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by Alan Dean Foster

  • ISBN: 0727814338
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Alan Dean Foster
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd; New edition edition (January 29, 1987)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1860 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1702 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 157


The Official Movie Novelizations. Published by Titan Books. A division of Titan Publishing Group Ltd. 144 Southwark Street, London SE1 0UP.

The Official Movie Novelizations. Alien 3. Alien: Covenant. Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon. Sea of Sorrows by James A. Moore. River of Pain by Christopher Golden.

This novelization by author Alan Dean Foster is pretty true to the movie. I didn't feel as close to Ripley's character, played by Sigourney Weaver in the movie, in the book. She was always dynamite in that role. When Alan Dean Foster wrote this adaptation of Alien he was working at a time when film novels tended to work from older or limited scripts, often containing details that didn't make the cut in actual production.

Novelization by Alan Dean Foster based on the screenplay by James Cameron. One of the men nudged his companion. Maybe it's an alien life-form, huh? That'd be worth some bucks. Ripley chose that moment to move ever so slightly. Alien first published in Great Britain in 1979 by Futura Publication. Alien first published in Great Britain in 1992 by Warner Books, by arrangement with Warner Books, Inc, New York.

The astronauts land on the planet surface and go to investigate an alien spaceship where one of them is attacked by an alien which fasten itself on his face.

Author: Alan Dean Foster. Publisher: Warner Books, 1979. A crew of spaceship Nostromo is suddenly woken up from a cryogenic sleep because of mysterious signals coming from an unknown planet and received by a ship computer. The astronauts land on the planet surface and go to investigate an alien spaceship where one of them is attacked by an alien which fasten itself on his face. When the crew returns to their ship and abandon the planet, nobody forefeels that the real horror will begin very soon.

Alan Dean Foster's novelization of Alien is top-tier. While I've only read maybe a dozen or so novelizations, I'd have to say that this one's among the strongest so far. The differences between the film and the novel are mostly minor, with a couple scenes that were omitted from the theatrical film or all versions of the film entirely. These "lost scenes" make the . /5. I'll keep this brief, as there really isn't much to say about this film or its novelization that hasn't been said already. In this book he took the script for the movie Alien and expounded on it. He gives flesh and blood to the characters and digs us deeper into the world.

Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York .

Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a . Foster 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. 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.

Alien - Alan Dean Foster. Alien" by Alan Dean Foster is a novelization of the 1979 film, and it follows the story very well. In fact, while reading the book, I found myself picturing Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, Tom Skerritt as Dallas, Ian Hom as Ash, and so on. It's very easy to do because I've seen the movie numerous times and still find it one of the scariest movies around

This groundbreaking adaptation by science fiction master Alan Dean Foster captures the action and sheer terror of the film, transferring it to the printed . Alien – Resurrection: The Official Movie Novelization. Alien 3: The Official Movie Novelization.

This groundbreaking adaptation by science fiction master Alan Dean Foster captures the action and sheer terror of the film, transferring it to the printed page and setting a standard that still exists today. Sci-fi & Fantasy. Terminator Salvation – The Official Movie Novelization. Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization. Resident Evil: Retribution – The Official Movie Novelization.

Having survived one encounter with an alien, Ripley is persuaded to return to the planet where her crew found the alien ship. A colony has been established there, but suddenly all contact with the settlers has been lost. Accompanied by marines, Ripley is going to find out why.


Sudert Sudert
The novelization of ALIENS is a very good read. It fleshes out characters who had little to no characterization in the movie, it provides additional background information on the universe that is only hinted at in certain scenes, and it includes various alternate sequences found only in the Special Edition of the film. We get to see Newt's family discovering the derelict ship, we have additional dialogue helping further character motivations, and we have more detailed action sequences in some areas. The alien hive is given greater description and includes more horrifying details regarding its appearance and the various things the aliens mixed with their secretions to make it.

There are noticeable changes from the book that kind of seem puzzling, since they don't really impact the plot, such as making Hudson a corporal instead of a private. Another change is the inclusion of Burke's cocoon sequence, which doesn't make any logical sense considering the amount of time that has passed since he was captured during the final battle in Operations and Ripley discovering him in the hive. Burke appears to have already been face-hugged and impregnated in even less time than it takes in the later AVP movies. That's why Cameron removed the scene from the film. Another change is the lack of a standoff between Ripley and the queen when they first encounter her. In the film, there is a tense moment where the queen forces her warriors to back off when Ripley threatens her eggs with a flame thrower, and when a single egg hatches, Ripley looks at the queen in disbelief before letting loose with her guns. This is gone in the book, and Ripley simply opens fire almost immediately, although we do get a brief description of the albino drones that move the eggs around, but the stand off was just one of those magic moments.

Now, there is one other thing in the book that bothers me, or rather, the lack thereof that bothers me. Swearing. Holy crap is all of the swearing from the movie neutered here. Most of Hudson's lines are now simple statements, none of which carry the sense of bravado and later panic that Hudson felt before and after the battle in the nest, respectively. The only time we get a single F word moment is when the curse is cut short just prior to the battle in the operations center. Only Vasquez's Spanish insults survive intact for her dialogue. In fact, half of the dialogue isn't even memorable anymore without the swearing. And the worst part, oh the worst of them all, is what happened to what is arguably the most famous line in the movie.

"Get away from her, you!"

That's how the line reads in the book. Nowhere near as memorable or quotable as the film version, is it? It loses its impact because there is no emphasis on the swear that helped drive home the point that Ripley meant business when fighting the queen. In the film, I cheer when Ripley delivers the line, but I get no sense of thrill here.

I wish I could give the book a higher rating, I really do. The amount of background information and fleshing out of background characters is wonderful, but when the movie's quotable dialogue is neutered and one of the most famous lines in movie history is truncated, I just can't bring myself to recommend this as more than a curiosity or a bit of reference material for fans and fan fiction writers out there. It's not a bad novelization by any means, but it certainly missed the mark in a few areas. It's worth reading through at least once.
Zamo Zamo
Novelizations of movies are often jutted to the back of the bookshelf after one reading. Reviewers are critical, normally arguing that it is just an attempt to make money off a popular film franchise, and at times they do so justly. Yet, some novelizations often tell the story in a way film simply cannot commute: taking the reader into the minds of the characters. And for this, Alan Dean Foster is a force to be reckoned with. Written originally in 1986, Foster respectfully adds to the Alien universe in a way that even Ridley Scott (Alien), James Cameron (Aliens), and David Fincher (Alien 3) could not with a camera. It is not the movies are better than the books or vice versa (except with Alien 3, which you can read about in my review here on SFBOOK). The books offer a new fresh perspective to tell the events and, if done properly, take the reader a few levels deeper to discover something that went unseen in the films.

First off, Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization is well written and fleshed out, transitioning smoothly from scene to scene. This is not the novel shoved to the back of the bookshelf. Instead, for me, it rests upright next to my Ender’s Universe novels. Readers should not be hesitant about the quality of the story, and yes, it does offer more than the movie in dialogue and retells certain scenes. Foster offers an alternative response for our character’s actions and motivations in several key scenes. Whether or not you like this, well… you have to read it first. For me, at times Foster’s direction is often a better alternative. Most importantly, Foster dives deep into the minds of Ripley, Newt, Burke, Hicks, Hudson, and others! What made Burke such an ass, and where was he planning to run off to in the third act of Aliens when the Xenomorphs overcame the survivors?

As far as story, anyone familiar with the movie will know the basic plot and what to expect. These Alien novelizations are for the fans and those who want to know more about Ripley’s galactic struggle to rid the universe of its most dangerous monster.

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BeatHoWin BeatHoWin
This book is the novelization of the second movie in the ALIEN franchise - ALIENS.

It starts out with Ripley and Jones, the cat, finally being rescued from deep sleep - after 57 years floating around space. They are taken to the Gateway Station just off the planet Earth.

Ripley finds out The Company has sent colonists to the small hunk of rock known then as LV-426 that the alien ship and the alien lifeforms are on - and Gateway Station has lost contact with the colonists. Under duress, Ripley joins a military contingent and some Company men that go back to the small planet now known as Acheron. And then the SHTF.

I enjoyed this book just like I enjoyed the novelization for ALIEN. Both books follow the movies pretty closely but there's added content too that clarifies some scenes from the movie.

I was surprised that the language had been censored from the movie.

If you haven't seen this movie series, you most definitely should. It's one of my favorite sci fi/horror movies of all times. Sigourney Weaver is perfect for the role of Ripley.