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

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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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Animated series with caputring aliens in a device [closed]

There used to be an animated series which aired on Cartoon Network India around the year 2000 I remember the plot vaguely it consisted of a group of guys and girls capturing aliens in a disc like ...
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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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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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Need help to find a sci-fi collection I read at school (mid 80s)

I am now 46 and so it's been bugging me for over 30 years - time to try and do something about it. The collection was in my lower school library (UK). It was a thick black hardback book and I believe ...
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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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Aliens change their mind about invading because they read two kids' comic books and thought Earth was protected by superheroes

My mom remembers reading a science fiction short story as a kid... It's about some alien invaders who are gathering reconnaissance and end up reading a couple of kids' comic books (possibly in their ...
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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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Undulating, ribbon-like invaders coming in through the vents

A pre-1955 short story about people hiding from undulating ribbon-like invaders coming in through the air vents. The ribbons may have been yellow, and the author just might have been Van Vogt. It ...
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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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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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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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Movie about about alien invasion and resistance by kamikazes wearing bombs in a forest that's sucked by the aliens

I once watched this movie about alien invasion long time ago (maybe 10 years ago). I only have a little clue about it. The only thing I remember is this alien spaceship suck forest and maybe other ...
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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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Short story about alien invasion with a twist.

I am looking for identification of a short story I read as part of an anthology around twenty years ago, and I think it might have been written by Harry Harrison but I am not certain. Plot line goes ...
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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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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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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 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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When was the first alien invasion to feature more than one alien species?

More often than not, when an alien species invades they do so alone. Or they do so and bring their pets/creations in. I remember back when I played Xcom: Enemy unknown, you face an alliance of aliens ...
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What was the first science fiction story that showed a successful alien conquest of the Earth?

The other day, I was remembering the time when I read Mick Farren's SF novel Protectorate (1985). One scene that has stuck with me was one that showed us the thought processes of the "Protector," ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What book features aliens defeating humanity with a sleep inducing virus?

What I remember of the plot is that aliens called Poppers (or something similar) have landed on Earth and released a virus that has put the human population to sleep. Only about one in a hundred ...
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Alien Invasion Short Story with American Indians

I'm looking to find a story I read years ago in a paperback of alien invasion shorts. The story takes place in what seems like North America hundreds if not thousands of years before the Europeans ...
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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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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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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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Why didn't the atmosphere kill the aliens in Signs?

If the aliens in the movie Signs could be poisoned by why didn't the atmosphere kill them? Why would it have to be in liquid form?
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Shaggy God story: Male-female pair left on abandoned world, without memory

A Shaggy God short story I probably read in my youth in the 70's, though the publish date could've been much earlier. A civilization completely abandons their planet in advance of some alien invasion,...
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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 ...