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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Story about a deadly alien creature on another planet that has some chemical in its body that makes it faster

I can not remember if it was a short story or a novel, but I am leaning towards it being a novel. There is a colony of humans and I can't remember if they crash-landed or not. There is a creature ...
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Identify Story: A boy uses a knife to transport himself to another world

Or another time. I don't quite remember, having read it about 7-10 years ago. All I remember is a boy that uses a knife to sort of create a magical portal in the air in front of him, by feeling ...
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Short story where a man owns creatures that build statues of him

I am trying to recall the name of a story I read when I was fairly young (maybe 20 years ago, but not sure how old the story is). What I remember: A man acquires a set of creatures that he keeps in ...
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Identify Movie: Angry gorillas and automated gun turrets

I remember watching a movie about 10-15 years ago about some exploration group in the jungle being attacked by very angry gorillas or apes while defending their camp with automated gun turrets at ...
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Short story identification: A boy visits a futuristic zoo and gets injured by a gorilla

A boy, on a trip to a futuristic zoo with his father, suffers an accident involving a gorilla. He is rushed to surgery. After a futile attempt, the surgeon informs the boy's father that he was ...
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Identify YouTube trailer for Sci-Fi Show

The plot involved a woman waking up alone on a spaceship in uncharted space. The spaceship has an A.I. which tells the woman that she is the only one on board. When she finds a man asleep she wants to ...
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TV comedy about spaceship, done in the style of “Metropia”

There was a TV series sometime between 2001 - 2010, I think on the Sci Fi channel, about a spaceship crew that were trying to get back home. It was very funny but got canned after 1 or 2 seasons. It ...
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What is the name of the science fiction short story in which a man clones himself and raises his clone in an imitation of his own life?

I read this story as a kid in a collection of best science diction short story. It's told I think from the point of view of the clone. I think the reason for trying to redo his own life was so that a ...
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'80s book about kids stranded on a planet

A friend and I are trying to remember the title and author of a book we both read as kids in the 80s. It was about a group of students who go on a mission that's supposed to be some sort of survival ...
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Identification of a short story with a sentient weapon [duplicate]

I am searching for the title of short story I have read several years ago. I think it was included in one of the Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories (or maybe some Nebula or Hugo short stories ...
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Space film about pilots and navigators

It is a space film set on the relatively near future. Earlier than Star Trek but probably later than firefly. It was made in the 80s, I think it was American. It was on a space station, the setup is ...
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Trying to find a book about rediscovered space travel after interstellar war isolates planets

The book is written in the 1980s. The storyline is about an early 20th century level technology planet getting visited by a spaceship which causes quite a stir. The visitors start helping to ...
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Looking for scifi novel published around mid-80s about a scientist who gets telepathic abilities from a drug he creates?

The story is about a scientist who makes a drug that gives him incredible telepathic abilities which he uses to help others. He later gives the drug to his girl friend so she can help him in his ...
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I am looking for the author of a trilogy

Okay, so this is going to be vague, but I read a scifi series (there were 3 books total) that takes place in the future, each book is from the point of view of a different character (all boys). In ...
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Can you identify this book or series in which all humans are in hell?

A while ago a friend told me the plot of a book (or book series, he isn't sure) that he couldn't remember the name of, and I want to find it. Here's what he told me: Every person in existence is in ...
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SF book where a boy loses an arm, moves from New York to Ireland

This book was written in the past 5 years I think. A kid who lost an arm went selectively mute for the longest time. He lived in New York. He moved to Ireland and somewhere along the way someone ...
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Novel where intelligent species of the galaxy get wiped out periodically

I read this book when I as a kid (probably around 1988 or so, and it wasn't brand new when I read it) with some of the following elements: Tons of diverse sentient aliens, I remember a sentient whale ...
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SF book cover with a gorilla-like being in a space suit coming through an archway

The cover art is mostly what I remember. There was a being in a space suit coming through an archway (similar to a metal detector); the being resembled a gorilla. It was carrying its helmet under ...
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Story about a multiverse theory of immortality

Please help me identify a short story I read about a guy who believed that the multiverse was true, but the one that we experienced was the one in which we lived the longest. He was also contemplating ...
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Trying to find a book about a military prison spaceship written in the 80's

From what I remember, Humans were just starting space travel and got into a space war with a warrior race and got beaten badly. The warrior race were so disgusted with how poorly the humans fought ...
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TV Show from 90s

I'm looking for a TV show from the 90s (I think), where a woman puts on glasses and uses these glasses and a computer to go into an alternative/parallel universe where she is chased by some man. I ...
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Space Travel and Psychic Powers

There was a series that I was reading in the 90's where certain people had various psychic powers: some were Telekinetic, others were Telepaths and so on. The government required those with these ...
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Man and woman travelling through parallel universe?

The only things about this book I can remember is there is male and female main characters journeying through an alternate/parallel universe. Along the way they meet various people, though the only ...
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Boy from future comes to the past to take very intelligent young people to the future

I'm looking for a novel I read in the 1990's, probably the mid-90s. In it, a boy comes from the future to take intelligent young people who will be beneficial in their time. Due to misinformation, a ...
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Story Identification: Novel in which the dead are terraformed to create a satellite near stranded spaceship [duplicate]

I remember that there was a stranded spacecraft and several splinter groups made up from its survivors/desendants set up camps nearby, one of which was a "Planet" built up by using deceased ...
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What Star Wars fan video has two Jedi fighting in a forest with a Celtic soundtrack?

I remember a few years ago I stumbled upon a Star Wars fan video that was brilliant. It was an encounter in a forest on a lost planet between a dark and a light Jedi, and their fight to death, with a ...
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Strange creatures that bite you and never let go

I read a short story years ago and don't remember what it was called. It was about a man in a desert who had heard about strange creatures that were likely to come after you and if they bit you their ...
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TV show about a man investigating murders, starts seeing a woman that only he can see

I have memory as a kid sitting down every weekend with my parents to watch a sci-fi programme on terrestrial TV, but I can't think of what it was called and neither can they. One episode is about two ...
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What was the name and universe of the soldier-unit stuck in Limbo?

I remember some Marvel comics where soldiers/marines were stuck in Hell ( or Limbo ) for an extended amount of time. During this time they had gained powers/mutations. What was the name of the unit?
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Short story about a girl and her experience with technological advances throughout her life, who becomes immortal

I'm looking for the title of a short story I read on the internet somewhere a while ago. It began with a girl living in the modern age and explores her life growing up over the next couple of ...
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Does anyone know of an anime movie about a robot that had a baby

I don't remember much about the film but I do recall that it was about a female robot or cyborg that was married to a human man and some how was able to give birth to a child. I think her husband and ...
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Short film with crashed spaceship and non-English narrator

I vaguely remember watching a short film that was posted on Facebook a couple of months ago (it was around 10mins long). I think the film is narrated in French (definitely not English) and it starts ...
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80s teen novel about an alien virus on a space ship?

I read a book back in the 80's about an alien virus that jumps from person to person on a cruise ship (or may have been a luxury space ship). The book was really well written up until the last two ...
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Short story sub versus a spaceship

Looking for the name of a short story. It was about an AI submarine that woke up one day and did battle with an invading spaceship that was hiding underwater in preparation to invade the earth. The ...
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Story about getting trapped in virtual reality labyrinth

I remember several years ago coming across a story where the characters get trapped in a virtual reality labyrinth where they were wearing a prototype/demo bodysuit that simulates pain responses, to ...
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Sci-Fi Drama TV Series about telepathy between an alien and a boy

I'm trying to remember this show, 80's or early 90's, about a boy who receives telepathic messages from an alien, and his family thinks he's going crazy. All very serious and dark. The only thing I ...
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A series of books involving reptilian-alien protagonists

I'm trying to track down these books I read when I was younger. I've done some fruitless searching online and am stumped. It's been a good 10 years since I read any of them. Cover is very 70s/80s (...
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Show that had a group of D&D style adventurers?

The TV show might have aired in the mid to late 90s or very early 2000s (no more than 2001). It was a classic medieval adventure show with a main character that was a young man, who wore classic ...
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Short story: post nuclear holocaust, the human race has mutated into an ape-like being and old style humans are viewed as an abomination

I'm trying to identify a short story I read (probably in the 80s) where the protagonist, a young woman, is captivated by the beauty of a servant, a bronzed, muscular youth working in the garden. The ...
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90's talking computer children's tv science fiction series

In the early 90's, when I was a child, I regularly saw a live-action (not animated) TV show with children that did something good (solve problems or chase away bad guys, I'm not sure). It was on Dutch ...
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Kid gets sucked into a video game or TV show

I read a book as a kid (in the late 80's-early 90's) that was about a kid getting sucked into a video game or TV show and he had to make his way through the world and defeat the bad guy. I was ...
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Book where half the protagonist's body was replaced with cybernetics

I'm trying to remember the name of a sci-fi book that would have come out before 2000. Because of an injury, half the main character's body has been replaced with cybernetics. The only specific ...
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Title of a book about a mysterious light in the sky from the late 90s?

I vaguely remember a book and it has been driving me crazy for years. It had these things: A mysterious light in the sky (maybe healing people) Religious overtones/themes (not a religious book to my ...
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Does anyone know a book about Rune Casters/Masters? [duplicate]

When I was in America, I began reading a book series. It was a fantasy fiction series about some people who could use other peoples attributes, like their beauty or their intelligence by tattooing a ...
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Book about a sea demon disguised as a man who killed by kissing

This book was about a kelpie (or sea demon) who disguised himself as young man. It killed girls by kissing them - when kissed sea water would run down their throat drowning them. The bodies would be ...
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I need the name of a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Series

When I was a kid my stepdad at the time read a book series about a family or group of people that could walk through portals or time travel to other universes or something like that. I want to say it ...
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Can you identifiy this short about teenagers on a raft getting swallowed up by an oil slick?

In the spirit of all the story identification today, I'm looking for some kind of TV episode about some teenagers who were at a lake. Slowly, one by one, they get swallowed up by some kind of oil ...
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Main character can “manipulate” his own time

I read a book while in the US for a few months back in the early 1990s. I remember liking the book, and only have loose bits and pieces in my head. The main character was a male. I believe it ...
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Film about a spacecraft AI trying to breed a new mechanic

This was a film which features a spacecraft that has an AI. There is only one man and one woman in the movie. The man is the only one on the spaceship and he is just there as a mechanic. The AI ...
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Movie: Creature crawls out of its current hosts mouth into next hosts mouth

I saw part of this movie back in the 80's or early 90's on late night cable TV. I remember the cops were chasing a bad guy, and the bad guy turned out to be possessed by some sort of creature. This ...

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