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This.Is.Ataegina! An Interview with Aliens: Phalanx Author Scott Sigler – AvPGalaxy Podcast #103

We have just uploaded the 103rd episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! For our latest episode I am joined by Scott Sigler, author of Dangerous Prey (one of the handful of shorts from Aliens: Bug Hunt that I thoroughly enjoyed) and the absolutely brilliant Aliens: Phalanx which came out at the end of February!

 This.Is.Ataegina! An Interview with Aliens: Phalanx Author Scott Sigler - AvPGalaxy Podcast #103

We discuss writing from the Alien’s point of view in Dangerous Prey, the research that went into writing a convincing combat between Aliens and a medieval society, and plenty more which you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out! Beware story spoilers though!

You can find out more about Scott by checking out his website, following him on Facebook or Twitter, or listening to his podcast – Scott Sigler Audiobooks! This episode is also available as a video interview on YouTube!

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  1. HuDaFuK
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  2. The Cruentus
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  3. The Cruentus
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    I have the same problem with it


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  4. Stitch
    The typographical errors are persistent through the whole thing.
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    Not a good look. If I was the Fox/Disney suit in charge of these books, that would piss me off.

    One thing that was glaringly obvious to me was that on at least one occasion, the main character's name was misspelled. I get that it was a big book, and longer than most of the EU novels released recently, but the proofreader(s) slipped up a lot.
  5. SpaceKase
    What are people's thoughts on the (spoiler for the end of the book)

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    Somewhere I've got a McFarland Alien vs Predator two figure set that features an egg with a little light inside that makes it glow from within, it's always been my favorite part.

    I've always loved the laser light from the egg chamber scene in the original film, and like the AvP2 game I've always preferred to think of it as (failing) stasis field, Pilot technology that's breaking down due to age and seismic activity, the egg containment starts to breach and the acoustic warning beacon immediately starts blasting through the æther. Isolation did such a gorgeous job picking up on this theme with the Marlowe beacon scene on the derelict. I think Steel Egg is the only time it was ever inferred that the mist field was some kind of emission from the eggs themselves (thankfully the only time IMHO).

    On another non sequitur side note, the bit with the water droplets dripping up from the eggs has always been another one of my  favorite little details from the film, and one of the few atmospheric tidbits that I thought Colonial Marines really got right, if I'm remembering correctly, anyway.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    What are people's thoughts on the (spoiler for the end of the book)

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  7. Kradan
    Oh man, I don't want to keep you in suspence for so long. It's not really A SPOILER (nothing like Darth Vaider is Luke's father bullshit). It's just a joke really. So, if you trust my word you can look it up now and it won't affect your knowledge of the plot in any way.
  8. Kradan

    Was it better than (Alex White, forgive my soul) THE COLD FORGE ?

    For me, it was. By the slightest.

    Probably got about 200 pages left and so far I agree. This is my favorite novel in the franchise so far, unless it collapses horribly from this point to the end which I doubt. I'm especially enjoying how political the book is with the numerous allegories that continue to populate the story. For instance, the current refugee crisis and the way the US government has responded to it, among other current issues. Beyond that, it's well-written and the characters are engaging and feel effectively portrayed. Someone at Titan could have proofed the manuscript though. Woops!  :o

    ! SPOILER ALERT !

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  9. Nightmare Asylum
    Finally finished this one tonight. Quite liked it, and definitely worthy of sitting on the shelf alongside The Cold Forge.

    I have quite a few thoughts on things I'd like to discuss, but I'll hold out on all of that until after I go through all of the spoiler tags in this thread.
  10. Kradan
    Completely off topic, but hey ! You're The Old One again ! Or is it just my PC glitching ?

    Was it better than (Alex White, forgive my soul) THE COLD FORGE ?

    For me, it was. By the slightest.
  11. The Old One
    So good, perfect uses of two appropriate quotes from the films and, because of the mostly wholly new dialogue when they did get used it created more of an impact;

    "If it comes to that, I'll do us both."

    "Hey f**kface, come and get me!"

    A lesson in good fanservice.
  12. Nightmare Asylum
    Have you managed to avoid spoilers during whole month ?

    I have. It's not difficult considering no one in my waking life is reading this book, and it's easy to not click the SPOILER tags when people use them on here.

    This, basically. :D

    EDIT: A few chapters in and so far, so good. A very different experience so far from The Cold Forge (TCF is the only Titan Alien novel I've read, barring the Covenant novelization) but I'm immediately interested in this world and want to see where this goes. It was also a very nice touch, given the structure of this story, to see a map up front at the start.

    EDIT 2: Just finished chapter 15...
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  13. HuDaFuK
    Finished it off the other day. My previous comments basically sum it up - it's not among my favourite AVP reads, but it's definitely one of the best. I did enjoy it a lot, just not sure it's one I'll rush back to.

    I absolutely recommend people give it a go though.
  14. HuDaFuK
    Getting towards the end of this now.

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    Any time the Aliens are in this, it's absolutely blowing me away. (I was reading in bed last night, deep in the middle of some tense, creepy Alien shit, and a moth suddenly landed on my face. I practically hit the f*cking ceiling.) I'm less keen on the stuff in between, but that's really no slight against the book and purely down to me not caring for dungeons and dragons stuff. But as I said before, I'm really happy to see someone trying something new with the series. Even if it's not necessarily my bag, I'm glad that there are authors willing to be a bit more experimental and it's certainly among the most memorable Alien reads.
  15. maggieloveshopey
    I don’t often post here, but had to break cover to praise this one to the skies. I don’t normally have a lot of time for tie-in literature, but Phalanx is gripping, original, tense and exciting. I burnt through the whole thing in less than a day and couldn’t put it down.
  16. SM
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    It's taken a while to get going but I've just got to the first real interactions with Aliens and it's amazingly tense.

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  17. HuDaFuK
    It's taken a while to get going but I've just got to the first real interactions with Aliens and it's amazingly tense.

    Apparently to the point where it had me dreaming about being hunted by Aliens last night :laugh:
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