alien ship and has star powers

Looking for a book I read years ago, probably around 2014-2017. It was a futuristic/sci-fi setting, and there were two species; humans and this other alien one. They had this weird thing where the ...
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Book where aliens come through a space gate in the solar system to attack Earth

I'm looking to identify a book I read 10+ years ago about aliens who come through a space gate near Mars or Jupiter. They defeat Earth's space military and come to Earth to kill all humans. But they ...
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1980's book that had a small paper rocket ship the reader would push across the page and through little slotted holes to get to the next page

Looking for a book I had as a little boy in the early 1980's about a rocket ship. It had a small paper rocket ship that I would push across the page and through little slotted holes to get through to ...
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Movie where people rented empty bodies to travel

I watched this movie when I was a kid. It's been more around 15 - 20 years since I watched and it suddenly popped in my mind. It was highly possibly made during 90s. It was set in the future where ...
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Movie about two blond boys who are identical and switch places

The movie is about two blond boys who switch places at a play structure. One boy is evil and lives in a prison for bad kids while the other lives with his parents and has a loving life, but is shy. ...
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1990s/2000s live-action show with kids in tribes in a dystopian sci-fi/fantasy setting

I've been trying to find/remember this show for years but unfortunately I don't remember much except that: It was live action. I think it was some sort of dystopian sci-fi/fantasy setting where there ...
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Guy gets isekaied into fantasy world, and is the first human to discover magic in the world as a child

Anime, Tv-Series with Japanese style animation. Found it on Tiktok, and watched a few episodes but forgot to save the name for later. It was fairly modern, not new as in this season but, i'm guessing ...
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Telekinetic female alien [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure this came out in the late 80's or early 90's. A TV movie about a female alien with telekinetic powers comes to earth. She meets a guy who helps her (naturally). I believe she's running ...
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Mind-swap movie in which a guy swaps bodies with his personal trainer, who then exercises while the guy relaxes in the trainer's body [duplicate]

I am looking for a movie I have seen maybe in 2000-2010. It is about mind swapping. People can swap minds easily with others. There's a scene in the movie where a guy swaps with his personal trainer, ...
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Book about a boy who's kidnapped by an alien after getting in a car accident

The story begins with a father and son on a night trip in a car when they encounter an accident caused by something hitting their vehicle. The son survives the accident, but instead of the police ...
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Old obscure mech anime about a girl and a robot that gets activated by her blood

I don't remember a lot of details; I was young when I watched it. I remember that it was in a dark setting, like most 1980s/early 1990s anime (though it could have been a late 90s or early 2000s, ...
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Japanese Manga, Kid Main character [duplicate]

Basically a male mc isekais to a world of non-magic, but he discovers there isn't any magic out there so he is disappointed big time. So his next step is to invent magic of sorts, and one of the manga ...
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Time loop story involving gypsy curse

Back in the 90's I read a book that either was the whole book or just a short story in it which had a guy stuck in a time loop he eventually discovers is caused by a gypsy who cursed him because his ...
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A story about reality breaking down as timelines cross in increasing numbers

This is story where reality starts to break down in pieces. Alternative time streams start popping into ours and then out at an increasing rate, just chunks like part of a state, then stop. Earth is ...
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Anime/show about a giant robot shaped like a human with no hair in a red and white suit, that is controlled by a man seated within it

I remember this show vividly. I used to watch it on an old CD of my dad's and I don't remember the title. All I can remember is a guy getting into a giant robot. The robot is shaped like a human with ...
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Story with a man named Rush with Alzheimer's being guided by his AI through his day, and eventually using him to solve a murder

I found the likely answer to a deleted answer that was kind of a request for ID of another book on 70's/80's Short story man uses PC to compensate for progressive memory loss then they die in ...
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Help needed identifying an animated series, space opera, mid to late 1980s, broadcast in United Kingdom

I’m at the end of my tether trying to identify an animated series, aimed at children (but containing mature themes/scenes), broadcast in the UK in the mid to late 1980s. I have vivid memories of large ...
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Short story about a man who gets trapped inside a woman's breast

It's a science fiction short story I read in the late 90's, but I don't know when it was published. A man is making out with a woman when they get hit by a science experiment and the man is trapped ...
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Prince who was either a robot or a human who needed another heart

The book as about a girl who worked in a bar or something similar, I'm not sure. There was also a prince who was either a robot or a human who needed another heart. His heart needs constant ...
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Adult film where a company develops a device that can show you dreams

I'm looking for an adult film of likely the softcore type that I watched around 8–10 years ago on a DVD player (it could be on a DVD or VCD disc). The concept was that a company had developed a device ...
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Book series with parallel earths and a secret governmental agency

What's the book series where there are secret pocket/parallel earths, and nobody knows that they live in a pocket/parallel earth?  The story is set in the present. The main character is from a ...
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Horror short story set on Everest, where climbers left behind are eaten by a creature masquerading as a climber

Ran into this story from a twitter post from the author, but cannot seem to find it. The point of view character was a wealthy frequent climber who was on the mountain in a group including his boss ...
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Short story in which time slips and the passenger pigeon reappears in North America

I read a sci-fi short story in an anthology. The story featured a college professor who realized time was unravelling when the skies darkened with passenger pigeons. This was in the early seventies ...
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Book set in a New Zealand or Australian future society where the rich and poor live separately. Includes a character named Billy, short for Billy Goat

Read this book in the 90s. Future society where the rich and poor live separately. Poor live in hundred-storey towers with no working lifts. Community leaders organise able-bodied people to carry ...
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What film had an amnesiac time-travelling android from the future who became Jesus?

I have a dim memory of a movie (it might have been a TV movie) made in the 70s or 80s about an android who time travels from the future and washes up on a beach in the 20th Century, possibly a Greek ...
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Late 70's/early 80's LP vinyl book. Other worldly illustrations of people, landscapes, and character sets. I think the music was classical-like

I have a memory of an amazing late 70's/early 80's illustrated LP vinyl book. Other worldly illustrations of people, landscapes, and hieroglyphics-like character sets. I think the music was classical-...
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Looking for a (pseudo-)scientific description of Lot's wife turning into a pillar of salt

I'm looking for a short story that gives a pseudo-scientific explanation for the biblical story of Lot's wife getting turned into a pillar of salt when fleeing Sodom and looking back. I think the ...
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1980s teen sci-fi film where a group of kids have a large dog that transforms into a giant beast at the end

A long time ago I watched a movie which at the end has a big twist whereby the bunch of kids we’ve followed through the film have a dog which metamorphoses into a large beast and combats another large ...
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Manhwa where a gaming Nutuber who saw the ending is pulled into the world

Hero, a gaming Nutuber, was the only person who saw the ending of the game [Tower of Trials]. However, when the game's popularity declined, it became difficult for him to continue making a living as a ...

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