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Questions tagged [alien-invasion]

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

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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”

Apparently France has produced a minimal number of sci-fi movies. While the list below is likely incomplete, it probably represents the bulk of them. I didn't find anything close to the piece in ...
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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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Looking for a short story about a boy meeting himself from another dimension, infectious needle shaped alien life forms, and interdimensional travel

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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Short story - virus invasion

I’m trying to identify a short story I read years ago, in which a small boy is playing ok 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 ...
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Looking for a classic invasion movie with coffee

I am looking for a classic invasion movie (I remember it as black and white) in which aliens conquer the Earth by occupying human bodies which then act 'cold' and weird. It is pretty much like the ...
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TV Show about invading aliens with two fingers fused together

I remember being told about an old science fiction television series about an alien invasion. In the series the only way to identify an alien from a human was that two of their fingers would appear to ...
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Science fiction TV series, priest bringing Bible to spaceship?

I vaguely remember seeing an episode of a Science-Fiction series many many years ago. It was something about a conquering alien race coming to Earth. In this episode a priest brought a Bible to the ...
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Sci-fi/ horror book where alien microorganisms turn humans into aliens

So I've read an adaptaion of this book in a different language, but the writer there didn't reveal the original book name. He just said, "It's a well-known sci-fi book." Here are some details: The ...
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Secret alien Conquest of Earth: but humans believe they won

This would have been pre-1990s. The hero rambles on about the great alien war that humans eventually won. By the time you get to the end of the short story, you realize that the aliens actually won, ...
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Book involving Alien Invasion, enslavement of human race

I know the details of the book well enough, but I can't remember the title or series title for the life of me. It is recent (Post 2008 or so). YA sci-fi. Set in the UK at modern times. Book one, kid ...
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Looking for name of short story - boy who saves the earth from alien invasion

A short story from the 60s or 70s (I think) - a boy who meets invading aliens and saves the earth by telling them about the powers of his idol, a television superhero (he belongs to a fan club). ...
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Short story where Earth submits to alien warriors but a Terran admiral dooms Earth by trying to ambush alien fleet

Plot Summary/Details The story is at least partially written in a flash-back. The protagonist is a senior military commander in the Terran space fleet (forget the actual name). An alien race, ...
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1960s (?) novel about alien invasion

It starts with a man, his wife, his son and his son's girlfriend in bunker. The wife and son defect to the aliens, the man ends up with his son's girlfriend, and fights the aliens.
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Alien invasion film with SFX: electricity arcing between model saucer and model Earth

When I was a little kid, I saw part of a science fiction film on TV that I found pretty unsettling. The main scene I recall is a view from space of the Earth, with an alien saucer-shaped spaceship in ...
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Trying to ID a sci fi show from perhaps mid 90s? Martian invasion beat with love?

I remember Martians (looked like humans) with weapons landing is an assault craft of some sort and humans basically welcoming them/hugging kissing them. The main character, a Martian is sad because it ...
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Story in which God is on the side of aliens invading earth

During an alien invasion of earth, the protagonist and his minister friend find God (yes, THE God) in the invaders' camp. Short story or novella in anthology. Published in early 1960s, read in the ...
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Trying to find short story about somebody who knew everyone on Earth

I am trying to find a short story I read in an early 1980s (or maybe late 1970s) anthology. I probably read all the stories in the book, but only one made a real impression; I think it was the first ...
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Codex of transhuman and post-human species after alien conquerors bio-engineer population centers

Found this website that looked like an archive of someone's work; it was essentially an encyclopedia, organized in chronological order, of transhuman "species" as they developed. It takes a twisted ...
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Identify DC Comic Book With Alien Invasion/Occupation of Earth

I've been trying to identify this for years: I remember reading a DC comic book at some point in the late '90s where an alien race invades and occupies Earth. The aliens occupy Earth for several ...