Alien: Out of the Shadows (Novel #1)

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THE FIRST IN AN ALL NEW, OFFICIAL TRILOGY SET IN THE ALIEN UNIVERSE!

Featuring the iconic Ellen Ripley in a terrifying new adventure that bridges the gap between Alien and Aliens. Officially sanctioned and true to the Alien cannon, Alien: Out of the Shadows expands upon the well-loved mythos and is a must for all Alien fans. 

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Overview

THE FIRST IN AN ALL NEW, OFFICIAL TRILOGY SET IN THE ALIEN UNIVERSE!

Featuring the iconic Ellen Ripley in a terrifying new adventure that bridges the gap between Alien and Aliens. Officially sanctioned and true to the Alien cannon, Alien: Out of the Shadows expands upon the well-loved mythos and is a must for all Alien fans. 

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Editorial Reviews

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“Lebbon’s ability to make this a perfect fit is pretty damn amazing. And the telling of this tale in and of itself, without regard to external continuity, is a thing of beauty. Set between the first two films, it aptly captures the flavor of both, melded into one dark work of art. It contains the claustrophobia and shadowy, stark fear, not to mention the brilliant simplicity, of ALIEN, with the weapons-toting action thrills of the second.” Book Devil

"A gripping and recommended read" - Project Fandom

"If you’re a fan of Xenomorphs or just enjoy great sci-fi/horror books, then you should definitely check out this novel." - Rely on Horror 

"Lebbon provides some juicy details and ideas concerning the origins of the xenomorphs while adding to Ripley’s personal yet-to-be-discovered connection to the monsters." - High Def Digest

"The writing was excellent. The pacing was spot on. Lebbon nailed Ripley’s voice so that every time I read a line of her dialogue I heard Sigourney Weaver’s voice in my mind." - Blogcritics

"A fun read." - LA Beat 

"Lebbon weaves a Xenomorph-ridden thrill ride, that perfectly slides into the established canon of the everlasting Alien series." - Mind of Tatlock

"Lebbon is an amazing story teller." - Ravenous Monster

"Tim Lebbon has been a terrific author from the jump, and he was the perfect man for this specific job. Lebbon’s care for words and attention to detail proves to be profoundly rewarding, as Alien: Out of the Shadows is the finest venture back into the world of the xenomorph since Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (which, in my opinion is only eclipsed by Alien and Aliens, despite the fact that I love the silly Alien vs. Predator). This is one of the finest – if not the finest film tie-ins I’ve read in years. And believe it or not, Out of the Shadows could well prove to be one of the year’s very best." - Horror Novel

"The aliens are just as menacing and brutal as always, but the real horror of the novel lies in the suspense elements." - Smart Girls Love SciFI 

"Plenty of nail-biting scenes." - Geek Dad

"The writing is superb." - Tracing the Stars

 “Even if you have a passing interest in the Alien universe this book comes recommended, deftly balancing appeal to casual readers and hardcore fans alike. Gorge on it and squirm at the gore.” - Legend of Geek

"Tim Lebbon does a fine job bringing another Ellen Ripley adventure to life...If you’re a fan of ALIENS then it’s a MUST read." - Retrenders

"Manages to recreate the some of the better elements of the franchise." - Renegade Cinema

"I had trouble putting this one down." - Fangirl Confessions 

"Succeeds brilliantly is in its action sequences" - Den of Geek

"For an Alien-based story, Out of the Shadows does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It’s Ripley and pals vs. Aliens, with all the face-huggering, hive-resinning, chest-bursting mayhem you can shake a plasma torch at." - Pop Mythology 

"With high drama and non-stop suspense, Alien: Out of the Shadows is a quick read and a must have for fans of the Alien franchise." - The Geek Girl Project 

"Lebbon has put together a fully realized Alien universe story that measures up to the best of the franchise.  It’s a story that fans probably would have hoped to see instead of what ended up in Prometheus." - Borg.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781162682
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 116,802
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Lebbon is the New York Times bestselling author of the movie novelization of 30 Days of Night andThe Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels, including DuskFallen and The Island. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Amazing

    Alien has been my favorite Sci-Fi universe since I was younger and saw the first film. I was more than ecstatic when I saw that there was new content being released. Amazing read, could use a bit more tension but nonetheless, if you even remotely like Alien, then this book is a must read. I absolutely cannot wait for the next two books in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Awesome!

    Loved it!

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  • Posted June 2, 2014

    If you're a fan of the Alien franchise, you must own this. Lebb

    If you're a fan of the Alien franchise, you must own this. Lebbon does an admirable job of capturing the fear and emotion from the original Alien movies, and there's no shortage of page turning action.

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  • Posted May 29, 2014

    So when does the movie come out? Bottom line up front: I really

    So when does the movie come out? Bottom line up front: I really enjoyed this book. The opening alone… I just could not put it down and stop reading. I had to read what happens next; I had to get to the next page and the following page… and the one after. I had to see how it ended! This book was well done. You can see elements of the original film with a small bit of Prometheus and then a touch of Aliens. I will not say anymore because I would hate to spoil it for anyone. Read it and you will see what I am so excited about! I cannot wait for the next two books in the series to hit the shelves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    I still remember seeing the movie back in 1979 at the local mall

    I still remember seeing the movie back in 1979 at the local mall and been a fan ever since. I enjoyed the book and was happy how the book managed to explain the tie in from the original film. Looking forward to book 2 and 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    I love to read and one of my favorite genres is science fiction.

    I love to read and one of my favorite genres is science fiction. I could not stop reading this book; I had to know what happens next! Ripley is such a great character and I'm glad she's in this series. This book had great action and surprises. I'm excited for the next two books. Definitely worth reading if you're a fan of xenomorphs and life in space. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Vs

    Master chief with a plasma blade vs xzenomorf queen ps im about to watch it right know!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Yep, I'd say you're missing something. How about the fact that i

    Yep, I'd say you're missing something. How about the fact that it's called a "Nook Book"? Thats pretty much a dead give away. Give them MORE of your money, buy a Nook HD, (my personal recommendation), and that "unknown point in the future" will be here before you know it!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Awesome and cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Alien stuff

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Buyer Beware!

    Barnes and Noble sold me this book online. However it's not readable online. Unless I'm missing something there is no warning when a book is not readable online. And of course there are no refunds for NOOK books. So they have my money! But I can't read my book until some unknown point in the future.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Looks like a good read

    Looks sweet; sounds like it may be connected to the upcoming game Alien: Isolation.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

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