Science fiction lovers, this post is for you! Today, we’ve made a list of the best and most popular novels on aliens. These novels include stories of alien invasions, alien encounters or even stories set in alien worlds. If you love reading about UFO sightings and extraterrestrial beings, you’ll definitely find a book or two to pick up from here. No matter what kind of alien stories you like and whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered by some famous alien stories.
List of Most Popular Novels On Aliens | Famous Alien Stories:
The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
The original alien invasion story that has since inspires so many others, this classic sci-fi novel centers on the Martian invasion of England. As a result, things go haywire – three legged spaceships emit toxic gases that will kill humanity on a mass scale. The only solution is humanity presenting a united front. As two world collide and go to war, a brilliant piece of science fiction emerges. Wells pays scrutinous detail to his characterization of the two species, in fact, his words have proven prophetic. Just twenty years post the publication of his novel, the World War broke out, and the technology that appears in his novel appeared in real life too.
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
A work that is often shadowed by Meyer’s sensational series Twilight, The Host rarely gets the attention it deserves. The novel is set amidst the invasion of humanity by a species that takes over the minds of its host and leaves the body as it is. Our story follows Melanie, one of the few who resists this invasion and struggles against her desire for Jared, the man planted in her mind by her invader. This young adult fantasy romance is written with lucidity and imagination that is typical to Meyer.
Chariots of the Gods by Erich Von Daniken
The first on Penguin’s list of the best alien books, this is the first non-fiction book to introduce the theory that aliens have visited the earth. Drawing on his extensive study of ruined cities and spaceships, the author creates a stellar work od non-fiction that will move you no matter what your beliefs about the topic are. This book will fascinate you and make you want to stay up all night just to grasp all that it has to say. Indeed, this book is still read, years after its publication and continues to inspire theories.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
The stunning introduction to the Southern Reach trilogy is full of powerful women characters and aliens. The four main protagonists journey to an area cut off from civilization, an expedition monitored by a secret agency. This is the twelfth expedition to Area X. The first expedition reported a utopic place, the second committed mass suicide and the eleventh died of cancer. The book chronicles the events that unfold during the twelfth expedition and is a brilliant, well-paced read.
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
This stunning work of Polish literature follows Krish Kelvin, who arrives on the planet Solaris to study its ocean. However he notices something surreal on the planet. The ocean is an almost living creature, which projects your own repressed memories onto you. In this case, the aliens are not a hoard of human-like figures living on a different planet, the rather the alien is an ocean that no one seems to understand. The novel hinges on the notion that to scale outer depts, you mist first scale your inner depths. The discovery of another planet begins with a deep discovery of your own individual being.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
This science fiction novel by acclaimed writer John Green’s brother follows our protagonist April May as she stumbles upon a sculpture. This sculpture is nothing like she’s seen before – it’s a transformer with a samurai costume and armour. She posts a video of it with her best friend Andy, which goes viral. It is discovered that there are dozens of Carls (the sculptures) across the world, and April is in the spotlight due to her discovery of them. The plot then catapults into something bigger than April and the readers could have imagined – a wild story of fame and aliens.
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
This YA alien romance follows Katy and her hot alien neighbour Daemon. Daemon has a series of galaxy beings who want to take away his powers. What follows is a wonderful and thought provoking story reminiscent of TVD. This story will lull you in and make you want to live in this universe. The tension between Daemon and Katy is almost palpable and will satisfy your romance craving for long time.
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
This novel follows the life of IT Technician Roen, who wakes up one day with a voice inside this head. Eventually, he discovers that the voice belongs to a species of aliens called Tao, who crash landed on earth before the emergence of fish. Since then, they have peacefully co-existed with humans. However, now a civil war has broken out in the alien community, dividing them into two factions – the peaceful Prophus and the powerful and violent Gengix. They’re both finding a way to desert Earth, but the Gengix will stop at nothing to get their way, even at the cost of humanity.
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