Classic original fiction set in the Alien world, featuring Earth Hive by Steve Perry, Nightmare Asylum by Steve Perry and The Female War by Steve Perry and Stephani Perry.
Wilks was a space marine with a near-fatal flaw: he had a heart. Billie was a child, the only survivor of a far-flung colony outpost. Thrown together in the last hellish night of an alien invasion, Billie and Wilks helped each other get out alive. Thirteen years later Wilks is in prison, and Billie lives in a mental institution, the nightmare memories of the massacre at Rim seared into her mind. Now the government has tapped Wilks to lead an expedition to the aliens' home planet to bring back a live alien. But the competition on Earth to develop the aliens as a new weapons system is brutal. When Wilks's team departs on their mission, a trained assassin trails them. And what follows is no less than guerrilla warfare on the aliens' planetand alien conquest on Earth!
Wilks, Billie, and Bueller were the last survivors of a devastating assault on the aliens' home planet. But once their retum to the solar system made them refugees once more, fleeing Earth and its alien infestation in a desperate attempt to stay alive. Now, in an otherwise unmanned military transport, they hurtle through space. Destination: unknown.
Little do they know that the cargo they carry with them is a legacy of death that they will ultimately have to face. Nor do they know that they head toward a remote colony and military outpost. This pocket of humanity at the very edges of space is at the mercy of a general names Spears with an agenda all his own. Now Billie, Wilks, and Bueller face a new nightmare, and it is nothing they could ever have imagined: a gift of madness from an alien world, unbalanced mind, and the experiences of a mysterious pilot named Lieutenant Ellen Ripley.
The Female War:
Lieutenant Ellen Ripley awoke from her long journey in space with a hole in her memory and an overwhelming drive to survive. When she meets Wilks and Billie, two battered veterans in the war against the alienss she realizes she's found two comrades in armsand she's ready to take up the fight. Only then does she discover the devastating secret that lurks behind her long sleep. When she, Wilks, and Billie prepare to meet the aliens head-on to turn a powerful alien queen against her spawn in a battle intended to save Earth, that secret becomes her greatest weaponand her greatest liability. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, Ripley and Billie must come to terms with what it means to be an alien . . . and what it means to be human.
About the Author
Steve Perry is an American television writer and science fiction author of numerous Star Wars novels. Perry is a native of the Deep South, and his residences have included Louisiana, California, Washington, and Oregon. Prior to working full-time as a freelance writer, he worked as a swimming instructor, lifeguard, assembler of toys, clerk in a hotel gift shop and a car rental agency, an aluminum salesman, a martial arts instructor, private detective, and nurse.
Stephani Perry is an American novelist who has written numerous Resident Evil tie-in novels, as well as several tie-in novels to popular series such as Aliens, Alien vs. Predator, Star Trek, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Perry also wrote the movie novelizations for Timecop and Virus. She is the daughter of bestselling sci-fi author Steve Perry and lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wouldn’t want to miss the reunion. This is a pretty solid collection of stories, three of them: Earth Hive, Nightmare Asylum and The Female War. Together these three books are the direct sequel to the movie Aliens and the continuing adventures of Ripley, Hicks and Newt. Kind of. You have to keep in mind that these were written before Alien 3 came out, and that is the most glaring problem. Twentieth Century Fox wants to keep continuity between all Alien properties, an admirable goal, but the only way to accomplish it now is to change either the books or the films. Guess which one they chose? They fixed this conundrum in the laziest way possible. Since Newt and Hicks are dead in the opening credits of Alien 3 they decided to just do a “find and replace” on their names, changing them to Billie (Newt) and Wilks (Hicks). Ugh, I hate it. They should have just let the movie and literature universes be separate, like Marvel, because they have made these stories worse by doing this. Not just worse, but confusing, because now you have to mentally translate these names back to the ones you know. It’s kind of disgusting really, I don’t think I will ever read these again, although I’m glad I made the effort. I always wondered what could have been.