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An alien invasion refers to the invasion of one planet by another species.

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Sci-fi short: invading aliens scared off by kid’s comic books

Our English teacher read this to our class in the late 60’s. Advance scouts preparing for an alien invasion explore a boy’s bedroom and are mystified by his sports equipment, thinking it is objects ...
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80's or earlier story called “There Stands a Statue”(?)

In the 80's(?) I read a story in an secondhand anthology that may be called "There Stands a Statue." The plot I remember is something like this. In the park there stands a statue; like many others it ...
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70s-80s SF book, a series of short stories each set X years ahead. In first one aliens placed domes over cities before wiping out everyone else

I read this years ago, most likely this would be a young adult book, maybe from the 1970s or 1980s. I swear the title was "The Turning Point: Tales of a Future Past" but I've never been able to find ...
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Smiling aliens seal off a city and observe the humans there?

I believe the aliens look like tall humanoids and they have fixed smiles on their faces (or perhaps masks). Then someone attacks an alien at some point, cracking its mask/face. The aliens aren't ...
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YA sci-fi novel with teens given superpowers in order to defend Earth against an alien invasion

I'm looking for an English sci-fi novel aimed at a teen audience. I read it in print between 2018 and 2014 and it seemed fairly new at the time. I think the cover was pretty dark colored, but I don't ...
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Alien scout outsmarted by humans

I read this sci-fi short story about 30 years ago; it's set in the United States and the main character is an alien who landed on Earth to scout in advance of an invasion force. The alien is ...
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Short story ID: Alien invasion from Sigma Draconis [duplicate]

Not much information about this story, read in the 60s or 70s in an English-language anthology. Humanoid aliens having superior technology take over the Earth, and people mostly buckle under ...
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Green Lizard Race Rebellion

There was a book that came out in the either late 80s to 90s I think. It was a sci-fi fantasy series. At least a trilogy. It was about a green lizard race that were either eradicated or turned slaves. ...
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Pre late-80s UK-based short horror story. Giant alien shapeshifters imitate a house and a uk phone box to trap and devour the young protagonist

General This UK-based short story was from a horror or SciFi compilation I read during the late 80s/early 90s (but was almost definitely from earlier). I have a feeling the compilation was probably ...
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Book about teenage boy who finds out he’s part alien, is good at gymnastics and helps with an alien invasion

Early 2000s is when I read it. The book was about a teenage boy who turns out to be part alien (I think). He was really good at gymnastics his eyes did this crazy dilating thing that would freak out ...
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TV series with alien larvae that infect humans through their eyes and turn them into blood drinkers

What sci fi series featured on Foxtel about a plane landing where there aren't any live humans inside? Turns out there are some blood-sucking type of aliens on board (in the form of small worm-like ...
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1990s-2000s horror alien movie with slugs infecting people through the mouth

I've seen this horror movie in early to mid-2000s, but the quality wasn't really good, so I suppose the movie could've been older. The main theme is some kind of alien invasion, where aliens are ...
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70s or 80s B-movie about aliens in a family's television, fry the house cat and trap the son inside the TV

I saw this B-grade movie in the late 1970s or early 1980s about human looking aliens from another dimension who try to get to our dimension via a family's TV set. The aliens tried bringing the family ...
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Previously benevolent space-faring dinosaurs become hostile with a sudden discovery

I think it is a graphic novel, but I can't remember. Earth makes contact with space-faring travelers, and they are dinosaur-ish creatures. The first contact is peaceful and benevolent until they ...
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Movie about aliens disguised as humans that turn out to be allergic to latex

I saw this movie (or possibly mini-series) on TV (grandma had cable) in the mid to late eighties. I was young, so I don't remember much. Aliens were hiding as humans so it took a while to figure out ...
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Why Does No One Remember Past Invasions In Doctor Who? [duplicate]

After watching the recent New Year's episode (Resolution), something has been bothering me. A Dalek is encountered on Earth in 'present' times and attempted extermination ensues. Nothing that shocking ...
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Alien invasion novel where black discs fall throughout a city and prick everyone giving them “flu”

While in secondary school I read this alien invasion novel (my favorite novel) but it had no front page so I had no way of telling the name so I just named it "Invasion". Brief description: There ...
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Late 80s/early 90s young adult sci-fi book about teenage girl living on the moon after Earth's invasion by aliens

The book is about a teenage girl who lives on the Moon after aliens take over the Earth. I think there was a picture of a blonde girl sitting and the moon in the background on the cover. It was one of ...
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Book: alien fleet invades Earth armed with spears and shields [duplicate]

I'm searching for a science fiction book, with the twist that I haven't actually read this book. I have only heard the outline of the plot of it. But I'm fairly certain that it is indeed a book, and ...
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Short story, an Earth man and an alien agent married for years, also, alien invasion

The story begins with a normal evening of a normal looking family in US. Married couple with a girl and a boy. The girl was older if I remember correctly. Suddenly there was an alien invasion at ...
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90s? Novel dimensional portal opens in Florida aliens emerge

Trying to remember the title of a book probably from 90s or 2000s. English Paperback. A Portal opens up in (Florida)? (Pretty sure it was Florida or another SE USA state) Small dangerous alien ...
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Scifi short story-aliens with inscrutable thinking have taken over Earth, one alien in charge of each continent

The main character is a human who has risen to be the assistant to the alien in charge of North America because he can understand their inscrutable thinking a little better than most. It's a mystery ...
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Short story about aliens warning humanity not to leave Earth

I was reading an answer on Quora and it referenced a story. The answer went like this: Humans were contacted by aliens out in the Oort Cloud and told never to come farther. It wasn’t, they told the ...
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Looking for a late 1950s to early 1960s movie or TV show with some similarities to “The Zanti Misfits”

Move over Zanti Misfits! Though I chose Zanti Misfits as the primary reference I think that will have to change after viewing this video: While Mad Ants is a ...
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Book where aliens invade Earth with the intent to save humanity?

It's a bit similar to the plot of Avengers: Infinity War where Thanos wipes out populations with the intent to "save them." The story starts out with the major cities of the Earth disappearing one at ...
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Book series about the threat of aliens coming out of the void

I am trying to find a sci fi series of books I borrowed from the library, prior to 2005, about the threat of aliens coming out of the void. A high-ranking military man kidnaps his former lover, I ...
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Book about alien ships emerging from holes in the earth

There's a book I read that I've forgotten the name of. It was sci-fi about archaeologists at a dig site finding alien artifacts. At some point giant ships emerge from holes in the earth and wipe out ...
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SciFi book about two alien races fighting over Earth [duplicate]

I read the book about twenty years ago and I don't really think it was new. I think it was kind of a young adult type book. Basically there's a race of humanoid aliens who have occupied Earth. The ...
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What show am I remembering about aliens taking over Earth?

I think in this show aliens have taken over the earth and essentially humans are working with/for them - but although things seem better the aliens are really farming people for food. I remember three ...
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Story about an alien virus & a hidden space ship in a desert

I am trying to remember a story about a space ship watching over us for quite a few centuries. It offered its help when an alien virus was about to attack and wipe out the planet. It made its journey ...
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Story about shapeshifting aliens trying to invade Earth, thwarted by biodiversity

I'm trying to find a short story. Here is what I remember about the plot: Shapeshifting aliens try to invade planet Earth. They have tried multiple times in the past, but every single time they lost ...
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Humorous story about alien invasion

This story involves one man and his grandpa who is called Gremper and a bunch of robots fighting alien invaders, they lead the aliens to believe the earth is inhabited by ghosts. The story is ...
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Sci-fi story identification - little girl tells her mom about an alien on the playground

It was about a little girl who tells her mom about a strange alien that she and the other kids have found while playing. The mom is not interested and keeps cooking or doing other chores, while the ...
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Aliens like giant grasshoppers invade earth, give black people power over whites

I'm looking for a novel that I think was published before 2006; it was a great read. From what I can remember there was an aggressor alien species that came to earth and put the human race into ...
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Pre-2002 book about Alien Invasion, slimy tentacled aliens, ships with large red eye incinerating people

Trying to remember a book I read before 2002 about an alien invasion. I thought it was called War of the Worlds but it is NOT the H.G. Wells book. It starts with a man remembering being a child when ...
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What is the name of the movie similar to “War of the Worlds” but like vampires?

This movie is similar to “War of the worlds” but it is not war of the worlds! In it there are walkers that have domes underneath (I don’t remember if it was one or two) and go capture humans. They ...
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90s sci-fi movie where the alien invaders are worm-like?

So I'm trying to find an alien invasion type movie that probably came out in the late 90s. The aliens were worm-like. The characters think they've won but then at the end you see one of the worm-...
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Short story about inter-dimensional travel; a boy meets another version of himself, is infected by needle shaped alien life forms

I listened to an audio book a few years ago that contained a story about a boy who started seeing another version of himself in his room. At first he only saw the other, but as the story progressed ...
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1960s Novel Alien and ICBM Silo?

I vaguely recall reading a pulp novel in the 1960s about some sort of alien invasion. One man was immune to some sort of mind control (plate in his head?) and there was something about an ICBM silo. ...
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Sci-Fi Channel film - Alien/parasite invasion where the parasites enter through the mouth

The movie has aliens/parasites outside surrounding a place, some of the smaller aliens take over people's body by entering through a human's mouth. the bigger aliens were outside. One scene has a lady ...
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Story Identification: story about atoms being entire universes/solar systems and their inhabitants invade the world

About 5 years ago I read a story about scientists discovering that atoms are tiny universes/solar systems. Then at some point the scientists develope a microscope that can see the planets and their ...
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Trilogy: Alien-insects invade earth and are resisted by cyborgs

Looking for a trilogy published around the early 80s. Insect-like aliens are invading earth. Humans' brains are placed in robotic bodies. The protagonist is a child in one of these bodies. He has ...
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Story ID: Alien invasion involving tripod-style walkers, force fields and a human resistance force

This is a short story I read during the late 1980s, probably in an anthology book. Earth has been invaded by aliens, who have proven to be unstoppable - governments and countries are rapidly ...
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What is the title and author of a book about a research scientist fending off aliens on a world of large plants?

A research scientist on a newly discovered planet inhabited by only animals and strange large plants discovers aliens have landed on the forest world. She hides out among the plants and sabotages the ...
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50s(?) short story with a boy infected by a virus, who voluntarily spreads the invasion

I’m trying to identify a short story I read years ago, in which a small boy is playing in his yard and gets infected by a virus (I can’t remember if he cuts himself). He has a couple of days while the ...
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short story - outpost of misfits stops alien invasion

As a teen over 50 years ago I read a short story with this plot. A sort of loser commander was sent to run a remote outpost on a rock of a planet in our solar system, where all the staff had ...
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Trying to find paperback novel I read around 1998-2002 [duplicate]

As best as I can recall, late 20’s man is hit by several micrometeorites, taken to the hospital, and gets told "looks like you were hit by a shotgun". In reality, the micrometeorites were ships. ...
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Future soldier triumphs in arena vs aliens, results in human victory in the war [duplicate]

I remember reading this story many years back, and I vaguely started to recall it the past few weeks. Here is the image that jump-started the recall process— But for the life of me, I can't recall ...
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Searching this story: Invasion of tiny aliens who are destroyed by a single footstep

I'm looking for the name and author of the story about an alien race that wants to invade Earth, with a lot of weapons and an immense army. It seems the Earth is doomed. The ending, however, is very ...
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Looking for a short story with airstream globetrotters and a boy having Down syndrome

I am searching for a science fiction story I read years ago (I guess around 2000). I was part of an SF-Short-Story-Collection (Isaac Asimov's Magazine or the Heyne-Almanach [example]) and was ...