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Author Topic: Alien: River of Pain (Book 3) - Reviews  (Read 27258 times)

DemonicD13
Nov 21, 2014, 02:40:04 AM
Reply #15 on: Nov 21, 2014, 02:40:04 AM
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Sounds great, can't wait for my copy.



Corporal Hicks
Nov 22, 2014, 12:39:32 PM
Reply #17 on: Nov 22, 2014, 12:39:32 PM
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My copy arrived this morning. Can't wait to start reading. :D

So I'm a little over half way through it and the Jordans have just made friends in the Derelict. Impressions so far...

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Enjoying it so far.

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Perfect-Organism
Nov 24, 2014, 04:39:43 AM
Reply #18 on: Nov 24, 2014, 04:39:43 AM
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My copy arrived this morning. Can't wait to start reading. :D

So I'm a little over half way through it and the Jordans have just made friends in the Derelict. Impressions so far...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Enjoying it so far.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Morgoth
Nov 25, 2014, 03:25:34 AM
Reply #19 on: Nov 25, 2014, 03:25:34 AM
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Is this connected any way to the previous two books?


Perfect-Organism
Nov 25, 2014, 05:35:13 AM
Reply #20 on: Nov 25, 2014, 05:35:13 AM
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I have finished the book.  In one word, Awesome!  It is my favorite book by far of all the Aliens books that I have ever read.  It comes out today.  Go buy it.  Treasure it.

Out of respect for the author's great work, I decided to not get into any more spoilers here until the release date, but since that day is here I have written a review of the novel which can be found on the "Aliens Continuity Change" Facebook page.  I actually invite you to go out and read the book instead, but if you're interested in the spoilerific review, you can find it here:



Keep it tight people...

« Last Edit: Nov 25, 2014, 05:37:30 AM by Perfect-Organism »

DemonicD13
Nov 25, 2014, 05:49:57 AM
Reply #21 on: Nov 25, 2014, 05:49:57 AM
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HuDaFuK
Nov 25, 2014, 08:48:16 AM
Reply #22 on: Nov 25, 2014, 08:48:16 AM
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Book's not out here in the UK until the middle of next month. Sad times.


Corporal Hicks
Nov 25, 2014, 10:07:16 AM
Reply #23 on: Nov 25, 2014, 10:07:16 AM
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Still says today on Amazon. But it's also still only a pre-order.


HuDaFuK
Nov 25, 2014, 10:18:46 AM
Reply #24 on: Nov 25, 2014, 10:18:46 AM
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I've had mine on pre-order for a while and it's still showing December 18th as the delivery date.

EDIT: Although, having checked, you're right, the book's entry on the site actually gives today as the release date. Wires crossed somewhere.


DemonicD13
Nov 25, 2014, 02:16:58 PM
Reply #25 on: Nov 25, 2014, 02:16:58 PM
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Just got an email from Amazon stating i won't get my copy until December 19th. What gives?  >:(


Perfect-Organism
Nov 25, 2014, 02:42:22 PM
Reply #26 on: Nov 25, 2014, 02:42:22 PM
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Chapters.ca from Canada is shipping the book right now.  But it will take 2-3 weeks to get to the US from Chapters.

Here is the shipping info:

http://help.indigo.ca/app/answers/detail/a_id/28

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/alien-river-of-pain-novel/9781781162729-item.html?ikwid=alien&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=2


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« Last Edit: Nov 25, 2014, 02:58:23 PM by Perfect-Organism »

DemonicD13
Nov 25, 2014, 04:00:49 PM
Reply #27 on: Nov 25, 2014, 04:00:49 PM
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I would be open to them doing a remake of the original comics. They are some of the best we got.


Perfect-Organism
Nov 25, 2014, 04:22:54 PM
Reply #28 on: Nov 25, 2014, 04:22:54 PM
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Ok, well the cat is out of the bag.   ;)

As far as comics go, I think the very first 2 or 3 Aliens series written by Mark Verheiden were by far the best of all the Aliens series, but IMO, they were destroyed not by Prometheus, but by Wilks and Billie.  Reading those retconned books, you end up thinking the whole time that this should be Hicks and Newt.  But yes, a retelling of those stories would be fun.

The logic presented in Alien: River of Pain works much better than the old Dark Horse retcon, but honestly I think people would much rather have Hicks and Newt.  I know there will be those who disagree...


Ultramorph
Nov 25, 2014, 08:18:52 PM
Reply #29 on: Nov 25, 2014, 08:18:52 PM
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Looks like I'll be getting mine December 19th, as well. It kind of stinks, but there are plenty of comics coming out in the meantime.


 

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