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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Manga about a guy who was reborn as some noble's daughter

The guy was a playboy, who used women as he wanted. He died and was reborn as some noble's first daughter. The daughter was useless(?) and tried(?) to kill herself with poison. MC started to fight ...
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CGI-animated movie: siblings find out that their parents were transferred to another universe

When I was a kid I saw a CGI-animated movie which aired on the TV but I didn't get the name of it. It consists of siblings finding out their parents were transported to another universe by their ...
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Old anime where a school girl is a reincarnation of a war god and fights monsters/machines

The anime I am looking for is one I remember very distantly so pardon me for my lack of details. To start it off there is a school girl with brown hair down to her ears/neck who goes on a school trip. ...
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Horror movie: friends in a yacht get capsized, drift to an island with killers [duplicate]

What is the title of this movie? I think it's set somewhere in Europe. There were a group of friends in a yacht in the middle of the sea when a strong storm capsized their boat. Some managed to ...
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Magical-realist story about unconsciousness potion

I read this short story a long time ago (maybe early 2000's?) and I feel like I maybe have invented many of the details, but here's what I remember: I think it was a magical realist author, like ...
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What anime that has a character with green marble in his eye that gives him special abilities/superpowers

I'm trying to remember the name of an anime I watched back in the mid 2000, it was possibly made in the 90s. The premise from what I remember was post-apocalyptic world where planet Earth has been ...
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Power Rangers-style show where the protagonists could transform into robots using special cards

I used to watch a show on Cartoon Network (2011-2012) that was like Power Rangers. It was a live-action show, not a cartoon, and probably Japanese in origin. The heroes of the show (several men and a ...
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Horror movie where friends land on an island with killers who skin and wear their victims, and a lady with octopus tentacle legs

There is a movie I watched many years ago. I can hardly remember its title. The movie was set on an island. The story goes like this: A group of friends were on a yacht when a strong storm capsized ...
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Who wrote the short story with the climax/resolution/denouement “It only stands to reason”?

Years ago (1960s? 1970s?) I read a collection of short stories among which was a story about a large, lone seated figure on a discovered planet. Memory is vague but as I remember, it is unclear if ...
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Light novel where people have abilities and magic and can level up to defeat monsters invading the world

From what I can remember the novel is like solo leveling in the sense it is a world where people have abilities and magic and monsters are invading the world. The main character is one of the ...
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Isekai manga where the main character wakes up as the Demon Lord

I remember reading a manga where a kid wakes up inside of a game he used to play. He is a black-haired kid around the age of 13. He finds one of the characters standing by him, a female elf. I think ...
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Short story ID. Astronauts use hover bikes to traverse alien maze

I am trying to identify a short story in a children's anthology of Science Fiction stories. I read it in the early 1980's in the UK. The book was illustrated and had the look of the hardback "...
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story about mind wipes, Nova starfighters, and humanities last pocket of existence?

I read an Ebook once, and I can remember most everything except for the title, which is annoying because I'd like to read it again. Here's most everything I can remember, may not be in chronological ...
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Anime where girl turns into crystal/stone/glass and dies?

please forgive me, for this is going to be very vague. I remember seeing a scene from an anime or cartoon in my childhood where this girl was surrounded by a group of people and it seemed like she was ...
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90s/2000s French comic about kids accidentally summoning a monster

I remember this comic from a library in the 90s/early 2000s. It was a bunch of kids, possibly classmates, in a small village that would venture out in the woods and pretend to be druids. At one point ...
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TV show with an old lady and a talking, alien cat

In the mid 90s, specifically 96 IIRC, I watched a tv show with my baby sitter. The show aired weekly and it had an old lady and a talking cat that I believe was an alien. It spoke telepathically. It ...
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Worm fanfic where Taylor and Danny move into an apartment building and Taylor becomes friends with Lung in his civilian guise

This was probably read within the last five years or so. For some reason, Taylor and Danny don't live in their house, but rather in an apartment building that has a majority Asian occupancy. One of ...
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In which manga does everyone around the world become 2 cm tall?

The main character's sister writes a novel because she received some kind of message telling her what is going to happen in two years; she had to let the world know, but in an indirect way. Everyone ...
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SF novel where the second Mars expedition discovers the first turned into vampires

Hardback, in English. Author was male & probably American. Published late '80s - Early '90s. Plot (as best I can remember): Earth loses contact with first Mars expedition. Second expedition ...
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80s/90s cartoon about scifi mountaneers [duplicate]

Inspired by this thread - I remember watching a cartoon in my childhood (mid 90s)about a group of people who battled some baddies (I think) in a very mountainous terrain. Their main gimmick was ...
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Manga where the main character researches magic for ages in a cave

I'm trying to find a manga where mc is researching magic in a cave. He has a familiar (some kind of fox/wolf) and can't die because both of them drink something so he can research magic for longer... ...
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Camelot/Arthurian paperback fantasy/romance about a failed attempt to find the Grail

In 1997 I read a paperback adventure romance where a Knight of the Round Table, or an aspiring one maybe, fails in his quest to find the Grail because he is waylaid and bewitched by probably Morgan/...
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Manga/manhua where MC became a god of a game world

This sort of shut in gamer received a game from an unknown package. He later started the game and found out he saw like a god figure to the people. He can only give one prophecy to the people inside ...
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Story about a world of magic where science has been forbidden [duplicate]

I am looking for a book that I read in the 80s where magic is used to help with tasks and science is forbidden. What I recall is that the protagonist (I think a boy) has to move a something heavy like ...
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Short sci-fi story about a hellish, industrial isolated domed city, where people live in hypnosis to see it as beautiful

I'm looking for the title/author of a short sci-fi story about a domed isolated city where people undergo (without knowing) a hypnotic treatment, to see the city as lush and beautiful, with parks and ...
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Story about a scientist who invents truth serum

I took an undergraduate literature course around 2005. My required anthology (now lost) had a science fiction story I would love to find again. The anthology only had excerpts and a brief discussion, ...
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Short story from almost 50 years ago

Short Sci-Fi story published early to mid 1970s. A planet with primitive indigenous people is being conquered by a high tech empire. The skies are full of smart drones. Technology wins. [Thought this ...
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Sci-fi movie released before 2011: scientist injects a pregnant woman with experimental stuff, the child grows very fast

At the time I watched the film, they broadcast foreign movies every Tuesday, including Chinese films, so I'm not sure if the language of the film is English​. There are scenes at a lab. The main roles ...
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Sci-Fi Novel: Story about woman with nano bots repaired after emp weapon

All I can remember is that she had healing/repair nanobots, and that after the EMP weapon she was killed and almost all the nanobots died. But some survived and healed her. After that she was immune ...
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Futuristic Cartoon from 80s-90s

This one I've been chasing for over a decade now. The story is about five young people. They don't have superpowers, but they have gadgets at their disposal. Their main ones are individual flying ...
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I'm trying to find an alien romance movie

This is a movie that I watched a long time ago as a kid. I remember there being an alien prince who crashed landed on Earth with his faithful servant. They were being protected by a human girl and her ...
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Book about dinosaurs/raptors that are green or blue, feathered, and are trying to catch/kill a group of humans

I borrowed this book from the young adult section of a library between 2008 and 2013 (I've checked the library catalog to no avail). The plot was something about how there were a group of humans ...
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Story about a man who is perpetually cloned and imprisoned as punishment for a crime

When I was in middle school, I read a short story about a man who was told he was teleported to this other place. I don't remember if it was another planet, or if it was a ship, or what, but he was ...
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Film or show where a space crew set off for Mars and lose communication with Earth due to a war

A space crew take off from Earth on a mission to Mars (I think). As they take off, war breaks out on Earth and they are left with no communication. English, live action. One guy ejects himself via an ...
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Kid's fantasy TV show/movie from 30+ years ago where kids go under their duvet which leads to magical tunnels

I don't know if it's a vivid dream or an actual TV show or film but I think kids were able to go under their duvet in their beds and it led to some magical tunnels that led to other times\places\...
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Short story- crashed pilot must run/jump around a small planet to catch the sun and charge her life supporting suit

I'm looking for a short sci-fi story of a pilot who crashed with her spaceship on a small, low gravitate planet or asteroid. In order to survive she must run/jump around it to catch the sun and power ...
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Scene from a SF book, long crashed starship crew send kids for water every dawn

A book I read maybe 30 years ago in England. I really don't remember any plot details, all I got is a distinctive scene that pops up now and again in my memory. There's a colony starship that's landed ...
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Cyberpunk alternative worlds through television

What i remember of the book shows a cover with a young man wearing a visor and a metal mohawk. The story describes the main character as someone who watches TV for the government and he's able to ...
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Cartoon show with a blonde boy in a white shirt who found a necklace in a vase with which he can summon a creature

I watched a show a few years back and I want to rewatch it, but I can't remember the name of it. It was about a blonde haired boy with a white shirt that broke open a vase accidentally and found a ...
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A story to do with Plato's cave, robots, and a vague dystopian twist

I have a very vague memory of a science fiction book I read over ten years ago, and would like to know if this story can be identified. If I'm not mistaken it involved Plato's cave, or characters who ...
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Looking for book with illustrations of whimsical unicycle factory

I believe this was a book of hand-drawn illustrations, somewhat like Stephen Biesty works or Where's Waldo books. I saw it in the mid 2000s up to early 2010s. The only picture I remember was a ...
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Noble must free his planet from enslavement by a telepathic alien

I don't know the length of this; it's probably more than a short story, but it may only be a novelette. I read this more than 20 years ago, but based on the feel it was probably a much older story. ...
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Anime with Nanotech armor. The nanites are in the blood stream and form armor when attacked

I rented a movie back in 2005 on the Anime Network. One scene explains how the armor works. The nanobots are in the bloodstream and when attacked the bots rush up from the blood stream up to the skin ...
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YA/Teen book regarding a boy looking for his father, who later meets a future version of himself among alien technology

I have a lot of what I believe to be correct memories regarding this book, and it has recently been bothering me extremely that I am unable to find what the book (or book series) actually is. From ...
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Michael Moorcock Eternal Champion book with Norse theme and six 'planes'

I remember reading a Michael Moorcock Eternal Champion book in mid-1980's with a kind-of medieval Norse theme and six separate 'planes', but can't figure out what the title is. Here are some details I ...
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Post-War Harry Potter becomes a porn star

I'm looking for a fanfiction where Harry randomly decides to become a porn star because he saw an advert. He has muggle electronics in a warded room. He refuses to marry Ginny and she gives him an ...
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Streaming series with game levels to unlock that lead to a house with a creepy tree

In 2018 or 2019, I streamed a (live action) series (I only saw one season) which was probably made in 2010 or later, set in a California city in the present or near future. There was some kind of an ...
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Movie where a guy is sent to a sandy planet where time moves really fast but slow to the outside observer

All I remember is the guy was sent to a planet to test something or he did something illegal, and time moved really fast on the planet but slow to the outside world. He had to fix something to leave ...
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Short story about a crew finding an ancient alien ship filled with tons of artifacts from their society

Read it in an old collection that I can't recall. Ultimately, a crew of astronauts find an empty alien structure/ship, and it is filled with tons of artifacts from their society. There is some ...
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Kid science picture book 1970s with Marie Curie [closed]

Looking for title of kids picture book from the 1970s or early 1980s about science. It was like an encyclopedia or "what do I want to be when I grow up" type of book. Explained about Marie ...

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