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Alien Resurrection Novelization Review

Throughout 2014 Titan Books reprinted Alan Dean Foster’s trilogy of Alien film novelizations with lovely new jackets in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Alien.  I honestly hadn’t expected them to reprint Alien Resurrection.

The Alien Resurrection novelization was first published in 1997 and written by A.C Crispin (now deceased). It was the first of the Alien film novelizations not to be written by Alan Dean Foster. I picked up the book and read the novelization for the first time in years recently and have now uploaded my review:

“Something I really enjoyed that A.C Crispin did was use the notion of the genetic memory of the Aliens (something touched upon only slightly in the final film) to develop Ripley’s history and have her find her connection to humanity. I loved all the slight nods and memories that would crop up over the course of the novel. It really helped tie the novel that much deeper into the Alien continuity and made it clear Crispin wasn’t ignoring what came before Alien Resurrection.”

I thoroughly enjoyed how Crispin got inside the head of Ripley 8 and used the genetic memory of the Aliens to develop her.  Alien Resurrection Novelization Review

I thoroughly enjoyed how Crispin got inside the head of Ripley 8 and used the genetic memory of the Aliens to develop her.

Be sure to head on over to the Review section and check out the Alien Resurrection novelization review in its entirety.  As well as re-releasing the first three Alien novelizations last year, Titan Books also published their own original Alien novel trilogy – Out of the Shadows, Sea of Sorrows and River of Pain.

The first of Titan’s new Aliens vs Predator novel trilogy, Predator: Incursion, is due for release September 2015.



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Comments: 13
  1. HuDaFuK
    I got a hold of an original copy a couple of years ago without any problems. So there are plenty about.

    I think I paid a penny for it :) Shipping cost about two hundred times more than the book.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    How do you mean "They were referring to themselves in human terms and reading English writing. "? They got smarter in the film which allowed them to escape. Where did they read things?

    The Alien POV has them describing themselves as the "perfect organism" and similiar comments from the previous films. They read things through the observation windows and stuff like that. It wasn't exactly a huge part but it was just a little distracting.

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    It never really occurred to me about the chestburster being delayed in Purvis either.

    I really liked Purvis in the book. What Crispin put extra into him really worked for me. He actually became more than a face.
  3. Darkness
    How do you mean "They were referring to themselves in human terms and reading English writing. "? They got smarter in the film which allowed them to escape. Where did they read things?

    It never really occurred to me about the chestburster being delayed in Purvis either.

    And you know, it actually excites me when I see you using big words like anthropomorphizing. Had to lookup what that meant. Never even heard it before.
  4. HuDaFuK
    Tidy review, pretty much sums up how I feel about the book too.

    Off topic, but when I click on "Reviews" at the top (just above the title) to try and get to... wherever you keep all the reviews, it just takes me to a blank page. I'm looking to read the other novel reviews you've posted but I can't seem to find them and the link doesn't take me to a list like I expected!
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