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Silence Is Strength, Reviewing Aliens: Phalanx – AvPGalaxy Podcast #108

We have just uploaded the 108th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! Our last episode of May 2020 sees regular hosts Corporal Hicks and RidgeTop turned joined by community guest Shevvie to dissect and review Scott Sigler and Titan Book’s latest Alien novel, Aliens: Phalanx!

 Silence Is Strength, Reviewing Aliens: Phalanx – AvPGalaxy Podcast #108

As RidgeTop walks us through the plot, we discuss taking the Alien to a more ancient setting, the caminus leaves and the black mould of Aliens: Labyrinth and plenty more! Beware thorough spoiler!

If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our interview with the books author, Scott Sigler! If you’ve yet to pick up the book and don’t want to be spoiled by the podcast review, you can also check out my written review here!

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Comments: 25
  1. Immortan Jonesy
    I dunno. In my short life I've met both: Christians who are inded decent and intelligent people, and those who would say exactly what can be read in that "review". Anyway it smells like trolling as others have already suggested. 
  2. razeak
    I'm right wing and I thought Sigler did a great job on those issues. On several of those issues a certain character went back and forth a little. It's good writing. You can tell the authors stance, but he didn't cram it down anyone's throat either. It felt natural. Loved it. It's just a different point of view.
  3. The Cruentus
    1. Hell of a troll.

    2. Alien has always been an anti-capitalist, pro-feminist, pretty liberal series ???


    Not to mention the amount of lgbt characters they have, some of them are even protagonists in the franchise, such as in Cold Forge and Echo.

    User was just a typical troll with nothing better to do.  Honestly that comment should really be removed because its quite inappropriate.
  4. SpaceKase
    So the novels I have ahead of me are Echo, Prototype, and Charybdis.  And recommendations for order of reading?  Does it matter?

    Opinions vary greatly on Prototype and Echo, the former had a great start with some uneven follow-through, and the latter has some really annoying side-character(s) but has some definite high points, but ultimately feels like a set-up for something which may or may not ever be followed up on. It's kind of hard to put either of them in the same class of either Phalanx or Cold Forge, but both books are good and worthy of a read; I would definitely like to read more of what Mira Grant and Tim Waggoner have to offer from further potential works in the universes though.
  5. Perfect-Organism
    I'd read Phalanx after The Cold Forge. Scott Sigler and Alex White have been in communication and because of that Sigler implemented a couple fun little references to White's TCF in Phalanx. Beyond that, I'm pretty sure everything else is basically standalone. Into Charybdis isn't due out until 2021, but since that one is also an Alex White novel, I'd imagine that it will have some more references to the little micro-continuity that White and Sigler seem to be establishing.

    Thanks Nightmare Asylum!
  6. Nightmare Asylum
    I'd read Phalanx after The Cold Forge. Scott Sigler and Alex White have been in communication and because of that Sigler implemented a couple fun little references to White's TCF in Phalanx. Beyond that, I'm pretty sure everything else is basically standalone. Into Charybdis isn't due out until 2021, but since that one is also an Alex White novel, I'd imagine that it will have some more references to the little micro-continuity that White and Sigler seem to be establishing.
  7. Nightmare Asylum
    If you don't like the idea of the medieval setting, I don't know how much  this book would work for you, honestly. Even with some of the sci-fi backdrops, the period-inspired setting very much dictates the structure of the majority of the novel.

    I personally preferred The Cold Forge, myself, but also really loved Phalanx. These are really the only two Alien expanded universe novels I particularly care about, to be honest.
  8. Perfect-Organism
    The art was terrific.  The story just didn’t captivate me.  Couple pages in, and I’d put it down.  I definitely like my Aliens in a sci-fi setting.  Or, quite possibly, I like my sci-fi setting... with Aliens in it.  The idea of a haunted spaceship with a vicious alien in it lurking and stalking is a perennial fascination.  Aliens in the forest or some medieval setting?  Not so sure.

    But there are a lot of folks here with pretty good taste in sci-fi so maybe I’ll pick this book up on their praises.  Saying that this book tops Cold Forge, says a lot.
  9. Perfect-Organism
    I think it was the second last series in those Dark Horse compilations from a few years ago.  I think reading everything back to back burned me out on Aliens a bit.  For 4 years or so I would pick up book 6 and try to restart Stalker again and again, but it was just not keeping my attention.  I usually read about 4 or 5 books concurrently.  Eventually finished Stalker and it left me nonplussed.  Total chore.

    I’m actually getting kind of excited about Phalanx though, given the praises of many people on here who I know are hard to please...
  10. Perfect-Organism
    You guys are gonna make me read this!   >:(

    I am totally baffled at how good of a response this is getting.  I read Aliens: Stalker and it took me about 4 years to finish.  I was just not down with Conan meets Aliens vibe.  Is this book along the same lines in terms of vibe?
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