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New In-World Alien Encyclopedia On The Way From Titan Books!

Seemingly in the same vein as Insight Edition and Stephani Perry’s Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, a listing for a new Alien encyclopedia written “from an in-world perspective” and published by Titan Books has recently appeared on Amazon (UK/US)!

The definitive volume on the Alien film universe, covering the Xenobiology, terraforming, synthetics, humans, corporations, military, judiciary, culture, science, spacecraft, hardware, and weapons of Alien, Aliens, Alien3, Alien: Resurrection, Prometheus, and Alien: Covenant from an in-world perspective.

The definitive volume on the Xenobiology, terraforming, synthetics, humans, corporations, military, judiciary, culture, science, spacecraft, hardware and weapons of Alien, Aliens, Alien3, Alien: Resurrection, Prometheus, and Alien: Covenant. Structured in 3 traditional encyclopedic volumes – Non-Human, Human, Action in Nature – illustrated throughout with concept art, photography and illustrations, with a historical timeline and alphabetical index. From the Alien to Zeta 2 Reticuli, from the birth of Peter Weyland in 1990 to the USM Auriga’s Earthfall in 2381, this is the comprehensive and authoritative official tome on the Alien films.

 New In-World Alien Encyclopedia On The Way From Titan Books!

The new Alien encyclopedia written “from an in-world perspective” and published by Titan Books is currently due for release on October 18th!

Writer Joe Fordham will be taking the reins for this updated in-universe take on the events of the Alien series. Joe has a history of writing for Cinefex, and has previously written behind-the-scenes books for Titan Books on Star Trek: First Contact and Planet of the Apes.

The currently titled Alien Film Franchise Encyclopedia is scheduled for release on October 18th 2022 for a price of £35.00/$50.00 and will be come in hardback like much of Titan’s coffee-table books. Thanks to Engineer for the intel!

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Comments: 32
  1. Colonial Marshal
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Apr 11, 2022, 07:53:32 PM
    Quote from: Colonial Marshal on Apr 09, 2022, 09:59:22 PM
    I am looking forward to this! I have bene enjoying the novels and comics recently but I keep looking for more inverse ''non-fiction'', and there really isn't much of it, which is a shame! I did manage to get a copy of 'The Colonial Marines Technical Manual' which I remember from when I was younger and it holds up. We need more books like these to really add to the diversity of ALIEN related literature.

    As far as "in universe" pieces go, the David's Drawings art book compiling David's pieces from his work in his ten years on the Engineers' world is excellent.

    Thanks for the recommendation! I actually remember seeing that in, I think, Forbidden Planet and thought it looked interesting. Wish I picked it up at the time.


    Quote from: Xenomrph on Apr 12, 2022, 01:04:30 AM
    The Alien blueprints book is excellent too.

    Managed to read that as a friend had it! Yeah, that was pretty great stuff. I have just bought the Weyland-Yutani Report which I am enjoying thus far.
  2. Nightmare Asylum
    Quote from: Colonial Marshal on Apr 09, 2022, 09:59:22 PM
    I am looking forward to this! I have bene enjoying the novels and comics recently but I keep looking for more inverse ''non-fiction'', and there really isn't much of it, which is a shame! I did manage to get a copy of 'The Colonial Marines Technical Manual' which I remember from when I was younger and it holds up. We need more books like these to really add to the diversity of ALIEN related literature.

    As far as "in universe" pieces go, the David's Drawings art book compiling David's pieces from his work in his ten years on the Engineers' world is excellent.
  3. Colonial Marshal
    I am looking forward to this! I have bene enjoying the novels and comics recently but I keep looking for more inverse ''non-fiction'', and there really isn't much of it, which is a shame! I did manage to get a copy of 'The Colonial Marines Technical Manual' which I remember from when I was younger and it holds up. We need more books like these to really add to the diversity of ALIEN related literature.
  4. Nightmare Asylum
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Apr 02, 2022, 01:03:28 AM
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Apr 01, 2022, 02:44:46 AM
    Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are explicitly mentioned in the description here, though with this being written from an in-universe POV, I'd imagine the 'author' of the in-universe text wouldn't be privy to knowledge of David creating the Alien, and thus the book likely won't take a firm stance on that, or on David's post-Covenant whereabouts, etc.
    True, but if they really wanted to take the opportunity, they could.

    The writer could describe how & where David's defunct body was found and report what was in his memory banks.

    Quick, cheap, & dirty way to wrap up the prequels before moving on.

    Memory banks? You're implying the LV-426 Space Jockey corpse has memory banks? ;)
  5. Nukiemorph
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Apr 01, 2022, 02:44:46 AM
    Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are explicitly mentioned in the description here, though with this being written from an in-universe POV, I'd imagine the 'author' of the in-universe text wouldn't be privy to knowledge of David creating the Alien, and thus the book likely won't take a firm stance on that, or on David's post-Covenant whereabouts, etc.
    True, but if they really wanted to take the opportunity, they could.

    The writer could describe how & where David's defunct body was found and report what was in his memory banks.

    Quick, cheap, & dirty way to wrap up the prequels before moving on.
  6. Engineer
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Apr 01, 2022, 09:20:59 PM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 30, 2022, 08:22:26 AM
    I'm looking forward to seeing more of this. I really dig the in-universe style that WYR went for and I'm curious to see if this'll also take Titan's own contributions into account.
    I;m betting it's movies-only again, like WYR.

    WYR was a bit of a disappointment but I understand why they did it the way they did. It's a surface-level coffee table book, it's not a deep-cut franchise love letter like the RPG.
    The WYR had references to some EU. Not much, but a little. The timeline has isolation on it, for example...
  7. Xenomrph
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 30, 2022, 08:22:26 AM
    I'm looking forward to seeing more of this. I really dig the in-universe style that WYR went for and I'm curious to see if this'll also take Titan's own contributions into account.
    I;m betting it's movies-only again, like WYR.

    WYR was a bit of a disappointment but I understand why they did it the way they did. It's a surface-level coffee table book, it's not a deep-cut franchise love letter like the RPG.
  8. Nightmare Asylum
    Quote from: Nukiemorph on Mar 31, 2022, 07:31:51 AMCan't help but wonder if they'll throw some prequel-resolving answers into this before moving the franchise onto other things...

    (Probably not though. I'll be surprised if David is ever mentioned in any medium again.)

    Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are explicitly mentioned in the description here, though with this being written from an in-universe POV, I'd imagine the 'author' of the in-universe text wouldn't be privy to knowledge of David creating the Alien, and thus the book likely won't take a firm stance on that, or on David's post-Covenant whereabouts, etc.
  9. Kailem
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Mar 30, 2022, 07:02:29 AM
    Could this be an expansion upon, or based upon the lore the RPG uses? Here's hoping!

    x2! With the excellent job the RPG has done in establishing a cohesive Alien universe from a lore standpoint, and things like Fireteam Elite and upcoming Titan books using that lore and only helping to make everything feel more tied-in and expansive, I really hope that this likewise uses and expands on that same lore.

    And yeah, if it does (and does a really good job of it) it's only going to make me even more annoyed if the upcoming show just ignores and contradicts it completely. :laugh:
  10. Still Collating...
    I'm thrilled with this news! I love all the in universe books about lore and stuff like that. WY report was nice, David's drawings are great and the RPG books are the Holy Grail of lore IMO. Please I hope Gaska is involved in this! And I hope the book is extra thick!
  11. Nukiemorph
    Rise of Skywalker had lots of gaps that needed to be filled by reading their Star Wars encyclopedia.

    Can't help but wonder if they'll throw some prequel-resolving answers into this before moving the franchise onto other things...

    (Probably not though. I'll be surprised if David is ever mentioned in any medium again.)
  12. Engineer
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Mar 30, 2022, 01:11:02 PM
    Quote from: Hed-Veta on Mar 30, 2022, 12:06:22 PM
    Alien: Receives a new encyclopedia, at least three full-fledged books for this year, a TV series and a movie, a comic book series from Marvel.

    All that, and still not the one thing I truly want. :P

    I feel the same lol
    The movie, sounds like I might be into it, so I'm curious to see the synopsis before I lose interest. This encyclopedia has potential too maybe...
  13. Hed-Veta
    Alien: Receives a new encyclopedia, at least three full-fledged books for this year, a TV series and a movie, a comic book series from Marvel.

    Fans: Hey, buddy, we thought you were lost somewhere.
    Predator with one anthology and one movie on Hulu: No, still here.
  14. Nightmare Asylum
    Sounds like something presumably being written out-of-universe? Will keep an eye on this.

    I'll throw in a pre-order, try to catch it at the best price in case the price drops between now and release. If it ends up not looking great, I'll just cancel at some point.

    EDIT: Author Joe Fordham has a special effects background and a history with Cinefex. Very neat.
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