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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Short story about the death of a giant tree

I'm looking for a short story about a very old, giant tree that contains an extremely valuable substance at its heart. Don't recall if in a magazine or an anthology; perhaps 10 pages? In English. I ...
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Minimalist Satirical Online Comic with Dots for Characters of Gods and Demons

I've googled several times over many months and can't seem to find the comic again. I read some of it about a year ago online. It featured God (abrahamic) as a black dot with Satan/Lucifer as a red ...
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Short story about a man who makes miniature clones of the female coworker he's attracted to

Does anyone know this story? I think I originally read it in a short story collection of the author's works, but I for the life of me cannot remember the title or author. The only other thing I ...
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YA book trilogy printed in different colored ink [closed]

I'm looking for a YA trilogy I read probably over 6 or 7 years ago now. I believe I only read the first book, and the only defining features I can remember is the fact that each book was printed in a ...
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Traveler who aims to travel faster to reach better places [duplicate]

I'm trying to remember the title of a short story I read, and of course I don't even remember the author. This is a story about a traveller, a member of some kind of organisation of travellers (almost ...
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Which books are the moments from Skyfire Cycle of Brooklyn 99 based on?

In the popular show Brooklyn 99, a fantasy series with the name Skyfire Cycle is repeatedly referred to. The favourite moments shared by two of show's leading actors are as follows: Summoning of ...
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Story about people bonded to “Grateful Dead” type bears

Read this book quite a while ago in high school, 2004 at the latest. Details are a bit sketchy, any help would be appreciated. Two people, one male, one female. I think that they meet up in the ...
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Trying to find a book about stolen fossils, reanimation, and robot dinosaurs

I read a book a long time ago that I absolutely adored. Sadly I don't own the book and can't remember what it was called. I do remember some details though: The book takes place in the 1800s ...
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Old puppet kids show about a hot air balloon going to another dimension

Please help me, I’m writing this at 3:30am :( I need peace of mind lol I remember that there are 3 main characters, two boys and a girl. One of the boys is an apprentice to an old man building a hot ...
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Who wrote the short story with the climax/resolution/denouement “It only stands to reason”?

Years ago (1960s? 1970s?) I read a collection of short stories among which was a story about a large, lone seated figure on a discovered planet. Memory is vague but as I remember, it is unclear if ...
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3D cartoon where the MC finds a red robotic arm and it gets stuck on his right arm

I'm looking for a 3D cartoon where the main character finds a red robotic arm and it gets stuck on his right arm. The main character lives with his uncle and his cousin and has a robotic talking dog. ...
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What movie is this? Alien living as humans

I can't remember the name of this movie, but is old, from the 1960's or 70's. It was about a community hidden out in the boonies. Maybe farmers. A couple visits this community, probably to study them. ...
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Sci-fi story about tunnel in wall that leads to the same location

I'm looking for the name of a short sci-fi story about a town located near a massive, seemingly endless wall. When the inhabitants find a hole in the wall, they send a man in to investigate what's on ...
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CGI-animated movie: siblings find out that their parents were transferred to another universe

When I was a kid I saw a CGI-animated movie which aired on the TV but I didn't get the name of it. It consists of siblings finding out their parents were transported to another universe by their ...
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Manga about a guy who was reborn as some noble's daughter

The guy was a playboy, who used women as he wanted. He died and was reborn as some noble's first daughter. The daughter was useless(?) and tried(?) to kill herself with poison. MC started to fight ...
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Old anime where a school girl is a reincarnation of a war god and fights monsters/machines

The anime I am looking for is one I remember very distantly so pardon me for my lack of details. To start it off there is a school girl with brown hair down to her ears/neck who goes on a school trip. ...
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Anime show where the main character (and main villain) are reincarnations of warrior gods

I'm looking for the name of a fantasy adventure anime where the main character is supposed to be the reincarnation of some warrior God and so was the main villain?
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70s (or earlier) SF novel, colonist spaceships crash-land on Venus because of an electrical field, protagonist searches for his astronaut father

I thought the title was "Escape (On / To) Venus" (not the Burroughs novel) - written for children or young adults. The story is about a spaceship of colonists heading to Venus from Earth - ...
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90's (or earlier) YA fantasy series with broken crystal said scattered across time, imbued with telepathic powers

Not sure when the books were released, but I read them probably in the 93-95 era. There were multiple protagonists in this series and the viewpoints jumped around. I believe there was time travel ...
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Pre-80s short story, man walking in a deserted town enters a cafe and climbs down a pit with cables and pipes

I read that SF short twenty or thirty years ago. A man is walking across land scattered with the remnants of human civilisation (broken crockery, etc.) He comes to an apparently deserted town and then ...
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Horror movie: friends in a yacht get capsized, drift to an island with killers [duplicate]

What is the title of this movie? I think it's set somewhere in Europe. There were a group of friends in a yacht in the middle of the sea when a strong storm capsized their boat. Some managed to ...
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Cartoon I watched as a kid where a kid can summon a monster from a different realm [closed]

The show is about how this kid that can summon a monster from another realm. There are four realms earth, fire, darkness, and water. It was about 8 or 9 years ago that I watched it. It was more of a ...
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Title of a time travel movie involving a boy in alien armor and a girl?

So years ago I saw this move with time travel but I didn't watch it from the very beginning. I really would appreciate finding out the title of this movie. Some random facts from this movie (I'm not ...
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A book about a young boy with healing powers [closed]

A spiritual book about a young boy who was a healer. He was taken from the church and his powers were used by those in power. Had a very respectful relationship with God.
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Magical-realist story about unconsciousness potion

I read this short story a long time ago (maybe early 2000's?) and I feel like I maybe have invented many of the details, but here's what I remember: I think it was a magical realist author, like ...
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70's to 90's werewolf horror novel, witch turns a boy's brother into a werewolf who eventually kills her but keeps her corpse as he loved her

This was a book I'd found on my brother's shelf, and he's quite a bit older than me. We narrowed it down to probably being a book from the 70's or 80's. I only remember a few scenes of this book, and ...
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Sci-fi book series with modern Arthurian legends with Excalibur as a spaceship

I think this was actually a series of books following the human survivors of an alien invasion of Earth. Set a little into the future though I don't think it's by much. Strangely the aliens have ships ...
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Power Rangers-style show where the protagonists could transform into robots using special cards

I used to watch a show on Cartoon Network (2011-2012) that was like Power Rangers. It was a live-action show, not a cartoon, and probably Japanese in origin. The heroes of the show (several men and a ...
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Horror movie where friends land on an island with killers who skin and wear their victims, and a lady with octopus tentacle legs

There is a movie I watched many years ago. I can hardly remember its title. The movie was set on an island. The story goes like this: A group of friends were on a yacht when a strong storm capsized ...
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Old Cartoon Network anime, rival has a spaceship slightly better than the protagonist's and they know how many more hits it takes to destroy a ship

Lately I’ve been trying to remember an anime I think was on Cartoon Network. It was definitely a space anime. I remember the protagonist had a weird looking ship and he also had a rival with a ...
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What anime that has a character with green marble in his eye that gives him special abilities/superpowers

I'm trying to remember the name of an anime I watched back in the mid 2000, it was possibly made in the 90s. The premise from what I remember was post-apocalyptic world where planet Earth has been ...
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Isekai manga where the main character wakes up as the Demon Lord

I remember reading a manga where a kid wakes up inside of a game he used to play. He is a black-haired kid around the age of 13. He finds one of the characters standing by him, a female elf. I think ...
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Short sci-fi story about a hellish, industrial isolated domed city, where people live in hypnosis to see it as beautiful

I'm looking for the title/author of a short sci-fi story about a domed isolated city where people undergo (without knowing) a hypnotic treatment, to see the city as lush and beautiful, with parks and ...
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Short story ID. Astronauts use hover bikes to traverse alien maze

I am trying to identify a short story in a children's anthology of Science Fiction stories. I read it in the early 1980's in the UK. The book was illustrated and had the look of the hardback "...
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Light novel where people have abilities and magic and can level up to defeat monsters invading the world

From what I can remember the novel is like solo leveling in the sense it is a world where people have abilities and magic and monsters are invading the world. The main character is one of the ...
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story about mind wipes, Nova starfighters, and humanities last pocket of existence?

I read an Ebook once, and I can remember most everything except for the title, which is annoying because I'd like to read it again. Here's most everything I can remember, may not be in chronological ...
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Manga about blacksmith/martial artist who uses a hammer to smith and attack

It's about a prodigy in smithing. He uses a heavy hammer (100kg, I think). He then joined some rich and famous sect and became the best blacksmith there. It's set in a kinda futuristic era.
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Movie or tv scene with many species of aliens

Decades ago I watched a TV documentary in the USA about science fiction or horror movies or some related subject. I don't remember its title. As I remember a very interesting scene was shown beneath ...
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Apocalyptic VR Short Story where a girl experiences glitches in her reality

Hoping to identify a short story I read in a sci-fi anthology in the late 1980s: no character names, I'm afraid, but the plot was along these lines: a girl (probably!) lives in a "normal" ...
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Anime with Nanotech armor. The nanites are in the blood stream and form armor when attacked

I rented a movie back in 2005 on the Anime Network. One scene explains how the armor works. The nanobots are in the bloodstream and when attacked the bots rush up from the blood stream up to the skin ...
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90s/2000s French comic about kids accidentally summoning a monster

I remember this comic from a library in the 90s/early 2000s. It was a bunch of kids, possibly classmates, in a small village that would venture out in the woods and pretend to be druids. At one point ...
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Anime where girl turns into crystal/stone/glass and dies?

please forgive me, for this is going to be very vague. I remember seeing a scene from an anime or cartoon in my childhood where this girl was surrounded by a group of people and it seemed like she was ...
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Old science fiction story about plugging into a computer

I once read a science fiction book, maybe from the 1980s, the plot of which I really can't remember except the ending. The main character found a way to "plug" into his computer and he was taken over ...
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Short story in a White Dwarf Magazine from 90’s

I’m looking for a short story from a White Dwarf Magazine circa 1990’s. It is Warhammer Fantasy based. I remember two human fighters (mercenaries) travelling and meeting an old man with a child. ...
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SF novel where the second Mars expedition discovers the first turned into vampires

Hardback, in English. Author was male & probably American. Published late '80s - Early '90s. Plot (as best I can remember): Earth loses contact with first Mars expedition. Second expedition ...
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Children's Book: boy sprouts wings, tries to pull them out but it hurts too much?

I believe this was a standalone book, not a short story. I read it probably 10 to 15 years ago. It was a children's book. All I remember is one scene. I'm 99% sure the protagonist was male but it ...
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In which manga does everyone around the world become 2 cm tall?

The main character's sister writes a novel because she received some kind of message telling her what is going to happen in two years; she had to let the world know, but in an indirect way. Everyone ...
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Cartoon/anime show involving a guy duped by the immortal bad guy, a green stone that gives pain powers, and a blue stone for super strength

They wear the shirt color of their gems, and they fly all over the world in a jet looking for other people who have gems. The bad guy tricks the first character to take his side and later finds out he ...
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TV show with an old lady and a talking, alien cat

In the mid 90s, specifically 96 IIRC, I watched a tv show with my baby sitter. The show aired weekly and it had an old lady and a talking cat that I believe was an alien. It spoke telepathically. It ...
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Dark/Mystery related cartoon with a blond protagonist

I used to watch a cartoon when I was a kid, sometime during the the 2000s(?). I remember that the story was pretty dark, or mystery related. The art style was something like Batman: The Animated ...

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