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Alien: The Cold Forge – New Alien Novel From Titan!

With Alan Dean Foster’s Alien: Covenant – Origins just over 2 weeks away from release, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s anthology, Predator: If It Bleeds, due for release mid-October, Titan are now listing a new Alien book for release April 24th  2018!

Currently titled Alien: The Cold Forge, Titan’s new Alien book is a return to the novel format. Aside from the title and the release date, there’s no additional official information about the book. However, thanks to the sleuthing work of Ultramorph, we know that Alex White will be writing the novel and we’ve also got a synopsis:

“This was announced at DragonCon, but I’m excited to tell you more! Alex White is writing an ALIEN novel for Titan Books.

THE COLD FORGE is about Blue Marsalis, a scientist with ALS who hopes experiments on xenomorphs will lead to a cure. It goes… not well. With test subjects gone rogue and a Weyland-Yutani mercenary sent to kill her, her only defense is a robot she controls remotely with her mind. It’s a tense psychological thriller with two compelling, morally complex leads (Blue and the hitman), and I’m very excited about it!”

 Alien: The Cold Forge - New Alien Novel From Titan!

Cover art for #2 of Aliens Series 2 (later retitled Nightmare Asylum) by Den Beauvais.

The above comes from a social media post by Connor Goldsmith, a Literary Agent and Alex White’s bio on his Twitter account confirms he is writing the novel. Alien: The Cold Forge is currently available to pre-order on Amazon (UK and US). Thanks to felix and Ultramorph for the news.

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Comments: 27
  1. HuDaFuK
    I never really liked the idea of Wey-Yu establishing Hadley's Hope intentionally to find Aliens; the way the film presented it may have been a big coincidence, but I thought it played far better. That said, if it does link into River of Pain, it'll be nice seeing the books tying into each other like that.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    Synopsis is up.
    https://bnccatalist.ca/ViewTitle.aspx?id=10990860

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    A dramatic new Alien novel, as Weyland-Yutani seeks to recover from the failure of Hadley’s Hope, and successfully weaponize the Xenomorphs.

    With the failure of the Hadley’s Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating defeat—the loss of the Aliens. Yet there’s a reason the company rose to the top, and they have a redundancy already in place. Remote station RB-323 abruptly becomes their greatest hope for weaponizing the Xenomorph, but there’s a spy aboard—someone who doesn’t necessarily act in the company’s best interests. If discovered, this person may have no choice but to destroy RB-323…and everyone on board. That is, if the Xenomorphs don’t do the job first.

    Hmmm...I wonder if this is going to be following on from River of Pain in terms of Hadley's Hope being deliberately there to follow up on the Nostromo mystery?
  3. felix
    Synopsis is up.
    https://bnccatalist.ca/ViewTitle.aspx?id=10990860

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    A dramatic new Alien novel, as Weyland-Yutani seeks to recover from the failure of Hadley’s Hope, and successfully weaponize the Xenomorphs.

    With the failure of the Hadley’s Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating defeat—the loss of the Aliens. Yet there’s a reason the company rose to the top, and they have a redundancy already in place. Remote station RB-323 abruptly becomes their greatest hope for weaponizing the Xenomorph, but there’s a spy aboard—someone who doesn’t necessarily act in the company’s best interests. If discovered, this person may have no choice but to destroy RB-323…and everyone on board. That is, if the Xenomorphs don’t do the job first.
  4. The Alien Predator
    Very interesting!

    What is
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis

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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND) and Lou Gehrig's disease, is a specific disease that causes the death of neurons which control voluntary muscles.[5][3][10] Some also use the term motor neuron disease for a group of conditions of which ALS is the most common.[2] ALS is characterized by stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscles decreasing in size.[2] This results in difficulty speaking, swallowing, and eventually breathing.[3][2]

    Thanks Hicks.

    This is what Steven Hawking has.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    Very interesting!

    What is
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis

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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND) and Lou Gehrig's disease, is a specific disease that causes the death of neurons which control voluntary muscles.[5][3][10] Some also use the term motor neuron disease for a group of conditions of which ALS is the most common.[2] ALS is characterized by stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscles decreasing in size.[2] This results in difficulty speaking, swallowing, and eventually breathing.[3][2]
  6. Corporal Hicks
    We've not released it yet but according to our interview with Bryan, they're doing a novelization for The Predator. Can't recall if that's something we know or not yet.

    Thanks for the finds felix and Ultra. Currently frontpaging this up now.
  7. Ultramorph
    Cool find, but I wouldn't get too excited. That's the same site where we found that Predator book that got canned a while back.

    Writer seems to be Alex White:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/alexrwhite?lang=en

    Searched on Facebook and found a public post from Connor Goldsmith, who seems to be a literary agent:
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