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AvPGalaxy Exclusive – Alien: The Cold Forge Cover Reveal!

Back in September we first learnt of Titan’s new original Alien novel, The Cold Forge. Titan Books have left the official unveiling of the books cover in Alien vs. Predator Galaxy’s capable hands!

“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.”

 AvPGalaxy Exclusive - Alien: The Cold Forge Cover Reveal!

We spoke briefly with Alex White in September who told us that if you like Aliens: Labyrinth then Alien: The Cold Forge is definitely going to appeal to you!

Alien: The Cold Forge is currently slated for release just before Alien Day 2018, on the 24th of April 2018. The novel is available to pre-order on Amazon (UK and US). You can also follow Alex White on Twitter or check out his official website.

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  1. Ultramorph
    ^5/5 positive, definitely spoilers. I’m glad to see everyone is enjoying the book so much.
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  2. SM
    That's just the tip of the iceberg.  ;D

    So I woke up this morning to finish the book off before work. I already want to start rereading it. I really really enjoyed it. If you reduce it to its very basic plot it sounds like your typical Aliens mad scientist story. But Alex White just turns it all on its head. It's the most original Alien story for a long time.

    The characters are all interesting - even if they're not likeable. His villain is just so f**king horrendous that I just wanted to reach into the page and smash his head in myself (in a way that his writing as so great at doing that). His "hero" is not so much a hero but also really interesting. What he does with the Alien is also a very nice twist and something actually new. I really loved this.

    Yeah I'm about half way through my second read and it's even better this time.

    Spoilers - srsly...

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  3. Corporal Hicks
    So I woke up this morning to finish the book off before work. I already want to start rereading it. I really really enjoyed it. If you reduce it to its very basic plot it sounds like your typical Aliens mad scientist story. But Alex White just turns it all on its head. It's the most original Alien story for a long time.

    The characters are all interesting - even if they're not likeable. His villain is just so f**king horrendous that I just wanted to reach into the page and smash his head in myself (in a way that his writing as so great at doing that). His "hero" is not so much a hero but also really interesting. What he does with the Alien is also a very nice twist and something actually new. I really loved this.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    I read the preview and...

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    Hicks, in the preview we see them
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  5. Ultramorph
    The preview is up on iTunes for those with Apple devices.

    Thumbing through it now, there’s a reference to
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  6. Ultramorph
    Cold Forge has a slightly updated synopsis on Amazon, beware of spoilers:
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  7. Perfect-Organism
    Think this book will come out on Audible as an Audio book?

    I hope they all do.  For the record I didn't really like Sea of Sorrows, but I think if we were to get an audio play where the characters have fairly distinguishing voices, it might work well.  The problem with that book to me was that all the characters felt indistinguishable and generic.  By contrast, the film Aliens made every marine a different flavor.  (Except maybe those with smaller roles like Wierzbowski, Crowe, Dietrich).  With very distinct voices, I suspect Sea of Sorrows might come out very good..
  8. Perfect-Organism
    To be fair, Rage Wars was new characters and Bug Hunt had a good variety in there too.

    Granted, but from what I gather, this follows fairly soon after the events of Aliens.  I can't recall when Rege War took place.  It left that sort of delible impression upon me.

    In truth, one could expect that a situation similar to Alien Isolation's Amanda Ridley would happen.  Every one of the Marines has family after all.  They would all be trying to find out what happened.  We got to see Vasquez's little sister in the original ACM comics if I remember correctly...
  9. Wweyland
    If someone really wanted to "milk it", it would be possible to write stories with the "leftover" characters and include Aliens in them:
    Van Leuwen
    Morse
    Bishop II + his crew
    Adventures of Jones

    But that's about it.

    The survivors of Alien: Resurrection already have their story continuation in Original Sin (it's actually quite good, they should write a sequel).
  10. Ultramorph
    ^Maybe they’re irradiated xenos from LV-426. I’m interested to see where they say the xenos are from in this novel, since this is the period in time where they were hard to come by.
  11. Ultramorph
    This novel is fast becoming a beacon of something to look forward to this year. It’s oretty cool that they’re dealing with the immediate afternath of Hadley’s Hope. That sort of world building is always cool.
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