Alien. Foreign. Strange. Though the term generally refers to a lifeform not of Earth, it can also be used to describe anything, including objects, from another world or system.

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Story about a boy who encounters an alien “boy” who is stranded & also with an enemy alien who can shape-shift

I remember reading this book as a young adult, in the early to mid-80's and there was a particular scene that stands out in my mind where the Earth boy is stabbed in the leg by the enemy alien and the ...
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Looking for Sci-fi triology about captured Geneticists

Looking for a trilogy I read about aliens who are intent on wiping out every other race they come across. Captured scientists are taken to a planet where they are hunted unless they can kill one of ...
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a children's book about a boy and his dad who are actually aliens

the story is basically about an alien boy who lives with his dad as normal humans, tries to leave earth and crashes back to earth.(something goes wrong with their ship) I think they had come to ...
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short story about Christ- like alien

Remember reading it in an old collection about 30 yrs ago. A colonial governor on an earth colony has to deal with a local shaman who is stirring up trouble. He eventually " washes his hands" of the ...
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Movie identification: girl taken to a hospital, they discover her blood is blue, neighbour old lady is an alien

Looking for a movie I saw as a kid in the late 80s or early 90s. A girl wants to go to a concert but her mother won't let her, they are just moving into a new house, she sneaks out and gets hit by a ...
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why did the female vampire from Lifeforce need a mate?

In Lifeforce the sexy alien vampire has the power to drive men wild. She drains humans of their life energy but for some reason needed a human mate and my question is: Why did she need a human mate? ...
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What sci-fi short story has parasites infect humans through the soles of their shoes on an alien planet?

This was a short story where a ship was answering a distress call, and landed on an alien planet. I believe the crew who initially made the call were all dead when they arrived, but then people ...
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How do the Predators get their Trophies to their ships?

In the Trophy rooms Predators have Trophies from their hunts, but how do they get around with all the human/alien trophies before being picked up from the hunt? Pockets? Or do they only collect the ...
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I'm trying to find a book about alien clanships

The book began with a human male accidentally being sold as a slave to a clanship of aliens. The aliens were much bigger and stronger than the human so ended up protecting him from their own kind. ...
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Looking for title of book about alien planet with multiple alien species

I've been going crazy trying to find the name of a book. All I remember is that is featured multiple alien races. The races were best described as: Rat/mole-like creature that lived underground. ...
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Can't remember an old movie and only remember a minor scene

I watched a film that was made before 2009. In one of the scenes, near the end, a girl (who is either an alien or a clone) and a human man get in a car, her arm is cut by screw and there is blue stuff ...
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What 60s movie has a girl with alien and human identities who leaves earth with a human man?

I’m searching for the name of the movie from the sixties (if I remember correctly). It is about the aliens from a spaceship that crashed on Earth. The movie ends in K-PAX style - the main hero from ...
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Book where alien boy crashes on Earth and communicates with deer

I am looking for a book I read in the 1960s about an alien boy who crashes on Earth and is taken in by a human family. He also communicates telepathically with deer.
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Movie with children playing amongst travelers stranded at a bus station

A few years ago I saw a scifi movie about a group of travelers stranded at what I believe might have been a bus station (I don't remember that detail with any certainty). There were 2 children (a boy ...
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Where do the Aliens come from?

I watched all movies of the Alien series and I'm still unsure about the origin of the Aliens. In the first movie it somehow got onto the Nostromo spaceship. Then in "Aliens vs Predator" there is ...
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Name of book with a planet with one alien left alive?

What is the name of the short SF work in which there is one alien left alive on a planet which humans are working (mining maybe). The planet is described quite bleakly but when described as seen ...
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face to face confrontation with an alien being

Time frame: late 50s mid 60s possibly from UK a young boy or man witnesses a streak across the sky. It lands nearby in a misty-foggy moor. while investigating the perimeter of the craft, he finds ...
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Is it likely that there was an organic civilisation on Cyberton before the Transformers?

In the Transformers movie universe, from what I understand from the first movie: The 'Allspark' could give machines something like a soul or free will or artificial intelligence. From what I ...
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Story identification: live action sci-fi series about aliens related to a comet and gold hexagons as the symbol

I have been looking for this series on google for several tries, each time with zero results. All I have is that the series had a female protagonist. She lives in a small town, and a comet comes by ...
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Book: Female protagonist transformed into alien on alien planet

I have been trying to figure this out for years. There is another posting that is similar, but I'm not sure if it's the same. Female protagonist, I don't remember how she finds herself on the alien ...
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Looking for name of short story in anthology book

I read it when I was but a wee lad. The general summary that I can remember is: Group of astronauts crash land (I believe they crash...I could be wrong though) on icy world They somehow end up below ...
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Looking for an early-80's short story about “the alien next-door”

It was in an anthology, the kind of little book (pocket-sized, not magazine sized) you used to find in the checkout lanes in grocery stores. I think Frederick Pohl's story "Spending a day at the ...
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Find a movie about alien invasion implants devices into human heads for mind control

I'm looking for a movie where there was an alien put a devices human heads, and then taking control of their minds. I find some pictures about this movie, but i still don't know the movie's name ...
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Humans exploring an alien world; natives trapped in a strange machine

It's a sci-fi exploration book. A few humans land on a deserted alien world that is technologically more advanced. They do not know what happened to the original inhabitants but they go exploring to ...
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Help finding a movie

Okay I can remember a movie on tv a few years back it was about a kid who was an alien I think it was a girl and her human parents were trying to run away with her. Some guys kidnaped her and took her ...
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Cat-like people who can fly to space on crosses. Telekinetic powers. Cold world. Construct mirrors in space to warm planet. Probably 70's or 80's

Anyone know this book? I'm looking for a trilogy about a female who grows up in the country and is rescued after some kind of raid and brought to the main city. Over the trilogy, she is trained in ...
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Sci FI Short story/Essay 1987-88 - Alien Archaeologists Misinterpreting Earth Artifacts

A story or essay possibly published in New Yorker relating how aliens perceived humans by misinterpreting the artifacts left by them. For example, they thought we worshipped a god in a box (TV) ...
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What children's sci-fi novel has a girl on a space station who ends up on an alien planet?

This is a long-shot because I don't remember much. I'm trying to remember the name of a novel for children or young adults that I read 12–14 years ago. There is a girl who lives on a space station. I ...
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What book was about an astronaut stranded on an alien world where he keeps a video log?

This was a book written in the last 10 years about an astronaut that becomes stranded on an alien world and keeps a video log of his life there until his death. The book was written as a post-mortem ...
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Aliens / UN / Media coverage / 90's episode

I saw it between 1996 and 2006 for sure. It was a short term video (maybe an episode? I already searched in outer limits, twilight and alike with no luck) I was about an alien warning posing humanity ...
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Looking for a space movie with an alien artifact bomb

The movie is from the 80s or 90s. (No it is not supernova). What I remember of the plot is that it's set in the future where a spaceship encounters another spaceship (if it was that the spaceship had ...
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Alien embryos fall into a pond, turn into humans

I read this book in 1996, it's a kids or young adult novel. Alien embryos fall from the sky into a pond on a family's property. They turn into pigs or pig like animals and then into humans. They act ...
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What psychological space station thriller novel features all the crew getting killed one-by-one?

I'm looking for a book I read some time ago - probably published in the late 90s/early 00s. I can hardly remember any of it, but I will describe it as best as I can. It was I think set in the future, ...
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Looking for a Sci-fi book series

I'm looking for a science-fiction book series where there is a universal war between multiple alien species. The bad guys are pink blob-like beings with mental abilities to induce pain. They have this ...
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Name of science fiction book (part of series)

Setting on a planet divided between a primitive human culture with emerging psi powers, an insectoid (ecological, biological) hive race and a "digger" (underground) race. Keeping balance by ...
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Short story about discovering planet inhabited by self-organising, metallic, swarming creatures

The plot: explorers find a planet, it has lots of metallic structures that exhibit regularity and pattern, but apparently nothing living. The explorers feel very secure - they have lots of ...
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Book series about time travel from future to distant past, psychic powers?

Please help me identify this book series: In the future, humanity has started to develop psychic powers by encouraging breeding of genetic traits. Humans find a way to travel back to a specific time ...
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Movie about sleepwalking people repairing an alien spaceship

I saw part of a movie on TV back in the late 1970's about a young couple who are traveling through a small town when they have a car wreck. All of the townspeople are yawning and tired all the time. ...
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What 80s alien movie has a man possessed by a creature via the back of his neck?

What's the title of this a late 80s or early 90s movie? The title is the name of whatever the main character turns into. All I can remember is this man unknowingly being taken over by this thing that ...
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Trying to identify a story which has trade missions to alien planets

I am not certain but I believe this story was in an anthology with other stories about humans trading with alien civilizations. The specific story I am looking for starts with an alien king waking up ...
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Need SciFi book title: kidnapped human (hitman), Neanderthal

Juvenile Sci-Fi novel, at least 30 years old, trying to resurrect based on a fond memory. An Earthman, hitman I believe, is captured by an alien. The hitman sneaks "tapes" for machine based learning ...
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An alien tries to stop war by disabling weapon technologies

I'm looking for the title and author of a short story where the central plot goes like this. An alien comes to earth and uses his very advanced technology to try to stop war. First, he disables ...
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SciFi Short Story: Human visits aliens with advanced hearing and culture with heavy emphasis on music

The human visitor can't appreciate their music and takes a drug which allows him to hear as the aliens can hear. The drug opens his appreciation to the beauty of the alien's music, but the drug wears ...
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What is the name of a sci-fi movie where an alien vehicle collects sample of living beings on different planets?

Name of a sci-fi movie where an alien vehicle collects sample of living beings on different planets. When it comes to Earth a boy becomes its friend. I don't remember much of the movie but one scene ...
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ID this story: aliens test Earthling children for psychic powers

I only have a few details about this story/novel. It was definitely written, not animated or live action. Humans had been conquered or lost a war against aliens. The aliens demanded that human ...
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Seeking SF short story in which two people swallowed by ectoplasmic blob then start to individuate

I think it was in a Gollancz SF anthology, probably early to mid 70s. It may have been the anthology that also contained a story by Joanna Russ in which there was a house that featured 'Davy', a ...
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Book: The main protagonist is transformed into one of the non-humanoid aliens

It's a bit like District 9 in that regard, I guess. However, the aliens are even stranger. I think they're quadrupedal. Maybe their tongues are long, I don't remember. I also remember there may have ...
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Female alien protagonist farms humans and crashes car in Britain

I may have read this story in sci fi & fantasy mag. The story concerned a lower caste female alien surgically morphed and assigned to an earth food processing center in Britain. She was appalled ...
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SF story about a blood-drinking but harmless alien and a boy

I remember to have read as a child a story where an alien being, I guess being left behind by his friends, is wounded and has to hide, maybe in the attic of a house. His kind of aliens are being ...
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Which late-nineties TV show had a woman fighting for the safety of an alien man she loved?

In 1997 (give or take few years), there was this TV show about a man who was from some other planet and this brown-haired woman who fell in love with the man and fought for his safety. I don't ...