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I'm looking to identify a short story involving self driving cars. The thrust of the story is a man sets up a sanctuary/farm for retired selfdriving cars. There is a dispute with someone mistreating ...

I am looking for a short story that appeared in Weird Tales at some point: a stranger in the distant future shows two men visions of a city on the moon, which one of the men is supposed to sacrifice ...

I'm looking for the title of a short story I read years ago. It is about a cop chasing down a serial killer but it turns out both of them are actually aliens and the cop turns into a blob and ...

An old science-fiction-y story, at least 1970s, probably earlier. Silly, short, kind of like one of Ray Bradbury's throwaways or one of Phil Dick's goofier renditions. I think but am not sure that ...

I'll take any help I can get! I read a short story horror book when I was young but I don't remember the title or author. I believe it was a 90's book with a purple or dark cover with a creepy black ...

It was sci-fi short story or novella that I read in Analog, Asimov's or SF&F in the past decade or so. Set in a future extrapolation of our social-media, fan-centered world inside a future mega ...

I read this story about a device that lights up or buzzes or does something moments before it you press a button or something, effectively killing the notion of free will. I read the recently, online, ...

This was a short story about a family on their way to see aliens and a majority of the story is set in the car while the family discusses it. The mother is concerned that they will act like 'cavemen' ...

In elementary school in the US in the 1970's, our teacher read to us from a series of stories about a boy who receives a chemistry set from a mysterious old woman. She then gives him recipes to make ...

I'm trying to remember the title and author of a short story in White Dwarf magazine from the eighties. All I can remember is a travelling wizard type arriving at a small village which is being ...

I'm trying to find the title and author of a short story I read about 15 years ago. Some genius genetically modifies animals to have hands and they are given guns. Humans are invited on a hunting trip ...

Looking for an old sci-fi short story where the side with the most advanced technology loses because of unexpected side effects of their high tech. The story is told from the perspective of the ...

I am trying to locate a short sci fi story that I read in the 70s or 80s in Omni magazine. I remember it was a really short story and it was published in the last page of the magazine. The story is ...

Back in 1979, I read a short story in a science fiction collection about a man who was obsessed with the news. He constantly read, listened to, and watched the events of the day most of his day. Some ...

First, it is NOT "The Color Out of Space" I'm looking for, but it takes its influence from Lovecraftian themes. I remember reading it in an anthology containing Lovecraft-inspired horror (similar to ...

I remember reading a short story about a girl with an interesting superpower. She can go anywhere (e.g. any secure facility) without causing suspicion - the people around always take it for granted ...

I was 14 when I picked up a book from my school library which contained excerpts and short stories related to space travel and such. There was this particular story, the first one actually, where a ...

Interview magazine ran a short story about a person who went searching for cans of food on a ship mired in dried up New York's harbor, walking in the hot sun to the ship looking for a container of ...

I am trying to find the name of a story I remember reading in an anthology some 50 years ago about a wealthy industrialist who wanted nothing more than to be buried on Earth. I believe this to be a ...

I read this story around 3 years ago, but it might have been written much earlier. The premise of the story is this: A scientist has spent his whole life researching some aspect of the universe but ...

I'm afraid I can't be very specific at all with this, as I'm describing a memory of someone else's description of a short story that they had themselves read, but I'm absolutely convinced this is an ...

I read this story some time around 2001-2005 or so. I believe I read it online, however it was certainly of the variety that could be found in an anthology. I don’t remember many details other than ...

I'm trying to find a book I read when I was young, roughly 25 years ago. I read it in German, which might complicate things, since sadly I don't know whether German was its original language or ...

The series of short stories I am trying to remember are probably from Analog magazine or perhaps Asmiov's or The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. I subscribed to these around 10 years ago. I ...

About a year ago, I remember finding a website featuring a large number of fictional accounts of extinct alien civilizations (it might have been around 300). In universe, these were only a sample of a ...

Name of this short story & anthology it appears in? From around 2000. Two men stranded on a planet find an alien storehouse of multi rooms. There seems to be a vehicle in the first room and one ...

I read this when I was a teen, and it was in one of those Twilight Zone anthologies. I still can't find it. The short story was about an alien parasite invasion of Earth. The parasite would latch on ...

I'm looking for a short story about a couple of aliens soldiers/guards watching an empty spot in space. Early human space explorers come across them at their remote outpost. The humans are told that ...

This was a short story which included a competition, in which the participants had to use an online database to find the answer to a complex question. It was something like "What was the stock price ...

Trying to find a story I read a couple of years ago in an anthology, not sure when the story dates from but likely to be recent - the last decade or so. The story has passengers travelling between ...

I'm looking for an anthology about time travel that includes a particular story. The guy is in an apartment and gets a phone call from himself. It goes through a series of attempts at proving or ...

I have been looking for a long while for the name of an 80's comic/graphic novel of which I once read a short section as a child. What I can remember is this: The story is about an astronaut who ...

A man living in an underground city gets on his local subway train and keeps traveling, station after station, just to see where it goes. Nobody has ever done this before. The staff on the train (...

Plots Summary/Details The story is told from the POV of an astronaut who, along with his crew, is launched into orbit to investigate a weird phenomena that has entered local space. Several enormous ...

Many decades ago, I read a short story about a time traveler who asks an archaeologist for help. He convinces the archaeologist that he can time travel by bringing him back a freshly killed dinosaur (...

Rough plot of a short story I'd like to identify: Neanderthals brought back to life by cloning. Neanderthals turn out not to be the dimwitted evolutionary dead-ends we Homo sapiens thought. ...

I am trying to track down a short story (possibly from a sci-fi or fantasy anthology) that I remember reading in the late 1980s/early 1990s, with a plot broadly similar to the classic story "Leiningen ...

The story I remember concerns a lady advertising executive in the future. Her firm is given a non negotiable assignment by the military to help increase female recruitment. She does this by ...

This was possibly published in Omni, or some other magazine, about 1979. A group of boys build a rocket ship from scrap in their backyard. They enter into it for playing, and when they get out they ...

I read this story in the late 60s/early 70s. It’s about a lone astronaut who lands on a planet (I think) and sees plants, like in a garden but each plant is minutely different than the ones around ...

A man experiences the reversal of time of the last few days where he relives an argument with his wife which leads to her death and he corrects it.

I remember reading this short story when I was a child in the 1970s. I'm thinking it was in the Houghton Mifflin readers. Story was everyone didn't go out on the streets because of over crowding and ...

In the late seventies/early eighties, I read an English-language novelette/short story about a rat or mouse who is turned intelligent by aliens visiting planet Earth. I think they may use him for the ...

Looking for a short story that starts with a man waking up in his bed with his wife beside him. Throughout the whole story keeps thinking that something isn't right, that his life is boring, or ...

If I remember right, this was a short story or novella. It was published either in the mid-50s, around Asimov's time, or sometime in the early '00. I read a lot of Asimov around then, as well as ...

I remember them being part of an archive, a collection of short stories. Incredibly vague, I know, but I have some information that would be sure to make someone remember if they too have read some of ...

It was a short story, and I think it was featured on Escape Pod or one of the other sci-fi podcasts, but I can't find it in their archives. What I remember of the story: A man is attending a ...

About 3-6 years ago I read a short story (online, I think) formatted as a series of emails sent by a spambot that had become self aware and was trying to make contact but, due to its origins, was ...

I'm trying to find a book I read a very long time ago that I read at my local public library, didn't check it out but just flipped through and read parts of it there. It was an older looking book, my ...

I think that the author is Jorge Luis Borges, but I was looking for his short stories on the internet and I didn't find a short story from him about the aliens and matchstick. More or less the short ...

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