Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization

Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization

by Alan Dean Foster

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In the sequel to the 1979 film Alien, Ellen Ripley is forced to return to planet LV-426, where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature. There they discovered hundreds of eggs, and just one slaughtered everyone but Ripley. This time she's accompanied by a unit of Colonial Marines, but even their firepower may not be enough for them to survive and learn the fate of the colony known as Hadley's Hope

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783290178
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 358,177
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alan Dean Foster is the acclaimed author of movie tie-ins for Star Wars, Alien, Transformers. He was awarded the IAMTW Grand Master Scribe Award in 2008. A best-selling science-fiction and fantasy author in his own right; the popular Pip and Flinx novels and the Founding of the Commonwealth series.

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Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
This movie tie-in does differ from the movie in many small respects. I agree with an earlier reviewer that many of the iconic catch phrases were left out of the book. Since the book was published long after the movie, you would think that the movie tie-in would follow the movie more closely. Also, as with this author's earlier book, Alien: The Official Movie Tie-In, the description of the actual alien is lacking. Although it is more detailed than the earlier book, many details about the creature are not there. If you didn't see the movies first, you really couldn't envision the alien in all it's horror. His description is somewhat anti-climactic. Overall, an entertaining, face paced read but if you're looking for exact details for the movie tie-in, you might be somewhat disappointed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's obvious Foster was allowed only one instance of profane dialog in the whole book, and unfortunately he didn't reserve it for the movie's most iconic line. It's also a little amusing to see grown, tough adults using kids slang like 'heck'. It's a reminder that Aliens was indeed marketed to kids; interesting that it wasn't more controversial. Jarring verbal prudishness aside, this Aliens novelization is as serious as you hope it to be, and even if you've seen the movie multiple times the book still provides thrills and chills as it puts you into the heads and frayed nerves of its characters. The last few chapters are relentless. You just have to roll your eyes and press onward when you encounter lines like "Get away from her, YOU!" Sure told her, Ripley!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't get me wrong this book was awesome for the simple fact that it's Aliens. But what I didn't like about the book is it left out a LOT of the iconic phrases used in the movie, for the simple fact that the phrases included curse words? I also liked the fact that some of the scenes from the movie were altered a bit for the book, which kind of sort of kept you engaged in the book because you knew what was coming if you've seen the movies, so the book tried to change it up ever so slightly. Would have gotten 5 stars, but I was a little perturbed when I didn't read Hudson yell out "Game over man! Game over!" (That's just on of the many)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! Many more details that were expanded upon. If you are an Alien fan, you will lovebit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u r an Alien fan read the book.