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.”
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.