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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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Futuristic show/film about an empire and rebels where the empire rigs a rebel to explode

My aunt used to record shows on television and send them to my family (we didn't have TV reception), and that meant setting the recorder for 3-5 min before a start time and ending 3-5 min after the ...
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Vietnam war era story about attack on American air force base with a Cessna

Sometime during the Vietnam war there was a science-fiction short story with a title something like, The World's Only Defensive Strategic Bomber. A militant anti-war group smuggles a pilot from the ...
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Horror movie about people getting a radio message they don’t understand

Looking for a sci-fi/horror movie from 1970’s or early 80’s. The only thing I can remember is a group of people keep getting a radio message that they don’t understand that turns out being a warning ...
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Sci-fi movie - men in a bar in a small town, trapped by an alien [duplicate]

OK, I'm desperate for help on this, my father was watching this movie when I was a kid. I couldn't have been more than five or six, maybe seven, years old, around 1995. I only remember a couple scenes ...
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A short fiction about a contraption not called a "time machine", driven by the "forty-year-old itch", but that did something in the past

I read this SF short fiction about 30 years ago. I'm pretty sure I read it in English, in a collection. I write "short fiction" because it was definitely not a novel. But much too long to ...
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Book with black and white witches

All I remember is that there are two sides. Pretty sure they were something to do with black and white witches One of them is half white half black All I remember is he kills a lot of people and ends ...
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Book read in the 80/90s about an alien microbe taking over creatures

In the '80s I read a book which started on a beach on a desert island. The premise was an alien microbe taking over creatures which escalates significantly. I seem to remember the book being epic in ...
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Old thriller about comatose person who kills doctors and nurses that saved him as a baby [closed]

I remember watching this thriller movie as a child at home (I wasn’t suppose to be watching but snuck in to the room to watch here and there). People are getting killed so detectives (main one is a ...
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Webnovel in which the main character is transferred to another world as the daughter of a Duke with two sons and magical powers

I already read the webnovel until a certain point, so the story will include points from later chapters. The main character (MC) was from the real world and loved to read many books. Then she was ...
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Manhwa where the main character is taken from her kingdom

The main character is a young child. The duke conquered her kingdom and defeated it. She was treated horribly by her family .. the duke was about to kill her but I think he took her back to the ...
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Manhwa in which the main character knows she'll die young, around 19-20

The main character is young but she knows she'll die around 19-20, due to the curse of her being born a female and females can't handle the 'power' or 'mana' that the family possesses. I remember ...
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Time Travel Manwha About a VR Game

About a year ago, I started reading a manwha where a character was a high-level player in a VR game, but travels back in time to just after the start of the game before all the secrets were found. I ...
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Book about a boy and girl in a city with evil gods

I can't remember this book title but I really want to reread it. It has a blue and gold cover and was published in or around 2019. It has a pretty short title from what I remember. It is about a boy ...
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Fantasy book about a woman without magic who is summoned to royal court when her sister dies

As ironic as this is, I work at a bookstore and can't remember the name of this book or its author. I'm looking for a fantasy book set in a world where people have magic. The protagonist is a woman ...
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Manga which involved knights, the Catholic Church, and people with powers

I read this manga years ago (10 years or so) and I don't remember much, but I hope to find it. I remember it had knights; the church was involved too, so I suppose it takes place during the medieval ...
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Cartoon - stone creatures live with a woman who is possibly a wizard

I'm looking for an old cartoon. I was very little when I watched it (early 2000's), so I pretty much don't remember anything about it. The only things I can recall is that there were these stone ...
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80's/90's anime about a mecha made out of bones

I need help finding a mecha anime that I have stuck in my head. I saw a clip of it on Instagram reels about 2-3 months ago and it refreshed before I could share or hit like and I was very interested ...
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Manga about a boy with extraordinary sword skills, born in a noble family that defends the border country [closed]

The boy did not get recognized by his mother, who is the head of the family, and she did not know that he has extraordinary sword skills and always compared him to his younger sister. His sister was ...
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Dystopian romance book in which the world is split in two, with the rich side being called the Class

I'm looking for a dystopian romance book I read a couple of years ago. The world is split in two; the rich are called the Class and I can't remember the name of the poor side. There is like a chain ...
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Looking For story - Artist Forced to be a Miner [duplicate]

I am looking for a story that I remember from ages ago. I want to point to a similar query here: Story about person assigned by test to be a miner when he wants to be an artist Mark, the original ...
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Sci fi book that has a tunnel. Depending on where you go through wall, go to different planet

If I remember rightly, there were also fights going on within the tunnels also. Not sure if same book, but people started off being "born" within virtual reality and had to prove themselves, ...
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Fanfiction-Dying Star by gothamcitysyren

I am looking for a link to the fanfiction DyingStar by gothamcitysyren. It is the 2nd part of the From Grace series. It is a crossover between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men. It is about ...
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Manga where FL Engagement was called off? [closed]

Webtoon where FL was at a party and her fiance called of the Engagement I'm front of the prince and them she went for the prince I think?
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Manhua about a super strong female lead reincarnated into the life of a girl who was super weak and bullied

I read this really good manhua a long time ago that had a super strong female lead who is reincarnated into the life of a girl who was super weak and bullied. The girl she transmigrated into had a ...
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Historical manhwa where the female lead has a subspace/medical kit

Looking for a historical manhwa where the female lead has a subspace/medical kit. She can get guns, medicine and other modern equipment. The subspace or medical kit doesn't run out.
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Manga where a witch curses the main character to die if he ever has sex with his true love

I read this manga a few years back, where the main character was transported to this library area, and he gets cursed by a witch so that he is doomed to die if he has sex with his true love. ...
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Trying to identify a manwha/manga, can’t find it [closed]

Female lead main character, she has 2 brothers and a father in the picture. Toxic family life. Notable part is that she loses much of her memory and when she regains, she remembers one of her brothers ...
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Manga with a female main character who is bethrothed to a prince who can't use magic

It's a manga (not a manhua/manhwa) where the main character (MC) is female. I'm not sure if it's a reincarnation manga, but I think it is, since I know the MC quickly becomes powerful in using magic ...
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Identify the story about an author whose work-in-progress is completed by a computer [duplicate]

The protagonist's collected works having been fed in as a database, the machine projects the ending of his current work (I remember that it does a scene break with asterisks), at which point the ...
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Monster themed universe book series with a woman on the cover in blue with three mini-stories inside all connected to each other

It was a bit of a larger book, it had three separate stories with a connecting universe, this would have been volume 2 of that series. The cover had a woman on the front in black and white with blue ...
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Short story about a traveler who receives shelter, but after some dialogue, the traveler turns out to be a ghost or maybe Odin

It was told from the point of the view of the ghost traveler at first. It felt like folklore, and I think there was some sort of test that was failed during the dialogue where the true nature of the ...
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Story Identification : student gets perfect score, fake helicopter plans, Bob Dylan song

I'm trying to identify a Dystopian book which I read in the 80's or 90's. I only have 3 vague memories, but it still haunts me to this day. If anyone can identify the book, I would be over the moon! ...
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Science fiction book involving a female alien with biological augmentations who comes to Earth to conquer it for her species

The plot involved an alien that had inadvertently come to Earth. The alien has many biological augmentations such as pheromones that humans can only weakly sense, but that feels like strong charisma. ...
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Anime about a world where green sparkles came falling from the sky, giving a bunch of people superpowers

Before I start, I'm going to clarify I have a vague memory of this anime. It was an anime with a 3D art style and went heavy on the CGI. It was a little old, but I can't say for sure. It was about a ...
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Book series involving a girl in Scotland who finds out she's special, and a boy with Celtic symbols on him who helps her hide

It's about a girl in Scotland, I believe, and she finds out she's really special and she needs to be hidden because people want to take her and use her. (I forget what for; I think her blood is ...
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Manga/manhua series where the leading lady dies in the first chapter and her husband finally has regrets

I'm trying to remember the title of a manhua. It was historical fiction, maybe fantasy as well? In the first chapter, a woman is sitting, waiting on her husband and lamenting the fact that he is so ...
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Sci-fi book set on a primitive alien planet where the non-human inhabitants are born in the ocean, then transition to land after maturing

I'm looking for a sci-fi book I read more than 30 years ago. It takes place on a primitive alien planet where the non-human inhabitants are born in the ocean, then transition to land after maturing. ...
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2000s animated series in which a guy would travel between multiple locations through a magical waterfall

I have been searching for an animated show where a guy would travel from one place to another through a magical waterfall. Anyone remember the name of the cartoon?
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Webcomic about a muscular/strong woman who fell to earth/came from alt dimension

I'm trying to track down a webcomic I was reading circa 2019-2021 and I think this one had its origins on DeviantArt. I don't remember the exact nature of the story as to how she wound up on earth ...
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Looking for the title of a short story for my students to read about a woman searching for the last man alive

Read this short story as a sophomore in 1983-1984. I am now a freshmen English teacher and want to include it into my class. The plot involves a woman searching for the last man alive. She thinks it ...
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Transhumans, posthumans, and AI attacked by baseline humans

I read a novel in the last few months, that probably wasn't more than a few years old, in this novel "humanity" was composed composed of a majority of transhuman cyborgs in alliance with ...
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Isekai manga in which the main character was given a ring from an assassin group to contact them and join them in assassinating the queen/goddess

I forgot how it started but IIRC the main character was given a ring from an assassin group to contact them and to join them in assassinating the queen/goddess. He then was able to defeat dragon ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction involving the wrong twin who lived

I've read this fiction in the last year, but cannot find it! I've posted everywhere with as much detail as I remember, but no luck. See if y'all can help! Details: Wrong twin who lived. They have a ...
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Old horror movie about a ship and the end of the world

I am trying to find a movie I saw when I was a kid. I am 38 years old. It was about a ship (kind of an airplane) and this ship has sections; each section will have something. I remember one section ...
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A good movie that featured a row of toilets that the seats flipped up on command [closed]

Military movie in Black and white with mechanical devices for toilets was a hit sometime in the 50's
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Manga/manhua/manhwa where the heroine has silver/white hair

She is engaged to a prince, but is forced to break it off by her stepmother in favor of her own daughter after being starved in a locked room. She is sent to a....fiefdom but is ultimately executed ...
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Manga/manhua/manhwa where the female lead is a princess who is reincarnated by the guard who loved her

The female lead, who was one of many princesses in the royal family, was reincarnated back to her younger self before a revolution took place in the land. The guard who loved her at a distance was ...
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Manhwa/webcomic about a noble lady reincarnated after dying?

I'm looking for this manhwa/webcomic forgot the name this lady was on her sick bed she was married and had kids but when she died she went back in time and she woke up next to her husband who she didn'...
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Manhwa about a blonde girl who gets adopted to replace a duke's cursed daughter

I'm looking for a manhwa I read some time last year. I think I read it around December and it only had 20 chapters then. It's about a girl who gets adopted to replace the duke's daughter, who has a ...
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Book about a boy who becomes a sorcerer

I'm desperately looking for a book series about a boy he, I think, becomes a sorcerer. He goes to a Christmas party with his family and finds a man waiting for him, again I think. His father is absent ...
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