8 Scary Creatures from Sci-Fi Books

In space, no one can hear you scream—and if you're picking up one of these books, that might be for the better.

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Something lethal lurking in the deep

Mount Misery

Mount Misery

By Angelo Peluso

Fish Aliens

Challenger's Hope

Challenger's Hope

By David Feintuch

Hob hounds

Mistworld

Mistworld

By Simon R. Green

Sandworms

Velociraptors

scary creatures sci-fi books Jurassic Park Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton

The Shrike

scary creatures sci-fi Hyperion The Shrike Dan Simmons

Hyperion Cantos

By Dan Simmons

Xenomorphs

scary creatures sci-fi Alien

Alien

By Alan Dean Foster

Slime Mold

scary creatures sci-fi Old Man's War John Scalzi

Old Man's War

By John Scalzi