Alien - Inferno's Fall

Started by felix, Nov 27, 2021, 01:10:15 PM

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skhellter

skhellter

#240
is that a direct quote from the book?

Corporal Hicks

Corporal Hicks

#241
Aye.


That said, I need to go check the previous wildlife attacks for descriptions there too.

Corporal Hicks


Kradan

Kradan

#243
QuoteThe episode also includes a little mini-review of the previous novel, Alien: Colony War




xShadowFoxX

xShadowFoxX

#244
Basically nailed it with Colony War. I liked how one of you basically just messaged the author asking about that one retcon and the way they responded just made my eyes roll immensely. It was just a bad take on the Alien universe. I did like Inferno's Fall but even I had problems with that one throughout. I did like some of the characters and it's interesting you all bring up the

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aspect of it because now I kind of don't want it there now.

Kradan

Kradan

#245
Quote from: Local Trouble on Nov 29, 2021, 01:13:58 AM
Quote from: Kradan on Nov 28, 2021, 09:37:04 PMAlso, probably the biggest fan of Covenant out there (ranks it as her number 1 Alien movie)

Seriously? ???

Yes, there're even audio recordings to back it up


That was a good episode. I kinda hoped for a little more of corporal getting mad with Colony war (like when you reviewed Resistance/Rescue)

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Also, when I heard about author implying there's some conspiracy to cover up Amanda's fate my immediate thought was "Is ... is that ralfy ?"
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Wompdonkey

Wompdonkey

#246
Everyone says they liked the book, then proceeds to list everything wrong with the book while only saying they like the characters.

This book was a waste of time, and it really highlights the problem for me of coming to a fan-specific place. Y'all are talking about lore and the details of the goo as if that is what the book should be judged on.

Nothing of importance happens because the main character POV is ultimately useless. It's a way to get Clara's family members into an Alien book, but they aren't important enough so they get cast aside at the end.
Even the characters for which I bought the book hardly appear. I was straight-up misled into thinking this book was about Zula and instead I got 80% bitter old woman, 20% shitty android writing.

I did not like this book at all and hearing y'all's positive thoughts helped me to realize the dichotomy in this fandom.

Corporal Hicks

Corporal Hicks

#247
Quote from: Wompdonkey on Nov 17, 2022, 04:53:37 PMThis book was a waste of time, and it really highlights the problem for me of coming to a fan-specific place. Y'all are talking about lore and the details of the goo as if that is what the book should be judged on.

Because those aspects of the lore are just part of a wider world-building that is quite controversial at the minute. It's a fair point we focused on the aspects we didn't like (the goo), but it's such a hot topic for us.

I completely understand you're disappointed it wasn't more focused around Zula, but I also think at this point we should expect covers to not be representative of the content. This is a very frequent thing. But I thoroughly enjoyed the Knot. They don't all have to have a massive impact going forwards. And I'm particularly interested in those more complicated family dynamics so I found them massively interesting. 

Stitch

Stitch

#248
I've just finished and I'm undecided on my opinions. I quite liked Toru and the Knot as characters, and everything they did seemed realistic.

I didn't pick up on the implications that it's David seeding the worlds until reading this thread, but that does seem to make a certain amount of sense.

I'm not a big fan of Zula, so her being sidelined was fine for me, but the way the actual EU expansion plot was done, was poor. Either stick to the plot about the miners or about the jackals, and since the main story was about the miners, I'd have gone with them. As it is, the book ends up on an MCU style 'post credits stinger', so to speak, and I dislike that.

Magic black plot goo has once again been reverted from some semblance of sense, to magic black plot goo.

Prez

Prez

#249
Scored this book as a Secret Santa (Kris Kringle) from a work colleague. Looking forward to reading it.

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