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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Manhwa: Ghost of the past helps the descendant of the one who sealed him

I remember for the manhwa that there's a ghost of the past helps the descendant of the one who sealed him, and there is a premise in the manhwa that there are powerful items called 'artifacts' (I ...
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Movie where a time traveller goes back in time with his Recreational Vehicle (RV)

The plot is about a younger man, who travels back in time. Somehow he's transported back in time with his RV. He appears in the middle ages. I remember only the ending. It shows a mural of his RV with ...
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Superheroine and Supervillainess who oppose each other in day time jobs

A long time ago I saw a movie on television about a superheroine and a supervillainess. I do not remember much, but in the superheroine's day job her boss was the supervillainess. And the villainess ...
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Animated film about giants abducting/eating children, and a girl being rescued by a benevolent older giant

I'm not sure if the giants were eating children, or just their dreams. I can't remember any more of the plot. Some other random vague details I remembered: One older giant (somehow) ended up taking ...
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Novel about a plague that is released in modern times when an early Christian relic is removed from its receptacle

I read this sometime in 2003 or 2004. It was a modern novel, certainly younger than 20 years old at the time. One of the main characters is a paralyzed scientist (palsy, I think) who invents "...
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TV show that had a golden lion with three tails, summoned by a red gem on the side of the main character's pants

TV show that had a golden lion with three tails, summoned by a red gem on the side of the main character's pants. The main character was a kid that lived in a different world. There was a battle on ...
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What josei manga is this

Mc is a girl with eyes that change depending on her emotions (it's a trait for all royalty) She was a slave that was called evil and cursed because of her eyes Her real family find her after doing a ...
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Hunter x Hunter fanfic where Gon and Killua elope

It is a Hunter x Hunter fan fiction where Gon and Killua eloped and then were living together along with a female childhood friend in a two bedroom apartment and going to school but keeping the fact ...
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Sci-fi novel involving an animal that could be ridden like a horse and used to travel through time

I'm looking for a sci-fi novel I read as a teenager. The novel starts with the main character, who was a soldier, travelling on a ship that was transporting a secret cargo that was to be turned into a ...
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90s YA fantasy series where a warrior meets a sorceress and they travel together

There may only be two books in the series, one is a regular novel and the other is a choose-your-own-adventure type gamebook. I read them in 1997 so I assume they were written in the 90s, 80s or even ...
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Book about a boy who doesn't have magic and anyone who doesn't have magic is banished

I'm finding a book about a kid who doesn't have magic but most people do and the people who don't have magic are banished to a place outside of the city. The boy tries his best to pretend his magic by ...
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Post-apocalypse short story about a young woman living in a post-Yellowstone caldera eruption environment

Looking for a short story about a young woman living in a post-Yellowstone caldera eruption environment. This was published in an anthology of post-apocalyptic stories by various different authors. ...
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Phone calls between man and woman that live in alternate universes

This is what I remember of this story I read 30-40 years ago. A man and a woman get accidentally connected by phone and decide to meet at a certain place at a certain time. Then later they get ...
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Children's book about a child that falls into a puddle and travels through a dark, twisted realm

In the 1990s, when I was a child living in England (UK), I had an illustrated story book that my mother had bought me which was about a young child who falls into a puddle on a rainy day. When the ...
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Book series about superpowered teenaged clones with tattoos on their heels

I remember a lot of the plot except for characters’ names or the series/books names. Basically a teenage girl learns that her grandfather/caretaker was a scientist who participated in cloning humans ...
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Sci Fi book about Jewish people in space [duplicate]

Main character was an inspector general but really an assassin sent to kill his family member who betrayed their people. Also it's about the Jews are mercenaries.
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Manga where a girl summons him to fight in a world he created in his head

There was a manga I read in middle school, but I forgot the name, and it didn’t have more than 3 books in the school. It’s about a guy who falls asleep and observes a world he created in his head, ...
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Shareware fantasy RPG from around 1993

Around 1993 or 1994, I remember getting a copy (probably downloaded, but it's possible that it might have been on physical media) of a shareware fantasy CPRG. I don't remember that much about it. I ...
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Manga where the main character hits a Shadow Wolf monster with his car and levels up

This is a manga (Japanese comic). The story began, if I remember correctly, with the main character running into a "dog" (which is actually a Shadow Wolf monster) with a car. After that and ...
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Looking for a specific IDW Transformers Graphic Novel

What I remember is a transformer in robot mode on the front cover. He bore the Autobot insignia but the blurb on the back said something about "no one being sure whose side he's on" (I'm paraphrasing ...
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does anyone know what this show/cartoon is called?

It's about two boys and one girl, they're all martial artists. When I watched it as kid it always played on Megamax. All I can remember is that the girl had black hair and one of the boys had hair ...
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Movie about a rogue / martial artist brought to the present, rides a scooter at some point?

I sadly don't remember much about this one - hoping someone else can shed some light or at least add details to help the search. This was a foreign-language movie whose main character was a 20-...
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Manga where a glitch forces a guy to fight the intro boss for a thousand years

I can't remember much but what I do remember is that the main character gets pulled away from his world and is forced to fight this trial boss, then he was supposed to end up going back to his world, ...
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Manga whose main character's level keeps resetting at level 15

The isekai (manga) is about an ordinary guy who gets transported along with a bunch of random people to this special space. The guide there then explains to them the rules of their world on how they ...
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Japanese live action movie about a special group hunting monsters. eg Liquid Monster

A live action movie about an elite MIB-like group that hunted monsters in modern japan (could have been Chinese though). Involved firearms, significant wirework, and stunt driving. The monsters came ...
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Early 80's cartoon with a robot where a pilot would sit in its head

As a kid I fell in love with a certain cartoon and I just cannot think of the cartoon's or robot's names. It must not have been on very long. It had to be early 80's. I remember the robot having a ...
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80s Mad Max-esque space movie with really long name

One night when I was a kid, in the mid eighties, I saw a Sci-Fi movie late night on TV. I seem to remember it had a really long name. It opened with the main character on his spaceship (which was kind ...
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Children's show with “evil” babies

I remember one episode of a show I saw about 9 years ago, here's everything I remember about it I saw it on ABC4KIDS about 9 years ago It was 2D animated I only saw one episode The premise of the ...
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sci-fi stories Youtube channel

Looking for a sci-fi stories Youtube channel. I unfortunately neglected to bookmark it, and searching for the content was fruitless. It has a couple dozen original stories in English. I think the ...
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Video game where you are an insane person who has vivid hallucinations of parallel universes with giant insects [closed]

That's all I know! From somebody else's description. I'd like to know what it is. Any ideas?
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Children's / YA novel and game about travelling back in time via an old tree

I'm looking for a book I read back in school, probably in the period 1991-1996. What I remember of the book is: I think it's set in Sydney, Australia The main characters are a boy and a girl There's ...
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Cartoon series about transforming cars

Looking for a cartoon tv show from my past. Like I said in the title it had cars and men in spacesuits/helmets. Cars can transform ( No it is not Transformers ) There is a kid and a robot I ...
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Short story about space maintenance guy?

I'm trying to remember the name and author of a short story I listened to in an audiobook; does anyone know it? It goes like this: Main guy is a maintenance engineer and has to repair a space-beacon ...
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Children's novel about a boy and girl who slip back in time to the Roman days in England

Decades ago, I read a story where a boy and girl slipped back in time to the Roman days in England. It was the first time travel story I read and fascinated me. The kids knew they were speaking ...
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Manga where the main character is summoned twice and gets two different classes

I am looking for a manga where the main character gets summoned to another world with some people and gets the class 'god', which lets him be able to do anything. Then he gets summoned again along ...
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Story about future special forces fighting nano-tech aliens

The main plot of the story is that all the different special forces (SAS, Royal Marines, Delta Force, GSG-9, etc.) are fighting aliens made from a sort of nanotech grey-goo. The alien goo is ...
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Short story about astronauts that cut off their hand

As I remember correctly this story was written by Andre Norton, and be titled something like "Purple Hand." They cut one hand off, leaving one to drive the spaceship. I can't find anything ...
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Animated series about a football team participating in a fictional league with other teams who always cheat

About an year ago (I think sometime in October[?]) I was stuck watching an animated series about a fictional football team where they participated in a (again, fictional) football league where all the ...
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Star Wars fan film set during the Empire in which Jedi boy and girl kiss

I remember a while ago I saw about 5 minutes of a Star Wars fan film that's older than The Force Awakens (it is from at least 7 years ago). All I remember from it is that it was set during the Empire (...
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Late 80s/early 90s young adult sci-fi book about teenage girl living on the moon after Earth's invasion by aliens

The book is about a teenage girl who lives on the Moon after aliens take over the Earth. I think there was a picture of a blonde girl sitting and the moon in the background on the cover. It was one of ...
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Sci-fi book where a guy turns to rock

I read this book 30 plus years ago... I remember the man, it seems, is on another planet and is trying to climb this mountain which he's having trouble doing. All the while turning into the rock. He ...
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Story Identification Looking for a Harry Potter fic, has demons and m/m. Not a supernatural crossover

I remember a bit about it. Starts with a young Harry Potter. He has a female friend His friend commits suicide, I remember the scene was in a bathroom but not much more then that. He goes to hell ...
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Young pilots in a future space war short story

I read this short story in the late 1970s. An anthology from a UK library...no memories of the other stories. A space pilot is sitting in a compartment on a train, another passenger boards and sits ...
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I am looking for a book about an astronaut traveling to a moon and solving a murder mystery

The guy is sent in a weird sort of cryosleep state to some moon, I think a Galiliean moon or Titan, as a replacement to a dead base resident. At the end, they discover the dead person's body and then ...
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Short story where an old man completely eliminates all trace of a young woman's existence

In the 1980s I read a short story in an anthology that also contained "The Ruum" by Arthur Porges and "Tickets Please" by D H Lawrence. The short story featured a group of possibly British people ...
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Aliens on tropical gas giant moon annually becoming incorporeal

I recall reading this within the last several years. The book itself is likely less than 15-20 years old. It was science-fiction and I believe on the "hard" side. Written in English ...
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Fantasy book series about a young girl and a talking dog solving mysteries

This one was known to me years ago, but I don't recall much so I'll do my best in detailing what i remember: Most of the cover used in the series had a dark blue color in the background, with some ...
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Help identifying a book series involving faery and cigar shaped UFOs

I've been trying to find a series of books I read in middle school (~2001, though I have no idea when they were published but I vaguely remember thinking they were "old" books at the time, ...
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Short story in Analog about Israeli scientists time-travelling to the time of dinosaurs and then can’t return

My husband wants to find a short story he read in Analog magazine about Israeli scientists using a time-travelling device to go to the time of dinosaurs. (The device is not precisely accurate as to ...
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Harry Potter Fanfiction: Secret Relationship Drarry

It’s been one year, but on Fanfiction.net, I was reading a Drarry fan fiction that takes place in their 8th year. Draco has his room away from the dorms, and he's much more closer to Snape, who is ...

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