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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Short story where aliens give boy super powers which he uses to destroy the world, dies alone [duplicate]

I'm actually trying to pin down an anthology and this is the only story I can remember being definitely in it. A boy (maybe called Christopher) is visited by aliens who agree to carry out his every ...
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Science fiction story about aliens that turn into butterfly or moth-like creatures at the end of their lives

A long time ago (not later than the early Nineties) I read a novel or a short story that I'd wish to read again but haven't been able to find so far. It's science fiction, probably written in the ...
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1950s-1979 young adult novel about a boy traveling through world which turns out to be a spaceship

I remember reading this book as a kid. It was a hard-cover book with a picture of an alien jumping up and down or dancing in the bottom right-hand corner of the cover. It was definitely geared toward ...
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Which book had a character enclosed in an asylum, formerly abattoir worker, that somehow may have had alien contact?

I read decades ago a UK book, I believe (I distinctly remember the word abattoir, I believe a US book would say slaughterhouse, but I might be wrong), that is mostly a psychological/psychiatric drama ...
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Ambassador to bird like race. She communicates via sign language

I'm looking for a book from the 90s or maybe the 80s. An Alien Academy graduate goes to a planet to be an ambassador to a bird-like race. She lives with them in a nest and learns their dances and ...
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1950s pulp sci fi: hibernating alien traps fly fisherman in a mountain cave

Lone fly fisherman, above timberline, caught in a storm, seeks shelter in a cave, cave is occupied by an alien astronaut who crashed on Earth long ago, alien astronaut (humanoid but in a space suit) ...
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80s-era sci fi anime where alien planet is destroyed and they transfer their consciousness to earthlings

As the title says, an 80s-era sci fi anime where alien planet is destroyed and they transfer their consciousness to earthlings Something that could help is that in the opening there was a girl on a ...
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Short story: Ironic ending is a note ‘Send more chickens like that’ [duplicate]

A short story, mean farmer who finds a hole/cave that has aliens/monsters who give him gold in exchange for food Provides chickens Ends up disappearing Wife goes to cave/hole and receives a note ...
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Book about a boy born on spaceship who befriends some alien bugs when they get to the destination planet

My apologies but details are a little fuzzy, I read it when I was in fourth or fifth grade and I'm 21 now, so around 2007 to 2009. The cover had an illustration of the boy. From what I remember, it ...
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“Outer Limits” episode where a person in a bunker had to keep re-entering a code or pushing a button to avoid world destruction

There was an episode of The Outer Limits that I remember, where there was at least one alien ship landing on Earth, and there were several bunkers with a single person inside who had to keep entering ...
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Old book about a child who found a box containing aliens that could alter gravity and time [duplicate]

When I was about 12 (c. 2002), I read a fiction book, but today I can't remember its title or who wrote it. May have been a two part series, and I'm not sure how old the book was at the time. ...
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Sci Fi movie involving alien brother and sister (not Witch Mountain) with telekinesis powers

Can anyone help me with the title of a movie I can recall. This is what i know: Brother and sister (both aliens) with telekinesis powers They have an alien mother who dies (I believe she dies ...
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Science Fiction Short Story - Trader tries to sell movies to aliens, but learns that they find preachers more entertaining

I am looking for a science fiction short story that I read perhaps 20 years ago or so, probably part of a much older anthology. I thought it might be by Isaac Asimov and have searched through his ...
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Hangar of alien ships with pre-programmed destinations discovered on the Moon [duplicate]

I read this book in the 80's. In the near future, humans found an hangar full of small alien space ships in the Moon (~3 passengers). Ships have no controls other than START/STOP. You can't select a ...
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Movie with a centaur shaped alien trapped in a military base

Centaur shaped alien from 80s 90s trapped in a military base builds a death ray at the end of the movie folds a man in half in one scene.
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Late 90s or early 2k movie; woman discovers an alien who disguises itself as human; she is captured to be sacrificed

I started watching where a cute women was wandering around a desert when she finds a man, far away, who is half silver humanoid kinda thing... It disguises itself with a human body while she's ...
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Alfred Hitchcock anthology story involving a detective, an apparent case of alien abduction proven to be a hoax, followed by a close encounter

This was in an Alfred Hitchcock anthology, I think one of the paperbacks, that I read somewhere in the 1980s (although I suspect the book actually belonged to one of my aunts and was from the 1960s or ...
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What's the name of film where aliens make earth better then blow it up

I'm sure it was a 2 or 3 part film with Tom Cruise in it but I may be wrong. Aliens made the planet better with no war or hunger. The children born were more advanced, able to do telepathy etc. The ...
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Old movie about alien eggs inside cave

I was born in 1994 and remember watching this movie with my mom when I was young, but even back then it seemed somewhat old. In the beginning of the movie I think it's scientists or such who enter a ...
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Boy finds alien and becomes friend with it

The movie starts with an alien ship. After the boy and the alien become friends, the boy takes advantage of the alien's skills. For example, while swimming, the alien sticks to his back and helps him ...
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Earth spaceship lands on a primitive world, observed by Viking-equivalents

The story takes place on an Earth-like world. A Viking-like sailor is headed west on an ocean to explore unknown areas of his world. He is standing on the deck of his ship and sees something big and ...
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Pre-1996 scifi movie with gray-skinned aliens, quoted in “Zoon Part 3 (Wake World)” by Nefilim

There is the song "Zoon Part 3" (1996) by Nefilim (singer of Fields of the Nephilim) in the middle of the song is a small reversed sound clip in one channel. It sounds like a scientist's voice from an ...
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Man accidentally hired into government position, uncovers an attempted alien invasion

This is a book science fiction story. A man was accidentally hired into a (secret?) government position due to having the same exact name as their intended hire. I don't remember, is he required to ...
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Want to know the name of an old movie about alien infiltration [duplicate]

I saw a SF movie when I was a kid, in 1984, but I couldn´t find its name. It was about humanoid aliens visiting Earth. Perhaps a subtle invasion or infiltration. It was a long time ago, but I recall ...
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Help me identify sci-fi book from mid 90's about a pilot crash-landing on a primitive planet

I'm looking for a book I started reading as a teen in Russia in the mid 90's. I believe it was translated from English. I bought it along with a book from Christopher Stasheff, Warlock in Spite of ...
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Anyone remember a short story from the '70's that had some alien food or drink connoisseurs, one of which was named Demi Tasse?

I remember they were aliens, maybe Martians, and I think there were three of them, and they ended up talking to some kids when they landed. I can only remember that one of them was called Demi Tasse......
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Brain-eating alien that incorporates memories/function of the eaten

Trying to remember a book/storyline. Possibly a StarTrek novel. Alien bird-like with a beak 'cracks' the skull open and swallows the brain whole. Brain is incorporated into their skull, becoming dual-...
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Trying to find an old short story about two cats who are aliens

In the early '70's I used to check out a book with short stories and one of them was about two cats that were actually alien spies, and they get found out when they get high on catnip.
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Looking for a story about spacemen landing on Earth who turn out to be caterpillar like aliens

I read a short story in an anthology paperback many years ago, perhaps 25-30 years, during a plane ride. The stories were probably already old at that time. It is never made clear what the spacemen ...
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Book About Unknown Phenomena/Aliens/Bigfoot/Etc

I have been haunted for years now about finding a book that was in my school library in the mid-to-late '80s. It was a compendium of various strange phenomena and had illustrations that went along ...
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Aliens attack space station and dissolve humans into food

I am looking for a specific short story I read in college. The story was written prior to 1981. The story was about an alien race that attacks a space station and dissolves the humans for a food ...
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The alien was a child who took the family ship & came to Earth

This was a short story I read. The Earth people were impressed by the alien’s technology, but it turned out that the alien was only a child and had no way to communicate anything of importance about ...
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Movie where an alien pod landed at an arctic base [duplicate]

These people are at an arctic base, at least I think it was set in the arctic. I know it was extremely rural/barren. But this alien pod landed and the crew were terrified of it except for one person, ...
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Old black&white sci-fi movie; two kids find a flying saucer

Looking for a movie I saw as a kid which scared the bageebuz out of me. I think it was black and white. Story is: This flying saucer lands in a park but has the ability to be invisible. These 2 kids, ...
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Eric Flint's “Mother of Demons” Enagulishuc language rules?

I've been trying to figure out the rules for Enagulishuc, the English dialect spoken by Gukuy (and demons) in Eric Flint's 1997 first novel "Mother of Demons". The Gukuy are alien mollusks with ...
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Book where humans traded weapons with a primitive bird species

Hi I read a book about ten years ago I’m trying to find and I can only remember a small part of it. There was a primitive bird species on a planet and humans were trading old weapons with them, ...
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Short story where aliens think cars are the dominant life form

It's not HGttG and it isn't a poem. It was like a page long and it was in my textbook in high school circa early 2000s in CA, USA. I remember there were aliens and they were talking about how humans ...
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Short story: humorous story with protagonist talking in riddles

I read this short story a few years ago, online, but I didn't save the link, author or title. It was about 5-10 pages long, with the following plot points that I remember: A lone human explorer lands ...
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Novel set in the future with mind reading aliens and a planet about to be destroyed by a supernova

The story is about a star that becomes a supernova. A colony on a planet is about to be wiped out from it , but the government keeps it under wraps because they won't be able to evacuate everyone. The ...
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Movie with Aliens being sold on the Black Market

I watched this movie when I was a kid, around 8-9 years ago (I think) and I can't remember the title or find it on google. I seem to remember it being kind of a documentary style story shot in a ...
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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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