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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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Book where an Earth woman travels with human-like aliens to their planet, where all men are bald

I vaguely remember reading this as a child in the late 90s or early 2000s. What I remember is that a woman either agrees to go or has to leave Earth under dire circumstances with an alien woman (these ...
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Book about aliens coming back to Earth to recover a lost spaceship

There was a book I listened to a long time ago about an alien ship traveling through deep space to come to Earth. The premise was that there was a ship lost on Earth around the time of the great ...
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Sci-fi book set on a primitive alien planet where the non-human inhabitants are born in the ocean, then transition to land after maturing

I'm looking for a sci-fi book I read more than 30 years ago. It takes place on a primitive alien planet where the non-human inhabitants are born in the ocean, then transition to land after maturing. ...
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Short story about very young aliens (toddlers) invading a starship to play; they like the crew; removed by an adult alien but they want to visit again

Humorous short story written by a woman science fiction writer, I've forgotten who. The little aliens suddenly appear inside a spaceship They have teleported into various parts of the ship from their ...
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Science fiction movie with one or more aliens on Earth and a puppet of a monster that can turn into an actual monster

I'm fairly certain that I watched this movie as a child (late 80s, maybe early 90s). There are one or a few aliens in it. The plot takes place on Earth. One of the aliens has a puppet of a "...
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Sci-fi/fantasy book set on an alien planet where the young protagonist and their friend try to break out of their walled-in town

I'm trying to find a sci-fi/fantasy book that I read in the mid-to-late 2000s. The book was hardcover and missing its jacket, so I don't know what the cover looks like but it was a blue hard cover. ...
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90s live-action sci-fi kids' show involving two boys fixing a ship and a girl who is placed under mind-control by the villain

It's not Hypernauts, but the first episode had something similar. So during the (mid?) 90s, I was at a friend's house and they had their TV playing a live-action, kids' based sci-fi show. From what I ...
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A "hard core" Sci-Fi movie featuring alien "invasion/infiltration" and a dome creating an atmosphere of methane and ammonia

When I was young, in the sixties/seventies, I saw a movie on TV that intrigued me then and even more so now. It showed in B&W here in Australia, we did not have colour yet. The movie might have ...
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Hunters of the Dawn

In Arthur C. Clarke's 1979 Fountains of Paradise, the Hunters of the Dawn are mentioned in passing. Were these aliens a bigger presence in another of his stories? Also Ian Douglas in his 1998 Heritage ...
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A manga about an alien thingy and an office girl

I read a manga about a girl and an alien. The girl found the alien injured so she took care of it. Then it turned out that alien can eat human waste, like pee. Long story short, they have babies in ...
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Show or movie where a blue alien is discovered by kids in a storm drain or sewer and cuts off its own foot

My daughter is obsessed with finding out what movie or show she watched as a kid, but no googling has helped, so I'm hoping you geniuses can solve the issue! When she describes it, it sounds a bit ...
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Late 90s–early 2000s movie about a woman injected with something that makes her have sex with people and kill them

I'm looking to identify this movie that played on TV around 2007, so it could have been a late '90s or early 2000s movie. It was about a woman injected with something that makes her have sex with ...
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Old animated movie in which three heroes (two men and one woman) push a big alien into the Sun

There was a animation that had three heroes; two men and one woman. I remember that they finally pushed a big alien into the Sun! Mount Rushmore also was in this movie but the mouth of his face could ...
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Comic story with a symbiotic brain alien saving an astronaut drifting in space

An ancient alien who was dormant in a micro capsule hits the helmet of a spaceman (probably after an accident) drifting hopelessly in space. The alien connects with his brain as the microscopic hole ...
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Short story about a boy trapped on a planet with an alien criminal who can go into his mind

I read this sci-fi story when I was a kid, and don’t remember the title or author anymore. What I vaguely remember is that a young boy gets trapped (stranded?) on a planet during a school trip and ...
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Please help me find this alien human male/humanoid catlike alien female fiction

I read it in English in September 2023 but it was posted years prior. It may have been on the Royal Road website, but that's just a guess. There was this human male protagonist whose name might be ...
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What is this short story about aliens and Christmas carols?

I read this SF short story in English at least 30 years ago. I suppose it was in a collection as I only very seldom read magazines. A few aliens have come to Earth, but they never communicate. They ...
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Book in which a female and male character are on a quest to find a third partner they need in order to procreate

Story in which a female and male character are on a quest to find the third partner to their couple. The third partner is a true hermaphrodite and is needed for the trio to be able to procreate. The ...
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Sci-fi book in which an artist with polio is abducted by aliens, cured of his infirmity, and joins an interstellar crew [duplicate]

Looking for a science fiction book, probably from the 50s or 60s. I read it in middle school in 1990-91. The protagonist is an artist who suffered from polio, but when he is abducted by aliens, they ...
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Short story in which an alien rewards spare parts with new teeth

I read the story many years ago as one of several others in a SF short story collection book, probably in the 70s. An alien comes to visit an elderly man at his house and asks for some electrical ...
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TV show (?) involving two astronauts on another planet trying to get to a wrecked ship (?) with a sand snake swimming around

I think it's black and white. I think the scene is two astronauts on a crashed lander and they're trying to get to another wrecked ship (maybe). There is a sand snake that is swimming around and they ...
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70's/80's movie about two aliens that were supposed to be twin brother and sister. Human parents got them from the hospital as babies

Please help me identify this movie. I saw it twice in the 80's, but it could have been a 70's movie. There were two aliens that were supposed to be twin brother and sister. Human parents got them ...
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Alien movie with rope like tails

I watched this movie when I was like 10 maybe, so 20ish years ago, but it had aliens and humans in pink slimy like pods (but not pods, like a wall of pods) and the aliens had rope like tails. I can't ...
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Looking for SciFi Book name from 1990's or 80's about Mars [duplicate]

I read this book, it was trilogy I think. It was about Mars being settled and had oceans. There is an alien race there as well and the main characters had to eventually fight them. The antagonist ...
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Movie or show in which a boy with a tape recorder meets an alien in the woods

In the film or show, a boy with a tape recorder meets an alien in the woods.
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Looking for the name of an old East Asian sci-fi movie

I’m looking for this live-action movie I used to absolutely LOVE when I was a kid; however, I don’t remember much about it and would be so grateful if someone could figure out what I’m talking about. ...
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Alien show concept on Netflix where Earth is taken over by aliens who hunted humans

It was an end of the world scenario where aliens had taken over the Earth and hunted humans, the captured ones would be stored in a greenhouse as the air was not breathable. Humans would be ...
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Looking for a book about exploring a planet heading out of the galaxy

I read this book in the late 90s, and I suspect it may have been old-ish then. Male author, I believe, with fairly hard science writing. Earth discovers a world leaving the Milky Way which interests ...
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Late 1990s to early 2000s movie that involved aliens and meat everywhere

Here's what I can remember: there was meat everywhere tall octopus-like alien that "made" the meat (unsure) the tall alien detects with a lighthouse kind of eye smaller aliens that cant see ...
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Scifi novel with portals, hostile insectoids, and alliances

I read this book some years ago. It was probably a paperback book in the library. It is not Starship troopers or the Ender series or the "Sand ??" series that CoPilot suggested that appears ...
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Name of (90’s?) movie or tv that had an alien scorpion creature that attaches to a forearm as a weapon/tool?

Name of (90’s?) movie or tv that had an alien scorpion creature that attaches to a forearm as a weapon/tool? I think it was kept in a briefcase and was not meant for the person it was put on but the ...
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Movie where energy beings possess rockabillies, summoning alien queen through rituals, distorting space-time

I am looking for a movie that I watched around 2010, but it could have been slightly older. I am almost sure it is a post-2000 movie. Aliens made of energy start to possess people, and their first ...
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short story in which humans capture superior aliens in order to study them [duplicate]

Short story, possibly from 60s, 70s or even 80s. There is a galactic community of aliens. Alephs are at the apex with what appears to be telepathy and teleportation that may be innate or from ...
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Webcomic/webtoon about a pink-haired human girl who is the last of her species and is adopted by aliens in space

It start with an alien invasion destroying humanity and making them slaves. I don't remember how the girl (the protagonist) was adopted and transported to a different planet, but I know she uses pink ...
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Old Sci-Fi space movie with humans and aliens working together in same ship

A long time back, I saw a sci-fi space movie with humans and aliens working together on the same ships. I remember a dialogue where an alien says human spaceships are not beautiful and look like ...
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Sci-fi short story I read in highschool around 30 years ago about a dying alien race

I may be getting the details slight wrong, but here we go: It was a story about a dying alien race that had been either conquered or just slowly exterminated by humanity. And the way that the ...
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Film where an alien is found out by a question about when the Chicago Bears won the World Series

I am looking for a 1950s-60s alien invasion movie where the alien's local knowledge of earth is betrayed by a question from a sentry referring to how the Chicago Bears won the World Series last season....
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Two Earth engineers tasked with recreating a perpetual motion machine

A short story about two Earth engineers who are shown a fake perpetual motion machine and challenged by aliens to duplicate it to prove whether Earth engineers are better than alien engineers. They ...
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1970s Scholastic (maybe?) children's science fiction story set on an asteroid or moon where humans are hunted as "aliens"

I'm looking for a 1970s sci fi short story that I think was published by Scholastic where humans were the aliens. It takes place on an airless moon or asteroid. It's a military story where we follow ...
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Book series. Humans have made contact with many, interacting alien species. Female protagonist marries junkyard owner, with dog, on space station

Several books, with same setting and characters. Read online, recently, after 2017. The junkyard is on a spacestation owned and run by an AI. More recently created AIs have robot bodies. The dog gets ...
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Short story. Humanity reaches Mars, the whole planet is honeycombed. Aliens rapidly mined everything of any value, then abandoned the planet [duplicate]

I read this after 2000. It seemed a few decades old when I read it. Earth is in a pretty bad way and many humans hope to move to Mars. The first team of astronauts to reach Mars are extraordinarily ...
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Book where a girl uses kendo to fight aliens

If I remember correctly, in the opening of the book, the protagonist is hit by a vehicle. In the story, she and a squad of people are sent on missions to kill these aliens. I can't remember if they ...
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Short story or novella. Human colony on planet with intelligent aliens. Aliens, with permission, lay their eggs in living human beings [duplicate]

The humans and aliens have been cooperating in this way for several generations. In the past before humans came to their planet, the aliens used to lay their eggs in animals, they would hatch and eat ...
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Short story about aliens asking humans for advice on not nuking themselves

I read a story years ago where a number of aliens had contacted Earth. They agreed to trade some of their more advanced technology for sociology advisors. One for each of the different alien species. ...
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Black and white comic series about government agents who track down and kill aliens

When I was at school, early 2000s, there was this black and white comic series I would read all the time. Basically, aliens had invaded earth but had disguised themselves as humans. The main ...
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Short Story. A human jewel thief teams up with a mountain sized alien thief with psychic powers who doesn't like to leave his planet

The jewel thief starts the story in jail. He is contacted telepathically by a psychic alien. He proposes they team up. The alien can use his psychic powers to make all the people nearby believe the ...
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Story about aliens traveling on a comet

I am looking for a book or story that I read in a book about 30 years ago about the investigation of some mysterious deaths in which the victims have dry brains. In the end it turns out that the ...
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Looking for the title of an old sci-fi book where a human newspaper columnist is secretly married to an alien woman

In the book, the human man and his wife help her people to search the Earth for tiny, rice sized particles that have immense power. They need to find the particles first, in order to to keep a ...
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Short Story. Mouse is sent by a human scientist in a spaceship to moon. Intercepted by intelligent aliens. Given intelligence and speech. Named Mickey

A Short Story read after 2000, seemed to be written much earlier. A German scientist is living in America. He talks a lot to a mouse in his house who he catches, and keeps in a cage. He calls the ...
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Short novel. A human astronaut is exploring a huge structure in space. It has tunnels and can exit on different planets

I read it recently, maybe 2021 or later. It had been written recently. The astronaut landed on the structure in our solar system. He landed with a team but for most of the novel he is exploring alone. ...
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