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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Horror movie featuring a Terminator-like female cyborg as the antagonist [duplicate]

It was a sci-fi / horror with a female cyborg. Same era as The Terminator, say early '80s. Started with a commercial flight disappearing from radar, then reappearing, and when landing, a female cyborg ...
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Sci-fi film or TV episode ending with a female astronaut turing into an alien, fish-like creature

I'm trying to help a friend. He wants to find the name of an old sci-fi film. Supposedly, it should be from the '60s-'70s, maybe an Alien rip-off, but he only recalls the ending. After a space journey,...
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Anime with little dolls which look like girls in mecha suits fighting as commanded

Anime with little dolls which look like girls in mecha suits fighting as commanded. I once watched a teaser for this anime. I don't know if they were 'micro girls' or human-like dolls/robots dressed ...
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Isekai manga about a main character who has an angel companion

I'm looking for an isekai manga I read long time ago. The only thing I only remember is that the main character has an angel companion, and that he summoned two goddesses in front of many people.
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Looking for a manga where the female MC is summoned with another, trains with knights for a few weeks, and is sent away

I would be grateful if anyone can tell me the title. It was a summoning with another girl, where the other girl wants to send her away. She ends up getting some survival skills with one of the knight ...
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Cartoon where main character has this weird blue or yellow soul core that can fuse with a big blue/yellow/white monster

This Cartoon or anime was on Netflix back during the beginning of 2016 (not released that year I think). I can remember some scenes: during the first or second episode, the main character is the only ...
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80s/90s sci-fi horror movie - parasite (alien?) caterpillar

When I was young, perhaps around early, or mid, or maybe even late 90s, I watched around the first 30 minutes of what I remember was a low budget American sci-fi horror flick. It was broadcast on our ...
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Short story I read years ago (1971?) about a planet of machines that find a stray American astronaut

The machines are speaking to the astronaut inside the capsule. However, they think they are speaking to the capsule because they had never seen a human before. When they try to open it up, they ...
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Book cover with angel with metallic wings

I am looking for a book. However, I do not remember much unfortunately. Here is what I remember: In the center of the cover there was a male person with wings spreading to the sides. The wings looked ...
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Manga where the (female) main character is summoned with another girl, trains with knights for a few weeks, and is sent away

I would be grateful if anyone can tell me the title. It was a summoning with another girl, where the other girl wants to send her away. She ends up getting some survival skills with one of the knight ...
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Manga about a demon king or villain, who wants revenge against the heroine, but is too weak, so he just stays with her and cleans her house

The title of the Japanese manga that I'm looking for: I don't really remember, but it's about like a demon king or villain of some sort who manages to escape from being imprisoned by the heroine. So, ...
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Fantasy series with female main character angelspawn

Book I read back in 2012, Main character was on front cover in form fitting leather armor. Main character was female. Main character was an angelspawn, and whenever in the presence of angels would go ...
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A webcomic about a mostly ocean world

Recently, I’ve been having vague memories of a webcomic I read once, but I just can’t remember the name of it. What I do remember is that its setting is in a world that is mostly underwater and that ...
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Sci-fi story about an astronaut rafting down a river in a primeval forest

A few days ago, while cleaning up my library to donate some books to Goodwill, I found a piece of paper in one of the shelves with the word "SEHRALT". Then I remember that I have taken that ...
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Trying to identify movie of estranged father saving his daughter with government chip in his head

Live action movie. With unfamiliar actors, the main protagonist was a disheveled blond/dirty blonde male. The quality of the movie seemed to be 2007-2010, low-budget. I believe I saw it on Netflix ...
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Sci-fi short story compilation, including a story about a protagonist who erases the universe from existence with his mind

Looking for a sci-fi short story compilation book I once read. I don't remember whole lot of details, but there are two stories I sort of remember. A lot of details are missing, but the overall plots ...
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urban fantasy short with imps set in London

I remember reading this in an anthology around 2000. Setting was London, and the main character was an older gentleman with a sword cane who was a magician. He could see imps darting around electrical ...
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Fantasy Movie: Barbarian-esque w/ Cannibalism (maybe)

So I was around 7-9 when I saw the first 10 minutes or so of this movie. It was on VHS, around the time VHS had become mainstream so maybe ('83-'85.) I've tried to find this movie many times since I ...
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Manga about a feminine boy with "God's eyes" who cooks for a guild [duplicate]

About a boy who wears glasses goes into a video game. He cooks for a Guild and he has appraisal (God's eyes). He is feminine without it feeling overbearing to the story.
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Book of Appalachian horror short stories, including one about a man covered in snakes, and another about a man eaten by possums

I remember reading this in late '70s early '80s. The stories included one about a man covered in snakes, and another about possums that ate a man buried in a shallow grave, causing his relatives to ...
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Isekai(?) manga where the female protagonist is taken to a fantasy world while sleeping in her bed

It was a black and white manga. I believe the protagonist had dark hair, but I could be wrong. It was a very darkly drawn manga with horror themes. In the first chapter the female protagonist is ...
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Residents of invaded planet turned into living sewage system

I heard about this species from a book where a planet was invaded and the people ended up being turned into living sewage systems; they were cubed and couldn't move. I don't know the book but I was ...
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Looking for a 90s tv show (approx. 5 min per episode) about the special effects in Science Fiction movies

I remember when I was a kid in Canada, there was a series of short episodes explaining how special effects were made in science fiction movies. I remember there was an episode on Armageddon and ...
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Movie about good and bad "angels" with machine guns and black coats that came down to earth to kill each other?

When I was a kid (around 1990 - 1998), there was a movie about some type of "angels" with human bodies, weird eyes, and white hair? (excuse my poor memory), there were some good and some bad ...
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Looking for kids cartoon about magic beast in stones and collecting them [duplicate]

This cartoon is set in our world. So there are four main characters. There is a blonde teen, a girl, and the old mentor. They went around to ruins, collecting these stones with beasts inside of them. ...
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Movie about a man in a car trying to run away from a forest

Years ago, I caught a glimpse of a movie my father was watching on TV. It was a man driving a car in the middle of a forest, on some forest road. I don't know if he was alone or with a woman. He was ...
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Monster movie where the creature removes its victims from history

The monster first attacks a couple that are parked in a construction site. There is an older guy who has been hunting this thing for years. Every time the creature kills someone they are erased from ...
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Manga about a member of a sect, whose leader is from a sect that was destroyed

So in the past year, I always get reminded in my head of this manga I used to read. It's martial arts/cultivation-based. I'm not sure of the year, but I think it's from around 2016-2019. This is what ...
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Does anybody know the anime name of 6 girls, who go and fight I believe alien monsters?

It's not "Glitter Force", but another anime similar to it. I don't remember much of it, but I remember these girls got sent to another world where there be a jungle and such, and they would ...
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"Hunger Games"-esque book where teens are run through a gauntlet of ruthless tests, and pitted against one another

The book focuses on a girl (first-person perspective) who enters a program designed to help provide better jobs for poor families, following in her older brother's footsteps (going against her parents'...
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Memory recorded at party installed in android body

I read this funny short story a long while ago probably 1980s. It stuck in my mind. A weedy man goes to a house party. One of the other guests has brought a machine he invented which, he claims, takes ...
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Series about conjurers in Central/Eastern Europe [duplicate]

About ten years ago I read a book trilogy that circled around magicians which conjured demons (or some other form of intelligent extra-planar being) in order to do their bidding. I remember the series ...
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Story involving authority figures, children riding bikes on the beach, and pog wizards

Several years ago, amidst a search for something completely unrelated, I stumbled across a strange website that had an excerpt of some fiction next to a scan of a book cover. The excerpt detailed an ...
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What is this (pre-May 2010) fanfic that uses "Syndicates" to mean "Eyes"?

This TVTropes article mentions the titular fanfic existing, which is explicitly not the famous Eye of Argon. There used to be a sample from some unknown fanfic from before May 2010 — not the ...
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A 2000 ish Chinese show about a kid's house who gets struck by lighting due to playing games late at night and gets transported in the game

I remember watching about it about a long time ago. The beginning was a kid playing some kind of game on his computer. His parents came to his room and told him to turn it off and go to sleep. He than ...
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Manga where the MC wields a black sword and has a lich as a familiar

I am searching for a manga where the MC is thrown in a forest. He gets a black sword, kills, levels up, becomes OP, and gets out of the forest. He encounters a merchant fighting, kills the monsters, ...
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Story where colony ship is actually artificial intelligence lab which creates intelligence deciding how crew worship it

Ship is launched for stated purpose of colonization but one crew member is attempting to create artificial intelligence. As story develops although outfitted for colonization there are indications it ...
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2000s anime where the main character collects round magic stones with a bracelet

I think it came out between 2000-2010. Saw this in anime club in high school. Can't remember some details. The main character finds a bracelet, gets these round stones, and the bracelet collects them? ...
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Manga/Manhwa/Manhua where the female lead is transported or transmigrated into to the body of a girl with white hair but changes it to blue

The female lead is transported/transmigrated into the body of girl who is the daughter of a magician. I think before the female lead took over the body the girl and her father didn't have a good ...
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Sci-fi cartoon about robots, wars, virtual scenarios and space

I only remember these facts from the series: Humanity is getting enslaved by another race whom seem similar to the human race Both groups use robots in combat Enemy uses technology, like a virtual ...
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Manhwa protagonist that has a maxed-out thrust skill

I'm looking for a manhwa where there's a guy that only uses 'thrust' and is the last guy in the tower. He also fought the tower administrator at the top of the tower.
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Short story about a group marching through a tunnel lined with portals, with each individual seeking the specific portal that leads to their "home"

The story involves a group of disparate individuals, self-formed as a quasi-military unit, marching through a long, curved tunnel from portal to portal, each portal a fixed number of klicks down the ...
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The German translation of Neverwhere, or something else?

In around 2015, I was discussing fantasy fiction with a German friend, and we both shared memories - very similar, but not quite the same - of a novel set in a sort of hidden/underworld fantasy, with ...
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An older time traveling manga about a girl who becomes a warrior after she travels back in time?

The manga is about a girl who travels back in time, the first and like second chapter is when she is still in the modern world. She falls in love with her brother (I think it was because they didn't ...
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Book Id - sci-fi contemporary man becomes champion with big hammer?

I am trying to find a novel I had at one time that was a story where dimensional shift or alien arrival resulted in champions emerging with special abilities - main character was male, pretty much a ...
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1990s novel with sleeping alien machine inside the moon that teleports to another galaxy

I read a book a few years ago that looked like a mass-market paperback from the 1990s or so. It was about humans just barely colonizing our own solar system and doing wormhole experiments around Pluto/...
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Manhua/manhwa where the main character has a system which has dimensional powers, and travels between worlds [duplicate]

Well, it's about maybe two years ago, but I badly want to read this manhua/manhwa. In this, the main character (MC) has a cultivation system which has dimensional powers. The MC is transported from ...
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Manhwa with a pink-haired female wizard/mage and a blue-haired male lead, who fall in love and accidentally end up back in time

I need help finding a manhwa. I can’t remember much, but the main character (MC) is a wizard/mage who eventually somehow gets paired up with the blue-haired male lead, and they start working together. ...
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Short story about an uploaded consciousness running traffic signals

This story would have originally appeared in either Analog or Asimov's in the late 1980s to early 1990s. The viewpoint character is a human being whose uploaded consciousness has to work a number of ...
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Scifi Anthology from 70s: Enchanted Village w/ cover image of floating rock ("The Castle" by Magritte)

I checked this book out of a library in the 70's, so it might be from earlier. I remember the "Enchanted Village" story by Van Vogt, and the cover image of a floating rock. I think it was &...
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