November 2014 saw the release of Aliens – River of Pain, the third and final in a trilogy published by Titan Books. Written by Christopher Golden, River of Pain took us back to the weeks leading up to the fall of Hadley’s Hope, the aftermath of which we saw in Aliens. We spoke to Christopher prior to the release of the novel in October and now that we’ve had chance to digest and review the book, Christopher has taken some time to answer some of our follow up questions:
“AvPG – An aspect of River of Pain that I really loved was the focus you put on the difficulties of the frontier life. This wasn’t something that was ever really alluded to in other literature. What made you explore this in the novel?
CG – If you’re going to do a novel about colonists out on the fringes of the explored universe, desperate people who are starting over in life and will probably never get back to Earth, there’s no other way to do it. It’s very much a frontier mentality. It’s dangerous and lonely and probably maddening to think that if something goes wrong and you die, you’re dying so far from home.”
Be sure to check out the interview in its entirety. I’d like to thank Christopher Golden for taking the time to talk to us again. Next up with have Tim Lebbon’s Rage War trilogy, a new series that sees Aliens vs. Predator return to the novel format.
Be sure to let us know what you’re looking forward to in Rage Wars and what you thought of River of Pain down below.