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Posted by Corporal Hicks
 - Apr 17, 2022, 07:09:07 AM
There's a paperback currently up for pre-order on Forbidden Planet for August 16th.

https://forbiddenplanet.com/349067-alien-3-the-unproduced-screenplay-by-william-gibson/
Posted by Colonial Marshal
 - Apr 16, 2022, 06:52:01 PM
Quote from: Xiggz456 on Jan 14, 2021, 03:30:10 PM
Goodness gracious now we're getting a novel adaptation of Gibsons A3?! I mean it's an interesting take for a sequel but we already have the script, comic and audio drama. I guess Titan wanted in on the fun too lol.

I'd like to see some of the other screenplays get some attention, like Ward's and Twohy's which I actually preferred to Gibson's screenplays. Don't get me wrong, I like Gibson's screenplays, I just find the other two more interesting; I think Twohy's is maybe more what you'd want and Ward's is the most fascinating of the bunch. I think they simply focus more on Gibson because he is a bigger name.
Posted by VeteranSergeant
 - Jan 14, 2022, 09:39:11 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 12, 2022, 03:59:17 PM
They did an Audible version of the novel, but removed it from the shop for some reason. I got it before it was removed, but now Shevvie can't find it to get it and support just told him it'd been removed.
Yeah, I was wondering about this. I usually pick the Alien novels up on audiobook, and hadn't seen it available yet. Given that basically everything gets an audiobook these days, I thought that was odd.
Posted by Kradan
 - Jan 12, 2022, 04:05:50 PM
Yes, please !

Posted by skhellter
 - Jan 12, 2022, 04:03:01 PM
something something pirate flags
Spoiler
(someone send a link to kradan)
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something something pirate flags
Posted by Kradan
 - Jan 12, 2022, 04:01:59 PM
GODdammit
Posted by skhellter
 - Jan 12, 2022, 04:01:24 PM
!!!! this is news to me!

Why was the audiobook removed from the shop?
Posted by Engineer
 - Jan 12, 2022, 04:00:08 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Jan 12, 2022, 03:58:26 PM
again:

this book adapts gibson's first draft.

the audible play adapts gibson's second draft.


first draft has hundreds of aliens.
second draft only has two aliens.

They're very different stories.
Right, and I have both on audible. I'm looking at them both in my library right now.
The pat cadigan book is narrated by Bradford Hastings. It's not an audio drama, it's just a standard audiobook.


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 12, 2022, 03:59:17 PM
They did an Audible version of the novel, but removed it from the shop for some reason. I got it before it was removed, but now Shevvie can't find it to get it and support just told him it'd been removed.

Oh that sucks! I must have gotten it before they removed it too! Lol
Posted by Corporal Hicks
 - Jan 12, 2022, 03:59:17 PM
They did an Audible version of the novel, but removed it from the shop for some reason. I got it before it was removed, but now Shevvie can't find it to get it and support just told him it'd been removed.
Posted by skhellter
 - Jan 12, 2022, 03:58:26 PM
just to clear things up.

this book by Pat Cadigan adapts gibson's first draft.

the audible play adapts gibson's second draft.


first draft has hundreds of aliens.
second draft only has two aliens.

They're very different stories.

So there's no audiobook version of this novelisation by Cadigan (which was Kradan's question).
Posted by Engineer
 - Jan 12, 2022, 03:52:26 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Jan 12, 2022, 03:39:14 PM
no.

And the audible play version with Biehn and Lance Henriksen adapts the 2nd draft by Gibson (fairly different stories).

Yes there is!! I have it, on audible.
Posted by Kradan
 - Jan 12, 2022, 03:41:42 PM
dammit
Posted by skhellter
 - Jan 12, 2022, 03:39:14 PM
no.

And the audible play version with Biehn and Lance Henriksen adapts the 2nd draft by Gibson (fairly different stories).
Posted by Kradan
 - Jan 12, 2022, 03:38:37 PM
Is there an audiobook version ?
Posted by skhellter
 - Jan 12, 2022, 03:33:10 PM
The more i think about this book the more i like it and its take on Hicks.

All the mutations are easy to explain and the book hints at it.

Spoiler

LV426 was the aliens' first "meeting with mankind"... and the more they "use us", the better they get at finding ways to "reproduce" with us (with each generation).
Queen was already creating a new generation of aliens with new skills over at Acheron before Ripley destroyed her.

When the Queen attacked Bishop, genetic material from this new superior generation got implanted within him....
and things got out of control from that moment on.
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The whole last third seems to work as this mini morality play with Hicks figuring out the role that lying (to self and others) plays in keeping hope alive.
Spoiler
When Hicks lies about the timing of the station blowing up
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And considering Cadigan's personal history that theme.. feels a bit poignant.
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