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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Episode of a show where a guy and a girl search for a mermaid

I’m trying to remember this episode of this show I watched when I was younger. It was this show of this guy and girl. I wanna say it was a reality show, maybe. In this episode they are looking for a ...
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Short story about an alien glossary of untranslatable terms [duplicate]

A story from an anthology, a list of untranslatable terms, possibly written by a female writer... I think one of the terms was "laha sihp", defined as "the first breath of fresh air ...
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Movie about an old scientist creating a beautiful robot/cyborg

This is going to be very vague as I was around 8 when I watched it. The movie is from the '70s or '80s. An older, white-haired scientist (he was short in stature) created a robot or cyborg. She was a ...
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Children’s story about siblings who travel to an alternate universe where time runs slower

Ok so I remember reading this story in the early 2000’s, but it probably came out before then. Basically what I can recall is that it focuses on a brother and sister who found the entrance to another ...
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Older sci fi series of books that take place with settlers from Earth on a planet (possibly called Harmony?) that is now cut off from Earth

People emigrated to this planet from Earth through a rift that is now closed. Remnants of older alien civilization, including an amber city that is dangerous to humans. Some amber colors have powers,...
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Fantasy book series with a female shapeshifter lead who is taken to another realm by the creator of werewolves

I can't remember the name of this fantasy book. The female lead is a shapeshifter and has a bad mate. Then the creator of werewolves shows up and takes her away. He can also control shadows. He is a ...
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Robots are supposed to make mistakes, so they're not more perfect than their creators

In the story, a robot or computer made a mistake and explained that it was implementing a policy of not being better than its creators. I think this may have been collectively agreed by all the AIs in ...
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Manga about a poor noble girl who wakes up in the body of a duke's daughter

I'm looking for the title of a Japanese manga that I read few months ago. A poor noble girl suddenly wakes up in the body of a duke's daughter. The duke's daughter was about to be imprisoned and that'...
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Military science fiction book where the main character and his group lost contact with Earth long ago; they encounter another ship that is from Earth

I'm looking for a military science fiction book. What I specifically remember is a certain scene. In the scene, the main character is on a ship traveling through some part of the galaxy. They ...
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Book read to my class in 1985, with a person/robot on cover with golden armor, standing next to a large rock looking out into the distance

I'm not very hopeful of ever finding this book because I was in grade 3 and don't remember much. Also, it was in 1985, which is so long ago now, but I guess it's a clue because it was published before ...
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Novel from 1980's-1990's. Young girl with special gift for growing things. World changes abruptly with nuclear missile launch [duplicate]

The story starts with the mother and child leaving an abusive spouse. They are driving through the corn belt of America when they spot a gas station/grocery store in the middle of nowhere. There is ...
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Sci-fi book with gender bending characters and space station on Venus?

My partner has brought it to my attention that she is in search of a specific sci-fi book that she read 10-12ish years ago. Below is her word for word description of what she remembers: I am looking ...
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Anime or cartoon where one main character has a pan as a weapon and can summon a giant roast chicken

I only remember watching the original soundtrack video of this anime/cartoon, not sure whether it's Japanese/Korean/Chinese animation... In the original soundtrack video, there are three main ...
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Manga where the main character is isekaied into a female-centered monster fantasy world

The main character (MC) is isekaied and awakens in a fantasy world forest. He immediately gets attacked by slime girls but is rescued by an elf (rogue class - pretty sure her name is 'Vanilla Ice' in ...
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Short story about teleport trips and passengers going missing

I know that there are a lot of this kind of question but I've looked through as many as I can find and none fit my recollection of this story. There's a world where humans are able to teleport long ...
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Philosophy powered spaceship

I'm looking for a short story about a spaceship crewed by philosophers who will the ship to travel through space. Probably around 20 years or more old. I believe it was a female author. A team of ...
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Transplanted brain then finds flesh repulsive short story

It was a short story I read about 1990 in the UK - I can't remember if in a magazine or a SF anthology. Some guy has had his brain (or maybe just his consciousness) transplanted into a humanoid body, ...
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NSFW story about a stowaway girl on an alien's ship

I remember not a ton, but for sure he had four balls and called it his "quad." I also vaguely remember some implied hypno-pheromone stuff going on and rhythms being relevant somehow. It may ...
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Manga where a boy raised by animals in a dystopian world needs to find berries to unite carnivores and herbivores

I've read this manga years ago and I'd like to read it again but I cant remember the title but I do remember that at the start of the manga that the boy is raised by monkeys or some type of small ...
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Manga where a girl and a bat vampire fall in love

I'm looking for a manga where there is a human girl who is taking care of animals in a club at her school. She meets a guy who is a bat and then transforms into a vampire. He can fly. Eventually, the ...
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Fantasy novel circa 1986-89 fantasy novel with a He-Man type (with an axe?) on a bright blue cover [closed]

This was my favorite fantasy book as a kid. The details I remember: Circa 1986-89. Not a well known title or part of a series Bright blue cover with the title in yellow The title was short, ...
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SF first contact short story, alien probe visits earth to exchange information, is asked about religion

I recall a short story where first contact occurs when an alien probe enters the solar system, takes up orbit around earth. Turns out that it's a sublight "ambassador/library" with AI on ...
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Magic/fae book series about a girl who finds a stone/rock and comes to some realization about its magic

There were at least 3 books. I believe told from different perspectives. There was a scene where someone is attending a girls boarding school, and the headmistress has one of the magic stones in her ...
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Manhwa where mc joins phoenix guild

I remember reading a manhwa two years ago. typical hunter manhwa with gates and stuff. The only thing that really stood out was that MC made an alliance/ contract/ joined the "phoenix guild" ...
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Novel or manga where the main character builds a village/city for spirits with the help of a rejuvenated world tree

The reincarnated main character (MC) first helps a village with a hand pump and other technology. He eventually rejuvenates an infected world/spirit tree and then helps the spirits build a village. ...
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A film with three astronauts with one I believe is deceased but a pen is put into his hand and he scribbles something on paper

I remember a film where one of the astronauts is apparently dead but the other two put a pen in his hand and he scribbles something on paper. Also, where they try and connect some wire but it's arcing ...
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Older sci-fi book about passive human-like herd animals vs predatory breeders

Older sci-fi book about intelligent herd-like animals. I read this book many, many years ago. I only remember that it loosely included these elements. It was an older science fiction book about a man ...
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Fantasy book with chaos lands that mutate adventurers based on their intrinsic attributes or habitual actions

I remember reading this book in high school which would have had to be before 1992. My memory isn't great though so it could have been after but I don't believe so. In this book (or series) there was ...
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Book in which a rogue AI infects a ship captain with a virus which turns her into an insect-like creature

Looking for a novel in which a malevolent, rogue AI infects a ship captain with a virus which turns her into an insect-like creature. This rogue AI is being hunted - possibly it has a price on its ...
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Movie with a boy that gets bigger while riding a flying ship in space

There's this movie I really liked that I watched a few years ago but I cannot figure out the name of it. In the movie, this boy is imprisoned in a mine and forced to look for a specific science-...
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Novel where a man reincarnates after destroying his world, then kills his new family, then kills everyone in a sect he joins

This is either a Korean, Japanese or Chinese novel. In it, the male protagonist cultivates to become so powerful that he destroys/kills his whole world subsequently drawing the wrath of a heavenly ...
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YA book written between 2009 and 2012 - Orphaned girl is at school for people with magic. She has electricity powers

This book was about a girl whose family died in a car crash and she was the last survivor. She was at a school and she did not realize everyone had magical powers including herself. She’s this super ...
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Sci-Fi story about cooking being the pinnacle of human culture [duplicate]

I remember a SciFi story, probably from the 60s or 70s, about a human culture that only eats dishes made of mushroom paste. The core planet has extremely refined taste. One day, someone comes back ...
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Boy who is also a prankster gets body swapped with his school principal

The story contains a boy, who loves to prank people and in general, just not follow the rules. The former principal, who was much more lenient retires and a new, stricter principal joins whom everyone ...
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YA scifi book I read in the early 90s about a girl and her archaeologist uncle

When I was in junior high in the early 90s we read an excerpt from a sci-fi novel for class. It was about a young girl on an alien planet. I think she was with her uncle who was an archeologist. ...
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Looking for an anime where MC's village is attacked and two girls from magic academy saves him and they make him their apprentice

In the beginning scene we find a boy, who is lost and in despair. He doesn't know what to do after his town has been attacked. Seconds later, 2 ladies from a prestigious magic institute pass by, ...
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1990s or 2000s book where a boy is a ghost but his family doesn't realize it

I think this book was written by a well known author, not niche. There is a boy who is interacting with his family (or at least his mom) but it turns out he has died. There is something about his body ...
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Searching for a book series involving time travel and immortality

I read it a few years ago. It was a newer book. I remember the series wasn't completed yet. It involved a man that gets sent back in time. He helps a village with some sort of irrigation system (I ...
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Book about siblings in a magical world?

Okay so the I read the story ages ago, so I barely remember any details but I'd really like to read it again. Anyway, the story revolves around two siblings, their parents aren't present for whatever ...
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Short novel where a backwards nation invades the U.S. to lose, but wins [closed]

Thirty years ago, in the 1990s, when my father was a kid he read a book that he has never found since - he describes it as a very short novel, maybe about a centimeter thick / 80 pages long. It's set ...
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Novel in which the main character is reincarnated into a novel as a saintess. There's a white-haired male lead who is a priest at a church

The main character gets reincarnated into a novel as the saintess, where there's demons and dungeons. There's a white-haired male lead as well that works at the church as a priest.
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What is this manga that has a lot of superhero references?

I have read it quite some time back and forgotten its title. It is too hard to find via DDG, Google and MangaDex advanced search (tags tried include various combinations of: action, alien, drama, girl'...
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Sci-fi book about a boy who develops powers and bends a large coin between two fingers

Back in the early 80s, I came across a book where a pre-teen or teen boy began to develop powers. For the life of me, I cannot remember the title. It was definitely published prior to 1985...I never ...
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Partly NSFW sci-fi book where the US is divided; I read it around 1996 - 2000

The book I am looking for is a sci-fi-ish book. I don't believe that it is a series From what I can remember of the book the US was split and one side was the former US and the other worshiped some &...
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Science fiction movie involving a woman who steals information about a crashed alien spaceship and is hunted by a powerful company

I'm looking for a science fiction movie, probably from the 1980s, that I saw as a child. The plot starts with a woman (maybe a cyborg) stealing a suitcase/box from a rival company (Norwegian ...
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60s or 70s science fiction short stories on fine arts

I’m looking for a 1960s-70s science fiction short story anthology on fine arts. I only remember the summary of 2 of the stories. One was of composer who wrote commercial music by hand while most wrote ...
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Science fiction book about genetically engineered shapeshifter spy

I'm searching for a science fiction book about a man on the run. After a chapter or two, his pursuers catch him in a busy space station/planet ; you learn he's a genetically-modified spy who can ...
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Comic where aliens and their craft are melted by the intense heat of Antarctic (or Arctic) ice

I remember a short comic featuring a flying saucer crewed by two aliens with inky black bodies (visible where not covered by their clothes) deciding whether or not to land on (prehistoric?) Earth. One ...
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Manga about a kid that grew up on a sky island farm and was tasked by a kingdom to rescue the princess

I've forgotten the name of a dark fantasy manga I read. The story was about a protagonist who is a kid that grew up on a sky island farm and was tasked by a kingdom to rescue the princess. All I ...
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Book about a girl searching for her father in a world Roma came from

My friend read this book and can’t remember the name and I’ve been trying to find it too with no luck and I was hoping you lovely people might be able to help. Here’s what I know: It was clearly ...
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