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Alien: Phalanx – New Alien Novel From Scott Sigler Announced for Spring 2020!

With Keith R.A. DeCandido’s Alien: Isolation novelization due out at the end of the month, a preview of the novel has showed up on Google and let the cat out of the bag about Scott Sigler’s new Alien novel!

Though titled Alien: Legion in the preview, the newly announced novel is currently under the working title of Alien: Phalanx (and that may still change) and is slated for release in spring of 2020!

Other than the above, there are no further details about what Scott has for store in us. You can follow Scott on Twitter to learn more about himself and to keep track of anything related to his Alien novel.

Scott Sigler has previously written for the Alien universe with Dangerous Prey, a short story in the Aliens: Bug Hunt anthology. Dangerous Prey is written entirely from the point of views of the Aliens and is one of the few instances that has been depicted.

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Comments: 47
  1. Kimarhi
    It's all the Alien franchise,  after the first they are all incarnations of the original.


    That said, if Ghost of Walt can find that Aliens inspired movies make more than Alien ones you can guarantee that is where the franchise will go.   
  2. Fiendishly Inventive
    I really love Alien The Cold Forge, Isolation, Alien, enjoy Aliens and Alien³- and appreciate Covenant and even Prometheus retroactively on a good day, I really love the whole franchise regardless of my often frustration with Resurrection, Prometheus and particularly the EU.

    And I really look forward to Alien Phalanx.  ;D
  3. Nostromo
    No it doesn't really impact things in any way.  What it really comes down to is that there are for the most part, 2 camps of fans for the series.  There's the Aliens fans, and then the Alien fans, and they will be arguing ad infinitude over which is the superior and definitive Aliens film.  As an extension of that, they will prefer one logo over the other.

    I think you forgot the biggest camp...camp 3, people who love both Alien and Aliens....
  4. Perfect-Organism
    I like both logos.  Aliens had a lot more exposure over the past 3 decades, so it's arguably more iconic.  Even as it's own font, it's unique.  If you spell something out in the Aliens letters it is instantly recognizable where it's from, not so for the Alien font.  They're just blocky letters with no distinction worth noting.
  5. HuDaFuK
    I don't really care what logo we get so long as the story's good.

    Although I'd argue the simplistic, spaced out "A  L  I  E  N" logo is every bit as iconic as the Aliens one. Even recently, Life basically ripped-off the former on it's Blu-ray cover.
  6. Perfect-Organism
    No it doesn't really impact things in any way.  What it really comes down to is that there are for the most part, 2 camps of fans for the series.  There's the Aliens fans, and then the Alien fans, and they will be arguing ad infinitude over which is the superior and definitive Aliens film.  As an extension of that, they will prefer one logo over the other.
  7. Nostromo
    Ye of little faith.  ;)

    Is that you Oram? lol.

    Prototype has one Alien in it? Cool, nice to have one of those once in a while. Can't wait for Phalanx, always great to have the author appear in here as well.

    Or anything pre-1979 Alien & Scott: Alien (As in everything is and seems Alien).
    Post Alien timeline: Aliens. (Aliens are coming outta the God damn walls going forward, they're known to humanity).
  8. scottsigler
    Cool.

    As this is military, it should be under the Aliens imprint rather than Alien, IMO.  I hope we don't abandon the Aliens name and logo.  It is the iconic symbol of the series.

    It might be ALIENS, I'm not sure. Since this board broke the secret, I made that graphic myself!

    listening to the audiobook of Bughunt. looking forward to hearing one from the aliens perspective.

    A full length book could be super cool

    It won't be a full book of xenomorph perspective, I don't think the concept would support a full book (or I don't have the writing skill to make that conceit into a novel, at any rate).


    (Hi scotssigler.  We've corresponded.  :) )
    You and me are on an express elevator to hell ...

    Legion? Ancient Rome setting confirmed!  :laugh:

    Seriously? Zzz setting.

    Rome is not the setting.
  9. Xiggz456
    Sweeter than some Arcturian boom boom!

    PS> Shouldn't there be some kind of structure as to when a title is termed Alien or Aliens? Or just use 1. It's all good though.

    Surprised there's no one wanting to make or accept 1 Alien stories anymore...

    The upcoming novel “Prototype” claims to be just one alien... but we’ll see. Personally I like the distinction that the novel line is singular whereas the comic line is plural.

    And obviously I’m hyped for this announcement!
  10. Nostromo
    Sweeter than some Arcturian boom boom!

    PS> Shouldn't there be some kind of structure as to when a title is termed Alien or Aliens? Or just use 1. It's all good though.

    Surprised there's no one wanting to make or accept 1 Alien stories anymore...
  11. HuDaFuK
    Even the Alien/AVP entries in the Rage War series were conspicuously sans "s", despite being very much second movie in tone.

    But yeah, if you ask me it's the Alien franchise, because that's the film that started it.
  12. Perfect-Organism
    No, it's been the Aliens series for decades.  It's only recently become the Alien series again when Ridley Scott came back into the fold.  You still see lots and lots of products produced under the Aliens name.  It's really Titan for the most part that is an exception to the rule.
  13. Still Collating...
    Legion sounded cooler.... :laugh:

    Welcome Scott! Hope you enjoy your time with Titan and that you have fun writing this novel. As mentioned before, your story was one of the most unique ones and among the best in Bug Hunt as far as I'm concerned, so I'm really glad and eager to read your story next spring.  ;D
  14. The1PerfectOrganism
    Yes, welcome!
    A Phalanx is a mass military formation, so I'm guessing it isn't a reference to the Alien itself but a military organisation.
  15. The1PerfectOrganism
    Thank you very much for your obvious respect for the franchise, the new title is interesting- why the change may I ask? Or is it a spoiler?
  16. scottsigler
    Hello, everyone. I'm the author of this upcoming ALIEN book. We've changed the title to ALIEN: PHALANX (or at least that's the working title). I'm new to working with Titan Publishing, so there may be bumps ahead.

    I'm really excited to bring this to you, and I hope to properly honor ALIEN fandom with this story.
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