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June 15, 2014

A L I E N S by Alan Dean Foster


THIS TIME IT'S WAR
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There are some places in the universe
 you don't go alone.
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A L I E N S
The Official Movie Novelization
A Novel By
Alan Dean Foster
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Screenplay by James Cameron
Story by:
James Cameron, David Giler & Walter Hill
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Based on the character created by:
Dan O'Bannon & Ronald Shusett
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 29th 2014
by Titan Books (first published 1986)
original title Aliens II
ISBN 178329017X 
 (ISBN13: 9781783290178)
Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization
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SUMMARY
(FROM BACK COVER)
Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of Nostromo found the original Alien.  But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of Colonial Marines to discover their fate.
AND TO DESTROY
 ANY ALIENS FOUND ON THE PLANET
 KNOWN AS ACHERON. 
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 AUTHOR
Alan Dean FosterBestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, but with a twist: the new places encountered in his books are likely to be on another planet, and the people may belong to an alien race.
Foster began his career as an author when a letter he sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in 1968. His first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insect like race called Thranx. Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, are also set in the world of the Commonwealth. The Tar-Aiym Krang also marked the first appearance of Flinx, a young man with paranormal abilities, who reappears in other books, including Orphan Star, For Love of Mother-Not, and Flinx in Flux.
Foster has also written The Damned series and the Spellsinger series, which includes The Hour of the Gate, The Moment of the Magician, The Paths of the Perambulator, and Son of Spellsinger, among others. Other books include novelizations of science fiction movies and television shows such as Star Trek, The Black Hole, Starman, Star Wars, and the Alien movies. Splinter of the Mind's Eye, a bestselling novel based on the Star Wars movies, received the Galaxy Award in 1979. The book Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990. His novel Our Lady of the Machine won him the UPC Award (Spain) in 1993. He also won the Ignotus Award (Spain) in 1994 and the Stannik Award (Russia).
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 MY VIEW
From the first time I saw the movie ALIEN, I somehow couldn't get it out of my mind.  What a  great science fiction movie.  Then we had the book and now we have sequels.  Wonderful.  The story of Ripley keeps going.  I don't think you can watch the movie and not want to read the books.  They are fabulous.  They have a  bit more detail than what you might realize seeing the movie. In my opinion the author, Mr. Foster, has one heck of an imagination.  Imagine being Ripley, being face to face with the Alien?  That would be enough right there, to make a person go out of their ever lovin' mind.  What a terrific movie and book.  Now Ripley is headed back to the colony to find out why they can't communicate.  Why are there Colonial Marines going too?  Is there perhaps another Alien?  Will Ripley be able to be among all these macho men who don't want any woman ordering them around?  Will she stand her ground or will she lose it?  How much can Ripley take?  Pick up a copy of one of the best science fiction thrillers around and put the movie in the background for a little while and just read the books.  They are deep scary!  Could this happen?  Are  aliens just waiting to invade us? I just hope there are more books.  Read and draw your own conclusion....

I was given a complimentary copy of A L I E N S by Alan Dean Foster from NightOwlReviews for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.
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