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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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Harry Potter fanfiction in which Harry goes to Snape's house and winds up in a relationship with Voldemort and Snape

The fanfiction involves Harry going to Snape's house on Spinner's End with Hedwig and Fawkes. Voldemort winds up there as a snake. Harry is cleaning the house and stays in his room and Snape doesn't ...
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Manhwa where the main character is killed in a fire and goes back to before she left the male lead

Hi so I'm looking for this manhwa. Please forgive my spelling. Here's a list of what I remember: Modern day manhwa. She died in a fire and returned to when she was leaving the male lead, because she ...
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Manga/manhwa where a black-haired princess gets treated badly and makes a plan to get kidnapped; her blond sister is loved

The girl has been reincarnated into a book. She has black hair and is treated badly even though she's a princess. Everyone loves her blonde sister. She knows that her sister's going to get kidnapped, ...
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New Bob Lazar movie [closed]

I distinctly recall seeing a trailer to some kind of new Bob Lazar film (not Area 51 & Flying Saucers): I saw this trailer quite a bit later than the release date of Area 51 & Flying Saucers ...
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Movie with airplane attacked by magnetic shock

I recall seeing a trailer a few years ago which first showed a passenger plane apparently stopping working mid-flight due to some magnetic-field attack and as a result plunging towards the ground. ...
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Story featuring an alien with an exotic sensorium (sonar?) that helps solve a murder

In this story, probably in Analog or Asimov's back in the 20th century, a group of humans are on a distant planet: I forget whether they are just exploring or setting up to colonize the place. A ...
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Sci-fi short story about a WW2 German secret project to create a portal to another world [duplicate]

Hey hey you wonderful people. Need help finding a short story. It was part of a short story compendium whose book title I've unfortunately forgotten... probably written in the 80s or 70's. Granted ...
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Book series set in the future on a spaceship

In the late 90s when I was in secondary school I read a series of books, potentially 3. They were set in the future and the story was set on a spaceship. The characters had genetic memories of modern ...
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Android (and maybe other phones) game - side scrolling, primary attack being punching, limited ability to control, fighting monsters

At least 5-6 years ago, I had a game on my Android phone, maybe through an Amazon service that offered me frequent free and discounted games. It had colorful cartoonish artwork, and a frenetic pace ...
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Book about a boy who fights aliens by bringing TV commercials to life

I'm trying to find this book I read when I was younger (about 20years.) It was about a boy who brings TV commercials to life to help fight an alien invasion. Super weird, but it pops back into my ...
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Manhwa about a green eyed, blonde haired female lead

Female lead has blonde hair and green eyes. She is the daughter of a powerful noble. Her mother is locked away in a tower by her father which forces the FL to do his bidding. The main lead I belive is ...
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Werewolf novel from the 80s or early 90s with silver fangs on the paperback cover

As a tween back in the late 80s/early 90s, I read a werewolf novel that, at the time, gripped me like no other story I had read before. I have long forgotten the important details but would love to ...
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Animated series about a tribe searching for a utopia with a kid who is different from the rest of them

I mostly remember the story had to do with these people who are some sort of tribe and travel around. There is this kid who is different from all the rest of them, because while they have blue finger, ...
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Cloning with stolen DNA

I'm looking for a short piece (probably a novelette) about a near-future where it's possible to clone people without their consent from a small scrap of skin (etc.). It's not common (and probably ...
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Netflix show where monsters took over the world

So there was an animated show on Netflix that I watched in the 2010s where these monsters took over the world and the main character is trying to find the survivors. In the first episode the main ...
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Short story crashing landing on a planet and taking shelter in a building that had automated defenses

Trying to find this story that my dad read in the 1960s although the story may be earlier. It's a story where a spaceship crashes and the pilot seeks refuge and finds some kind of shelter, likely ...
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Doctor transfers to the ghost world with a bloody scalpel [closed]

He has black hair. He first wakes up and kills an old male ghost in a medical bed. He has a bloody scalpel as a weapon.
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90s or 2000s book about a young girl who somehow found she could access a magical realm

So this is a long shot, as I unfortunately don't remember many details, but I am trying to find a book I read about 20 years ago when I was a kid. I read it in my local library (in the UK) so it would ...
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Movie with a gate guarded by two statues

I recall a movie I watched more than 10 years ago with this scene in it: A young and an old man are observing a far away gate through a telescope. The younger one is going to pass the gate and the ...
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Book about a college(?) age girl who moved into a house with several male roommates, one of whom is either a ghost or cursed

I'm trying to find this book I read in like junior high/high school and don't remember much. I graduated in 2017, if that helps any. I know it's about a college(?) age girl who moved into this house. ...
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Bl manhwa/manhua/manga set in college where male lead is part of a broadcasting club so mc joins [closed]

Looking for a story where the male lead and main character are part of a club in college (either a broadcasting club or radio club, I think). Only other thing I can remember is that the male lead used ...
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Manhwa where the female lead is transferred into a Korean girl's body in the modern world and learns modern medicine

I'm looking for a manhwa where the female lead is transferred into a Korean girl's body in the modern world and learns modern medicine. The black-haired, illegitimate female lead (FL) was ignored by ...
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A manga about an alien thingy and an office girl

I read a manga about a girl and an alien. The girl found the alien injured so she took care of it. Then it turned out that alien can eat human waste, like pee. Long story short, they have babies in ...
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Young adult horror story in which a boy's neighbor turns out to be the Devil

What I can remember is that a boy lives with his grandma in a apartment and a new neighbor moves in. The kid befriends the neighbor as the neighbor seems to know the kid's secret thoughts. It turns ...
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A short story about a woman who pretends to have dissociative identity disorder

I read this short story only a few years ago in a collection of SF stories that might have been much older. A woman who does not have dissociative identity disorder (DID) is fascinated by DID. (The ...
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I'm looking for a short story I read 10-15 years ago about a man exploring post-apocalyptic Britain

The story involves a man exploring post-apocalyptic Britain. All the people have gone, and he doesn't know why. Nature is reclaiming the land. The bit that really stuck with me, although it wasn't a ...
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Horror movie in which one or more characters peer through windows at a house across the way and watch the silhouette of a man who might be dead

Viewed at US drive-in mid 1980's, this horror movie could (??) have been non-English and black & white. Unknown release date. Unknown country of origin. Passage of time has made me an unreliable ...
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Webtoon where the fl dies after killing her brother, the emperor, and is returned to the past [duplicate]

The fl has straight black hair, she is a princess i believe and has been tormented by her family her entire life. At some point they realise her crush on the ml, they got her engaged and made the ml's ...
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Kids show with roly-poly ball creatures; they live in a big treehouse on a hill

There was a kids show I watched back when I was young, and I'm not sure if it's even real now since I searched everywhere and couldn't find it. It's basically a show with like little cartoony 3D ...
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Fantasy manga where the mc is a female from a noble family and her knight is a demon

The Beginning her family is killed only she and her knight survived went to her fiance family who treated her like trash later she and her knight run but is captured and the Knight reveals he's a ...
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Fantasy manga where the main character is the demon king who is killed by the hero female lead, but prepared reincarnation magic

The main character (MC) is the demon king and the hero is the female lead. She kills the MC in their battle, but the MC prepared reincarnation magic and reincarnated in a temple, but became level 1 ...
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Young adult murder mystery book series about a cop's daughter who works in the morgue after school

It's about this high school girl. She's a cop's daughter and she works in the morgue after school. Everything is fine until dead bodies start coming into the morgue looking fine on the outside but ...
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Story ID: Pre-1985 non-adventure novel, I think with light in title

[This is going to be a hard one. I will strain to give every tiny detail that I remember. Some of which may be incorrect--y'all know how that goes.] Trying to remember the name of an SF novel that I ...
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Science fiction story from around 2010 whose title was something like "Angels at (something)"

I'm looking to identify a science fiction story I read in a magazine ages ago. I think around 2010, though it may have been a few years either side of that. It might have been in Analog, Asimov's, or ...
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Show or movie where a blue alien is discovered by kids in a storm drain or sewer and cuts off its own foot

My daughter is obsessed with finding out what movie or show she watched as a kid, but no googling has helped, so I'm hoping you geniuses can solve the issue! When she describes it, it sounds a bit ...
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Manhwa where people close to the blonde female lead start dying [closed]

I forgot the name of this romance-type manhwa where the people close to the female lead suddenly start dying for some reason, and to solve this, she goes to find a detective guy (the male lead), and ...
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What is the story about Merlin, which includes Gorlois' captain Brithael?

What is the story about Merlin, which includes Gorlois' captain Brithael? In the story, Merlin has put a glamour on Uther, which allows Uther to impersonate Gorlois, who is off at war, and impregnate ...
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Late 90s–early 2000s movie about a woman injected with something that makes her have sex with people and kill them

I'm looking to identify this movie that played on TV around 2007, so it could have been a late '90s or early 2000s movie. It was about a woman injected with something that makes her have sex with ...
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1970s or earlier story in a fantasy/sci-fi anthology about a woman eaten by a stork

I am looking for a specific story. As I recall, I read it in an anthology associated with either fantasy or sci-fi. I cannot recall the author or the anthology where I read it, but it probably dates ...
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Novel with a college age protagonist in a world where something is causing people to be violent

I recently read a blurb somewhere about a book involving a college age protagonist. Something happens to make people turn violent (signal, virus maybe?) and he is forced to run. He is trying to get ...
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Cultivation manhwa where the main character has female masters

I know the title isn't much to go off on, but from what I can remember, the main character was betrayed by his ex and was forced into a cage after having his martial arts broken and his physique ...
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cartoon I watched around 2010 [closed]

It was set on a high school and the main group had a pet lizard (maybe a chameleon) and I only remember correctly two characters who were kinda of the antagonists. There was this asian looking guy ...
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series about a boy who has a chip in his brain- he is taken in and hooked up to machines, to be used for years and he loses his memory

I don’t know much about the book, a friend told me about it a couple months ago. But what I remember is that people had chips in their brains and this one character has certain abilities. There’s some ...
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Does LOTR have a shattered glass type alternate reality [closed]

Shattered glass is basically where the good and the bad team (morally speaking) switch, both within the general sides and individuals as a whole. It is primarily seen in The Transformers, but perhaps ...
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Manga where the main character gets summoned to another world and trapped in a dungeon

I'm looking for a manga where he gets sent to a dungeon for having a weak healing ability but finds a bottle in a chest that gives him the opposite of his ability (I believe it was called erosion)
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Sci-fi novel with spaceships that must be rotated precisely to reach the location safely [duplicate]

Many years ago, probably more than 20, I read a novel that involved interstellar voyage. It stuck in my mind and I would like to read it again, but I can't remember the title nor the author. All I can ...
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Anthology TV mini series soft-hard sci fi, every story for itself, different humanoids

I am searching from years for TV show, anthology, mini series, soft-hard sci fi, every story for itself, no humans in the story, only aliens similar to human specie. Different episode different aliens....
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What is the time-travel story where "ugly chickens" are trapped in the past and brought to the present to become ingredients for a soup?

I read this short story in a collection about 30 years ago but it might be older than that. The main character has a "soup of the day" in his usual restaurant. He finds out it is mostly ...
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70's-80's sci-fi/fantasy movie (TV) with togas and crystals

Movie's title had something to do with an astronomical term. Crystals, caves, and togas were a common theme. A father and son fought with crystal swords. Some existential dread over a long lasting ...
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Fantasy manga in which the red-haired female lead was a swordswoman and demigod who regressed to the past after dying to her ex-lover

The female lead was a red-haired girl and swordsman who had regressed to the past after dying to her ex-lover, who became the king of a country named Bahumut or something. She swore that she would ...
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