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AvPGalaxy Exclusive – Alien: Covenant – Origins Cover Reveal!

We’ve also known for a while that the legendary Alan Dean Foster would be penning his first original entry for the Alien universe in the way of a prequel novel! Earlier this year Alien vs. Predator Galaxy revealed what the prequel, titled Alien: Covenant – Origins, was going to be about!

In addition to that first synopsis, we now have an updated blurb and the exclusive reveal of the novel’s cover!

“The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is make-or-break investment for the corporation—and for the future of all mankind.

Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch. While Captain Jacob Branson and his wife Daniels complete their preparations, security chief Daniel Lopé recruits the final key member of his team. Together they seek to stop the perpetrators before the ship and its passengers can be destroyed.

An original novel by the acclaimed ALAN DEAN FOSTER, author of the groundbreaking Alien novelization, Origins is the official chronicle of the events that led up to Alien: Covenant. It also reveals the world the colonists left behind.”

The cover of Alan Dean Foster's Alien: Covenant - Origins. AvPGalaxy Exclusive - Alien: Covenant - Origins Cover Reveal!

The cover of Alan Dean Foster’s Alien: Covenant – Origins.

We recently had the pleasure of chatting to Alan Dean Foster on the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast. Be sure to have a listen to Mr Foster chatting about his experience working on the Alien: Covenant novelization and on Origins!

Alien: Covenant – Origins is currently slated for release on the 26th of September 2017. The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Comments: 28
  1. Ultramorph
    The Covenant novelization seems to imply that Shaw was keeping a journal, so there's a possibility that Origins might be interspersed with entries from that. That would be pretty cool.
  2. Bojo
    A prequel (book) based on a prequel.Oh god.

    There was a fascinating super race which created us and the alien: we've seen hardly anything of them!
    They would be a great subject! Sod the xenomorphs! Enough of them!
  3. joylit
    I have a question. If this is the most expensive and ambitious Weyland-Yutani endeavor, how can the captain decide to scrap the plans to continue the trip to Origae 6 to land on an uncharted planet instead.
  4. DorkiDori
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks
    I really really really really wish they'd stop using stock photos for these covers. I miss seeing the old painted artwork. Give me some covers from Tristan Jones or Raymond Swanland!

    Agreed sir!!! Very much agreed!!!
  5. CaribbeanAlienMan
    Careful, everybody wanted Aliens in Prometheus and got Engineers and hated it, then they got Aliens in Covenant and hated it because it did not have the Engineers from Prometheus ....you see the hypocrisy bro. Both movies had a lot of flaws but it gave us new story telling, then again both prequels are to complicated for the average fan to comprehend, lets ask for the next movie in whatever direction they take to be exactly like Alien 2.
  6. tleilaxu
    I predict some Blade Runner-esque setting on Earth. HIGHLY doubt there's going to be a xenomorph in it, and the xeno on the cover is probably just more misguided marketing by Fox.
  7. Ultramorph
    The xeno on the covers gives me some small hope that we'll get at least a sub-plot dealing with David and Shaw, but I'll try not to expect it too much.

    I'm actually really into the idea of a book set on Earth. The world-building was one of my favorite parts about Rage War, so it should be cool to see what ADF does. The movie and the novel seemed to really be pushing the idea of humanity needing to go beyond Earth, so imagine things will be rather dire.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    Will it be a novel with no pictures or nice comic?

    Novel.

    Seems like a cover that can't possibly relate to the actual story...

    Perhaps the Alien's inclusion means it wont be as Alien-less as we think?

    that cover is eh

    At the risk of continually sounding like a broken record, I really really really really wish they'd stop using stock photos for these covers. I miss seeing the old painted artwork. Give me some covers from Tristan Jones or Raymond Swanland!

    That said, I'm still keen to see what ADF does with the premise.
  9. Corporal Hicks
    We've got the cover reveal and a new blurb.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avpgalaxy.net%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F07%2F27072017_01.jpg&hash=0d2cbc1aa20b4b04d37fe539ad7ca131

    “The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is make-or-break investment for the corporation—and for the future of all mankind.

    Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch. While Captain Jacob Branson and his wife Daniels complete their preparations, security chief Daniel Lopé recruits the final key member of his team. Together they seek to stop the perpetrators before the ship and its passengers can be destroyed.

    An original novel by the acclaimed ALAN DEAN FOSTER, author of the groundbreaking Alien novelization, Origins is the official chronicle of the events that led up to Alien: Covenant. It also reveals the world the colonists left behind.”


    Release date confirmed for 26 September too.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2017/07/27/avpgalaxy-exclusive-alien-covenant-origins-cover-reveal/
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