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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Sci fi book, Jesus returns in the 1950's and the 1980's [duplicate]

I'm saying this was sci fi because scientists in the 1980's managed to send a document to their 1950's counterparts. Jesus had appeared in the 1950's and it was covered up by USA government, he then ...
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Animated movie with talking animals escaping from an island

I'm looking for animated movie (drawn) about an island where animals are crossing with another. I mean junction of lion and goat etc. Main antagonist, as I remember, was a penguin who escaped from ...
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Space sci-fi movie where a woman goes to space and loses her memory

I've been to a couple of subreddits already trying to identify this movie, but I've had no luck besides one person who vaguely recognized the plot, but didn't know the name. I watched a movie at some ...
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Fantasy book about dual magic where the protagonist learns his dreams are actually real [duplicate]

I read a book a long time ago that I'd like to revisit. Main plot involves a protagonist that learns every time he dreams he's actually living a dual life in a monastery. Every dual person who sleeps ...
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Live action sci-fi film on full body transplantation, unwilling victims end up in ape body, leading scientist betrayed

I am looking for a live action film on full body transplantation. I have only very vague memory of this film, so I'm unsure about most of what I say here. I am only sure about two details that ...
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2000's spooky show with a group of teens telling spooky stories in the woods

I am looking for a TV show I saw part of when I was a kid (circa 2003). I saw the show in Canada (probably an American show, though). It was in English. It looked contemporary. A group of teens are ...
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Graphic novel from 2014 or later with a time traveling device

I read this graphic novel two or three year ago at a Barnes and Noble. It was a newer comic—2014 or later, but not much earlier, I believe. It centered around a man who makes a time traveling (...
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Anime TV show with gems that summon beasts

I was trying to remember an anime I was watching in 2011-12 on Netflix but I cannot find it anywhere. What I do remember is that a boy has a necklace with a green gemstone that teleports him to a ...
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Novel that had a plant based character waking up in the first few chapters

About 8-10 years ago I read the first few chapters of a novel I obtained from a fantasy writer's website. I think it was the author’s first published novel. The main character was a girl who saw her ...
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90's/00's anime about 3 girls who travel between the real world and a fantasy world

I'm looking for a (I believe) 90's or early 00's anime series about 3 girls who travel between the real world and a fantasy world. All the 3 girls had some kind of power and they each had their own ...
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Book about a girl who had powers to control darkness/night

I don't remember the last time I read this book so I only have limited information. It was about a girl who had powers to control darkness/night. At the start of the book, she ran away from her home ...
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What fantasy book has twins (except one's blue) and a cloaked ice bear on the cover?

I remember only the cover of this book. A fantasy novel released before 2007. The cover of the book had a twin pair where one of the twins were blue, and if I am not mistaken, there was an ice bear ...
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Dystopian novel about women and men being separated

This is essentially a third-hand search, sorry. As the title states, I'm looking for information on a novel (published in the '80s possibly) or short story about a dystopian future in which women are ...
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A man condemned to serve his sentence in other times

Looking for help to find a science fiction short story about a man send to the past to serve his sentence, and at the end when he is happy, married and successful, his is recaptured by a co-worker who ...
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70s or earlier story about a future where everyone is NOT equal

I was reminded of this story I read long ago by this question: Short story about a future where everyone is equal Unfortunately, it is just possible that this particular story was a french original....
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Novel with a mix of real world and gods

I'm searching for a story, I believe it was a novel, in which someone answers an ad, and meets up with a group of different people in some suburban strip mall basement (I may be completely ...
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HP Fanfic where Sirius is in a relationship with a healer named Sebastian and they take custody of Harry

I remember several details about this story: Sirius is gay, I believe his boyfriend was named Sebastian. At one point his boyfriend (Sebastian) was called in because it turned out Ron's body had ...
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90's (?) fantasy novel where character uses blue ley lines to transform into dragon

I remember at some time in the mid-90's getting a book from my local library where part of the story was a young person, (possibly teens, and I think male), being taught by an elder (maybe human, ...
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Sci-Fi Short Story: Officer Fakes Going Over To Aliens, Advises Atrocities, Fakes Death to Galvanize Humans to Fight [duplicate]

It was a story where the world's military was soft, privates would all become generals, etc. He 'went over' to the alien enemy side to advise them. Told aliens a mass hanging would break resistance, ...
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70s or earlier post-apocalyptic short fiction with only one man and one woman remaining [duplicate]

I'm almost sure I read it in english, in a collection, more than 40 years ago. It was just possibly a shortish novelette, probably a short-story. A plague has decimated mankind. Even though a cure ...
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80s(?) Fantasy Novel. Character is recording every moment of his life. Including stepping over a dying man

A USA paperback Fantasy novel. Might be 70s, but probably 80s or 90s Pretty sure it was a Swords and Sorcery type setting, or Wizards and Witches. A man is recording everything which is happening in ...
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Katekyo Hitman Reborn crossover with Nurarihyon

I'm looking for a fanfiction where Tsuna is a girl who was unsealed by an omyoji from Nurarihyon. She fights yokai including her guardians, she hates her family Nana and Iemitsu and threw Reborn into ...
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Two men, one woman, an antenna and a camera

I'm looking for a SciFi horror involving two men and one woman who go out into the forest searching for UFO sightings and end up with bruises from late night events which occurred in the forest ...
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Late 80s TV show/TV movie with a small devil or demon

There was a TV show or maybe TV movie in in the mid 80s where a family was being tormented by a small (possibly devil) type demon. There was a scene where they caught it in a drinking glass like a ...
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70s (or earlier) fantasy-horror short story “Through the Looking Glass”

I know I read it more than 40 years ago, in some collection of fantasy (and maybe also SF), but whether in English or French translation, I am not sure. It was certainly not a french original. The "...
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Planet that goes through its entire history in a matter of Earth days

Tripod-like creatures on a planet whose time is much more rapid than on the ship orbiting the planet. The planet goes through its entire history in a matter of Earth days.
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Zombie film with airborne disease. Protagonists head toward safety at the coast

I'm trying to recall the name of a zombie movie I saw a couple years ago. I can only remember snippets, but I remember that the people who succumbed to the (airborne) disease would show symptoms. In ...
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Book - 70s or 80s - Occult/demonic possession

I was watching The Rite (2011) and this reminded me of a horror/occult book I read many years ago which was quite gripping and well written. Unfortunately I can't remember either the title or the ...
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Book about all-female world with 1 man remaining to reproduce

I found this book in my step-dad's stuff in the basement when I was 12. I feel like it was probably written in the 70s. I would sneakily read it, so it may have some slight adult themes, but not ...
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Old book series about a young shadow user [duplicate]

About 15-20 years ago I read a book about a young boy / man who lives in a sheltered community. They are protected by some sort of force field and most if not all of them can control some sort of ...
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Fantasy Book, maybe series, guy wakes up with power of a god, out for revenge

A contemporary fantasy novel, published after 2000, probably American. I started reading it a couple of years ago but I never finished. If I remember correctly, the gods were either dead, or basically ...
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Wake up a planet by detonating deep down in the core?

I remember an old novel about people trying to rejuvenate a planet (probably Mars?) by drilling a big hole down to its core and setting a great deal of bombs (probably atomic bombs?) inside. Probably ...
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Webcomic about small red demon and human woman in fantasy world working as police officer

Around 6-10 years ago I used to follow this webcomic. There was a woman who may have been called Alice who was a human transported into a fantasy world. She worked as a police officer, I think her ...
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Film with a female android pilot that is destroyed near the start [duplicate]

This film is probably from the 70s or 80s and I think was American. All I remember is the hero encounters a couple (male and female, apparently human) in a spaceship on a planet. I think the spaceship ...
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Sci-fi book about a female alien in high school that becomes more attractive when a male alien joins the same school

A few years back (4/5) a friend of mine had told me about this book. The main character was an alien (she didn’t know though) and she was described as plain and a nerd, but as soon as the male lead (...
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Kid's TV show with 4 boys who used coloured bricks to transform into heroes

The kid's TV show aired between 2007-2019. It had 4 boys who used coloured bricks to transform into heroes and fight in a different dimension. It was in anime/cartoon style. The boys would go to a ...
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My Hero Academia fanfic where Izuku becomes a dragon in the Entrance Exam

Does anyone know about the story where Izuku becomes a dragon while fighting against the 0-pointer, and Hisashi was a dragon? Also Aizawa was OOC.
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Novel set in the future, children cannot change the class they are born into, one class is made uneducated by associating books with pain

The world is a world where children are born into a class, and they cannot change it. For example, some children are radiated in the womb, so that they do not want to move to a cold climate, so that ...
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Book -possibly YA -from late 1970's where a plague had blinded most adults -some people lived in domed cities - called the “Ceph”

-a keratophagic staph infection? Seems to have mentioned a parking lot full of 1988 Buicks -set about 1994? Thanks!
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Short story about aliens who tried using the common cold as a weapon

Around 1989, I read a short story, pretty sure it was in Analog, about a human who chats up an alien at some extraterrestrial bar. The alien tells him that his species tried to eradicate humans with a ...
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Fantasy novel/series with young man who discovers he can use magic that is outlawed

There's a novel, or possibly a series, that I read years ago as a young teen. I've been trying to identify it for a while, but my search has been fruitless so far. The novel is set in a fairly ...
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Norse mythology video game with someone trapped by their hair

I think I saw this reviewed in an issue of Video Games & Computer Entertainment on the early 90s. I think it was an adventure game. It was set in a Norse mythology setup, although I want to say ...
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Trying to find a sci-fi story about navigating e-space (or maybe it was h-space)

About 18 or so years ago, someone gave me a science fiction collection book and I no longer have it, but I remember a specific story about a guy traveling through space with a pilot that was a white-...
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short story about mars colony vote influenced by French sounding song

Trying to find a short story that I read recently in an SF compendium so probably written not so recently. Possibly Asimov, but not sure. The story centres around Mars colonists having to vote on a ...
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Drarry Veela courtship Harry Potter fan fiction

I read this story late last year and it was very good. I'm looking to read it again but can't find it. Harry is a Veela and holds a contest for possible mates. The Quibbler sets up interviews with ...
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Harry Slash Draco Fanfic Where Draco Passes Through A Mirror and Comes Out With Two Bodies

I am going spare trying to find this fic, it may have been deleted. In this fic Harry and Draco are Aurors and lovers. They are chasing a criminal called the Sandman and he runs through a mirror, ...
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70s (or earlier) story on a planet where a local sentient species has seven distinct sexes

I read this story more than 40 years ago. Actually I read it in French, but it was almost certainly translated from english. I remember very little. It was possibly short fiction but maybe even a ...
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Novel from 90s/00s about faith/music and Jesus as a musician

Trying to track down a 80s/90s novel I read in high school, and my individual efforts have hit a wall. Main character is a guitarist/potential rock star, staunch atheist. Tension with love interest ...
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Science fiction book about reversal of Earth's rotation?

I'm looking for a science fiction book about the reversal of Earth's rotation. I read it in the 1970s, but it could have been written in the '60s. I remember that the story was told from viewpoint ...
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90s TV show: Nazi hunter time travels to the past to gather evidence and sue Nazis

There was an episode of a tv show I saw back in the mid 90s. It took place modern day (mid 90s). It was about a Jewish man who was a Nazi hunter. He had brought several former Nazis to justice still ...