Questions tagged [alien-invasion]

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

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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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Help me identify this B-movie about plant-like aliens that crash land

About 12 years ago I was in Blockbuster and while looking for something different I ventured into the VHS section. I can't quite remember my selection vividly because that night I rented 4 VHS for £1 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How did the invasion begin?

I recently watched the movie adaptation of The Host (I have not read the novel). Given this is the case, how did the invasion start? How was the first human taken over by a Soul? I don't recall this ...
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Movie where people on seizure medication find out they are aliens

This movie was made in the last 15 years or so. A high school girl and other random people are on seizure medication, and at a certain age get bumps on their foreheads. They somehow find out that ...
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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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Novel in which an alien ship crashes & the teen survivor helps thwart an alien invasion

I'm looking for a teen paperback novel that's at least 20 years old. An alien ship crashes & the only survivor was a teenage boy. I think the captain of the ship was his uncle or father, & 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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Earth occupation/invasion book I read in the 90s

I remember a TON of details, but I can't for the life of me find the title of this book. The story takes place during Earth's occupation by a race of red-skinned, black-eyed, three-fingered aliens, ...
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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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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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80s teen novel about an alien virus on a space ship?

I read a book back in the 80's about an alien virus that jumps from person to person on a cruise ship (or may have been a luxury space ship). The book was really well written up until the last two ...
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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 ...
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Trying to recall a book about an alien parasite invasion of a colony world that I read in 1990 - 1991

There's a trade paperback book that I purchased at my college bookstore back in 1990-1991 that really caught my imagination, but I can't remember the title or author to go find it again. The story ...
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ID this 90's animated children's film about alien invasion to forest

Probably an animated children film from the 90's. Small aliens invade earth and land in the forest and evntually defeated by the animals I think or maybe some small other creatures. (the humans never ...
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Human agent trapped by aliens and trying to escape

What is the name of the book or author in a science fiction novel in which: Prior to the events in the book: humanity discovered a means of teleporting between worlds and has established a number of ...
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Trying to trace an SF short I read twenty/thirty years ago. I've been looking for it for years. Title and author unknown

A man is walking across land scattered with the remnants of human civilisation (broken crockery, etc.) He comes to an apparently deserted town and then finds a cafe with what appears to be a waitress ...
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What was the movie name with a parasitic creature? [duplicate]

Creature could be reproduced from a partial tissue It also attacked a dog to grow (it was either opening or closing of the movie) It also attacked a homeless person in a tunnel or something Then ...
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Movie with weird Predator-looking creature that gets energy from a cigarette lighter

I watched this film years ago but I've forgot its name. In human form, creature was getting energy from a truck's cigarette lighter, using its tongue. Somehow other creatures were entering earth ...
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Aliens destroy all humans?

A teacher read an excerpt of this to us when I was in elementary school in the mid-80s. I remember very little bit about it other than there was some kind of attack that destroyed all life on the ...
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Looking for a UK (?) comic series, in which giant humanoid barbarians invade earth (from space)

Really sure it's a UK series, don't know if it was originally published in 2000AD and then published as individual issues later? It had airbrushed covers with UFOs and such. the Cover art was cool, ...
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How do the aliens in the “Darkest Hour” get to the Earth?

In the movie, The Darkest Hour, the aliens' arrival is heralded by a total loss of power, a wicked aurora and the usual proceeding chaos. How did they get to the Earth in the first place? (and more ...
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Sci Fi short story about an alien invasion where the twist is that the invaders are human?

I read a story in a sci-fi short story collection (about 35 years ago) in which the POV character is fleeing invading aliens with his child in his arms (I think the wife is dead). He knows he's about ...
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Trying to track down a striking SF short story set in small town 1950s America

I am French, although I now live in California. As with many other things in those days, there was no serious rival to 1940s-70s American SF. I'm trying to find the reference of a short story I had ...
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Looking for sci-fi book about alien invasion where Earth builds a giant laser to stop an incoming alien fleet

Looking for a science fiction novel I read as a kid where a few hostile alien saucers show up and the US Air Force is trying to bring them down. It's too fast for any missiles/cannons to work, and ...
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Aliens invade Earth but have no end of problems controlling it [duplicate]

Years ago, I read a short story about aliens invading Earth, written from their perspective. All I remember is that the aliens were more militarily evolved, having conquered many worlds, but were not ...
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Old alien invasion story with character called Grimper or Gramper

I'm trying to ID an old science fiction story featuring an (older) resistance fighter whose grandchildren tagged him something like Grimper or Gramper. He left Kilroy-style graffiti with that name, ...
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Mind Controlling Invasive Alien Plants

A while ago I was reading a short story / novella, possibly part of an anthology. The Premise was: Human space explorers land on an alien world, and discovers a primitive species that is Stone Age in ...