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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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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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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80s or 90's science fiction book series

I'm trying to remember the name of the author and/or books in a science fiction paperback book series I read years ago. There were at least 2 ships that left earth, but due to a disagreement about ...
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Old comic book, space opera or planetary romance, nonhuman villain

I asked a question about an old science ficition comic book here: Old comic book, war with the moon, Pan-ku Chinese first man1 I already knew the answer, and planned to answer myself if nobody else ...
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Short story. Two brothers from another planet travel to Earth. One finds the other was crucified 2000 years earlier

I'm looking for the short story I read many years ago. It was about 2 gifted brothers from another planet. They got separated on the way to Earth. The second brother went looking for the first ...
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Book with parasitic aliens from the 1990s (?)

In this book that I'm pretty sure I read in the 1990s, humanity (especially the humans in power) are gradually being controlled by a race of parasitic aliens. The aliens infect humans by boring ...
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SciFi book where the enemy aliens were gray and had a mind weapon called the scree

This is a series that I think is pretty old but not sure. It starts with a guy on Earth and a UFO lands. A lady falls out obviously in pain and a tiger/lion creature also falls out. They are being ...
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Science fiction story, Boys find an alien “girl”, one bonds with her mentally, plans to return with her, cave collapses

I read this when I was a kid, about 10-14 years ago. I thought it was age-appropriate, but it might not have been YA/children's. These boys are all trying to help the alien get home. One of them ...
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Short story - alien harvests human nerves

I read it in a book of short stories, possible a scifi book? A decade ago. It's about a person who wakes up during the process of an alien harvesting their nerves, he can't move. Literally all I ...
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Paperback ID: Alien invasion; Black Discs vs. White Discs in London

The story concerned some alien invasion. The final "scenes" took place in London, I think. There were two kinds of aliens invading, using different colored disc-shaped ships. The bad aliens were ...
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Book about alien searching his mate on earth identifying her based on heat feeling in his spine

I read this book a few years ago cca 2013-14, can't remember the name or author, sadly. It was about an alien that comes to earth as ambassador and looking for his mate, which he would find when ...
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Story of alien, lives by touching people as they die

He takes their bodies as his last one wears out. As the story goes on he feels anxious. He's not sure, he might be the only alien of his kind left on earth. He begins to feel divided somehow. Then, ...
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Movie/show about a crashed UFO seen in the 90s

A UFO crashes. Military guards it. An alien comes. We see from its point of view as it approaches a guard, who is shooting at it with an auto weapon, but in vain. Some bright flashes, and the soldier ...
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Looking for a short story from old literature book about girl excited to meet “aliens” who are us

This story was in one of my old middle school literature textbooks. I starts with a girl who along with the rest of her society is all excited to meet the aliens who have just made contact. The aliens ...
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Fighting aliens in small frontier town during the later half of the 1800's

I read the book in the 1980s, I don't remember the main character but I think was a Male Protagonist fighting Aliens in small town during the later half of the 1800's, typical Frontier town. I ...
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Person communicates with alien through a small piece of matter

I really don't remember all the details of this book, but a scientist makes a crystal of some sort and finds out he can use it to communicate with an alien, eventually, the alien gets the scientist to ...
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Martian tries to understand High heels

I remember excellent story where alien (might not have been Martian) reports back on viewing earthlings and the description of half of them shackled in torturous footwear. And brilliant descriptions ...
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70s children's movie with a human-looking alien befriending a boy and learning Earth ways

It's a movie about a man that landed on Earth from space, a boy finds him and they become friends. He is very fun and enjoys learning about living on Earth. He appears as a human man with a funny ...
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Book about crustacean aliens and a ship wrecked teenager?

I remember a book I read in middle school back in 2001/2002 about a teenage crustacean alien and a teenage human girl who was the sole survivor of a shipwreck on the crustacean's planet. In the book ...
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Boy lives in a cave with aliens and later goes to war with them

I read a book where a boy befriends these nice aliens and lives in a cave with them while another alien invasion wages on earth. In any case, he eventually comes out of the cave, and yells or thinks "...
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Scifi movie about a spaceship where alien creatures (birds) become smaller as they come closer, ie., reverse-perspective?

Have been looking everywhere for the name of this movie. Here's what I remember: A spaceship and crew are flying somewhere. Something goes wrong and 2 people from the crew have to go outside in suits ...
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Movie Identification 70's-90's alien movie

I've been looking for a movie for some 2 years now but haven't been able to find it. Here's what I remember: Aliens were kinda red boulder like things kind of like Fantastic Four's "The Thing", ...
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Humanoid whose mother died at his birth becomes a warship captain

I read a book in the 1976-1977 timeframe that was about this humanoid. He was born prematurely on another planet and killed his mother in the process. The early birth indicated he was highly evolved ...
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Short story in English book during high school(70s) about alien who visits boy in his home. Similar to Mork, but more serious

During ninth grade English, a short story in my textbook was about an alien who visits a boy in his home. At first, the alien seems friendly and funny, but he then reveals a more menacing side. ...
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Sci-fi novel about a planet with a semi-intelligent tree-like species, and a golden insect-like species

I am trying to track down a sci-fi novel that I read many years ago. The story is about a world recently colonised by humans, but which has its own indigenous life forms. These comprise a semi-...
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Kids' short story, an alien kid body-swaps with her Earth pen-pal to get away from bad alien world?

Story is a normal Earth girl is meeting her alien pen pal, who she talks to about everything. When the pen pal arrives, the girl goes with her in her flying (?) car and hears more about the alien ...
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Early to late 80s sci fi anime: spaceship with the last of humanity fleeing alien forces

I have been trying to find details of this movie or series for years without any luck. What I remember is a space ship with the last of humanity on board running away from alien forces. They find a ...
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Alien killing people by shooting his fingernails

I've been looking for this movie for several years and found nothing. I guess it wasn't popular. The action takes place on another planet. I don't remember much of the story line, just that there was ...
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1960s science fiction short story alien explorer discovers robot uprising wiped out all humans leaving automated cities

Trying to find out the name of the story and the author. This would have appeared in the late 60's or very early 70s. I am pretty sure I read the story in Analog, Galaxy or one of the other science ...
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Teen Sci Fi book from the mid to late 80s. Young boy is staying with an alien family

I am trying to find a book. The cover was possibly red, title possibly in yellow. Font was definitely LCD Mono The theme of the story was a human boy who was, for some reason, on an alien planet, ...
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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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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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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: kids/teenagers fighting (maybe purple) aliens

I read this book in middle school. It was somewhere in the time span of 1970's to early 2000's. The book revolves around these kids fighting aliens in space that have incredible technological ...
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Probably a 80s B-Movie with a blonde boy and an old man who has to choose whether to stay or go with aliens

I was talking with a Danish guy, he is 24. He said he and his brothers saw, when he was 4 or 5 years old (2000s) a movie with a blonde kid and he thinks his friend (he does not know if they were ...
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Story about a statue in a basement

I am looking for what I believe is a short story. A summary for the plot had to do with a statue of some sorts in I think a basement, the desert, or on an alien planet. The statue had some sort of ...
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Short film where an alien crew is transporting a ship full of criminals that accidentally get released

I have been looking for years for a short film. I think it was called Asylum. It was about an alien crew (one was kind of amphibian looking in a space suit, and the other was a crustacean like bug ...
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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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Story about a woman who is abducted by a green sphere

The woman is abducted by a green sphere, but is soon made an agent of the interstellar organization that the sphere is a part of. She meets a lot of different aliens and soon becomes friends with the ...
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Sci-fi book with aliens helping humans colonize a planet or space station

I am trying to remember a book I read in the late 1990s/early 2000s that revolved around aliens assisting humans in colonizing another planet (possibly space station) through a wormhole made by the ...
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Book about an alien, with one of the plot points being baldness

There was this book I read in (primary? < 2007) school that was about an alien, I think his name was Jon, who is found and is taken care of in a family. One of the plot points was someone was bald, ...
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Looking for a book title about alien living with host family on Earth, and helping on their animal refuge

In the book i'm looking for, a group of aliens travel to Earth as kind of an exchange program, so they can learn about human culture and foster an alliance. The main character is an alien who can ...
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Cartoon science fiction TV show where a group of four friends meet friendly aliens

The main character has orange hair or something and also has dots in his face The female character wears a beret The male protagonist meets a alien who become friend and tells his friends in school ...
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Story about A father and a son who are from another planet and are adapted to human lives

Plot Details I unfortunately don't remember any character names, or details, I believe the boy's mother is deceased. The memories of this book are lost because there's a huge gap in time since I've ...
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Webcomic, collection of short stories about war between races (humans, aliens)

I read this webcomic 5 years ago, and unfortunately web comics are a bit more difficult to find than normal comics. All I basically remember was a collection of short stories about war between ...
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Trying to find out the name of a scifi movie - aliens with speargun-like weapons

Trying to find out the name of a movie that was late 70's scifi. It had elf like aliens in it that used a weapon that was like a speargun and it was powered by fruit like orb, that resembled a kumquat....
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I am trying to find a book about alien captured on earth

I am trying to find a book that I read about 15 years ago. It is about an alien who was somehow captured on Earth and put in prison. One man is assigned to interview that alien and he starts a series ...
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80s/90s sci-fi YA book about saving the world from aliens

I am looking for a young adult book that was probably written in in the late 80s or 90s. In this book, a boy who met an alien, and that alien was trying to stop a scarier alien from destroying the ...
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Boy's father gets cloned by aliens and starts trying to abduct others on a hunting trip

The boys father was cloned by an alien, boy suspects something wrong. The man took friends hunting in forest where they became cloned by aliens. The clones would then return home living normal life. ...
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Trying to find an illustrated book with three sf stories: alien planet, underwater city, intelligent rocks

I'm trying to find a book that had three illustrated science fiction stories in it. The first was about explorers on an alien planet. They found a forest of trees with 'horns' or 'wires', and ...