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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Short horror story I read in the 70's where the protagonist witnesses a monster disguised as a human eat someone

A guest at a hotel or bed and breakfast accidently sees into an open door in another room. He sees a human turn into a monster and devour another guest. The monster turns back into a human and is ...
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Am looking for a manga where the mc has a miniature world or like a space where he can control like a god

Am looking for a manga where the mc has a miniature world or like a space where he can control like a god and this is an advantage for him.
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Manhwa featuring a strong, pink-haired female lead with rose powers

I really don't remember the plot, but she has the flower power something like that, and the power was supposed to be his older brother, and his older brother and father have red hair, and a stepsister ...
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Manga about a teacher teaching girls with powers

The manga is about a teacher he is lazy and looks unmotivated he has to teach this girl who can't and he ended making her cry and she slapped him because he was saying some mean things to her don't ...
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Looking for story about main character’s love interest reincarnating into a villian after she dies [closed]

I believe it either comes from a manga or anime
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Trying to identify a novella by Poul Anderson

I read a novella (or novelette—I don't believe it could have been a short story) that I am almost certain was by Poul Anderson. It opened in an airport, flights cancelled by bad weather, with two men ...
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Manga where the main character is reborn, joins the army, and carries his squad

I think it was the Korean army as he entered the army after school after being reborn. in the beginning his squad don't like him cause they think his out performing them to be spiteful but one ...
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TV show / movie where a group of kids get pulled from 1 universe/planet to another; they end up in a massive playroom and are toys for a giant's child [duplicate]

I have been trying to remember a series of videos (TV show, series of movies, or direct-to-video) I saw as a kid, possibly released in the 80s/90s/'00s. All I get is random memories of a couple of ...
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Teenage time travel movie (or series) with a watch like time machine [duplicate]

I am looking for a teenage (or child) time travel movie or series I have watched as a child in late 90's or early 2000's. My memories are quite vague, but here are the details as I remember them: ...
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I'm looking for a book I read as a kid about a boy entering fantasy video game

I don't remember much about the book only that I read it sometime around the 2010's . I remember a boy getting sucked into a fantasy video game with his girlfriend . Further, they would level up ...
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80s-90s movie about teenage alien boys landing on earth

I watched this movie in the early to mid 90s about a small group of teenage like alien boys that landed, possibly due to a tech issue or even crash landing, on earth. They were found by some younger ...
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Space explorers and cats?

The book is about space travellers who explore different planets and they eventually come to a planet that is pretty much earth. Some of the explorers being to feel uneasy and scared because they ...
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Manga/manwha/light novel where a girl transmigrates into a villainess and uses science to help her [closed]

I’m looking for any story that involves transmigration, romance, and science. I’d prefer a villainess story and/or where the main female lead is a scientist but I’m not really picky. I just love the ...
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Manga about a female lead who is reincarnated into her own book

It’s about a girl who got sucked or reincarnated into the book she wrote. The world is dying and she’s there to help it. She has a spirt guide to help her. The male lead, who I think was the villain ...
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Martial artist manhua where he gets skills from souls/memories

Looking for a manhua I read Basic plot is that he gets skills from souls or memories of previous life Some skills he gets are hacking money making skills master appraiser master psychologist In most ...
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Early '90s sci fi anthology episode about a man who is granted wishes, but has to spend eternity working in a mine to pay them off

Looking for an episode from a sci fi anthology series where a man is granted wishes, but has to pay them off by working in a mine forever.
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Manga where the main character can travel to a post-apocalyptic future filled with monsters when he sleeps and has a cultivation technique

The main character falls asleep in the middle of class and finds himself as a skeleton with only his head normal in a post-apocalypse. There he first fights against limping skeleton with brain and ...
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Looking for a short story that was written about a future where most people live in perpetual adolescence except one person who reaches maturity

Looking for a short story about a future time when all people live in perpetual adolescence, except for one boy who ages into maturity. The final line of the story is something like “for you are a ...
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Manga where everyone lives in an underground city because the surface world is no longer liveable due to some catastrophic events

The manga is shōnen, with black and white art. The main character is male and has a scavenger/thief-like job. The main character's appearance is of a teenage or young adult, wearing a scarf and hood, ...
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Fantasy book with red haired girl and 2 boys [duplicate]

I read this book like about 10 years ago (2011-ish) and I'm certain it starts with "Lord". It's surely not "Lord of the Rings" because I clearly remembered I didn't want to read it....
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A story of four people landed on a planet and fallen into alien molluscum which consumed them but left brains so they possessed and controlled it

I would be very grateful for the name of this story. I read it in some sci-fi book full of short stories. One man was a biologist, then a woman also scientist, then a military dude and a state ...
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looking for name of manga with noble girl, possibly named Mary

From what recall the Main Character (MC) was reincarnated as Mary the daughter of a noble family and has a strong body. She has a maid called Tutte, I think, and she becomes friends with a magician ...
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Whats the story with a guy discovering an old tv program and getting trapped inside

I remember a guy finding an old black and white TV program but no one believes him when he tries to tell him and as he watches it the same episode repeats but the background characters change he ...
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Sci-fi novel about a group of people stranded on a planet populated by automated war machines

This was a short novelette about a group of people who are intimidated to land their cargo ship on a planet destroyed and inhabited by automated ai war robots, to loot valuable technology on the ...
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Please help identify late 1970's Cthulhu Mythos Sci Fi comic

I'm trying to find some info on a story which was part of a comic that I bought in the late 1970's. I cannot remember the title of the comic, the story or anything about the artist. But I vividly ...
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Manga about a girl who is reincarnated after a car crash and finds the boy she promised to marry

So basically, the girl (black hair) meets this (blond haired) boy and she made a promise to the boy that she would marry him, and also asked if he believed in reincarnation. She died in a car crash ...
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Looking for a manga where the main character gets betrayed by his childhood friend who is a sage because he is jealous that he is close to the hero

The main character gets stabbed by his childhood friend who is a sage, because he sees the sage with the other childhood friend who is a hero and the main character floats down a river, sees a dragon ...
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Dinosaur eggs preserved by alien hatch, alien comes back for them?

I'm looking for a novel about intelligent dinosaurs and aliens. Probably published in the early 90's. Paperback, English. Cover was a green alien resembling a small, predatory dinosaur (similar to ...
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Fantasy kids' book about a medieval land with monsters and magical jewels

A fantasy kids' book that was written as a collection of tales (like a fairytale anthology) about the same kingdom, set in medieval times. There is no set protagonist or plot line, it just all happens ...
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1980s horror movie with a monster in a swimming pool

I've a recollection of a film I watched as a kid (vastly under-aged). It was more than likely 1980s in origin, or at the very latest very early 1990s. It was almost certainly horror. A lot of the ...
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Does anyone know the title and author of this book where a boy/young man goes into a routine operation and the surgeons discover that he's a robot?

I read this book many years ago, but I can't remember the title or author. It starts with a boy/young man, the protagonist, who undergoes routine surgery, but the surgeons discover advanced ...
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Harry Potter fanfic called "What Comes After", where Harry is abused and Snape and Malfoy help him

I’m looking for this fanfiction called "What Comes After", which was posted on Archive of Our Own. Sadly I don’t remember the author. It was some kind of storyline where Harry is/was abused. ...
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Main character is over-powered and summons the spirit king into the manga and there’s a girl who challenges him to see who’s better

I think the spirit king's name started with an "A" and the main character has over-powered magic
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Sci-fi novel family lives in an island with monsters mountains, the girl travels to a city underwater

The family it’s the style of 1800. Reminds me of Jane Austin. One sister gets consumed by the magic of the monsters island. The other travels under the sea to a modern city with her aunt.
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Main character is a noble whose whole family are like sages and the mc gets the reincarnator profession and banished from family

His brother comes after him after he was banished but is defeated and during the fight the main character remembers a bunch of magic.
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Main character is transmigrated to cultivation world with a system. After becoming strong he comes back to Earth to save his sister at her university

In this manhua the main character becomes stronger by stronger everyday with help of the system, then he breaks the formation to travel back earth with his girlfriend and he saves his father and his ...
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MC gets summoned multiple times and has to escape

I'm looking for a manga where MC gets summoned around 4 or 3 times but after his last summon he is in a room with multiple people and has to escape the room that is somewhat of a playground. He can ...
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What is the title of SciFi anthology with a short story about the singers at the end of time?

The anthology cover shows a woman and man (lower left) and some barrel-chested natives (upper right). While listening to the natives sing, the anthropologists are transported to the far future where ...
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Scifi movie from 70s, 80s - Humanoid on Earth in search for the key to his spaceship (ship looks like a dragon)

The movie is about the search for an ancient artifact. At the beginning, the movie looks like it's a crime piece about a criminal band that is looking for some priceless relics. Later, it seems that ...
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Early 90s or late 80s TV series involving a spaceship or alien vessel hidden inside a cavern

I saw this series on TV as a child when it was broadcast in Hungary sometime between 1995-1997. It could have been either a North American or a European production. It was live action; it consisted ...
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Post apocalyptic story about a city with an underground metro

I read a story in the early 2000's (don't know how contemporary was the book). I think it was a Russian author but I'm not sure, but I read it in Russian. The story had a man live in a post ...
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manga where mc had his lover stolen by the hero [duplicate]

mc and the saint as children made a promise to date each other when they grow older but when mc sees the saint she was getting married to the hero. I know that it is a manga .
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Book about a space traveler who meets a cat-like alien on another planet

I read this around 10 years ago and it was an old book I bought from the school library. It was maybe around 200-300 pages and not a large book. I read it when I was young, so I don't remember ...
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SciFi story about "hive mind" babies that are born around the same time in a village

I'm looking to re-read a SciFi short story about some "hive mind" babies that are born around the same time in a village... A similar plot to John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos, but quite ...
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Anime Movie with a Boy Who Turns Into a Big Fish

I've been trying to find out the name of an anime in which there's a girl who allegedly lost her father after he's enchanted by a mermaid. It's a movie, not a series. Its protagonist is a girl - a ...
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Manga where the main character is isekaied and teleported to a house where he can't leave the yard, and he saves a girl that's being chased

He can't leave the yard and he saves a girl that's being chased. And he's practically invincible in the yard.
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Protoplasm alien that absorbs several humans

I recall reading a story in my teenage years where some protoplasmic alien eats up several humans from a crashed rocket landing on an alien planet. They happen to survive as the alien just ...
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Book about three asteroids hitting Earth, underground bunkers, tunnels, portals and ancient giant civilization, portals work by placing hand

This book was a trilogy, I believe. There were three asteroids heading for the Earth. All powerful people are in underground bunkers awaiting the destruction of parts of the planet. A team of people ...
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Isaac Asimov short story about illegal meat

I’m trying to find a short story by Asimov that I read years ago. The plot is that in the future, all meat is banned/illegal and carries a huge penalty if eaten/found. A few people can afford to buy ...
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Book about a pair of apes dying, spaceship gives them a shot with medicine and they thrive to become humans

I remember something about Atlantis in the title. The book describes a spaceship going from planet to planet to check on them. They visit a planet where there is a pair of apes dying. These apes are ...

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