Alien MOBI ↠ Paperback

Alien ❰BOOKS❯ ✮ Alien Author Alan Dean Foster – Thomashillier.co.uk Based on the screenplay by Dan O'Bannon The crew of the spaceship Nostromo wake from cryogenic sleep to distress signals from an unknown planet One is attacked when they investigate a derelict alien c Based on the screenplay by Dan O'Bannon The crew of the spaceship Nostromo wake from cryogenic sleep to distress signals from an unknown planet One is attacked when they investigate a derelict Alien craft Safely on their way back to Sol none foresee the real horror about to begin.


10 thoughts on “Alien

  1. Frank Roberts Frank Roberts says:

    Greatest book in the whole frickin' universe of course having read it over 30 years ago this won't be a highly detailed reviewNowI was 11 years old when Alien came out My mom wouldn't let me see R rated flicks at the time and most older friends cousins were afraid of my mother so they wouldn't take me either I couldn't fathom such a cruel existence a Monster Movie junkie being denied access to the latest and possibly greatest creature flick of all time Torture When some hair lipped usher nabbed me trying to sneak into a matinee showing at the Lincoln Mall I still refused to accept defeat But I had to take a new tackNot too far down the hall from the cinemas was Walden Books one of my favorite loitering spots; even got locked in the store one night while sitting on my ass reading stuff Walden's had the next best thing to a 16mm reel of Alien a whole section devoted to print paraphernalia of Alien They had one hell of a licensing juggernaut for a movie kids weren't supposed to see on their own Action figures trading cards playing cards comic books posters pop up books place mats picture books and one novel written after the fact Those last two got me as close as I ever was going to get to the movie until it came out on VHS which would be contingent on ma getting us a VCRI gorged on the novel in a weekend and I pawed through the picture book in the store so many times I had a pretty good visual of Alien in my head when I decided to start lying to my sixth grade classmates and claim to have seen the movie Of course the book was a fleshed out literary realization of Dan O'Bannon's et al screenplay Which meant that it had events and dialog which didn't actually occur in the film Which also meant I referenced scenes which kids who had actually seen the movie didn't rememberNaturally this all led to puzzled looks and accusations that I hadn't seen Alien at all Backed into a corner I defended my falsehoods by accusing them of covering their eyes cause they were chicken; or that they were in the bathroom barfing during the scenes in uestion Then I took a bus back to the Lincoln Mall cinemas bought a ticket to some lame Benji seuel and took another stab at sneaking into Alien Success this time I was in Forgot to pee however but there was no way I was going out to the restroom and risk not getting back in When it was all over I felt like things were going to rupture out of me too But I was going back to school on Monday with a rock solid impersonation of John Hurt hatching that space bug out of his chestAs for the book itself best literary experience I'd had at that point in life; even better than How to Eat Fried Worms or The Hardy Boys stuff Walden Books was also where I first experienced the Rocky Horror Picture ShowFor a current feel of claustrophobia dread and creatures trying to kill people all in a funny way check outJackass on a Camel


  2. Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ says:

    Most of us know what Alien is about If you don't shame on you The 1979 movie is a classic and you should watch itI've known about the novelization for a few years now so I said it was finally time to give it a try It didn't disappoint even if the beginning was a bit rough Once the action starts everything runs smoothlyAs with all novelizations we get a lot details and nuances And the facehuggers are described in great detail A bit too great if you ask me but that's a matter of taste They are the most horrifying thing in the movies too


  3. Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* says:

    Aliena classic epic movie Created from a screenplay they turned around and made the movie then made the book off the moviescreenplay – one rarely thinks of this book offspring when they hear the word “Alien” The movie is better too but for fans of the series especially completionists this spawned book is a good addition to the shelvesI won’t go into the details of the story – what’s the point? If you don’t know the story of Alien rent it immediately or miss out The book stays pretty faithful to the film This didn’t work for the beginning though as reading about drug out technical aspects of landing planning the course and positioning lasted far too long and bored me After page forty or so my interest finally shipped offThe scene where Lambert Dallas and Kane explore the alien vessel and find the chamber is especially eerie and great In written form I was able to appreciate the impressiveness and uniueness of the ship much than when staring at it on the screen I think this was due in part to the author taking such time to detail the structure and how truly alien it was emphasizing this fact further than the movie did Creepiness was laid on thick as Kane explores the chambers; in written form that daunting climb down seemed longer in length it’s suspense richerAfter the first half the book starts changing small things from the movie which is fine Overall the deaths in the book were lackluster to the movie though There wasn’t as much suspense and impact There is even kitty emphasis Mother plays a smaller part especially at the end The chase scenes were great and made sense in other words they weren’t in trouble because they were acting stupid like some stories rely on they were acting with intelligence but happened to be up against something stronger than they And of course there was no underwear showdownCharacter wise Ridley was less likeable She is flatter bitchier and her arrogance irritated me as well as the crew Dallas is as likeable in written form as the flick I cared about Parker and Brent reading about them Ash was well done and further fleshed out Oddly the alien’s appearance isn’t discussed hardly at all Weird right? The author goes into detail about the egg the facehugger alive and dead Ash eagerly dishes out revelations and theories about the being’s abilities and superiority but when it comes to the adult’s alien appearance it’s ridiculously vague Was it because the author struggled with the right wording on describing the uniue creature right? Writing error and accidentally leaving that description out despite the many chances to include it? Did they want to leave that particular surprise for the movie buffs what? It bugs meOverall fans should read it if they own it or stumble across a copy The book doesn’t add in any missing pieces or further insight but it’s still an enjoyable read The characters even the alien are flatter – but the action segments work and it’s a fascinating story It also has made me in the mood to watch the movie again


  4. 11811 (Eleven) 11811 (Eleven) says:

    I think this is the first film novelization I've ever read The idea never appealed to me before but this was pretty damn good It successfully captures the suspense and subtle terror of the film which I am now anxious to watch again This Foster dude can write and I already bought his seuel Aliens even though I'm not a huge fan of the film version on that one currently has it for 2 though so I figure it's worth checking out Recommended space horror


  5. Sean O& Sean O& says:

    If you ever want to see how much movie novelizations have changed in the last forty years you can't go wrong with Alan Dean Foster's work Pick up his adaptations of the most recent Star Trek movies and you'll find what is essentially just the script reformatted to prose form and not just any script but the final draft continuity script No deleted scenes no character development based upon production notes and certainly no original input from the authorBut go back to the novelizations he did in the '70s Star Wars Alien Star Trek the Animated Series and allegedly Star Trek The Motion Picture A Novel and you'll find something completely different Alien is a perfect case in point Working with what's obviously an early draft of the script he includes deleted scenes like Dallas and Brett being turned into eggs and only having access to concept art by Giger and Cobb the result is vastly different from the finished film The facehugger has eyes and suckers Ash has circuit boards and wires instead of milk and spaghetti and Kane acts like Scrooge McDuck expecting to find rich stuff inside the derelict Some of the material is obviously original to Foster particularly the opening passage in which he discusses a form of future entertainment pre fab dreamsThe book's nothing special though it's certainly competent and any fan of the franchise should pick it up just for the alternate take on everything which is ultimately like the non director's cut Scott put out for the 25th anniversary


  6. Luca Signorelli Luca Signorelli says:

    One of the least pretentious and most effective SF books I've ever read and probably the best film novelization I'm aware of Follows the Ridley Scott movie uite closely bit gives the truckers in space spin of the characters much greater depth albeit Ripley is less likeable than in the film The first part of the story including the planetoid landing and the alien relic exploration is given much space than in the movie while the second part is compressed A nice page turner


  7. Scott Rhee Scott Rhee says:

    I don't normally read novelizations but when I do I read Alan Dean Foster's novelizations Okay that sounded like a beer commercialPart of the reason is that Foster seems to single handedly write ALL movie novelizations especially those in the sci fifantasyhorror genre So if you're going to read a novelization than likely it's been written by FosterRidley Scott's Alien is in my opinion one of the best horror movies ever made It's so creepy and horrifying it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it and I've seen in at least a dozen times The first time I saw the film was when I was probably nine or ten It was on TV so it was probably edited but even edited it scarred me for life The chest bursting scene gave me nightmares for months And I still have a thing about face huggers which are hands down the creepiest alien life forms ever devised on screen second only to the HR Giger designed humanoid aliens of the film which are the face huggers brood Everything about the creature is creepy from its acidic blood to its extruding jaws to its clearly intentionally phallus shaped skull shapeFoster's novel is not bad It's not great of course and it gives one just a taste of the creepiness and horror of the movie but it's a decent novelization nonetheless


  8. Isa Lavinia Isa Lavinia says:

    It literally only got interesting on page 171Tragic considering how great the movie is


  9. Laura Laura says:

    This adaptation of the original screenplay for the first Alien film; tries hard to capture the terror and pacing of the movie It succeeds to a degree Some of my favorite movies are based on novels Official movie novelization is not really as successful in my opinion So I've reserved a Blu ray of the film at my local library to give it another view as it's been years since I've seen it


  10. Mark Mark says:

    A novelsisation of the movie that scared the living daylights out of me and that after I read this book I did read the book before since there was no chance in a snowballs' hell my mother was allowing me to see the actual movie in cinema So as a good kid I found a 2nd hand copy and read the book before I ever saw the movie and when I did on VHS I did not tell anybody at home my sisters being snitches and suchAlien the brilliant visual conception of GIGER and it does fall short in the book as it never can prepare you for Ridley Scotts strong visuals The book is like the monster of the week in space even if it did do little than any of the Doctor WHo novelsiatsions I did read in thsoe days and the monsters there were far scaryThe book delivers the story and not untill you see the movie you recognise its visual strengths and how brillaint this average monster in space book has been portrayedNonetheless a fun read to tie yourself over if you have bot seen the movie or are not yet allowed to do so


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *