Here, even the wind screams. Abandoned hulks of machinery rust in the colorless landscape. Dark, oily seas beat against a jagged black shore. And the remnants of a reentry space vehicle crash into the rough waves. In it sleeps Ripley, a woman who has battled the enemy twice. It killed her whole crew the first time. The second time, it slaughtered a spaceload of death-dealing Marines. Now on this prison planet that houses only a horde of defiant, captive men, she will have to fight the ultimate alien horror one more time.
About the Author
The bestselling author of more than 100 books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction & fantasy. Born in New York City in 1946, he studied filmmaking at UCLA and first found success in 1968, when a horror magazine published one of his short stories. He is the author of the popular Pip & Flinx novels as well as dozens of film novelizations, including Transformers, Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and the story for the first Star Trek film.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another excellent adaptation! Alan Dean Foster has become my favorite writer of movie novelizations. He writes them superbly, never merely rehashing the movie or screenplay. And while this is another successful attempt, it, like the film, is my least favorite Alien story. It's hard for me to see it by it's own merits and not judge it for instantly killing off almost everything I loved from Aliens, but it's still good and worth reading - and for my money, better than the film.