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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SF Short Story — Mercy-Killing Telepath

I read this English-language short story in the 1960s — can't remember just where. The main character is a middle-aged man, who, if I remember correctly, walks with a crutch. He is a telepath who was ...
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YA sci-fi book about a servant family living on the estate of a noble family with a magical bloodline

I hope one you lovely people might be able to help me remember a book title I’ve forgotten, as I really want to re-read it. I read it a few years ago and was sure I read it on Kindle Unlimited but can’...
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Did Mickey Mouse ever face off against sky pirates in an official comic?

I recall many years ago reading a Mickey Mouse comic in which Mickey flew an airplane and fought against other characters, such as Pete, in other airplanes. This was not the bootleg black-and-white &...
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Anime with a blue robot protecting a young girl

I’m trying to find an anime I watched when I was a kid. The main character is a young girl and has a blue robot protecting her. I don’t remember why he was protecting her, but I remember the blue ...
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Manga where the Main Character's master is a dragon

I read this manga years ago and I can’t find it or its name. All I remember is that the main character’s master was a dragon that can also has a human form. During one of the chapters main character ...
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Isekai manga where the main character is a poor noble and rules over a land called beibloyon? and heals commoners and gets a religion called demiurge

So a person is reincarnated and is born into a family with a trash territory and it's full of criminals, but he can only use healing magic, unlike other nobles. When his family dies, the criminals ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel called “After the Burning”(?)

I'm trying to locate a novel I read in the 1960s in paperback. I believe the original title was (I think) After the Burning. The major theme was the collapse of human society and the hatred of science....
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80s (or earlier) children's book series about a museum, time travel, and dinosaurs

In the mid-1980s, the Timberland Regional Library branch in downtown Olympia, Washington had a series of books about some children who discovered that a museum exhibit about dinosaurs could transport ...
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It's like Cheating Men must die but MC is a male

What is the title of this kind of manwha, manhua or manga, idk which. He is a successful man who uses women as sexual tools. After that he got killed by one of the women he played and died. After that ...
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What book has a farm girl harvesting the power of unicorns?

I read a book in seventh grade, that I think was released in 2005. The main character is a girl who lived on her family farm, and she could see this ghost boy. One day this tunic-wearing man comes in ...
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Book about interdimensional travel by use of a hallway

I vaguely remember details about the book. I remember that travel between dimensions was regulated by either a company or government entity, and they used a box shaped hallway, basically a tesseract ...
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1980s or 1990s film with robots or mechs I watched in my childhood

There was a film I had on VCR when I was a kid that must have been from around the 1980s or 1990s. I watched it dozens of times and it had some very large robots that I vaguely think could have been ...
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Short story (probably) where characters played a Civilization-like game, I think on Titan

I vaguely remember a short story (I don't think it was book-length) about some people who lived in an off-planet base, possibly on Titan, and a popular past-time for the major characters was a complex,...
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Fantasy/isekai manga where the human main character is summoned multiple times for 60 seconds each

It's about a certain main character who is a human and gets summoned in another world but after 60 seconds he's suddenly in front of goddess-sama again and he gets summoned again by the demons and ...
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Isekai manga where the main character gets summoned multiple times to another world

I'm looking for an isekai manga where the main character gets summoned from one world to the next rapidly, acquiring more power each time. He gets summoned as a hero, a demon lord, a vampire, and one ...
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Isekai manga where the protagonist wakes up in a forest as his max level, red-haired game avatar, and meets a girl who can talk to monsters

I'm looking for a specific manga. The main character wakes up in a forest as his high level, red-haired, game avatar and meets a young girl on the run because she can talk to monsters. As I recall, ...
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Book where a kid playing baseball gains super speed and knocks over the seating stand

When I was younger I read this book about superheroes. Its protagonist gained super speed during a childhood baseball game and knocked over the seating stand. It was kind of in a similar vein to the ...
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Kindle superhero series including an army guy in powered armor, a self-aware robot, and a teleporting thief

I first read this around 2015, I think. There were at least three books in the series maybe four. I remember I started getting free copies of the book from the author in exchange for reviews until I ...
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What 80s alien movie has a man possessed by a creature via the back of his neck?

What's the title of this a late 80s or early 90s movie? The title is the name of whatever the main character turns into. All I can remember is this man unknowingly being taken over by this thing that ...
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Young Adult Sci-fi trilogy about a world where people can upload their minds but if they die in the simulation they'll die in the real world

I read this book in 2018/2019. It's a young adult science fiction trilogy about a world where people can upload their minds and consciousness to a simulated computer world and interact with others. If ...
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Manga where male MC is killed and reincarnated as a girl and the rest of the party takes revenge [closed]

He has a team or squad. One of the squad/team members kills the MC. The MC reincarnates as a girl. The rest of the squad wants to get revenge on the one who killed the MC.
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Manga where the MC joins a sect which is later destroyed, and subsequently becomes the leader of that sect, vowing to rebuild it

So this is what I do remember. It start out as any other cultivation manga out there; he gets accepted into a sect and finds a big sword that he wants to use. One of the people who takes notice of him ...
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A movie in which an alien with human form turns himself into a dog to avoid police

I'm posting this for a friend. He recalls that there's a scene in the movie where two friends find a (naked) guy who turns out to be an alien. When the police came to their house to investigate a ...
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Identify a short story starring a holographic prison warden on a planet where the inmates have taken over

I read this story in a science fiction anthology a few years ago (say ~2008), but I have no idea when it was published. The story revolves around "The Warden," a hologram/AI who was designed to ...
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Where does the phrase “embedded in ira” come from (and what does it mean)?

Back in the 1960s I read a science fiction book or story, probably by a prominent British science fiction writer like Brian W. Aldiss, where in the distant future the planet Earth had a ring. This ...
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A man who sometimes works for the UN accidentally sells the Earth to an alien

Sci fi story from the 1950s: In New York, a man in a trenchcoat approaches and offers to buy planets. The man selling eventually "sells the earth". The buyer says write me a bill of sale ...
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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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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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Looking for an anthology of horror short stories from the late 1970s or early 1980s

The story I am looking for involves a little girl who thinks she is hideously ugly. Her foster mother tells her that she is as well. The girl gazes out a window at the gardener who is a perfect ...
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Instagram comic about a boy whose brother disappears then reappears with a shadow monster inside him

Some years ago I followed an artist on instagram that had drew a comic about a boy whose young brother "disappears" while playing hide and seek in a forest. He then reappears but has a kind ...
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Short story where employees agree to attach quasi-alive device to themselves, to keep them on-task when attention wanders

Employees agree to attach a genetically engineered quasi-alive device to themselves, to keep them on-task when attention wanders during the day. Written in a satirical company manual form. The ...
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1950s short story with people recruited to fight in far future war

I'm trying to recall a short story from the late 1940s or 1950s about ex-soldiers being recruited by a shadowy agency who then end up fighting in a far-future conflict. The chief recruiter employs a ...
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Boy defeats robot zombie in his orphanage's flooded basement, taken to a world of heroes

Read a book in the past that started off with a kid going to the bottom of his school to see a robotic zombie coming out the water. Kid ends up going to another world where heroes live. There was ...
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Post Apocalyptic movie, beginning has a guy playing a trumpet overlooking a city

Cannot remember any details other than a post apocalyptic style, a dilapidated city, and a guy playing a trumpet. Live action movie, possibly has some kids living in the city the protagonist helps... ...
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Isekai where a customer service agent takes a call from another world

The site I was using to keep track of what I was reading is currently down and I can't look at anything I was reading I have looked everywhere and can't seem to find what I was reading here's all that ...
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Young Adult series/trilogy about nefarious plot to transfer memories from rich people with disabled/dying bodies to young donor bodies

Young adult trilogy about a group of kids/teens go on various adventures to take down a secret program that wipes memories of donor bodies and replaces them with the memories/consciousness of rich ...
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Short story about someone who reassembles a strange skeleton, finds themself turning into the same creature

I read this short story in an anthology book from a public library in England around the mid to late eighties. The story concerned two characters (I believe a man and a woman, possibly lovers) and the ...
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Looking for the title of a YA/Youth sci-fi novel about kids traveling to alien planet where the aliens need sulphur to survive? [duplicate]

Plot Details/Summary: This particular book was part of "story time" that the teacher read to the class when I was in elementary school back in the 70s, so I'm a little fuzzy on the details. ...
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I’m trying to find the name of a manga that I read as a kid

I remember that there's a kingdom and a knight who is friends with a prince. At some point he leaves the palace for a few years. While he's gone he fights a demon then returns to the palace to save ...
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What is that movie with the big green alien freezing littler aliens?

About 10 or so years ago, I remember watching a movie where there was this planet inhabited by a race of aliens. The boss alien, a big green thing, would often dip the smaller aliens in liquid ...
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Comic book/series about kids who travel different fantasy worlds but end up back in New York

There was a group of kids, and I think they traveled different worlds because they were in a fantasy land but back in New York City by the end. All I remember is that in the end, a blonde girl goes ...
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Time travel manga where the female protagonist travels back in time before her death, to prevent her harsh life ahead

It’s a story of a female protagonist who has a harsh life. Just as she is about to die, she time travels back into her young self. To avoid the future she already lived, she decides to gets strong by ...
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An internet story about an immortal soldier

I'm looking for a short story I once read on the internet. I don't know if it was published, it looked more like a creepypasta. It was about a soldier in the medieval era who committed both bad and ...
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Novel simillar to Eric Flint's “Time Spike” set in the Middle East?

Novel very similar to Eric Flint's "Time Spike". Pretty sure it was published 5-10 year ago. A platoon? of US solders and their vehicles (APCs and Hummers) [like 12 people, and 5 vehicles] ...
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Anime with monsters contained in cards

I was searching Google trying to find an anime I saw 6 to 8 years ago and found this post from late 2019 and no one successfully answered the question so I'm reposting it, I'm pretty sure that the ...
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Novel with related stories, including one about an agrarian society where the elders can control thoughts to help cope with the loss of loved ones [duplicate]

I read it in middle school and loved it, but I went back to the school library recently while home and looked for it to no avail. I will list all the details I remember: It starts off with an ...
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Story about the Earth being appraised as a work of art [duplicate]

I'm looking for the title and author of a short story I read sometime between the late '70s and the '80s. It's about a young couple who are curious about a neighbor with a peculiar behavior. I don't ...
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Sci-fi movie about robots killing sad people

Astronauts come (back?) to a city ruled by robots. Most people are dead. When people get sad the robots detect it and kill. The robots shows a happy or sad smiley corresponding to their analysis of ...
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Book or Short story: Contact with God through digital means and a micro black hole

Book or short story I read not too long ago (within the last 2 or 3 years). A group of scientests are gathered to a secret lab in the desert, possibly something to do with a particle collider. They ...
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Isekai Manga: 1st prince is abandoned after going in coma but his soul returns from the Hall of Heroes having had extra training

I read a manga some weeks back where the main character was in coma for several years while his soul was in the Hall of Heroes (where all the souls of heroes of the past are) and received training and ...