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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Sci-Fi book with a young Latin woman saved from assault by an alien military officer

It's a book in which the first scene involves a very young Latin woman walking home, and she thinks she sees a man appear almost from nowhere on a street. Shortly after, she is about to be molested ...
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90s film about one alien controlling humans and making them act violently [duplicate]

I am trying to remember the name of a movie I saw when I was a kid (90s). This is about an alien (I vaguely remember being a black scorpion type) that was moving from human to human (as they got ...
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Cartoon about aliens marooned on Earth

The basic concept of this show was that several aliens (who seem to be of different species) crashed the ship they crewed on Earth and had gone into hiding from humanity in a rundown house, possibly ...
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Indie movie about alien abduction on popcorn time

A guy wakes up at a place similar to an hospital and begins to run away from there. Seems to be on Earth and he's being chased. At some point he realizes he has super strength, like an orange glow ...
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Book that contains a future human race that abandons Earth to escape aliens? [duplicate]

I remember a friend telling me about this book series a few years ago. I don't know when it was released though. Things I remember: Humans left Earth in space ships to escape an alien race that was ...
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A mysterious tv show about a weird alien gel area that starts to grow on Earth

I remember a TV show I saw some years ago. It was about a weird area that starts to grow on Earth. Scientists can't control it, and we understand it's connected with aliens. Humans send some people ...
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Science fiction book regarding Earth's destruction by aliens

Trying to identify a book where an alien is discovered who describes himself as a 'flea' and advises the world is about to end. I think the book was from the 1980's and I read somewhere around 1985. ...
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Short story where humans exchange art and works of beauty for alien technology and other items (such as coffee)

The story is about a man who stumbles upon some alien tech - I recall a lighter that just produces a flame without any mechanical parts.... He doesn't have the wealth to trade the art for these items ...
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Sci-fi book/series with feline aliens, and a female astronaut [duplicate]

From what I remember, the astronaut made first contact with a race of felines that live on the other side of the Galaxy. They had always been able to see Earth, but Earth couldn't see them because ...
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Book about an alien librarian

I read this book in 2006-2008. The book could have been made in the early 00's, but definitely not after May 2008. It was about a human cop/detective on a far-off planet who was investigating ...
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Short story: Cop chasing serial killer, both are shape shifting aliens

I'm looking for the title of a short story I read years ago. It is about a cop chasing down a serial killer but it turns out both of them are actually aliens and the cop turns into a blob and ...
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Scifi book where humans disguise as aliens to infiltrate them

So I read this one book in a library but don’t find it there any more so I need help finding it because I searched for quite some time but can’t find it So the book was about earth is almost ...
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A short story about a family on their way to see aliens

This was a short story about a family on their way to see aliens and a majority of the story is set in the car while the family discusses it. The mother is concerned that they will act like 'cavemen' ...
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TV film about aliens with clear brain cases and a single eye stalk brainwashing people

The film was show on TV prior to the 1980s. The antagonists were aliens which had a clear brain case and a single eye stalk (similar to the Dr Who character; The Brain of Morbius) They brain wash ...
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Anime with humans fighting aliens and telepathy involved

Probably 70's or 80's. Story is that a girl discovers a golden halo (if I remember correctly it was gold and went around the head more or less like a crown) which gives her telekinetic powers. But ...
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Sci-fi/fantasy book where man finds two large white cat-like beings

Am looking for science fiction/fantasy book involving a man who goes for walk, observes a palpable golden glow in the air, then comes across two large white cat-like beings. Seems I remember the ...
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Short story collection about extinct alien civilizations

About a year ago, I remember finding a website featuring a large number of fictional accounts of extinct alien civilizations (it might have been around 300). In universe, these were only a sample of a ...
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Name of a book about jet powered blood sucking insects from the 80's

Looking for a book from the 80's about alien jet powered blood sucking insects. The insects were able to kill a human by sucking their blood ultra fast. I thought it was an awesome book and I’m trying ...
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50s movie: octopus-like aliens take over people's bodies

I recall watching a science-fiction movie from the 1950s when I was small and I am 72 years old now. The premise of the movie was that these aliens, that looked like small octopus, would land on ...
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Trying to find a sci-fi short story about humans accidentally eating “hibernating” plant people

So I read this short story in the mid to late 90's and I am trying to find it again. I'm pretty sure I read it in my older sister's English textbook. I think it was included in the text. From what ...
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Help identify fiction story from 1970s elem. school anhology

Sorry this is so sketchy. I read the story in a fiction Anthology collection in the 1970s when I was in elementary school. It's about an unusual boy who joins a school, apparently very withdrawn and ...
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70s/80s movie about a telepathic visitor (either time traveler or extraterrestrial) with a connection to the pyramids trying to warn humans

It's a movie I saw as a youngster. If I remember correctly it was about a visitor - he looked Caucasian perhaps from Norway/Sweden/Finland. Can't remember if he was a time traveler or ...
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Looking for title about people trying to fix machinery on a planet or they die out

I'm looking for a science fiction book that I read back in high school during the 1980's. There was an alien race that colonized a planet and drove the natives away. The alien race constructed ...
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Book about Human-eating Alien Lizards

I am looking for a book that I read in the early 2000's in middle school. The main character was a teen girl. I don't remember how she got to where she was but she ends up finding out that everyone ...
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Book about a part robot human connects to ancient alien spaceship

In the book, humans are allowed to travel in a race of aliens spacecraft from planet to planet. The aliens won't tell them the secrets of space travel. You find out that this is because interstellar ...
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Sci-Fi movie with 3 boys and an alien

This sci-fi movie is about 3 friends (boys) who are also neighbors. But then the city wants to put an overpass above their homes, and so they have to move. I do not remember most parts of this. They ...
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Movie with spider aliens?

I remember watching this weird/freaky movie when I was a kid (maybe like 7-8, so perhaps around 7-ish years ago, give or take). I don’t remember a whole lot but from what I do remember is that it was ...
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1970's or 80's time travel movie/TV episode with aliens

I remember only a brief scene from this episode/movie. The scene was in black and white. The main character was a soldier who had gone back in time, actually meeting himself as a kid. This soldier was ...
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Short Sci-fi Story about a door on the Moon?

I read it in a sci-fi collection book, like a "Greatest Sci-Fi Of XXXX". I read a story years ago while underway on a submarine, about a door that appears on the moon, and a retired astronaut is ...
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Advanced Alien Benefactors Cheat Us Out Of Our Radioactives, Get Comeuppance [duplicate]

Read this in a hardcover or paperback anthology book in the public or university libraries back pre-1990. The story is a human recounting how highly advanced aliens visited Earth and offered all ...
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Pre-1990 short story, Earth space probe (NASA?) lands somewhere like Titan and is found by a female alien

As the title says, this would have been pre-1990. A short story in which a space probe from Earth, presumably NASA, lands on a world like Titan and is found by a female member of the local species. I ...
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Book trilogy where adults walk towards towers involuntarily at a certain age

The books contain such plots: All adults above a certain age succumb to some static they hear and their eyes turn fully black and walk towards these ‘towers’; there are adults who are immune to the ...
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Film about man who finds alien orbs on planets

Best I can remember about movie: Man leaves his wife for a 30 year journey to track a signal on another planet. The USA races China to get to the planet and it is one guy on a ship with 2 AI ...
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Science Fiction Series about human scientists forced to live on high gravity planet by stronger aliens

I'm trying to find the name of a series about a ship of scientists captured by aliens and forced to live on a planet with a gravity force greater than Earth's. The aliens are much stronger and faster ...
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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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Novel from the 80s: Brain harvested and forced to fight in a war

For some reason I've been off and on trying to remember for this for some years now. In short: The protagonist wakes up to discover his body has been replaced by a tank and is being forced to fight ...
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Do Wookiees emit a characteristic / unpleasant odor?

Do we have canon commentary or events which demonstrate whether Wookiees emit a characteristic odor? Do they smell like wet dog when wet?
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Horror/SF novel - keratin-eating alien

This is a full-length novel from the late seventies or early eighties, set in a contemporary English city (possibly London). The protagonist is a man in his thirties, who has some mild ESP abilities (...
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Episode of possibly The Outer Limits w/ mind-controlled alien spaceship found in a cave?

I remember an episode of what I think to have been The Outer Limits, but I can't seem to be able to identify it. The plot is as follows: Some children/teens play outside and at one point they find a ...
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I'm trying to find a Sci-fi story I read years ago where Earth sends capsules allowing them to spy on aliens

It starts with Earth having FTL travel, maybe already colonies in other planets but scientists were worried about Earth not being advanced enough on other fields to withstand war with other species. ...
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Adam & Eve after Alien invasion

Read a book when I was a kid, I’M sure it was called Adam & Eve and then a Date, it followed the journey of a man and women after an Alien invasion, oddly the only bit of story I can remember was ...
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Name of a book - Genius Space Squid Defeats bad guy, I *think* the word “Emperor” is in the title

The "squid" was emperor of a planet and had, at one time, been a "super villain". It's all set in space and has many references to gadgetry. Humorous sci-fi book and I can't recall the name.
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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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Animated movie with father who creates portal and gets captured by giants. His family go to rescue him

This movie's texture is animated realistic 3D CGI, I watched it around 2012-2013 The movie is about a father, who is obviously some kind of scientist with a lab situated in a city in space who does ...
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Novel featuring a group of regular people who wake up from pods administered by aliens and start pairing off [duplicate]

Possibly post-apocalyptic, in any case the characters wake up from what may be suspended animation into a common area. I think they may be fed some kind of artificially constituted food and one of the ...
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Looking for a short story title about an alien that encounters a probe on its own planet [duplicate]

This short story concerns an alien creature of some kind that is slowly feeding on the surface of its home planet. It must stay "in its lane" so to speak because others of its species feeds on either ...
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Looking for a short story about an insect-like alien captured by humans on its own planet

This poor creature is taken aboard the spaceship and the humans do not know that it is intelligent. The alien can repeat what it hears, e,g, "pass the sugar". It is able to escape at night and it ...
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Looking for a short story title about a “weird house”

A man's house gets altered by some rat-like creatures, so it is somewhat bent in on itself. It has become a portal to another part of the universe. He pokes around on the "other side" because he is ...
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Looking for a short story, aliens (or demons) are effectively dumb animals that reproduce by implanting eggs in human mouths

It's part of a collection of stories, I think. A woman answers her door and sticks her tongue out at the alien, which causes it to smile. For some reason, the aliens aren't deadly unless a victim's ...
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What is a title of a short story that the aliens store the Encyclopedia Britannica with a mark in a matchstick?

I think that the author is Jorge Luis Borges, but I was looking for his short stories on the internet and I didn't find a short story from him about the aliens and matchstick. More or less the short ...

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