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Author Topic: Aliens: Bug Hunt – Aliens Anthology Announced!  (Read 53315 times)

The Alien Predator
Apr 19, 2017, 05:43:21 PM
Reply #345 on: Apr 19, 2017, 05:43:21 PM
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Yeah I dunno about the first one.  Some bits were good
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Other bits, not so much.
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Could
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I have just passed the Hicks story, I've enjoyed them all so far. I liked Bishop's origin and how it explored his mind.

Hicks' story was quite tense and a great read.


Ultramorph
Apr 19, 2017, 06:49:59 PM
Reply #346 on: Apr 19, 2017, 06:49:59 PM
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Just finished the Bishop story. It was a neat look into his mind, for sure. Reapers was really cool, too.

As far as the Leapers
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The Alien Predator
Apr 19, 2017, 06:57:56 PM
Reply #347 on: Apr 19, 2017, 06:57:56 PM
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That's true and it was interesting to explore that aspect of the Aliens, how they're possibly psychologically affected as well as physiologically.


Ultramorph
Apr 19, 2017, 07:28:26 PM
Reply #348 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07:28:26 PM
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The Hicks story was pretty good, I was worried about it being really unnecessary, but it was ok.


Russ840
Apr 19, 2017, 07:53:29 PM
Reply #349 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07:53:29 PM
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what i giving people the impression that
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  I didn't get that at all.


Ultramorph
Apr 19, 2017, 07:56:02 PM
Reply #350 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07:56:02 PM
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Blowback was pretty cool!
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what i giving people the impression that
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  I didn't get that at all.

I think there either a different strain or one that has evolved because of the unique life on the planet.

« Last Edit: Apr 19, 2017, 08:36:17 PM by Ultramorph »

SM
Apr 19, 2017, 08:46:35 PM
Reply #351 on: Apr 19, 2017, 08:46:35 PM
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They were obviously different
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As for Bishop
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Russ840
Apr 19, 2017, 08:53:06 PM
Reply #352 on: Apr 19, 2017, 08:53:06 PM
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Yeah. I got the impression they are a totally different, unrelated species.


Hudson
Apr 19, 2017, 11:37:16 PM
Reply #353 on: Apr 19, 2017, 11:37:16 PM
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Came in the mail today. First off, very handsome volume. I imagined it would be a smaller format like the other Titan books, but the larger page format is fine too.

Read the first two stories so far. The first one feels phoned in to me, like the author isn't much of a fan. The second one was better and more relevant (what did the first one have to do with Colonial Marines?), but I didn't find the end to be very satisfying. Seemed to suffer from a lack of clear protagonist/focus. I wasn't really sure who to care about the most. Both well-written so far.

« Last Edit: Apr 19, 2017, 11:41:55 PM by Hudson »

SM
Apr 19, 2017, 11:58:45 PM
Reply #354 on: Apr 19, 2017, 11:58:45 PM
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London was the protagonist, but he was a bit too one dimensional
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And yeah, I did note the lack of Marines in the story too.  As I said above - had some good bits and some not so good bits.


Ultramorph
Apr 20, 2017, 12:01:47 AM
Reply #355 on: Apr 20, 2017, 12:01:47 AM
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Reading "No Good Deed," surprised when it said
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Having finished the story, that's the least surprising part!  :laugh:

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Well,
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« Last Edit: Apr 20, 2017, 01:09:09 AM by Ultramorph »

Hudson
Apr 20, 2017, 03:21:05 AM
Reply #356 on: Apr 20, 2017, 03:21:05 AM
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Finished Broken and Reclamation. Broken is pretty good, probably my favorite of the first four so far. The ending is really bad though, very tacked on and unnecessary. Also, silly and logistically improbable.

Reclamation didn't do a whole lot for me either and also seemed unnecessary in terms of developing character motivation. I don't feel like I really got anything new or interesting from the character development we were exposed to. Just felt silly.


SM
Apr 20, 2017, 04:57:36 AM
Reply #357 on: Apr 20, 2017, 04:57:36 AM
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The Hicks story started well, ended a bit on the nose.

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Hudson
Apr 20, 2017, 03:31:53 PM
Reply #358 on: Apr 20, 2017, 03:31:53 PM
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The Hicks story started well, ended a bit on the nose.

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HuDaFuK
Apr 20, 2017, 05:02:00 PM
Reply #359 on: Apr 20, 2017, 05:02:00 PM
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Eugh, I was really hoping against hope the cover wouldn't look so ass once I actually had it in my hands... but it does.

Also lol @ "Here are fifteen all-new stories" on the back (in bold, exactly like that) when the book actually contains eighteen stories :laugh:

Looking forward to giving it a read in the not-too-distant future though.


 

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