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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2000s (?) movie/TV show where music makes white foam come out of people's ears

When I was younger (20-15 years ago), I accidentally watched something on TV where there's a group of people at a party, dancing. A person comes in with a boombox and turns on his music, which causes ...
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Book about a group of young students from around the world, who discover scientists performing cruel experiments on animals, and try to stop them

I'm looking for a book. I can't remember the title or names, however, from what I can recollect, it was fiction, maybe sci-fi. It was about a team or group of teen/young adults that ended up coming ...
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Fantasy novel where a woman (believing herself to be under threat) tells a man: “Keep back! Or I'll kill myself, and you too.”

I'm remembering a scene in a fantasy novel where the main character, possibly a swordsman or warrior type, is travelling somewhere and comes across a woman on the road. Believing herself to be under ...
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Comic book where Batman said he would save Wonder Woman if he could only rescue one person

I vaguely remember reading in a comic book where Batman said something along the lines of: If I could rescue one person, it would be Wonder Woman. Also, most probably it was followed by a panel ...
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Last Human living in a solar system where androids keep society going

A short story I’d like to reread is about the last human, who lives in a solar system where each human is replaced by an android or human robot upon their death. The idea being that the living humans ...
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Searching adventure movie, similar to Indiana Jones / Alan Quatermain / Romancing The Stone [closed]

Saw that movie sometime in 199x (it could be 200x, but don't think so): people searching for the treasure (of ancient inka?). The only scene I remember is a final one: main character gets into some ...
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Looking for an older “Asian Twilight Zone” show from the late 80's to early 2000's

Once upon a time, in the early 2000's, I purchased a VHS tape that had recordings of a live-action TV mystery Mini series. The spoken language and actors are presumably Asian (for the longest time I ...
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Trying to find a Ranma 1/2 fanfic where they wind up in the real world

One of those weird things that popped into my head. I read a Ranma 1/2 fanfic somewhere in the late 1990s to the early 2000s which had the cast somehow winding up in the "real world" that we ...
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Old sci-fi show: Scientist sent unusual electronic components in mail which turn out to come from aliens [duplicate]

I saw this show in France in the late 70s. I believe it was in black an white so it may have originated in the 60s. As far as I recall this was a short story. It had the same feeling as the Twilight ...
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Book: alien fleet invades Earth armed with spears and shields [duplicate]

I'm searching for a science fiction book, with the twist that I haven't actually read this book. I have only heard the outline of the plot of it. But I'm fairly certain that it is indeed a book, and ...
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Book with a girl werecat who works for the government

A few years ago I read this book and I really want to find it. The main character is a girl. She is a werecat or something, she turns into a type of big wild cat. She keeps this a secret and works for ...
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Looking for a children's book about a boy who drifts to a mysterious island on an inflatable tube after being washed out to sea [closed]

The story based in Britain is, as far as I can remember, about a boy who falls asleep on an inflatable tube at sea - while on a family holiday to the beach. He then drifts to a mysterious island whose ...
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Identify Book: Wizards use modern items to cast spells

The book starts out following the main protagonist, a young woman, as she leaves work, in California I think. Her car doesn't have air conditioning and I recall the the book referencing "4x65" or "...
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Looking for a story / novel. People speak in third person, emotions are forbidden

It happens on a planet inhabited by humanoids. The main character grew up in a society where they don't speak about themselves at all. When they talk they refer to themselves in third person, like &...
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Short Story (Maybe Bradbury) That Involves a Cloud or Nebula Which Traps Radio Waves

I remember reading this in maybe the late 1980s, and I have a strong inclination that it was Bradbury. I remember checking out a Bradbury collection and reading a bunch of those stories around that ...
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Looking for this short-story about a lone man's space travel, although details are a bit vague

As I remember it, this short-story was about a man travelling alone through space (our galaxy at least to start). He had his favorite music and books (etc) with him and, I believe, his cat. It was ...
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Isekai manga with a school bus having been transported to a different world

It starts with a school bus having been transported to a different world. Some students are told by a sage (?) that they have powers now, while some students do not have any powers. They then get ...
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Manga where MC is transported into another world while in a school bus with others and has the power to control others

In the manga the MC is transported with the rest of his class while on a school bus. Then a person comes and tells them to survive or whatever and kills a student to make them behave but a student was ...
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Short story about a man stranded on a strange planet testing a new ray gun who falls back to bow and arrow

The astronaut was named Dixon and he had to fight off wild dogs. He killed them but they didn't associate the weapon with the killing so he made bows and arrows when his ray gun ran out of charges. ...
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Short story about a human scientist that gets caught up in the ebb and flow of an alien environment

This was part of a collection of short stories from the late 70s early 80s. The aliens were jelly-like creatures filled with gasses. The human scientist tries to save a certain group of aliens but ...
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Time traveller story set in Australia where the ending is determined with a roll of the dice

I'm looking for the title and the author of a young adult book set in Australia. I read this in the 1980s or 1990s so it was published before 2000 and took place I do not remember the overall arc of ...
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Isekai shoujo manga identification

In this isekai a god pulls a girl to take over the role of a villainess in this new world where she has to "act" the role and fulfill her purpose in order to save her sister's life in her ...
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Anime Movie: Floating Islands, Post-Apocalypse Fantasy/Steampunk, Clans at War, Brother and Sister

I've been searching everywhere for this film, any help would be great! I remember so many details but still can't find it... (tl;dr - Anime Brother and One-Armed Sister on Post-Apocalypse Floating ...
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What Cabell story were Kuttner & Moore alluding to in “The Children's Hour”?

From the novelette "The Children's Hour" by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (first published in Astounding Science Fiction, March 1944, available at the Internet Archive): "Supermen?&...
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Late '80s / early '90s urban sci-fi book where the protagonists discover other universes

I'm trying to remember the name of a sci/fi book from the late 80's/early 90's where the protagonists lived in a modern setting. They discover a way to travel to different universes but are left in a ...
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'80s–'90s anime about robot fairies fighting

I've been trying to find the name of an anime from my childhood. From what I can remember, the main plot was basically about like these fairy-like robots fighting in a tournament. Sorry if the ...
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Movie about tiny Leaf- and Stone-people and a human girl who gets shrunk down to their size and must save the kingdom

A teenage girl lives with her old uncle or grand-uncle. She started seeing little fairylike people with translucent wings about the size of a finger who moved very fast and suddenly became one of them....
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Pokemon-like manga. A boy forms a bond with a blue-skinned demon from a Gashapon machine

The manga I seek is about a boy forming a Pokemon like bond with a blue skinned humanoid demon-like creature, who he releases from a Gashapon Machine. I'm certain it's not Yo-kai Watch.
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'80s movie with gold female alien

I saw a few minutes of this alien sci-fi movie as a little kid in the '80s while sneaking into my parents room. All I remember is this bright glowing gold/yellow female alien. This movie haunted me as ...
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Story Identification: young adult fantasy series, possibly published in 70s-90s, christian fiction

I think it was a book series, but may have been a tv show or movie. It was about 2-5 kids who traveled to an alternate world and met strange sentient creatures. One of the kids was a girl, and there ...
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Book about relativistic ship, ESP for navigation and communication, Earth destroyed

This is a book I read (listened to?) around 2007. I don't remember a cover; it may have been an audiobook, but I can't find it in my Audible library. A ship is traveling away from Earth at ...
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TV Alternate World Story - No WW2

In the 1960s or possibly 1970s I saw a British tv programme in which a man gets transferred into an alternate world. I only remember a few snatches. He gets a coin in change with Edward VIII's head ...
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Movie about man who is teleported to Mars?

I watched a movie around 8 years ago about a man who came across an old tomb, with some sort of relic that teleported him to Mars. He discovers that he is super strong, as the gravity doesn’t affect ...
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Horror film about a mummy like creature that goes around killing a bunch of people and making them evil

I watched this movie in around 2012, This mummy-like creature (or evil spirit) that lives in a two-storey house, and a group of 5 or more or less, people move into it. The creature then goes on to ...
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Movie or TV film - full story happen on a military starship,

Almost 10 years ago I saw an English sci-fi film on a Hungarian TV channel. The story was about a military mission started from Earth to an alien planet to destroy the whole race. The full story ...
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Movie about aliens taking a child’s mother?

There was an animated movie I watched around ten years ago about a child whose mom was kidnapped by aliens that wanted to transfer her motherly instincts into robot caretakers for their species. Then, ...
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Movie where the hero is able to respawn into a new robot shell every time he dies

Okay, so here's everything I remember about this movie: 1) It was on YouTube for free. Possibly posted by the creators. 2) the main character transfers his consciousness from one robot shell to ...
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Movie or TV episode where the 'hero' is tricked into destroying the Earth [duplicate]

Years ago, I caught just the last couple of minutes of a movie on TV. I may have the plot totally wrong, but what I think had happened is that this starship pilot had gone through a wormhole and ...
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Book about people turning to stone from power use

I can't remember much about this book hence why I wanted to re-read it but its power cost is unique enough to set it apart. People had this magic, very powerful but it had a hefty cost, any spell no ...
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Old movie (1950?) where a ghost protects a woman from her husband

A man keeps trying to kill his wife, but a ghost keeps stopping him. In the end the husband is in the bedroom with his mistress and the ghost kicks out an ember from the fireplace to start a fire.
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Space opera book series about an augmented soldier doing a planetary assist toward Uranus to kill cyborgs

I am a die hard sci-fi space opera reader. I read an ongoing series that was a work in progress about 5 years ago. This was a series of books, each about 300-400 pages long. There were 4-8 books in ...
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90s Tv show with magical items - in the end the dog gets sent to be the ruler instead of the baby

This is a TV I remember watching when I was young in the 90s in the UK. There were lots of magic items that could do specific things. I remember the tooth paste made someone in the show start speaking ...
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Book about a man gets lost in a another world and marries there but then get sent back to his world but wants to travel back

I read this when I was really young. I don't remember much, just that the main character gets lost or finds his way into this different world, somehow he settles down and marries one of the creatures,...
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Short SF Story: The last (Immortal) man visited by Aliens

An immortal and very old man resides in a mausoleum. He is the last man on Earth. He hears a great noise, goes outside and is disappointed, it was only a starship decelerating in the atmosphere. The ...
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Scifi YA novel set in Africa

Sometime before 2008 I read a YA Novel set in a futuristic African city, near future with hover cars, I think the city was Johannesburg but I could be wrong. The main characters were the three ...
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Robert Rankin book where a character is described as wearing a seven-piece suit

A typical three-piece suit is a matching jacket, trousers and waistcoat. However I know that somewhere in a Robert Rankin book he describes a character (maybe Hugo Rune) dressed in a seven-piece suit; ...
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YA book: Boy raises a young dragon named Vincent

I read a book years ago where a boy raises a young dragon named Vincent. The mature dragons are sentient, and an adult male left the dragon lands to find Vincent and recover him. Anyone know the name ...
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What movie are the following gifs of angels from?

Maybe someone can help me out, I can't figure out what the name is of the movie seen in these gifs: These are two short segments from live action scenes. The first one shows a woman with long black ...
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Looking for an Isekai manga where the mc is in an orphanage

This is an Isekai Japanese manga which I read about a year ago, and only first few chapters at that so, it seemed pretty new and was fan translated. It was about a boy (at that time I guess he was 5-8 ...
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A story about a guy who helped humanity by being held in a prison

I remember a story I have read buy could not remember the author the name or anything apart from the basic plot. The story is about some future where humanity has to fight with some aliens (not 100% ...

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