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The Best Books About Or Featuring An Alien Invasion

“What are the best books about Alien Invasions?” We looked at 154 of the top books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

Last year, in the run-up to Halloween, we looked at the Scariest Books Of All-Time. This year we decided to look at individual genres that make up the horror genera.

The top 36 books, all appearing on 2 or more, “Best Alien Invasion” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The books include images, descriptions, and links. The remaining 100+ books, as well as the lists we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 36 Alien Invasion Books



36 .) A Matter For Men by David Gerrold

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books

With the human population ravaged by a series of devastating plagues, the alien Chtorr arrive to begin the final phase of their invasion. Even as many on Earth deny their existence, the giant wormlike carnivores prepare the world for the ultimate violation–the enslavement of humanity for food!

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35 .) All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally–the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death?

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34 .) Animorphs by K.A. Applegate

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • TV Tropes

The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they’re given an incredible power — they can transform into any animal they touch. With it, they become Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they’re fighting could be anyone, even the people closest to them. So begins K.A. Applegate’s epic series about five normal kids with a limitless amount of forms and abilities.

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33 .) Fade Out by Patrick Tilley

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books

Alien Day. The date was Friday, the third of August. For some people the day was just beginning, for others it was the ending in a perfectly normal way. Then right across the world every ground and airborne radar screen went haywire.… This time it had really happened. An alien spacecraft was in orbit around planet Earth. Nine weeks later, civilization is on the edge of a breakdown more devastating than any nuclear war…

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32 .) Gust Front by John Ringo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

Thanks to human valor and alien technology, the Posleen were fought to a standstill. But the invasion of Earth is just months away Only these shell-shocked survivors can save the Earth from utter devastation.

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31 .) Legacy Of Aldenata by John Ringo

 

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • TV Tropes

“With the defenses of the Southern Appalachians sundered, the only thing standing between the ravening Posleen hordes and the soft interior of the Cumberland Plateau are the veterans of the 555th Mobile Infantry.

Dropped into Rabun Pass, with a couple of million Posleen behind them and fourteen million to the front, the only question is which will run out first: power, bullets or bodies.

But they have a hole card: far to the north the shattered SheVa Nine, nicknamed “”Bun-Bun,”” is undergoing a facelift. Rising from its smoking ashes is a new weapon of war, armed with the most advanced weaponry Terra has ever produced, capable of facing both the Posleen hordes and their redoubtable space-cruisers. Capable of dealing out Hell as only SheVa Nine can.

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30 .) Live Free Or Die by John Ringo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

“First Contact Was Friendly

When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the Solar System, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. When the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, turned out to be peaceful traders, the world breathed a sigh of relief.

Who Controls the Orbitals, Controls the World

When the Horvath came through, they announced their ownership of us by dropping rocks on three cities and gutting them. Since then, they’ve held Terra as their own personal fiefdom. With their control of the orbitals, there’s no way to win and Earth’s governments have accepted the status quo.

Live Free or Die

To free the world from the grip of the Horvath is going to take an unlikely hero. A hero unwilling to back down to alien or human governments, unwilling to live in slavery and with enough hubris, if not stature, to think he can win.

Fortunately, there’s Tyler Vernon. And he has bigger plans than just getting rid of the Horvath.
Troy Rising is a book in three parts—Live Free or Die being the first part—detailing the freeing of Earth from alien conquerors, the first steps into space using off-world technologies and the creation of Troy, a thousand trillion ton battlestation designed to secure the Solar System.”

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29 .) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads

Starting over sucks.When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.And then he opened his mouth.Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.The hot alien living next door marks me.You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.If I don’t kill him first, that is.

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28 .) Spin by Robert Charles Wilson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books

“One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

The effect is worldwide. The sun is now a featureless disk―a heat source, rather than an astronomical object. The moon is gone, but tides remain. Not only have the world’s artificial satellites fallen out of orbit, their recovered remains are pitted and aged, as though they’d been in space far longer than their known lifespans. As Tyler, Jason, and Diane grow up, a space probe reveals a bizarre truth: The barrier is artificial, generated by huge alien artifacts. Time is passing faster outside the barrier than inside―more than a hundred million years per year on Earth. At this rate, the death throes of the sun are only about forty years in our future.

Jason, now a promising young scientist, devotes his life to working against this slow-moving apocalypse. Diane throws herself into hedonism, marrying a sinister cult leader who’s forged a new religion out of the fears of the masses.”

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27 .) The Genocides by Thomas M. Disch

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books

In this harrowing novel, the world’s cities have been reduced to cinder and ash and alien plants have overtaken the earth. The plants, able to grow the size of maples in only a month and eventually reach six hundred feet, have commandeered the world’s soil and are sucking even the Great Lakes dry. In northern Minnesota, Anderson, an aging farmer armed with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other, desperately leads the reduced citizenry of a small town in a daily struggle for meager existence. Throw into this fray Jeremiah Orville, a marauding outsider bent on a bizarre and private revenge, and the fight to live becomes a daunting task.

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26 .) The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books
  • Wikipedia

In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor— of crystal pillars and fossil seas—where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization. Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.

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25 .) The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed – except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed. They grow up too fast and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others and brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realisation dawns on the world outside . . . The Midwich Cuckoos is the classic tale of aliens in our midst, exploring how we respond when confronted by those who are innately superior to us in every conceivable way.

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24 .) The Taking by Dean Koontz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • The Guilded Earlobe

“On the morning that marks the end of the world they have known, Molly and Neil Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. A luminous silvery downpour is drenching their small California mountain town. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now, in the moody purple dawn, the young couple cannot shake the sense of something terribly wrong.

As the hours pass, Molly and Neil listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. By nightfall, their little town loses all contact with the outside world. A thick fog transforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. And soon the Sloans and their neighbors will be forced to draw on reserves of courage and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a shattering instant what is happening to their world—something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency.”

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23 .) The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

On a beautiful June day, while walking deep in the woods on her property in Haven, Maine, Bobbi Anderson quite literally stumbles over her own destiny and that of the entire town. For the dull gray metal protrusion she discovers in the ground is part of a mysterious and massive metal object, one that may have been buried there for millennia. Bobbi can’t help but become obsessed and try to dig it out…the consequences of which will affect and transmute every citizen of Haven, young and old. It means unleashing extraordinary powers beyond those of mere mortals—and certain death for any and all outsiders. An alien hell has now invaded this small New England town…an aggressive and violent malignancy devoid of any mercy or sanity…

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22 .) The Wild Boy by Mary Losure

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • TV Tropes

One day in 1798, woodsmen in southern France returned from the forest having captured a naked boy. He had been running wild, digging for food, and was covered with scars. In the village square, people gathered around, gaping and jabbering in words the boy didn’t understand. And so began the curious public life of the boy known as the Savage of Aveyron, whose journey took him all the way to Paris. Though the wild boy’s world was forever changed, some things stayed the same: sometimes, when the mountain winds blew, “he looked up at the sky, made sounds deep in his throat, and gave great bursts of laughter.” In a moving work of narrative nonfiction that reads like a novel, Mary Losure invests another compelling story from history with vivid and arresting new life.

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21 .) The World War series by Harry Turtledove

Lists It Appears On:

  • TV Tropes
  • The Guilded Earlobe

War on earth erupted in every corner of the globe. Then the real enemy came. Inhuman invaders who were unstoppable, their technology far beyond our reach, their simple goal to claim Earth for the Empire. Here is a saga that covers all the Earth, and beyond, as mankind–in all its folly and glory–faces the ultimate threat; a turning point in history shows us a past that never was and a future that could yet come to be….

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20 .) When the Tripods Came by John Christopher

Lists It Appears On:

  • TV Tropes
  • Goodreads


When it comes to alien invasions, bad things come in threes.

Three landings: one in England, one in Russia, and one in the United States.

Three long legs, crushing everything in their paths, with three metallic arms, snacking out to embrace—and then discard—their helpless victims.

Three evil beings, called Tripods, which will change life on Earth forever.”

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19 .) A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans — for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!

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18 .) Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

Lists It Appears On:

  • TV Tropes
  • Wikipedia
  • The Guilded Earlobe

“In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by alien conquerors known as Psychlos. Fewer than thirty-five thousand humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a post-apocalyptic Earth.

From the ashes of humanity rises a young hero, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. Setting off on an initial quest to discover a hidden evil, Jonnie unlocks the mystery of humanity’s demise and unearths a crucial weakness in their oppressors. Spreading the seeds of revolt, Jonnie and a small band of survivors pit their quest for freedom in an all-out rebellion that erupts across the continents of Earth and the cosmic sprawl of the Psychlo empire.

For the fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth.”

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17 .) I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Lists It Appears On:

  • Quirk Books
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads

“John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He’s an alien from the planet Lorien, and he’s on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.

Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back—and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he’s next…”

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16 .) Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

On a quiet fall evening in the peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, friends, family, the woman he loves, and the entire world as he knows it.

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15 .) Out of the Dark by David Weber

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads
  • The Guilded Earlobe

“The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability–the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called “”sentients””—””humans,”” they called themselves—were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralize them before they could become a second threat to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a few knocks in the process, all the better.

Now, Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity’s cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, more than half the human race has died.

Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize scattered survivors without getting killed. And in the southeastern US, firearms instructor and former Marine Dave Dvorak finds himself at the center of a growing network of resistance—putting his extended family at lethal risk, but what else can you do?

On the face of it, Buchevsky’s and Dvorak’s chances look bleak, as do prospects for the rest of the surviving human race. But it may well be that Shongairi and the Hegemony alike have underestimated the inhabitants of that strange planet called Earth…”

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14 .) The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • Quirk Books

“After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.”

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13 .) The Alien Years by Robert Silverberg

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads
  • The Guilded Earlobe

This major science fiction epic by an award-winning author tells the story of a California family and their struggle against a chillingly powerful alien presence. Radio features.

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12 .) The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

“Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.

But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia.”

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11 .) The Forge Of God by Greg Bear

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads

“On September 28th, a geologist working in Death valley finds a mysterious new cinder cone in very well-mapped area.

On October 1st, the government of Australia announces the discovery of an enormous granite mountain. Like the cinder cone, it wasn’t there six months ago….

Something is happening to Planet Earth, and the truth is too terrifying to consider…”

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10 .) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Lists It Appears On:

  • Quirk Books
  • The Best Sci Fi Books
  • HodderScape

“Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!”

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9 .) The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Quirk Books
  • Goodreads

“Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Wanderer, the invading “”soul”” who occupies Melanie’s body, finds its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Soon Wanderer and Melanie-reluctant allies-set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.”

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8 .) The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads
  • The Guilded Earlobe

It started with fireballs raining down from the sky and crashing into the oceans’ deeps. Then ships began sinking mysteriously and later ‘sea tanks’ emerged from the deeps to claim people . . . For journalists Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at first appears to be a curiosity becomes a global calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to survive now that water – one of the compounds upon which life depends – is turned against them. Finally, sea levels begin their inexorable rise . . . The Kraken Wakes is a brilliant novel of how humankind responds to the threat of its own extinction and, ultimately, asks what we are prepared to do in order to survive.

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7 .) Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Goodreads
  • HodderScape

“JOIN THE ARMY AND SEE THE UNIVERSE

The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this one “The Third Space War” (or the fourth), or whether “The First Interstellar War” fits it better. The soldiers just call it “The Bug War.” Everything up to then and still later were “incidents,” “patrols,” or “police actions.”

In the Mobile Infantry, everybody fights. But you’re just as dead if you buy the farm in an “incident” as you are if you buy it in a declared war…”

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6 .) The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

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  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • TV Tropes
  • Quirk Books
  • Goodreads

When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or “Smekday” Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.

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5 .) Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • TV Tropes
  • Goodreads
  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Quirk Books

“In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “”Ender”” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut–young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.”

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4 .) Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • TV Tropes
  • Goodreads
  • The Guilded Earlobe

“They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star.

The world’s frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender–or death for all humans.”

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3 .) The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • TV Tropes
  • Wikipedia
  • Goodreads

“First came the news that a flying saucer had landed in Iowa. Then came the announcement that the whole thing was a hoax. End of story. Case closed.

Except that two agents of the most secret intelligence agency in the U.S. government were on the scene and disappeared without reporting in. And four more agents who were sent in also disappeared. So the head of the agency and his two top agents went in and managed to get out with their discovery: an invasion is underway by slug-like aliens who can touch a human and completely control his or her mind. What the humans know, they know. What the slugs want, no matter what, the human will do. And most of Iowa is already under their control.
Sam Cavanaugh was one of the agents who discovered the truth. Unfortunately, that was just before he was taken over by one of the aliens and began working for the invaders, with no will of his own. And he has just learned that a high official in the Treasury Department is now under control of the aliens. Since the Treasury Department includes the Secret Service, which safeguards the President of the United States, control of the entire nation is near at hand .”

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2 .) Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Wikipedia
  • Goodreads
  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • Quirk Books
  • Stranger Views

Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends–and then the age of Mankind begins…

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1 .) The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Best Sci Fi Books 2
  • TV Tropes
  • Quirk Books
  • Wikipedia
  • Goodreads
  • The Guilded Earlobe
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Stranger Views

H.G. Wells’s classic tale of planetary conquest.

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The 100+ Additional Best Alien Invasion Books



 

# Book Author Lists
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
37 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge The Best Sci Fi Books
38 Adaptation Malinda Lo Barnes & Noble
39 Alienated Melissa Landers Barnes & Noble
40 All Tomorrows TV Tropes
41 Aoleon The Martian Girl Brent LeV…
Best Science Fiction Books
42 Armada Ernest Cline Goodreads
43 Arrivals from the Dark Mikhail Akhmanov TV Tropes
44 Babel-17 Samuel R. Delany The Best Sci Fi Books
45 Blackcollar Timothy Zahn The Best Sci Fi Books 2
46 Bolo book series TV Tropes
47 Breakers Edward W. Robertson Goodreads
48 Chaos Squad TV Tropes
49 Cinder Marissa Meyer Barnes & Noble
50 Citadel John Ringo Goodreads
51 Contagious Scott Sigler Goodreads
52 Deathday William C. Dietz
Best Science Fiction Books
53 Doom: Hell on Earth TV Tropes
54 Dragon’s Egg Robert L. Forward The Best Sci Fi Books
55 Dune Frank Herbert The Best Sci Fi Books
56 Eden Green TV Tropes
57 Eifelheim Michael Flynn Wikipedia
58 Evolution’s Shore Ian McDonald The Best Sci Fi Books 2
59 Eye Of The Storm John Ringo
Best Science Fiction Books
60 Fear the Sky Stephen Moss Goodreads
61 Fire with Fire Charles E. Gannon The Best Sci Fi Books 2
62 Foreigner C.J. Cherryh The Best Sci Fi Books
63 Fuzzy Nation John Scalzi The Best Sci Fi Books
64 Galactic Pot-Healer Philip K Dick The Best Sci Fi Books
65 Harbinger Stephen Arseneault Goodreads
66 Hell’s Faire John Ringo Goodreads
67 Hyperion Dan Simmons The Best Sci Fi Books
68 Icons Margaret Stohl Goodreads
69 In the After Demitria Lunetta Goodreads
70 In the Balance Harry Turtledove Goodreads
71 Infected Scott Sigler Goodreads
72 Invaders from Earth Robert Silverberg Wikipedia
73 Invasion Mr Christopher G Nuttall
Best Science Fiction Books
74 Judas Unchained Peter F. Hamilton The Best Sci Fi Books 2
75 Krinar Captive Anna Zaires
Best Science Fiction Books
76 Les Xipéhuz TV Tropes
77 Lilith’s Brood Octavia E. Butler The Best Sci Fi Books
78 Manifold: Space Stephen Baxter The Best Sci Fi Books 2
79 Micromégas Wikipedia
80 Of Men and Monsters Wikipedia
81 On Two Planets Kurd Laßwitz TV Tropes
82 Onyx Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads
83 Opal Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads
84 Origin Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads
85 Orphanage Robert Buettner The Best Sci Fi Books 2
86 Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood The Best Sci Fi Books
87 Pandora’s Planet Christopher Anvil The Best Sci Fi Books 2
88 Pandora’s Star Peter F. Hamilton The Best Sci Fi Books 2
89 Quadrail Timothy Zahn
Best Science Fiction Books
90
Remember To Always Be Brave
TV Tropes
91 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke The Best Sci Fi Books
92 Ring of Charon Roger MacBride Allen The Best Sci Fi Books 2
93 Ringworld Larry Niven The Best Sci Fi Books
94 Sentry Wikipedia
95 Shadows Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads
96 Sideslip Ted White Wikipedia
97 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut The Best Sci Fi Books
98 Solaris Stanislaw Lem The Best Sci Fi Books
99 Star Maker Olaf Stapledon The Best Sci Fi Books
100 Starspawn Kenneth Von Gunden Wikipedia
101 Startide Rising David Brin The Best Sci Fi Books 2
102 Steel Beach John Varley The Best Sci Fi Books 2
103 Supreme Commander Nikolai Gudanets TV Tropes
104 Swarm B.V. Larson Goodreads
105 The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton The Best Sci Fi Books 2
106 The Body Snatchers Jack Finney Stranger Views
107 The City Of Gold And Lead John Ch…
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108 The Course of Empire Eric Flint and K.D. Wentworth The Best Sci Fi Books 2
109 The Dark Forest Liu Cixin Goodreads
110 The Darkness WJ Lundy
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111 The Darksword Trilogy TV Tropes
112 The Germ Growers (1892), Robert Potter Wikipedia
113 The Greks Bring Gifts TV Tropes
114 The High Crusade Poul Anderson Wikipedia
115 The Hive Gill Hornby
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116 The Infinite Sea Rick Yancey Goodreads
117
The Invasion Of The Body Snatcher…
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118 The Last Star Rick Yancey Goodreads
119 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin The Best Sci Fi Books
120 The Legacy of Aldenata Series (The Posleen War) John Ringo The Guilded Earlobe
121 The Liberation of Earth (1950) William Tenn Wikipedia
122 The Mote in God’s Eye Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle The Best Sci Fi Books 2
123 The Mount Carol Emshwiller The Best Sci Fi Books
124 The Nemesis Vector – Bo Demont
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125 The Power of Six Pittacus Lore Goodreads
126 The Puppies Of Terra (a.k.a. White Fang Goes Dingo) Thomas Disc TV Tropes
127 The Reality Dysfunction Peter F. Hamilton The Best Sci Fi Books
128 The Road Not Taken TV Tropes
129 The Rules Stacey Kade Barnes & Noble
130
The Stainless Steel Rat
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131 The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter Yasunari Kawabata The Best Sci Fi Books
132 The Three-Body Problem Liu Cixin Goodreads
133 The Tripods Wikipedia
134 The Trojan Horse Christopher Nutt…
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135 The Uplift Wars David Brin Wikipedia
136 The Vampire Earth Series E. E. Knight The Guilded Earlobe
137 The War with the Chtorr Series David Gerrold The Guilded Earlobe
138
The Way Of The Pilgrim
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139 The Whisperer In Darkness Howard …
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140 The White Mountains John Christopher Goodreads
141 The Word for World Is Forest Ursula K. Le Guin The Best Sci Fi Books 2
142 Tilting the Balance Harry Turtledove Goodreads
143 Troy Rising John Ringo
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144 True Names Vernor Vinge TV Tropes
145 Ultraviolet R.J. Anderson Barnes & Noble
146 Under Alien Stars Pamela Service TV Tropes
147 Upsetting the Balance Harry Turtledove Goodreads
148 Way of the Wolf E.E. Knight Goodreads
149 When the Devil Dances John Ringo Goodreads
150 Who Goes There John W. Jr. Campb…
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151 World War Harry Turtledove Harry …
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152
Worldwar & Colonization series
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153 Xeno D F JONES
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154 Yellow Blue Tibia Adam Roberts
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Best Science Fiction Books Alien Invasion SF
Goodreads Popular Alien Invasion Books
HodderScape FRIDAY FAVOURITES: ALIEN INVASIONS
Quirk Books BOOKS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR AN ALIEN INVASION
Stranger Views Alien Invasion Science Fiction
The Best Sci Fi Books 21 Best Alien Science Fiction Books
The Best Sci Fi Books 2 29 Best Alien Invasion Science Fiction Books
The Guilded Earlobe Top 10 Post Apocalyptic Novels: Alien Invasion
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