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Author Topic: Alien: Phalanx by Scott Sigler  (Read 46873 times)

j0nesy
Jun 01, 2020, 12:36:57 AM
Reply #375 on: Jun 01, 2020, 12:36:57 AM
a review from the itunes store  :(


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SiL
Jun 01, 2020, 04:23:52 AM
Reply #376 on: Jun 01, 2020, 04:23:52 AM
1. Hell of a troll.

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


Local Trouble
Jun 01, 2020, 05:15:25 AM
Reply #377 on: Jun 01, 2020, 05:15:25 AM
"Some of us are Christians, and are good, decent, smart people."

Perhaps that's true, but I don't think Redneck Survivalist speaks for them.

Is this novel really so impure?


The Cruentus
Jun 01, 2020, 12:22:05 PM
Reply #378 on: Jun 01, 2020, 12:22:05 PM
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.


j0nesy
Jun 01, 2020, 02:25:09 PM
Reply #379 on: Jun 01, 2020, 02:25:09 PM
i reported it to apple; even without this person's ridiculous views, calling the alien: isolation adaptation "great" is enough to get a review removed  :P


razeak
Jun 01, 2020, 09:37:22 PM
Reply #380 on: Jun 01, 2020, 09:37:22 PM
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.


SM
Jun 01, 2020, 10:38:42 PM
Reply #381 on: Jun 01, 2020, 10:38:42 PM
Not sure if snowflake or trolling as clichéd snowflake.


Immortan Jonesy
Jun 01, 2020, 10:55:09 PM
Reply #382 on: Jun 01, 2020, 10:55:09 PM
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. 




j0nesy
Jun 03, 2020, 03:41:32 AM
Reply #385 on: Jun 03, 2020, 03:41:32 AM
i really enjoyed phalanx, it's a 9/10 for me. i actually found it to be an easier read than the cold forge (which i also gave a 9/10), but for me, tcf gets the nod in terms of what it adds to alien lore

also, favorite creen line :laugh: :



426Buddy
Jun 28, 2020, 01:32:28 PM
Reply #386 on: Jun 28, 2020, 01:32:28 PM
About 200 pages in and I am completely enthralled. I have to make myself set it down.

Alien Isolation game, TCF,  and Phalanx all prove that the Alien is not "cooked" or lost it's effectiveness when in the right hands.



426Buddy
Jul 05, 2020, 05:18:40 PM
Reply #387 on: Jul 05, 2020, 05:18:40 PM
I absolutely loved this book. I agree with AP, a 10/10 for me. It actually surpassed CF as my favorite Alien novel.

I don't even know where to begin! The first act is so amazingly intense and frightening. The Aliens are given so much respect in this book it just warms my heart lol. The second act is thrilling and crazy, and the end is like a love letter to the EU and Alien fans and just a lot of fun. It stayed completely faithful to what I love about the franchise while presenting it in a completely fresh and different way.

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It was paced perfectly and the world and story were just so damn interesting. Especially the early portion where you learn about the world and running.
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There were a few lil nitpicks but it was more about trying to piece together the timeline of the planet.

Thank you Scott Sigler for giving us such great book and amazing Alien story.

I almost forgot to add that the characters were just fantastic. I couldn't believe that Mr. Sigler had me actually caring about 'Liyah, Brandun, and Creen within like 30 pages.  :D

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426Buddy
Jul 05, 2020, 09:33:41 PM
Reply #389 on: Jul 05, 2020, 09:33:41 PM
I strongly recommend it.


 

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