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 ID - Multilimbed aliens, debate about their intelligence

I'm almost certain I read this story in an Omni magazine collection of short stories. It wasn't the regular run of the magazine, but an oversized version with a slightly thicker, sturdier paper than ...
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Sci Fi Short Story ID: Aliens United to Destroy Violent Race, Twist Is It's Humanity [duplicate]

I'm looking for a sci-fi short story where a crew from Earth makes first contact with an alien. The alien tells them about how all the alien races united to destroy an extremely violent/belligerent ...
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Alien universe - is there any information about the political situation on earth?

Alien universe - is there any information about the political situation on earth? As I know, in first three films, there were any information about wars or global government on earth or in outer ...
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Exploration teams land on planet and die of nightmares

This was a short story. Various teams land and do not survive the first night. There are cryptic clues relate to being attacked by monsters from their cultures/myths. The protagonist survives his ...
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Identify 1950's scifi story - man left on empty planet and slowly becomes native [duplicate]

This is one of the 2 stories I read as a kid in the 1950's, early 60's which forever locked me into scifi. Spoiler alert! Short story about a spaceman who ended up marooned alone on an empty planet of ...
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Alien abductee joins a galactic patrol where he is instructed by a bird-like alien

I remember a book in which the main protagonist is a human male and after witnessing alien activities he was forcibly whisked away. After being taken away he joins a type of galactic patrol type ...
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Are aliens living among us Humans? [closed]

Just as title says, could anyone explain? Not sure which forum to ask this question, so posted here.
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Looking For A Groovy Story I Read As A Child

Everyone! I am looking for a story I read as a child that I have never forgotten. I believe it was in some kind of anthology or magazine, possibly OMNI, because my parents used to subscribe to that ...
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The aliens are us

As a kid I read a short story about a war between aliens and humans. The events are told from the perspective of the leading character. The twist at the end of the short story reveals the leading ...
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What happened to the derelict spaceship between the 'Alien' movies?

In Alien, we saw that the derelict ship was filled with eggs, however in 'Aliens' we are told that LV-426 is now inhabited by colonists. Since the derelict was full of eggs Weyland-Yutani shouldn't be ...
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Novel about killing god. I can not remember title or author name. You know it?

Humans discover that God does in fact exist. He (or it in the book) is an entity that lives in space some distance from Earth. Every few hundred, or thousand years, God comes closer to Earth and these ...
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Story about aliens capturing human soldiers, medically altering and interrogating them [closed]

This book features graphic and grisly descriptions of aliens capturing human soldiers in battle, removing their eyes and limbs, keeping them alive and probing their brains for information. I can't ...
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Looking for '80s(?) short story where humans defeat aliens using the orbs the aliens carry to enter their bases

The story was in a collection of short stories for boys from the '80s, but the story itself was possibly older. The alien invaders were using something like tripods, if I remember correctly, and I ...
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Movie on daytime TV in the mid-80's … Children enter pink cave, each of them gets a visible “neck drill” making them part of the evil/alien/robot/

Daytime TV played this movie sometime 1983-1989. A young preteen boy is main character (and a girl, his friend of similar age) They individually wander into a unique hot-pink-walled cave tunnel, where ...
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Trying to find/remember Two scifi/fantasy books [closed]

I currently have two books I am trying to find The first is a young adult book series that starts off with a soldier being asked to deliver a magic ring to an old man/wizard. Along the way the ...
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I'm looking for the title of an old 'Lord of the flies' in space style book

I'm trying to find the title of a book probably release in the late 90's/early 00s. Basically this is the gist of the story: A bunch of humans are living in a colony in space. All the kids go to ...
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Story about giant ants keeping humans in a zoo

This is one of two Science Fictions stories that had excerpts in our readers for school that I still remember. In this one, a kid wakes up and everything is slightly different. By the end of the ...
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Late 70's / Early 80's Sci Fi Mystery Show

This is going to be a very vague description I am afraid. The show in question was a whodunnit. Each episode was a murder / mystery where a very stylised alien robot killed or committed some other ...
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Novel where a powerful engine or “torch” is found on an alien moon

I remember beginning a novel years ago whose name I need help in identifying. The details I remember are: It is about an alien planet with a moon that had a powerful engine on it that I believe ...
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Short story - 20th century drug-addict recruited to fight in offworld gladiatorial games

Thirty odd years ago, I was in the U.K. at the time, I had a slim collection of short SF stories which I'm trying to identify. The cover I dimly remember as an abstract image, like a close up of a ...
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Late 80s early 90s TV show involving aliens had a scene where a female child or someone young looking became pregnant inexplicably and instantaneously

The only things I remember from this show are: My parents wouldn't let me watch it... I did... and what little I did watch terrified me. All I remember from the opening sequence is ONE big flying ...
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Looking to Identify Book that has a large Leviathan type ship on the front

The cover has a large Leviathan type ship on the front. It is set in deep space as the people on said ship have been living there for generations. They come across an abandoned ship and set out to ...
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Why would the aliens in Signs come to a planet that's mostly poison to them?

Water is toxic to the aliens in the movie Signs. My question, short as it maybe is: why would they come to a planet full of the one thing that is sure death? The reason they came was to steal our ...
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What book has tall transparent cylindrical column-shaped aliens defending massive mega-structures?

I registered to ask for some help identifying a book. It was likely the very first space opera / science fiction novel I read, but I was a pre-teen/early teen exploring my older siblings' bookshelves ...
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Movie ID: purple teleportation

I'm trying to remember a movie I saw on TV in the mid to late 90s. It was live action and probably on the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. It involved a strange teenage girl who was gradually revealed ...
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Are there multiple species of aliens in the X Files?

We have seen many instances of aliens in the X-Files: The bounty hunter aliens The aliens that impregnated the zoo animals The aliens that abducted Scully The aliens that crashed The alien that deep ...
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Title of 50's book about an alien with a gold streak in her hair

I am looking for a book from the 1950's about an alien with a gold streak in her hair. People are trying to catch her to get her gold streak.
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What 80s SF novel had survivors on starship cannibalize frozen colonists?

Searching for a SF novel, I believe from the early 80s, where colonists who awakened early on a massive colonizing starship survive for generations by cannibalizing the tens of thousands of frozen ...
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SF book where plane captured in Bermuda Triangle

I am searching for book from the late 70s (or thereabouts). The details which I remember are: A passenger jet is snared while flying through the Bermuda Triangle and the passengers are enslaved by ...
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Aliens from different races hunt a weapon-lifeform that has gone rogue

I am looking for a SF book based in the far future. All planets with life forms have formed a formation (like the European Union but universal) A weapon-life-form has gone berserk and is killing ...
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Trying to find a book about kids with 'sunguns' revolting against alien overlords

I'm trying to identify a book (or possibly a series, as I seem to recall reading a sequel which still left the story unfinished). I read the book or books in the early 90's and had picked them up ...
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Alien Invasion Cartoon Movie

I need help finding the name of a cartoon (movie) which I saw in my childhood. I only have vague memories of the movie, but the details I remember are: It is about an Alien invasion, and this human ...
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Novel search: man and woman alone in a town, revealed to be a simulated reality

I'm searching for a sci-fi novel I read about 20 years ago; might be important to mention that I read it in french. As far as I remember, the story is about a man, who doesn't really know where he is ...
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Are there vampires in the Star Trek universe?

Let us characterize vampires as a humanoid being that drinks the blood of other humanoid beings to create more of their species. There are many aliens that are humanoid in the Star Trek universe. My ...
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What is the short story about a plasma creature hitting Mercury?

When I was young I read a short story about a creature made of plasma ejected from the sun by a solar flare. It flew through space and hit the boiling hot sun-facing side of Mercury, whereupon it ...
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sci-fi series from early or mid 90's

I remember a show from early to mid 90's (I think it was 95 when I saw it), there was a girl and a boy visiting some old house. They find a gold medallion of sorts. And one night they see adults ...
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YA Book (series?) - Trying to find a SF story about a young girl raised by a robot on an alien world?

I was at a Science Fiction Convention in February and at a panel a writer was talking about Young Adult Genre crossing over into SF Genre with the focus on identity. Since that is a common theme in ...
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Space Dragon Book?

I need help remembering a SciFi book with an economics theme to it, and it was sort of Dragon related. There was one SciFi story I read a long time ago that I can never remember the name of. It was ...
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story about extraterrestrial slug trying to communicate

As a child circa the late 1970s, I read a poignant science fiction story that I would love to be able to identify. As best I can recall after all these years, the story went something like this: A ...
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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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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 ...