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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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Movie featuring a humanoid killer robot with a metal body and the head of a bald African-American man

It is about a humanoid robot with an all-metal body, except for the head. His head was that of a bald African-American man and instead of eyes he had something silvery metallic inlaid. At one point in ...
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A story with a TVTropes page where there's a difference between regular mined and smelted gold vs. magic / (System-made?) gold

A probably-LitRPG story with a TVTropes page where there's a difference between regular mined and smelted gold vs. magic / (System-made?) / Dungeon gold. It's a measure to prevent the devaluation of ...
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Comic in which Wonder Woman tunnels through the ground by spinning really fast

Sometime in the last ten years, I saw an excerpt of a comic in which Wonder Woman was trapped underground, I believe with one other person. To resolve this conundrum, she turned sideways and spun so ...
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Reincarnation manhua/manhwa/manga similar to "my secretly hot husband"

The story focuses on the female main character who I can't remember the name of who is a reincarnator from our world and is engaged to the prince at the beginning because she has the darkest blue hair ...
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Spacecraft rescued when they transmitted Morse code

I read this many years ago (80s or early 90s) almost certainly in an anthology in book form. A spacecraft was in distress of some form, and had lost all communications, but somehow managed to cobble ...
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Isekai manga where the main character cooks and dismantles monsters while traveling with a familiar or pet

I am searching for a specific light novel or manga. One scene I remember involves the main character killing and eating Earth crabs with their partner (familiar/pet). After he cooks and consumes them, ...
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Online English story about a wish to "banish darkness" gone wrong

Trying to find an online English story about a wish to "banish darkness" gone wrong. I'm trying to recall a story I read online ages back which involved a world in a slow apocalypse because ...
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90's fantasy book series with a warrior named Braccus, a flying sword and a shaman who transforms into a wolf

There was a female wizard, name started with a J. A warrior, named Braccus, finds an enchanted flying sword. Also a barbarian shaman that could transform into a wolf.
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Fantasy book about a young sister and brother who leave their village; the sister becomes a dragon rider

I read this story while I was in Middle School, so 2008-2011.It's Kinda vague but the Book was about a young girl and her brother are forced to leave their village. After leaving their village they ...
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Is there a full comic of the crab-like alien explorers I remember?

I remember some years ago seeing a few images from a comic project about a crab-like people and their alien technology posted on the web. I remember two images in particular: the first showed their ...
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Manhwa where the temperature increases and the main character has a shelter

In this manhwa the temperature increases +100°C and everyone is dehydrated. The main character is the only one with water and a cold room.
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Two Earth engineers tasked with recreating a perpetual motion machine

A short story about two Earth engineers who are shown a fake perpetual motion machine and challenged by aliens to duplicate it to prove whether Earth engineers are better than alien engineers. They ...
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Robot servants pursuing girl (who is a robot too)

I'm trying to find the name of the show in an old video. A bunch of robots are crushed under a chandelier, and a girl proceeds to jump on top of another one, before she is hit in the back by some kind ...
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Short story about a late night feline meeting

I'm trying to find a story I read once about a late night cat meeting. Cats from all over this city are called somehow to sneak out at night for this gathering. I think in the story you're following 1 ...
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1970s Scholastic (maybe?) children's science fiction story set on an asteroid or moon where humans are hunted as "aliens"

I'm looking for a 1970s sci fi short story that I think was published by Scholastic where humans were the aliens. It takes place on an airless moon or asteroid. It's a military story where we follow ...
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Looking for a manga or manhwa where mc was on an adventurer test and saves a girl by jumping off a cliff and she teaches him how to fight

If I remember right, the mc was on an adventurer test, then saw an injured girl and a lightning tiger or puma, and saves the girl and himself by jumping off a cliff. And because she is injured, she ...
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What short story is Severance NOT based on? [duplicate]

{This question contains spoilers for the first half of the first episode of Severance (2022), only.} I recently watched the first episode of Severance, and immediately recognised the core mechanic: ...
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Isekai where people from earth being hunt down by the locals

The reason people from this world hate people that reincarnated or isekai because the long time ago people from earth try to create a nation called great earth and have a coin as proof. The mc can ...
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Post-apocalyptic story - shaman learns Latin names for animals

In this short story, probably from Analog (in the 80s perhaps), a tribe of humans in a post-apocalyptic world has a shaman bless the hunting party before each venture. The shaman tries to use the ...
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Movie like underworld, +10 years ago, man with HUGE retractable blade

I am trying to find the name of a movie like Underworld, watched over 10 years ago, with a man with HUGE retractable blade. The man seems old, east european / slav, and he started to cut a car with a ...
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Looking for mid-1980's list of Science Fiction Landmark works

Back in the mid-1980s (it's unlikely to have been earlier than 1982 or later than 1987), I picked up a list of important/significant Science Fiction works. It was called something like "The ...
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Star Trek 2009 K/S fanfic where they play a game of questions to pass the time

This fanfic was either on fanfiction.net or ao3, as those are the sires I frequent most for fanfics. I'm fairly sure it was the Star Trek 2009 universe and had only Kirk and Spock in it. Both have ...
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Fantasy series from pre 2010 - Woman follows a man with magic

Been trying to remember a fantasy book I read over 15 years ago. It was the first in a series and followed (I think) a female protagonist who leaves her home (which I think belonged to some lord) and ...
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Looking for a young adult fantasy book about a girl who is half faerie and can use magic from all five elements?

I am trying to find a book that I once read about a girl who thinks she is half-faerie(and I think also royal), where her mom was a faerie(but passed away) and her dad, who she thinks is human, who is ...
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An old cartoon from the 2000s or more that features a group of teens searching for a green stone that can teleport them

It was on a now deleted channel with the number 7, I believe, in the logo. The title was something like "The Green Stone" or the "Blue Stone". In any case the stone was green but ...
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Protagonist recues kidnapped sister, massacres enemy in the forest, and meets beast princess

In that mc is with his cousin brother and sister who have green color hair, and was curing people of his cousin brother's land. Then suddenly his sister gets kidnapped. When rescuing his sister he ...
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Short story in small anthology about a computer antagonist governing society with a name like BACKATRACK

I believe I read this English language short story around 1974 or 1975, but may have read it a few years later… I'm pretty certain I read it in the 70s though. It was in a small paperback a little bit ...
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Book where a set of twins (boy and girl) develop powers and learn that their dad and his twin sister also have powers

I think they moved into a new house or something, and slowly realized that they had powers of light and shadow. They find out that their father and his twin sister have these abilities too. I don't ...
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Fantasy novel involving a magic bracelet that saves a man from a fish dinner

I had a vague set of memories pop into my head earlier today. I'm pretty sure it was a fantasy novel from a series I read in my childhood (late 1980s to early 1990s). The scene I remember, I'm pretty ...
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Manga, about a group of friends who gained superpowers, and the mc who gained the power to control technology

I cannot remember much about this manga, but I'm this definitely sure that it wasn't an isekai, and that the main character had the ability to modify and control technology.
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Book where lone man stops at car crash and finds a fatally injured woman just about to have a baby. She looks like his dead wife

Man stops to help with a car crash at night, finds a fatally injured pregnant woman who looks like his wife, but she died years ago. The woman has the ability to plant suggestions in peoples minds so ...
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Manga, where the mc and the fml are rivals who have reincarnated multiple times [closed]

I cannot remember much about this manga asides from the basic knowledge, that they were rivals who reincarnated constantly trying to kill each other. And by the way I'm not talking about naruto.
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Book where people in a future society escape to an island to be free

for the life of me I cannot remember this book. the main character lived in some sort of futuristic society where the government controls the information they know. he is approached by this secret ...
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Book series. Humans have made contact with many, interacting alien species. Female protagonist marries junkyard owner, with dog, on space station

Several books, with same setting and characters. Read online, recently, after 2017. The junkyard is on a spacestation owned and run by an AI. More recently created AIs have robot bodies. The dog gets ...
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Aliens sent to prepare Earth invasion, camouflaged as toy makers. Mission goes wrong because female Martian falls in love with tax agent

I need to remember a short story in a science fiction magazine (old publications maybe between 1937 and 1965). The story is about extraterrestrials (must be Martians if I remember) who were sent in ...
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Old cartoon where a boy is trying to find a monster that flew away

So, from what I can remember, this was a cartoon about a boy who liked monsters, and had discovered ways of looking after them. He has a powerful winged one that lives in his room, potentially in his ...
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Short story. Humanity reaches Mars, the whole planet is honeycombed. Aliens rapidly mined everything of any value, then abandoned the planet [duplicate]

I read this after 2000. It seemed a few decades old when I read it. Earth is in a pretty bad way and many humans hope to move to Mars. The first team of astronauts to reach Mars are extraordinarily ...
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Manhua about a guy that has a system and can travel to different time lines or dimensions

He might have had blue hair. Every time he went to a new world, his abilities reset and he had to spend points to gain them back. I remember in one of the worlds, he was a martial artist that was ...
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Mc reincarnated as boy who hated by her childhood friend fantasy school life setting [closed]

Mc reincarnate to a boy who hated by her childhood friend, school life
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Looking for a graphic novel series

I remember a really good graphic novel I came across 8 or so years ago. I can't remember the title, and much of the story is hazy. I do remember the main character and his sister going after their ...
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Book about a prototype robot that dies every time it's shut down

I saw this once, in paperback in a bookstore in the early 1990s. The book's blurb was that the robot was a prototype and every time it booted, the robot was born again, and every time it was shut down,...
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Where is "Rhiannon's choice" from

Rhiannon's choice is a concept from a science-fiction novel to describe a common dilemma for that society. I just can't recall where is it from or what it is about! I recalled it while reading Seth ...
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Book where a girl uses kendo to fight aliens

If I remember correctly, in the opening of the book, the protagonist is hit by a vehicle. In the story, she and a squad of people are sent on missions to kill these aliens. I can't remember if they ...
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Boys Love fantasy novel or manga set in historical fantasy Europe [closed]

All I remember is vaguely how the cover looked. It was a Boys Love manga/novel of some kind set in classic rofan historical fantasy Europe. The two main characters were in a library or study of some ...
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1990-2015 anime about three kids who found a portal in a lab and were transported to another world with different creatures

There were three kids, two boys and one girl. They found a portal in some lab and were transported to another world. They found different creatures there. The main creature was a yellow shark type ...
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Manga about a girl who is reborn in the world of her favourite video game as her half elf game character

I can't remember the name of the manga, but I do remember that the main character (MC) is playing her favorite video game when she is trying to find one of the legendary wish granting stones that is ...
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Modern manhwa where the female lead gets kidnapped by the male lead

I read this manhwa last year and waited for more chapters to pile up so I can binge read butttt I can't find it now 😭. So the story goes like ,, the female lead was an author and one day she meets a ...
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Science fiction story with a made up religion called Sa'tong

I read this book between ten and fifteen years ago, probably more towards fifteen years ago. The book was older. I have no real idea on how old but if I would have to guess I would say it was written ...
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Short story or novella. Human colony on planet with intelligent aliens. Aliens, with permission, lay their eggs in living human beings [duplicate]

The humans and aliens have been cooperating in this way for several generations. In the past before humans came to their planet, the aliens used to lay their eggs in animals, they would hatch and eat ...
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Sci-fi short story taking place on a swampy planet (could be Venus) on which the natives are like water ducks or geese

I remember reading a short story in a science fiction magazine (probably published between 1937 and 1965) in which an Earth conglomerate had hired a galactic consultant and sent him to a distant ...
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