Questions tagged [aliens]

For use as the generic term 'alien' which generally refers to a life-form not of Earth, but it can also be used to describe anything, including objects, from another world or system. Use [aliens-1986] for the sequel to the 1979 film Alien; use [alien-franchise] for that entire franchise.

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Is it a honor or disgrace to be the first host to a Trill symbiont?

The great benefit of having a symbiont is having access to its memories and therefore access to a vast repertoire of knowledge and experience. So, basically, being the first host to a symbiont is, as ...
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Short story and/or excerpt of book about alien culture with orange eyes and human colony on alien planet?

A story I read as a short story/book excerpt in an English textbook in middle school in 2007 and haven't found since. There is an alien girl with orange eyes and a colony of humans has moved onto the ...
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An alien desert film

So I’m trying to remember the title of the film, but I don’t know what it is. The movie took place in a desert and the characters were alien soldiers, which I think wore red and blue armor. In one ...
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Novels with plant based inteligent life forms [closed]

My question is simple, are there any novels with some sort of intelligent plant race? Better if its a spacefarer race. For example I remember one placed in earth right before our sun explodes into a ...
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How does a Trill symbiont get his name?

In the different Star Trek series some Trill with a symbiont appear. The symbiont has a name the Trill takes like a family name. Well known examples are Jadzia Dax and Ezri Dax, both having the Dax ...
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Humans travel to Earth in a giant tree

This story was possible over 2 books. I read it in the 80s. Human DNA was recovered from a space message (arecibo message) and brought to life by the aliens and kept as pets. The humans learn about ...
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Lizard race who “collaborates” with humans

I cannot find this short story about a lizard race who wants to help humans with advanced tech and evolved ideas. The main thread of the story is to send a girl (and many other people) to another ...
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Book about pyramids, aliens and Jesus Christ

I read a book several years ago on my Kindle app. The book was advertised for free on free ebook sites. It was about two warring alien races who crash-land on earth and end up influencing and guiding ...
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What was the first work to show silicon-based life as “rocky”?

With the discovery (in the early twentieth century) that molecular biology is based on the interactions of carbon-chain molecules, it was naturally suggested that extraterrestrial life would probably ...
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Sci-fi story: Two men discover ability to see/sense telepathic aliens/monsters on Earth by inserting metal into brain

What is the name of this book? The story starts with a worker who accidentally gets a pick-axe or metal spike lodged into his head and starts seeing or sensing strange things. A scientist/doctor ...
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Can Xenomorph Blood possibly get through Superman's skin? [closed]

Exactly what it says on the title. the reason I ask this is because of this Because Science video. It basicaly states that xenomorph blood is so acidic, it can essentially corrupt any earth-based ...
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Book about aliens sending instructions to build a supercomputer

I didn’t read it, so I could get it wrong. Here as I remember it: People get in touch with aliens and they (aliens) send them instructions how to build supercomputer... But it appears to be evil and ...
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Looking for a SciFi RPG I played in my childhood about a girl who is a hologram who fights aliens

I recall playing a game at a babysitters' when I was a child, on either PlayStation 2 or GameCube. (She had both.) In the game, you started off playing as this girl who was either a machine or a ...
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Sci fi story featuring aliens with segmented bodies, they lose a pair of legs when they breed

I really can't recall if a short story or SF novel or part of a book series. Or when I read it, just "a while ago". Or very much of the plot, all I've got in my mind is the aliens. They have a long ...
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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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Which Alderaan endemic species are known to have survived the destruction of the planet?

So far, the destruction of Alderaan did lead to one of the largest loss of lives in the Star Wars universe. From the perspective of the native flora and fauna of this planet, it is also known that the ...
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Illustrated science fiction story about a astronaut infected with an alien symbiote

I read a science fiction story around the year 2000. The story was accompanied by large illustrations, and the book itself was large, bigger than a novel or trade paperback. It was about an ...
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Book: Two alien species living on the same planet, depending on each other but not aware of each other

I read this book about 10 years ago (when I was still a kid) in a library which had mostly older books, so I would assume it is from the early 2000s or earlier. The plot at first revolved around two ...
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Old horror/scifi/monster movie with a Bigfoot-sized monster that has red vision and attacks a woman through the floorboards

I was very little when I saw this horrifying at the time movie, so take what i describe with a grain of salt. I saw it between 1997-1999 on VHS but I believe the movie could be anywhere between the ...
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Alien doomsday movie where a good and bad alien fight whilst two kids look for a doomsday device

There are two kids and two aliens in this alien doomsday movie, one good and one bad. I believe the "good" alien is Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel. The "bad" alien is of size and shape of the ones in ...
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Movie where a blob-like alien crawls into a man’s mouth

I remember watching a movie as a child. The one scene I remember was a clear blob like alien crawled into a man’s mouth and the man was frantically trying to drink alcohol in the middle of the store. ...
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Australian book about an immortal alien/human boy who never ages living in England and then Australia

There was a book I read around the early 2000s, and from the writing I think it would have been published around the late 90s to early 00s. I think I read it from around 2006-2010? The book is set in ...
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Do gray aliens exist in Star Trek?

Do gray aliens as reported in alien abduction accounts exist in Star Trek? If so, has it been mentioned in Star Trek canon that these are the same aliens that people have reportedly encountered?
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Novel about alien species made of gas rings?

I read a novel where several enemy alien species were stranded together on an interdicted planet. They had to recycle everything and keep hidden. By "keep hidden" I mean make sure there is no ...
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Short story about aliens with pneumatic brains

I'm trying to identify a story I read in the last 5 years. The central character was an alien who develops a microscope and remotely operated limbs so they can examine their own brain. They discover ...
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A novel about “helpful” woodlice aliens who eventually end up destroying every civilization they try to help

I had this book but lost it after moving house. After the nuclear war the former USA are dominated by Han Chinese. An alien signal comes demanding that the President of the US arrives at their ...
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An old novel based on Lewis Carroll's “The Hunting of the Snark”

I heard of this novel but never read it. It is based on the Bellman's line "What I tell you three times is true", in Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark". The entire plot is about convincing ...
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Lost Short SF Story: Married pair of Naturalists studying life on an Alien Planet

The pair have a Philosophical discussion on whether to intervene if one of the animals/aliens being studied is in danger. One of them is for intervening and the other against altering what would have ...
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Film: Aliens destroyed civilisation on Earth, captured some tribal people to train as pilots(?), resistance ensued [duplicate]

I remember aliens watching the tribe to know what humans eat. Hunters captured a rat, so after capture of the tribe, aliens gave them rats as food. Some of humans were chosen to be implanted ...
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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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Book that involves sentient nanotechnology integrating itself as a “digital assistant” in nine people

I can't quite place the name of this book. I thought it was The Gift, but I was wrong. The book was in English and I don't remember the year. I feel like saying more recently, circa 2017? Basically ...
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Science Fiction Short Story Regarding First Contact with Alien Race that Values Emotions

I'm trying to find a short story published sometime in or before 2017 that told about a first contact mission a specific woman participates in. This woman, who is part of a two-person crew (her and ...
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Sci-fi book about a female alien in high school that becomes more attractive when a male alien joins the same school

A few years back (4/5) a friend of mine had told me about this book. The main character was an alien (she didn’t know though) and she was described as plain and a nerd, but as soon as the male lead (...
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70s (or earlier) story on a planet where a local sentient species has seven distinct sexes

I read this story more than 40 years ago. Actually I read it in French, but it was almost certainly translated from english. I remember very little. It was possibly short fiction but maybe even a ...
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Who is this green woman?

This appears to be a bounty hunter and is one of many who have captured Harry Mudd (or allegedly captured him). What is her name and race? She looks just like Gamora the Zen-whoberis. Is she Orion? ...
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Short story: alien world inside a planet, exploration is discouraged

This was a story read on freesfonline at some point... A group of beings exists in the hollowed center of a planet, the space being their known Universe. Generations go on, with technological ...
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Manga about a guy and a female alien fighting other aliens that are based on types of gems

I remember reading this manga like 2 to 4 years ago. It was like the princess of the aliens (who is a diamond) somehow destroyed their planet. I don’t really remember how, but they come to Earth and ...
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Terrans land on a planet with cat-like aliens and start going missing, two of the crew are werewolves that think it is the perfect place

I just remember a glimpse from around 40 years ago. The story may be older. An exploration space ship from Terra is landing on an alien planet. The Earthlings are coming in contact with the alien cat-...
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Space station with sentient spiders

I saw a film a few years ago. They had a spaceship and went to their spaceship station where these spider type things were on board where they later found out. They leave and blow up the station and ...
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Movie where a prisoner escapes from a crashed ship on a desolate alien planet

The movie starts off with a crashed ship on a desolate alien planet. This ship was holding a prisoner who escapes and the guards on the ship have to find and bring him back. BOOM plot twist the guards ...
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Boy gets transported to a planet where people can transform into different species [duplicate]

When I was a kid I read a book about a boy who gets transported to a different planet. The people are put in different domes, with different creatures. Main character either escapes to another dome ...
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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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Sci fi book about aliens, girl awakes to everyone motionless

I read a young adult book where girl wakes to discover everyone motionless whether they are driving, walking, sitting etc. She's in a town or city. She discovers creatures/aliens come and kill and eat ...
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Picture book with various information about aliens, including an adventure gamebook style section

This was a book I read around 1994-1998. It was in my classroom at primary school, but I believe the teacher had brought it in from home (it was kept on the windowsill with other books belonging to ...
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“There were either twelve sexes or none.”

There were either twelve sexes or none. It's a sentence I still remember, from a book or a short story, and I'm guessing it was published before the turn of the century (i.e. 1900's). The main ...
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1970s or 80s kids book: girl's life taken over by a robot doppelganger version of herself

I read this book between 1980-82 but it could have been written earlier. It's about a girl who is dissatisfied with her life, as her parents have her on a diet and she wants to be able to eat what ...
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Short story about a game of baseball with aliens for the fate of humanity, involves a “trick ankle”

I asked about this nine years ago on the TV Tropes YKTS section, and got no answers. Recently, I decided to check again, and saw that I'd commented on an unaccepted (and possibly wrong) answer that it ...
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Late 70's or early 80's Movie or TV Series or Chapter of a series including aliens from planets populated by one gender only in conflict

The story it's about 2 groups of humanoid aliens living in planet earth, both groups are in conflict with each other, and each group are from a different planet, one populated only for women and the ...
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A man on a high gravity planet becomes more alien with exposure to planet and starts to understand aliens

That's about all I remember. I was really impressed with the way the author portrayed the changes in the man and the alien communication. I think the man was on a science base which got damaged.
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Story about descendants of space colonists becoming slaves of aliens? [duplicate]

I read this old short story in an anthology (about 25 years ago) but can't remember the title. The plot was that human colonists/astronauts arrive at a planet inhabited by rather primitive aliens. ...