Creature Feature: Aliens, Do you believe?

Do you believe in aliens? If you are any part human, you have at least wondered about the existence of extraterrestrial life. Maybe your idea of alien lifeforms are cute and cuddly, ala E.T. Or perhaps something more along the lines of the monster from the movie Alien. Maybe you gravitate toward the idea that other planetary life might simply consist of plants and micro-organisms. Whatever the case, the possibility that a being who is not human could occupy the universe is both intriguing and chilling.

This is what makes alien books, movies, and TV shows so interesting. We love to speculate about the unknown, test our theories through fiction. And nothing makes a story better than the idea that some part of it could maybe sorta almost be true. Anyone else particularly fond of that phrase “inspired by real events”? But add the extraterrestrial into that and you’ve got yourself a hooker. Not ya know, that kind of hooker, but a story that hooks you.

Whew. Things got weird there for a minute.

As I mentioned earlier, these stories range from feel-good to high action to mildly disturbing to utterly terrifying. Romance to sheer horror, here are some aliens you don’t want to miss out on.

The Lux Series By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Starcrossed, on CW


War of the Worlds (2005)

Under The Dome By Stephen King

Third Rock From the Sun


The Fifth Wave By Rick Yancey

The Fourth Kind


Note: This one was sort of really terrifying. I plan on doing a whole post about it soon. Have you seen it???


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  • Kathy Palm
    May 8, 2014

    I loved Under the Dome. I enjoyed War of the Worlds as a book and was really happy with the movie. Want to read The 5th Wave! What is this Fourth Kind? I missed something? Ah! Aliens are awesome! Yes, I believe.

    • T.A. Brock
      Kathy Palm
      May 8, 2014

      Omg, you have to watch it! They do this side by side screen thing where one side is “real” footage and the other side is the actors. It makes you feel like you’re watching a documentary. But better than the likes of Blair Witch. Suuuuuuper creepy.

  • sgwier
    May 8, 2014

    Some great recommendations. The 5th Wave is on my TBR and I’ve heard great things about the LUX series! Another great alien show…Falling Skies. If you haven’t seen it, check it out!!

    • T.A. Brock
      May 8, 2014

      Someone else JUST told me about it! Definitely going to check it out. 🙂

      • Kathy Palm
        T.A. Brock
        May 9, 2014

        Yes! Falling Skies! So good! And I am on the lookout for The Fourth Kind.

  • krystal jane
    May 8, 2014

    Aliens? Ah…now Under the Dome the tv show makes sense. Lol! I haven’t read an alien book in a long, long time. I’ve been on the fence about Beginnings and Under the Dome the book. Thanks for pushing me over. ^_^

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