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She died to save humankind from a species that would have destroyed it. She died with an embyronic queen alien growing inside her, knowing it was the only way. So how can Ellen Ripley be alive again now? Decades later, aboard a laboratory ship in Pluto orbit? And what's become of her unwelcome passenger? I can't believe I read this book through to the last page. Its gore and grossness factor goes far beyond my usual tolerance, which is why I found myself unable to watch the movie on which it's based. But I picked the novelization up anyway because of A.C. Crispin's other work, and she hooked me before I finished the first chapter. Her villians are the kind any reader will love to hiss, her Ripley is the most poignant of heroines, and each of her secondary characters is a memorable individual. Even the aliens themselves gain a certain creepy sympathy in the hands of Crispin and co-author Kathleen O'Malley. Add to this a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping story line, and you've got a winner of a book. Media tie-in or not, it makes no difference.
IN THIS SERIES ELLEN RIPLEY JOINS A BAND OF SMUGGLERS AND THE LITTLE GIRL CALL IN THE BATTLE OF LIFE AND DEATH OF EARTH.RIPLEY FINDS OUT HER RESURRECTION WAS JUST AN OPRITUNITY TO GET THE ALIEN IN SIDE HER. SO SHE TEAMS UP TO KILL THE ALIENS AND HER CREATERS