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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Early 80’s short story about invisible gremlins viewable only with special glasses

These gremlins were everywhere causing mayhem, pulling on ladders, etc. Their antics were sometimes fairly innocent but also occasionally dangerous. They could only be seen through the special ...
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Series between 1980 - 2000 about humanoid boy trying to live like a human

Trying to look for a series between 1980 - 2000, where the son was an android trying live a human life. I can remember everyday he had to pull the cable out of his stomach to charge himself.
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Anime Movie: Floating Islands, Post-Apocalypse Fantasy/Steampunk, Clans at War, Brother and Sister

I've been searching everywhere for this film, any help would be great! I remember so many details but still can't find it... (tl;dr - Anime Brother and One-Armed Sister on Post-Apocalypse Floating ...
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Looking for a book about out of body experiences and entering dragons minds

One of the major themes in this book is a specific berry/fruit that, when eaten, causes the person who eats it to slip into a coma and have an out of body experience. They can then float around at ...
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A 2013-14 show about youth with elemental monsters that aired on Teletoon or Cartoon Network

The main character, a boy had a fire monster and his friends all had different monsters with different elements. In the finale the boy convinced a giant fire monster (I think they were titans or ...
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Story about early stages of terraforming Mars and opposition to the project?

I read this story (probably a novel, but maybe a short story or novella) in the mid-1990s or earlier. I have an uncertain memory that it may have been a sequel or the second story in a series. I also ...
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Fantasy novel about a nobleman on a quest

Read the novel in the late eighties as a child. Short novel in a paperback format. About 150 pages. My memory is hazy so some details may be plain wrong. The evil wizard X, left the realm of (...
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Fantasy Book that has travel through hippopotamus

I have vague memory of a book about a kid going to another world by hippopotamus. I remember it was a good book. It was a fantasy novel as I remember there was a blind king and a music band that jumps ...
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Movie about cop with a control chip in his head which breaks

In the 90s or early 00s I watched a film about a corporation who controlled society. All citizens had a chip in their heads, that substitutes and decors their reality. For example, a future style city ...
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Old zombie movie I saw in the early 90's where a girl crawls through the duct vents of the apt building to escape them

It was a movie that took place in I think an apartment complex. There was a little girl who got attacked in her apartment and she had to escape by crawling from room to room through the duct vents. ...
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Space station with sentient spiders

I saw a film a few years ago. They had a spaceship and went to their spaceship station where these spider type things were on board where they later found out. They leave and blow up the station and ...
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80s sci fi film with line “Paris? Bye bye!” [duplicate]

I've just been reminded by a friend of a line in a film we saw mid/late '80s (on video, so may have been earlier but it definitely had an 80s feel to it). It was a humorous sci fi involving humans and ...
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Short story with an alcoholic being pursued by imaginary animals that other people can see

My wife and I passed by a winery with a pink elephant statue, and I cracked a joke about how this time, you knew you were drunk when you stopped seeing pink elephants, whereupon, I learned she'd never ...
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TV educational short film with kids trying to find a paleontologist via his messages. Turns out he's a dinosaur

I think I watched this in the mid 90s. A group of kids are supposed to meet a paleontologist, I think at a museum. At the meeting place, they find a message from him (and I think a broken crate and ...
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Isekai manga in which the main character lives alone as a child in the jungle and is loved by the gods

I am looking for this manga where the main character lives alone as a child in the jungle and is loved by the gods who watch over him. Then he saves the lives of some important people. Later he ...
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Movie where a prisoner escapes from a crashed ship on a desolate alien planet

The movie starts off with a crashed ship on a desolate alien planet. This ship was holding a prisoner who escapes and the guards on the ship have to find and bring him back. BOOM plot twist the guards ...
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Cartoon series where humans travel by spaceship and find a planet with dinosaurs

I’ve been searching for a long time now and I am not able to find the right cartoon. I remember a SciFi cartoon series where a bunch of humans travel with their spaceship and find a planet where ...
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Humans Stumble Upon Low-Tech Aliens

More than five years ago, I started reading a sci-fi book about advanced humans making first contact with iron-age, medieval-era humanoids. Humans either arrive in the alien star system by chance or ...
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Anime TV show with Elvis/Fonzie-like protagonist

I am trying to remember a limited television anime or manga show from several years back. The central character was a bounty hunter who located illegal aliens and brought them into some central ...
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Movie with female protagonist that can travel a few seconds back in time

Looking for a movie, released probably after 2000, about a woman that can travel back in time. I think she is not the only one and eventually a group is after her, including her boss, who sets a ...
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Horror anthology about vampires and werewolves. “If i cut my nails will you give me more meat?” a child asks his parents, in one story

this book has mini stories inside and has one story about a kid who gets invited to dinner and a boy is let out of the basement and eats and then says to his parents "If i cut my nails, will you give ...
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Medieval style fantasy book with large black creatures as enemies [duplicate]

I remember reading a book when I was younger (maybe 8-10 years ago) that depicted a war between knights and large black non-humanoid monsters. It was a thick book probably 500+ pages and may have had ...
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Cartoon about people on a space mission investigating a zombie virus

It's a cartoon about a couple of people on a mission in outer space,I think they were investigating the breakout of a deadly virus that turns dead people into violent zombies. And I can remember they ...
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Movie name with invisible man

Around 6 years back I started watching a movie on television and could never finish. In the very start of the movie, a male actor wearing a red T-Shirt (let's say his name is Tom) became invisible ...
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Drarry fanfiction with a dark Harry and where Cho outs Harry to the Daily Prophet

I'm looking for a Drarry fanfiction I seem to have forgotten the name of. It had several chapters, and was centered around a dark Harry (he was okay at first, but he slowly lost his shit as the story ...
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2000s space film where an alien species has almost wiped out the human race in a war

I need to find a film that I watched when I was a kid in 2000-2004 (don't remember the exact time). I remember the film about a person telling a story to his kids. The story is about the fight ...
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90's (or earlier) sci-fi book where Earth is in environmental trouble and billionaires are planning to move to an orbiting space station

I’m looking for a sci-fi book I read in the 90’s maybe: Earth in environmental trouble Varied storylines around the planet Billionaires preparing to move to the orbiting space station Genetically ...
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Post-nuclear war book where a boy ends up going into suspended animation until the Earth renews itself [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the title of a book I read as a kid, probably somewhere in late elementary days. I read this one around the same time as The White Mountains series by John Christopher, ~30 years ...
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Parallel universe where an engineered bacterium consumes all petroleum

I kinda of remember a sci fi tv show where the group traveled between parallel earths. The one episode I remember is where they ended up on an Earth where a scientist created a bacterium that consumed ...
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Parallel universe horror story where apparently normal people are ravenous monsters

I am looking for a short story. The plot is as follows: Scientists or mathematicians find a way to peer into an alternate dimension. In the alternate dimension the inhabitants appear to be living a ...
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Novella where two travellers meet on an anomalously hot rock passing through the galaxy

A couple years ago I read two novellas/novels set in the same universe. The outer galaxy is united in a largely digital civilization. Anyone that tries to enter the galactic core mysteriously finds ...
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Young adult sci-fi novel about a teenager who electrocutes himself while working on a computer. Afterwards he has a “computer brain” [duplicate]

Along with the information in the title, I can provide a few more details. I read this in the early to mid-nineties, and the cover art had a teenage boy who had his hands on his head with a few ...
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Short story: Person reanimated (?) as online persona “speaks” to steadily growing audience

This is a short story that I believe I read online about 5 years ago, though I may be off by a few years either way. It is told from the perspective of a person who seems to have been brought back to ...
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Space colony novel where space pirates attack a planet and take a boy hostage who fights his way back eventually

I think it was a 1970s novel and might have been simply titled "Colony". These days it would likely be classed as young-adult, but I don't think such a category existed back then. I probably read it ...
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Book based on Native American folklore; girl in Texas shapeshifts and has a crow as her spirit animal

Girl I think lives in Texas and finds out her spirit animal is a crow she can also shapeshift and she lives or lived on Native American grounds. Main part of the book I remember is that she is in a ...
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Old Animation/Anime where the protagonist had red spiky hair [closed]

I am 23 and I remember as a kid (6-10 yo) watching a videotape animation that had some prob kids (?) with superpowers... I remember only that the protagonist had red spiky hair (like a triangle) and ...
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Science fiction movie featuring an octopus type alien

I'm trying to remember a sci-fi movie featuring an Octopus type alien, possibly purple, stalking the crew of a spaceship. I only remember one scene. The creature was very slow, had one eye and I think ...
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A guy and his teen girlfriend travel through 27 dimensions, ultimately learn that their reality is artificial with camera and green screen

Its a PG story about a fantasy adventure, very short, about 3 pages. I'm looking for a story written online about a decade ago in 2010 involving a male protagonist and his attractive female companion....
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Tomboy girl befriends some clockwork robot and has an older sister who's evil and brainwashed her to wear makeup

I can't quite remember the name of this movie. Somewhere before 2010 but is probably older than that. It was either on Encore channel or HBO. I can only remember the film being very clockwork/...
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Books about amputee that searches for lost fae

Double amputee is recruited out of a drug rehab by a secret organization that is investigating a missing fae? Takes place in Hollywood? In the end we learn that the culprit is What is this book?
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Short story where people could live 'forever' by buying themselves new host-bodies [duplicate]

I read this sci-fi short story a while back - here's what I remember of the plot: People could live 'forever' by buying themselves new host-bodies for a certain amount of money (a million dollars, I ...
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Short story where a man ends up in the future & commits suicide

Short story where a man ends up in the future when humanity has evolved into something unrecognisable to him & with no way back commits suicide rather than be alone. I think his 'time travel' is ...
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Anime/Cartoon with grey robot protagonist with elongated head riding a hoverboard

Looking for this anime or cartoon from the 80s or 90s. I last watched it in around 1999 and it already looked old then. Sci-fi genre with cyberpunk feeling. Has elements of family, coming-of-age, ...
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80s(?) Sci-fi novel where humans are in a zoo - turns out to be Earth

Anyone know the novel where a young boy thinks he is in a small town in Earth but a few things are not quite right. Like, his dog can climb trees and his friends are a bit off. It turns out he's one ...
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Anime with a girl in a kimono and a cloaked guy with a gunhand

I remember watching this one episode of an anime as a kid; I only remember bits and pieces. There was a girl in a kimono who looked similar to Fuu from Samurai Champloo. She carried a hand gun ...
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What sci fi movie was set in a cavern & dealt with electricity generation?

What sci fi movie (could have been a "TV" movie) was set in a cavern & dealt with electricity generation? The struggle in the movie was "cowboy inventor dude" vs "evil corporation". Protagonist ...
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Short fiction story based on the Doctrine of the Gospel: man dies baptizing a robot

Many years ago a friend shared with me his copy of a book that contained short fiction stories based on Doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One story was about a man who, being adamant to share ...
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Novel Set on Space Station - immortality, preset, career and spouse changes every ten years

I've searched far and wide, a few times a year apart now, for a novel I read in the late 90s or early 00's that I checked out from the new release section of my library(no they purged my records from ...
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Short story where a man goes searching for anything natural. Eventually finds a rose, only to discover it's mechanical

Inspired by this question: "I have been looking for this story since 1990. A man goes about, dissatisfied by his man-made, mechanized life. He decides to try to find something real or ...
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Boy gets transported to a planet where people can transform into different species [duplicate]

When I was a kid I read a book about a boy who gets transported to a different planet. The people are put in different domes, with different creatures. Main character either escapes to another dome ...