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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Cartoon MC: 2 boy and 1 girl fight evil

The cartoon I watched was multiple episodes in 2006~2015 on "Cartoon network" (Don't remember the exact timeline). The main thing I remember is that the main characters are two boys and one girl (...
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There was this cartoon show that I used to watch as a kid. I don't really remember but the main characters were 2 guys and a girl?

There was this cartoon show that I used to watch as a kid. I don't really remember but the main characters were 2 guys and a girl? If I'm not wrong the girl had like 2 buns and red hair ? The ...
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Trying to find a fantasy Web comic about a vengeful witch that looks like a black wraith and yet cute

I cleared my browser history so I can't find it. . I think it is still ongoing. It It has a cutesy art style. One character is vengeful wraith like witch who pairs up with a girl on the girls quest. ...
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Trying to remember name of sci-fi show that was aired in the 2000's

I only have vague memories of this show but am for some reason determined to find it. From what I can remember it was about a group of friends getting sucked into a game console/TV and going on ...
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TV show (or made for TV movie) with a human male dating an alien female

I remember watching something on the Sci-Fi channel when I was younger, of what seemed to be a really bad TV show or made-for-TV movie that took place in "THE FUTURE!!" and had two young adults in a ...
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Story about people trying to recover a ship, but can't because its engine is still operating [duplicate]

I read a short story a long time ago which, for a while now, I've lamented not remembering the name of, because I really enjoyed the concept so much. I believe I read this sometime in the mid-80s, ...
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Brain-eating alien that incorporates memories/function of the eaten

Trying to remember a book/storyline. Possibly a StarTrek novel. Alien bird-like with a beak 'cracks' the skull open and swallows the brain whole. Brain is incorporated into their skull, becoming dual-...
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Old (pre 2000) science fiction story of personal robot

I am looking for sci-fi short story that may have appeared in Analog prior to 2000. It had to do with a personal assistant robot that was intended to protect its human partner from harm. The robot ...
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Anime similar to Guyver

I've been searching for this anime that for the life of me I cannot remember the name. To be honest I dont remember if it was a short series or movie either. I saw it back in the early to mid 90s. It ...
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Students abducted to a world built around a black hole that has a starship they must maintain

Looking for an old scifi book from either the 1980s or 1990s. It starts out with some confusion, but the gist is that an entire class of students on an aircraft are abducted by aliens. I believe that ...
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Kids with special abilities flee being sent to camps, gain friends

There's this book I've been trying to find for the longest time and I just can't remember the name. What I remember, there are these kids that have abilities or something but people see them as bad. ...
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1970s/80s(?) sci-fi book with a spaceship on the cover [closed]

I went to Goodwill last month and I had a book in my hands. I did not read it. Not sure why I didn’t buy it because now I’m hellbent on finding out what it’s called lol. This may not be much ...
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Story about post apocalyptic survival [closed]

I read the series in the 90s I believe there were three books might have been more. It was post apocalyptic and the teens were trying to cross a mountain to get to California to find one of their ...
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Story about aliens that swap out Earth's government and improve quality of life

I am trying to find a short story about aliens that take over the world's government. The premise is that humanity finds a species at a similar level of technological development. Earth's fleet takes ...
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Fantasy/magic book with female protagonist and a misogynistic villain in a ringed city

This is a young-adult book that I read in approximately 2006 (definitely before 2010), in English, but cannot remember the name of. The setting is medieval-ish fantasy (similar to the Abhorsen / ...
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80's-ish sci-fi movie with guy/car saving a girl (cyborg?) and car chase at the end of the movie

It was either a guy had to stay with his car to stay alive (the car was how he recharged himself because he was part cyborg)—or—the car had a guy's consciousness in it. The guy/car was trying to save ...
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Trying to find an old short story about two cats who are aliens

In the early '70's I used to check out a book with short stories and one of them was about two cats that were actually alien spies, and they get found out when they get high on catnip.
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Old time travel series with older self helping younger self

I'm currently looking for an old series (saw 1 or 2 episodes some 10-20 years ago). I'm not sure if it’s a live action series or an anime though. What I remember is: A boy (12-16?) goes to school in ...
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Fantasy story with a young female protagonist and an ageless wizard

I am searching for a series of young adult books I read approximately 10 years ago (2010). They were from a library so I assume they can't have come out before 1990. There are two protagonists: a ...
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Scifi short story about beings that have evolved into blue orbs that float in space

This was a short story which I believe was written before the year 2000. It was about beings which are bluish orbs floating in space, evolved to no longer needing their bodies. They recognize one ...
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2000s (or earlier) fantasy novel where the main character wears spider silk clothes because of her sensitive skin [duplicate]

I'm searching for a fantasy novel I read years ago - in the early 2000s, though it might have been published earlier. The main thing I remember is the main character (female I think) had to wear ...
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Animated series with caputring aliens in a device [closed]

There used to be an animated series which aired on Cartoon Network India around the year 2000 I remember the plot vaguely it consisted of a group of guys and girls capturing aliens in a disc like ...
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1980s Sci Fi Children's stories. Similar to Star Trek

As a young child in the late 1980s or early 1990s, I remember reading at school a series of sci fi illustrated books. However, the books may have been older. The series was similar to Star Trek in ...
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I'm looking for a anime movie, made around 1980 - 2000 [closed]

I am looking for an anime movie or series about a boy that travels with a girl on a submarine named Nautilus, some connection with Jules Verne novel.
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Short story about a spaceship of teens where boys are given a pet to distract them from the girls

Looking for the name and author of a short story I read back in the 80s. It was in a sci fi anthology possibly for young adults. The story was about a spaceship full of teens - boys and girls. ...
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Book about a female masked fighter [closed]

Trying to find a book that I read a while ago. A girl who is a fighter that wears a mask, red devil maybe? She ends up in a different town and falls for a guy but then her fight coach dies and before ...
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Time travel movie where travelers in the time of the dinosaurs accidentally change the timeline

I saw a movie on Syfi maybe 8-10 years ago where people were able to travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. They had to stay on this bridge type thing and not step off or touch anything to ...
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HP fanfic in which Vernon killed the real Harry and Dumbledore stole a child to replace him

I'm looking for a Harry Potter fanfiction that I read a few years ago in which it turns out that Harry Potter isn't actually Harry Potter, but a child who was stolen from Diagon Alley to replace Harry ...
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Looking for a story about spacemen landing on Earth who turn out to be caterpillar like aliens

I read a short story in an anthology paperback many years ago, perhaps 25-30 years, during a plane ride. The stories were probably already old at that time. It is never made clear what the spacemen ...
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Movie about trying to stop global warming but caused ice age on accident

I saw a movie on Syfi channel about 15 years ago. It was about scientists trying to stop global warming, but overdo it and accidentally cause a new ice age instead. I can’t remember the name of it. ...
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Anyone know some good comics/mangas about wolves [closed]

Anyone know some good comics/mangas about wolves it could be an isekai or anything
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Isekai manga about a boy who gets reincarnated in the body of a child in a duke's or count's family

It's an isekai manga about a boy who gets reincarnated in the body of a child in a duke's or count's family. He and his mother get mistreated by the main wife and her child. After the mom of the MC ...
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Story about a newly discovered planet that turns out to be a machine world with another world inside it [duplicate]

I read this story a long time ago, in the 1980s as a child. It was science fiction from the 1970s or earlier, it had a 1960s "feel" to the writing. A short paperback novel? I don't remember a cover ...
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Horror novel about an immortal snake-woman, feeds on blood and can take over human bodies

This was a paperback I read back in the late 80s-early 90s, out of my dad’s collection. It may have been published earlier. Not a typical incubus-succubus story, the main villain is a mythological ...
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Book About Unknown Phenomena/Aliens/Bigfoot/Etc

I have been haunted for years now about finding a book that was in my school library in the mid-to-late '80s. It was a compendium of various strange phenomena and had illustrations that went along ...
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Book where astronauts sent out to find other life are recalled back to Earth

I had a book in the 80's-90's that I would like to find a copy of if I could just remember the title/author. It was published in English. Ships with lone astronauts had been sent out to explore for ...
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2010s TV series where a journalist spots mysterious smoke but nobody believes him

The main person is a journalist and he is spotting mysterious smoke (seeing and smelling). In the smoke, there is something more to spot and he thinks it is a connection to something. He tries to ...
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Movie scene where woman is comforting father of dead son by saying he is alive somehow

A father, whose son is dead, and a woman are sitting on a porch, looking at the stars. The father is crying and the woman is talking about his son like he is still alive. She says things like: This ...
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Anyone know a manga about an mc with a chef/butcher skill and can take the butchered animals/monsters skill? [closed]

Anyone know a manga about an mc with a chef/butcher skill and can take the butchered animals/monsters skill Idk anything else about the manga
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Can anyone identify this old computer game where a troll turns you into a frog?

This was a game I played in school aged 5 or 6 (in Year One or Two), which would be in 1991. I believe it was on a BBC Acorn, though it might have been some other computer; it seemed old fashioned to ...
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Aliens attack space station and dissolve humans into food

I am looking for a specific short story I read in college. The story was written prior to 1981. The story was about an alien race that attacks a space station and dissolves the humans for a food ...
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Vampires cause electronics to disintegrate

This is bugging me because it's a random detail I remember that's stuck in my head. The main character is entering the lair of one or more vampires and happens upon a box of what seems to be sand and ...
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Dark Harry fan fic where Harry is evil [closed]

I’m looking for a Harry FanFic which I read a few years ago, it was based at the end of the seventh year, Harry was asked to make a speech and it is revealed that he is evil. If my memory is correct ...
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Short story about boy in England who fears new ice age as he notices dawn getting later each day

I'm looking for the title/author of this short story which appeared in an anthology. I think it was aimed at children - I read in the 80s in the UK. The plot line has a boy living in the South of ...
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Dark futuristic sci fi shorts shown on UK TV in the 90s

I distinctly remember as a kid in probably the mid-90s watching a series of one-off sci fi shorts. Quite dark / hard sci fi. Kind of a manga vibe but not necessarily Japanese. I seem to recall they (...
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70-80s sci-fi short story collection where an astronaut lands on a forest/plant based planet and has to get to safety [duplicate]

Looking for title/author of a short story I read in a sci fi anthology I read in the 80s. Here is the plot line I remember of one based on the visual imagery I had when reading rather than the text so ...
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Short story where the hero quotes “Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies” while having an underwater adventure

I read this in a science fiction anthology which I checked out from a public library in Indiana sometime in the early 1980s. I'm thinking no later than 1985. I don't know how old the book was when I ...
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Book where kids find a journal about supernatural entities?

The kids moved into a house inherited from a family member. There was a journal one kid found in an attack. The journal detailed a bunch of fantasy, fey-type creatures. The kids had a evilish brownie ...
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Color Computer 2 fantasy game with maze and a selection of magic and weapons

I have vague memories of a game I played on the Tandy Color Computer 2, probably around 1990 or so. The game was entirely done with line art, and involved navigating a maze that sprawled across the ...
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Manga where the main character is a retired knight given a land

The main character is a retired knight and was given land after he retired. He's very strong and uses a big axe. He found a village that is hidden with magic in that land and tries to cooperate with ...

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