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Author Topic: Aliens: Bug Hunt - Aliens Anthology Announced!  (Read 73955 times)


SM
Apr 12, 2019, 09:58:12 PM
Reply #631 on: Apr 12, 2019, 09:58:12 PM
The stories featuring characters from Aliens are generally among the worst ones. On balance, most of the original stuff was better.

It's a situation made worse by the fact all the Aliens-alumni stories are lumped together.

I actually quite like the Bishop one but the Hicks one was hands-down the worse entry in this anthology for me. Also agreed on the spacing. The story placement in the anthology was also really questionable too.

I didn't mind the Hicks one.  The Bishop one... nah.  Seemed to dodge everything about Bishop we know from the films.


[cancerblack]
Apr 12, 2019, 11:15:24 PM
Reply #632 on: Apr 12, 2019, 11:15:24 PM

It's a situation made worse by the fact all the Aliens-alumni stories are lumped together.


You're really not wrong. I felt like the Bishop and Hicks ones would have been alright as stand-alone stories but with film characters shoehorned in their issues are hugely amplified. The hicks one in particular really tried both my patience and suspense of disbelief, then it immediately goes on to several more stories about film characters I cared less about with each new story. Where does it pick up?


HuDaFuK
Apr 13, 2019, 08:45:59 AM
Reply #633 on: Apr 13, 2019, 08:45:59 AM
The second half of the book is generally better.

Off the top of my head, the only one I really loved from the first half dozen stories or so was Reaper. Later on Zero to Hero, Deep Background, Empty Nest, Hugs to Die For, Deep Black, Distressed and Dangerous Prey were all pretty solid.


Huggs
Apr 13, 2019, 04:29:16 PM
Reply #634 on: Apr 13, 2019, 04:29:16 PM
I only remember about 2 of the stories. Neither of them by name though.

I really love this format. It wasn't as good as what we got with predator, but it can be in the future. It's nice to have so many creature features in one book. I'd love to see this sort of thing put out regularly.


HuDaFuK
Apr 14, 2019, 08:12:45 AM
Reply #635 on: Apr 14, 2019, 08:12:45 AM
I only remember about 2 of the stories. Neither of them by name though.

Benefits of working on a wiki about Alien :P

I really love this format. It wasn't as good as what we got with predator, but it can be in the future. It's nice to have so many creature features in one book. I'd love to see this sort of thing put out regularly.

Yeah, I really enjoyed the format, even if a bunch of the Alien stories were lacking. I also really liked that we got some stories without the actual Aliens, and some of those were among the best.


Ultramorph
Apr 14, 2019, 02:09:13 PM
Reply #636 on: Apr 14, 2019, 02:09:13 PM
I liked the one with the Marines fighting the flying monsters that excreted gas the company wanted to harvest for fuel. Didn’t much care for the Bishop story or the one where they get those weird beetles attached to themselves.


HuDaFuK
Apr 16, 2019, 08:18:38 AM
Reply #637 on: Apr 16, 2019, 08:18:38 AM
Did anyone ever pick up the revised edition of this that supposedly fixed the Burke story?


SM
Apr 16, 2019, 08:37:26 AM
Reply #638 on: Apr 16, 2019, 08:37:26 AM
Nah. I bought the ebook which I thought would be simple to fix but it was in there too.

I'd be interested to know how they fixed it. It wasn't just a typo.


Xenomrph
Apr 16, 2019, 04:23:02 PM
Reply #639 on: Apr 16, 2019, 04:23:02 PM
Did anyone ever pick up the revised edition of this that supposedly fixed the Burke story?
I forgot there even was a revised version. How can you tell the difference which one you're buying? I'd feel like an idiot if I bought it again and got the un-revised version *again*. :P

Nah. I bought the ebook which I thought would be simple to fix but it was in there too.

I'd be interested to know how they fixed it. It wasn't just a typo.
How recently have you checked the ebook? It might be a rolling revision of some kind.

Edit-- I went ahead and messaged Titan directly to ask about the revised edition.

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HuDaFuK
Apr 16, 2019, 04:50:18 PM
Reply #640 on: Apr 16, 2019, 04:50:18 PM
I forgot there even was a revised version. How can you tell the difference which one you're buying? I'd feel like an idiot if I bought it again and got the un-revised version *again*. :P

I can't even say for certain that there is a corrected version, I've only heard second-hand that a revised edition was done that fixed the Burke story in particular.

As for how you could be sure which you're getting - short of picking one up in a book shop and seeing "second edition" printed in amongst the production blurb at the start, I really don't know how you could be certain :-\


Xenomrph
Apr 17, 2019, 01:37:18 AM
Reply #641 on: Apr 17, 2019, 01:37:18 AM
Well, hopefully Titan responds to my questions!



Local Trouble
Apr 17, 2019, 03:51:14 AM
Reply #642 on: Apr 17, 2019, 03:51:14 AM
Does anyone in the book actually define the titular "bug hunt?"  ;D


Corporal Hicks
Apr 17, 2019, 06:01:54 AM
Reply #643 on: Apr 17, 2019, 06:01:54 AM
As for how you could be sure which you're getting - short of picking one up in a book shop and seeing "second edition" printed in amongst the production blurb at the start, I really don't know how you could be certain :-\

That's your easy answer! Check them out in the book store, see if the Burke story has lot its editors notes.


HuDaFuK
Apr 17, 2019, 08:06:45 AM
Reply #644 on: Apr 17, 2019, 08:06:45 AM
Sadly I've not seen a copy of Bug Hunt in an actual shop for more than a year, otherwise I would have :)


 

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