Alan Dean Foster / Feb 23, 2020

Aliens 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 sett

  • Title: Aliens
  • Author: Alan Dean Foster
  • ISBN: 9780446301398
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

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        Bestselling 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 insectlike 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 in 2000.


    1. If this has been an original novel, and the movie came from it, then it would have been a five star easy. Since it's a novelization of an existing movie that's superior, it gets a three star rating for different reasons.First, the story most of us know and love is great written down. Reading it, I envisioned the actors in their roles, the score powerfully pushing through the action and run scenes, the beautiful, uncomfortable design of the ship and aliens. Written down it lost a little impact, e [...]

    2. 1.5 starsThe second movie is my least favorite out of the Alien franchise. And the novelization goes along with it.Ripley is rescued after the events in the previous book, and nobody believes her story (or if they do, they do their best to discredit her). Moreover, LV-426, the planet on which Ripley's crew found the aliens on, is being colonized. When Earth loses contact with LV-426, they send her together with the Marines to find out what happened, only for her to face her nightmarish creatures [...]

    3. Is this going to be a stand-up fight, sir, or another bug-hunt?Not as good as the movie, though it stayed very close to the script. Some of the dialogues were more lengthy, a few scenes were added, and the foul language was cut out. Also, missing Bishop's knife trick, and didn't quite capture Hudson's charming personality.

    4. Read this one few weeks before seeing the film in '86. Foster says it's his fave write of the three he did for the trilogy. Probably agree he had gotten good experience and momentum from his 70s/early 80s projects so was in the sweet-spot/golden-age of his career.Clear, no-bullshit, super-fluid writing style--not dragged out or over-long can be read in a few hours. But not dumbed down for the movie-only crowd. It has some of Cameron's Director Cut version scenes. Shares Cameron's pace and "i [...]

    5. Aliens is one of my favourite movies so this book had a lot to live up to, with the potential to utterly fail me. As you can see from those five stars, it did just fiiiine. I'm trying to read more novelizations, which means Alan Dean Foster is going to appear often on my list. I should never have doubted him. He is skilled at capturing every element that makes me love the movies, with the added bonus of the inner monologues and varied perspectives that this format grants. My only complaint stems [...]

    6. A serviceable novelization of the screenplay but with little else to offer. And for whatever reason, all profanity was removed from the dialogue, which made it feel kind of sanitized and weak. This was most evident in the climax with Ripley's famous line "Get away from her, you bitch!" Somehow changing that to "Get away from her, you!" comes across as weak sauce.

    7. Back in the 80s and 90s it seemed that so many films were being turned in to novelisations - sometimes to my amusement even when they started out as books themselves - (for example Piers Anthony's Total Recall retelling the Philip K Dick short story). And it seems that Mr Alan Dean Foster was at the forefront of that moment. Now at the time I used to think that he was just mercilessly cashing in on the fame of the film to sell the book - and not very good books at that.Okay as in so many times I [...]

    8. I don't remember the first time I read this book or when I purchased it, but it's one of those novels that you hold onto from childhood and the teenage years. The cover is lost along with the summary page, but it still retains the title page. Like a worn stuffed animal, the tattered and well-read remains will never come off my shelf. If you have a similar book on your shelf, perhaps you'll understand my review is a bit sentimental.I saw the movie when I was a kid. Of course, it was edited and on [...]

    9. I've been a fan of the Alien series of films for a long time, though this is the first time I've read a book based on the series.I enjoyed reading this book because it does something that I find most tie-in books do - it added something extra to the story with little snippets of information that wasn't in the film.However, I knocked a star off my rating for two reasons:1. I found the sanitisation of the language - the removal of the swearing - particularly grating; especially the removal of 'b** [...]

    10. Different enough from the movie to be enjoyable in its own right. Perhaps a little better than I remember the movie being.

    11. Aliens is my favourite movie. The series itself is what I think of as 'accidentally feminist' (the role of Ripley was written for a man) and when Alien proved a success, the script for a main female character immediately took us to a motherhood plot.But still, I really like this movie, and when someone mentioned this novelisation, written from an early draft of the script, I couldn't resist.Hard to imagine I'd be spoiling anyone here, but if you somehow haven't yet seen Aliens, stop reading, go [...]

    12. I can't highly recommend this book enough for those of you who can't get enough of the 1986 movie. The novelization contains all sorts of goodies like extra dialogue, alternate scenes (ie. Burke cocooned) and extended scenes, as well as an overall better insight into some of the characters and better explanations for various little things which was skimmed over in the film, especially why Newt is able to navigate the air ducts so expertly or why she calls Riply, "mommy" at the end. This is basic [...]

    13. Dieser Teil der Buch-Trilogie hat mir besser gefallen, was auch daran liegt, dass die Voraussetzungen einer Buchumsetzung einfacher waren, als noch bei Alien. Trotzdem kommt auch dieses Buch bei weitem nicht an die filmische Vorlage heran, als Lustmacher auf den Film und als Lesestoff für nebenbei taugt es aber allemal.

    14. The book I read was Aliens by Alan Dean Foster. This novel was a moderate size, 247 pages. This is a sequel to the original book Alien. It follows after the events of the first book. The character, Ellen Ripley ends up going back to the unknown planet from the first book for multiple reasons. This was a great sequel that surpassed the first book.The book had a good variety of characters, so you couldn’t forget them throughout the storyline. You have the marines who each have their own personal [...]

    15. 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 univ [...]

    16. Reading this book brought back vivid memories of my first viewing in a run down theatre in Waterton Lake Alberta with my cousin Spencer Todd. I was young then and scared shitless of James Cameron's masterpiece that would become one of my most beloved scifi epics eclipsing even the likes of Star Wars and Star Trek. The concept of the Colonial Marines always struck a cord with me and still does, Foster's adaptation is well done adding the full story to the novel which was not seen i theaters which [...]

    17. When I saw this book in a local bookshop back in the early months of 1986 I had no idea a new film had been made so I snatched it up and read it straight away.As I had only seen the first film and knew how creepy it was I took all of that into this book. The experience of reading this before seeing the action epic James Cameron put on screen made me imagine a more creepy film. I kept wondering how on Earth they were going to pull it off. As it turned out, although I have come to appreciate the f [...]

    18. If you've seen the movie, you already know it's a great story. Generally, books are much better, and offer more insight, than the movie that it's adapted from. This book might be an exception, only because the extended edition of the movie adds the stuff that's already in the books.As a whole, it does offer a bit more on each Marine, who in the movie, we barely catch their name. I actually wish the author would have gone more overboard into each character, though, I understand that it would have [...]

    19. As hard as it is to believe, I've just finished reading this book in English for the first time. Don't get me wrong, I read it for the first time more than twenty years ago but that was a translated edition. I've been reading books in English for about the same number of years but never found my way back to this one until now. And guess what, it's still as good as it was all those years ago. Until this book, I was growing up on a diet of classics and local literature, pretty much the only stuff [...]

    20. I'm a huge fan of the Aliens franchise and despite having watched the movie often enough to quote the script verbatim, I picked this novel up to give it a read. While it remains fairly faithful to the movie and expands upon some interesting points, the author's apparent aversion to swear words made many of the iconic lines from the movie fall flat and left me far less thrilled than the cinematic version.

    21. Again a book based on a movie just doesn't have the depth that an original novel has. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it most gripping in all the right places.They messed up Ripley's "Get away from her you bitch" line.Also the Alien descriptions were a little thin. You need to have seen the movie.

    22. Decent adaptation of a classic film. It's based off an early script, so there a few differences to the final original cut of the film. Some of these scenes were filmed but not included, others played out differently. Doesn't capture the action and suspense nearly as well as the movie does. I've never read a book based off a film that was as good as actually watching it.

    23. Alan Dean Foster is one of my top 5 favorite writers. He does an excellent job of adapting the screen play into a great SiFi story. The tons of little details he adds really make you feel like you are getting the backstory on things. Very recommended

    24. What do I this to shreds growing up, bought the ebook for 6 bucks, still love it. If you like the movie, you'll like this

    25. After I read this book, I "wrote the game" as a graphical-text based adventure. Another 300 hours of programming I'll never get back.

    26. An easy read for a familiar story (I've watched the movie dozens of times - it's my favorite of the ALIENS franchise).It's nice to read a story where common-sense trumps brawn.

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