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

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Short story about aliens who use terrifying dreams/visions to conquer other species

I read this story many years ago so I've forgotten most of the details. I think it was told from the point of view of a narrator going through the experience. People all over the world began having ...
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Sci-fi movie or TV series where earthlings are captured by alien species [duplicate]

It aired somewhere in the nineties I think? It's quite foggy as it is so long ago, so maybe some details are (way) off. From what I remember it had no happy ending. There is a war against humanity and ...
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A telepathic race hides its intelligence from invading humans

I read this short story before 2005. The main character was an intelligent alien, one of the dominant race on his world. He was immature and learned about humans from his mother, who died protecting ...
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Classic movie about an invasion of shapeshifting aliens

I saw this on VHS when I was a kid. It's a '70s-'80s film about shapeshifting, sea cockroach-looking aliens that were invading earth. The plot centered around a high school senior/college boy who had ...
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Help identify 80's kids/youth novel about an archeologist who finds a skull with a symbiont in it

In the start/mid 80's I read a novel in the school library about an archeologist who finds a buried skull with one wide front tooth instead of the usual two. He takes it to his lab where a "...
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Story, possibly from sixties, in which humans destroy post-renaissance art when humanoid aliens invade and conquer [duplicate]

I was reminded of this story while trying to answer a question on this site. Can anyone tell me the title and author? Set in America and featuring the (alien humanoid) governor of Earth after a ...
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Alien invasion book where the aliens first introduce an invasive species from another planet to weaken them

I'm trying to find a science fiction book from many years ago but I don't remember the name or author. I borrowed it from the library in the late '80s or early '90s. The plot was generally about an ...
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Short story from an anthology: school children use superior military strategy to defeat an alien invasion

As I remember, the main characters played strategy games at playtime, rather than ball games with the rest of the boys, making them outcasts. But one playtime, aliens land in the playground and ...
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1960s or 1970s movie about first stage of alien invasion

At a remote US Air Force radar station in the Arctic, the lone airman/engineer on duty is surprised by the arrival of a group of people, and lets them in. Our hero eventually realises that they are ...
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1970s European comic series in which alien invaders of Earth self-destruct in a nuclear holocaust of their home planet

I think it was an Italian comic but I could only read the last of its installments in a Spanish magazine published by Bruguera. A second possibility is that it was a French or British one. According ...
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A movie where two teenagers save humanity from harvesting by aliens

A B-movie from early 2000s, probably. It might have been based on a comic. A teenage boy (young adult, maybe) somehow discovers an alien ship that belonged to some kind of space rangers. On the ship, ...
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1990s movie. Aliens infiltrating earth. Protagonist tries to stop them

Was reading a book which described aliens with knees that bent backwards (like an ostrich) and I remembered a scene from a movie and wanted to identify it. Its probably from the 90s. I believe aliens ...
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Short story about moth aliens invading Earth; a human soldier tries to blow up an alien hive but is transformed

Decades ago (this was in the late 1990s-before 2004, but most likely written much earlier), in some science fiction anthology or other, I remember reading a short story in which moth-aliens took over ...
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Movie about aliens transforming people into slaves with a claw or weapon-like arm

When people get captured, they get dragged to some kind of portal. They transform into slaves and have one of their arms become claw-like or weapon-like. They are strong but not very fast. They also ...
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People recluded in a penal reservation, who believe they are on Mars but they are actually on alien-invaded Earth

This is a story from the 1950's. I recall that one of the characters states the date of the invasion as 1959. The story has some similarities to Oblivion. There is a group of people in a penal ...
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Aliens invading Earth who control adults and are afraid of wood

Here's all I can remember :- It was a sci-fi story but had a horror-taste to it. It was about aliens from some other planet, who tried to invade Earth. The aliens could not (or probably would not) ...
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Short story about invaders being hampered by the flora, losing consciousness and transformed on awakening

Hope you can help? I read this short story, possibly in a science fiction anthology from the 70's. Now I'm struggling to remember the author and the title of the story and I'd like to use it as ...
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Earth invaded by alien entities feeding on electricity [duplicate]

I'm looking for a book that was purchased in the late '70s or early '80s. The action takes place in the '60s to '70s. Some day a radio amateur was puzzled by a strange Morse code message he received. ...
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Book series: Space Navy based Space Opera, several alien species warring for generations

There’s a series of books I read, probably 10 years or more ago that I just can’t seem to pinpoint. Here are some things I recall: Space Navy based Space Opera Space ships could jump between solar ...
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Book where Martians invade Earth because their own resources were dwindling

I need help finding this really good book that I read a long time ago where Martians try to invade Earth because back at Mars, they need more resources. I had read this book quite long ago, so I ...
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Old Budrys(?) end-of-world/alien invasion of NYC story [duplicate]

This one, from the late 1950s or early 60s (I think), features the last girl in NYC, who drives her jeep up the stairs of the main library (with the lions). She feels bad about breaking the lock, but ...
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Book with Animal on Earth being invaded by humans (Humans Are The Monsters Trope)

The book is set up like your average "invasion" trope, where the pov is watching its home getting invaded, we're lead to believe that we're reading from a human POV (Or, it's not suggested ...
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Story about an invasion of Earth by creatures marginally more advanced than humans

Several years ago, I was reading a short story online about an invasion of Earth by aliens not much more advanced than humans. There is essentially one key technology holding mankind back from ...
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Science fiction story involving defeat of humans because we kept waiting for advanced weapons while aliens just built more weapons [duplicate]

In this story, if I remember correctly, two humans in a prison are discussing how humans lost a war with an alien race because they kept improving their weapons, by which involved waits while the ...
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Invading aliens' low tech weapons are no match for Earth's modern weapons [duplicate]

This is not "The Road Not Taken" by Harry Turtledove. Similar story idea, but I read Turtledove's story before posting this and it's not it. Probably a short story. (Can't think how it might ...
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Short Sci-Fi story about tiny aliens invading Earth but getting squashed

I have a poor memory generally but I'm sure I read this before 1980. Having been reminded of when Hitchhiker's Guide came out. I can now safely say that I read this before the end of the 1970s - ...
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Story of aliens invading Earth, killing everyone except the children whom they enslave into soldiers

EDIT: I found the books again! It was The Legend of Zero series by Sara King. First published in 2013. SPOILERS IN DESCRIPTION BELOW, DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE SERIES The invading ...
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60's comic book about shooting invading aliens inside their force fields

I'm trying to find a comic book I read in the 60's, which probably contained more than one story, but one was about invading humanoid-type aliens, each of which was surrounded by an impenetrable force ...
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Short story about a Martian invasion that starts with a mysterious set of stores in major cities

The story is about these mysterious stores that sell products that do not break and make life easier. The population becomes dependent on these products. It was part of a collection, I want to say ...
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Short story about creating a fake alien to scare people into cleaning up Earth

Earth has a serious pollution problem. Story is about a small group (couple?) of humans who create a simulacrum of an alien disguised in the body of a human. Purpose is to have it discovered and ...
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Looking for the short story about a girl who debates an alien race for humanity's freedom

I'm looking for a short science fiction story about the Earth being invaded by aliens. The aliens are very intelligent and the human race is challenged to a debate with the aliens -- if the humans win ...
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old movie about shapeshifting alien invasion with a horror ending

I forgot the title of this film I watched on tv in brazil several years ago. I remember it was old (felt like 80's or 70's) and it was about this boy and his teacher in the middle of a shape shifting ...
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Story about aliens that swap out Earth's government and improve quality of life

I am trying to find a short story about aliens that take over the world's government. The premise is that humanity finds a species at a similar level of technological development. Earth's fleet takes ...
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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 a sci-fi novel written in English and aimed at a teen audience. I read it in print between 2014 and 2018 and it seemed fairly new at the time. I think the cover was pretty dark-colored,...
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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 [duplicate]

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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