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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Title of a children's book about a young Pegasus who fall from heaven and ends up working in a Circus on a high wire, from the 1950's I think

Book from the 1960's or '50s. A picture book with bright bold illustrations. An image of baby Pegasus in a cloud field in the sky with its mother and other winged horses. It fall through a gap in the ...
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Mecha anime with female villain put into cryo-sleep

I'm trying to identify an anime I saw on TV 15-20 years ago. It was a mecha anime (maybe one of the Gundams?) with two space empires at war. The "bad" side was led by a female commander, and ...
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Book about people trying to survive in a world where technology has been shut down or destroyed

I'm looking for a specific book, but I can't find it: it was about an electrical shutdown (no, it's not Blackout). The book was about virus or other things destroying advanced technology and was ...
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Set of short stories, including eating mangoes in the bathtub and helium suitcases

In the early 2000s I read a book that had a series of short stories in it. One of those stories was about a boy meeting an eccentric man who then had a few anecdotes - one was about how the man made ...
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War on the moon between two nations, one of which votes on strategy and one which does not

This thread reminded me of a story I read in Analog in the post-2000 era, about a war on the moon (I'm pretty sure) between two nations, one of which decided strategies via public vote, and one of ...
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Title of sci-fi short story where at the end we learn that the main character is not human after all and every alien race calls itself "human"

I remember reading a short story that really impressed me as a child in the 90's. It was sci-fi anthology from my father's old book collection, so probably at the very least a decade old already. Plot/...
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Anime where one brother hates the other and also frames him for the death of their parents [closed]

I saw this anime a long while ago in which one brother hates the other and also frames him for the death of their parents. There is a school for people with special power which first the main ...
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Short-story where a man seeks a serum to dream of life before the atomic bomb [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story, I think 60s / 70s but I'm not sure. A man learned of a doctor who injects a serum that allows you to dream everything you want, so he goes to this doctor to find out. Then he ...
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A scifi book about a boy raised to fight in a war by playing a realtime strategy game [duplicate]

Back in the early 2000's, I read a scifi book that I'm now trying to recall. I picked it up in a public school library. The book might have been published in the 80's or 90's. Here's what I remember......
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A scifi book containing an artificially-made world with weird centaurs

hope I'm doing this right – I did try a search first but couldn't find anything that seemed relevant. Back when I was in middle/high school in the 90s, I would sometimes pick books off the SF/F ...
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Cartoon episode where aliens think squirrels control the Earth

I am trying to remember a cartoon episode where aliens think squirrels control the Earth. I think it was an episode in a cartoon but it could've been part of a movie. I have tried looking it up online ...
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Live-action TV show/movie where kids go into the world of a video game world which looks a lot like World of Warcraft

Looking for a live-action TV show/movie where kids play a computer game which looks a lot like World of Warcraft. They can enter this computer world and then the show switches to animated. It would ...
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Heavy Metal-ish animated picture with kidnapped princess

I just saw scenes of this on another site, but without much information about it. A black-haired and scantily clad princess is left in her castle to learn about the elements when creatures similar to ...
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Book about a boy with telepathic powers who escapes a lab and goes to a shop to change his clothes, adopting a goth/alt. look

It's been since middle school that I read this book but I do not remember the title, cover, or author. In the book, a boy with telepathic powers escapes a lab, goes to change his look at a shop- which ...
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Sci-fi / dystopian novel about a community where misbehavers’ brains are removed

It was a novel classified as young adult. I don't remember the character names. First off, it was a full-length novel (around 300-400 pages, but I might be off by a lot). The cover is a sunflower-...
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