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Author Topic: Aliens: Bug Hunt – Aliens Anthology Announced!  (Read 57051 times)

Hudson
Apr 20, 2017, 09:00:21 PM
Reply #360 on: Apr 20, 2017, 09:00:21 PM
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Call me crazy, but this book might actually be getting worse as I progress:

Blowback
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Exterminators
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No Good Deed
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Zero to Hero
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Dark Mother
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Episode 22
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I think the overall thing disappointing me so far is that instead of this being true to a document like the Technical Manual and expanding upon what was established there, it's just trying to emulate Starship Troopers.


Russ840
Apr 20, 2017, 09:54:43 PM
Reply #361 on: Apr 20, 2017, 09:54:43 PM
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Finished the first two now. Although i am enjoying them, i am really not likng how many different alien speices there seem to be in this universe now. What i loved about The Alien series is that it gives you the impression that alien life is a drastically rare thing. This book, so far, has introduced three new species and it seems, by what others are saying, many more are featured. It cheapens things, for me, a little.


Hudson
Apr 20, 2017, 10:07:15 PM
Reply #362 on: Apr 20, 2017, 10:07:15 PM
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Finished the first two now. Although i am enjoying them, i am really not likng how many different alien speices there seem to be in this universe now. What i loved about The Alien series is that it gives you the impression that alien life is a drastically rare thing. This book, so far, has introduced three new species and it seems, by what others are saying, many more are featured. It cheapens things, for me, a little.

It certainly doesn't explain how they failed so bad in the film if the Colonial Marines spend most of their time battling monsters already. Cheapens is the right way to describe it. Gonna try and get through some more of these tonight. I mostly want to read Sea of Sorrows and River of Pain, but I'm already 2/3 in.


SM
Apr 20, 2017, 10:26:45 PM
Reply #363 on: Apr 20, 2017, 10:26:45 PM
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RE: Blowback
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Hudson
Apr 20, 2017, 10:40:07 PM
Reply #364 on: Apr 20, 2017, 10:40:07 PM
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Deep Background on the other hand, I just enjoyed pretty well. That's more of what I was looking for, original stories with original characters. It ties in with film canon if you want, but it doesn't bend over backwards to integrate at the expense of the story like some of the gimmicky movie tie-ins are doing.


SM
Apr 21, 2017, 02:01:49 AM
Reply #365 on: Apr 21, 2017, 02:01:49 AM
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RE: Exterminators

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Hudson
Apr 21, 2017, 12:24:27 PM
Reply #366 on: Apr 21, 2017, 12:24:27 PM
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Engineer
Apr 21, 2017, 08:22:26 PM
Reply #367 on: Apr 21, 2017, 08:22:26 PM
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Also lol @ "Here are fifteen all-new stories" on the back (in bold, exactly like that) when the book actually contains eighteen stories :laugh:

Perhaps they aren't counting some stories as "all new." For example, Dark Mother isn't really new, it was just a different perspective for the final moments of one character from the movie. Kinda trying to give them the benefit of the doubt here... lol


SM
Apr 22, 2017, 02:42:20 AM
Reply #368 on: Apr 22, 2017, 02:42:20 AM
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drsmuts
Apr 22, 2017, 12:36:15 PM
Reply #369 on: Apr 22, 2017, 12:36:15 PM
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The Hicks story.... in Aliens he clearly has no idea what they are up against. Having him facing off with them previously is a real stretch


Russ840
Apr 22, 2017, 01:25:34 PM
Reply #370 on: Apr 22, 2017, 01:25:34 PM
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Just finished the Bishop story.

My favourite so far.  I would have liked
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Hudson
Apr 22, 2017, 03:10:34 PM
Reply #371 on: Apr 22, 2017, 03:10:34 PM
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I thought the Bishop one was decent, just some missed opportunities and a terrible ending.

This book is very poorly edited. I've caught a "Ridley" in place of Ripley, an author using the word "corp" in place of corps (as in Marine Corps), smaller typos, and one author confusingly referring to Weyland-Yutani as W-T. Also, "double-X" instead of double-Y chromosomes when referring to the Fury 161 prisoners.  ::) I've also read in an Amazon review that author's notes are left in one of the stories? If someone has caught that I'd be interested in page numbers.

Made it through several more:

Deep Background

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Empty Nest
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Darkness Falls
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Hugs to Die For
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Deep Black
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Finished it, and of the last three, Dangerous Prey is really good and the other two are forgettable. Overall I'm disappointed.


« Last Edit: Apr 22, 2017, 08:08:19 PM by Hudson »

Russ840
Apr 25, 2017, 07:06:27 AM
Reply #372 on: Apr 25, 2017, 07:06:27 AM
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Man i am finding this to be a slog. Just finished Hicks' story. All i can say is cheap


HuDaFuK
Apr 25, 2017, 09:01:46 AM
Reply #373 on: Apr 25, 2017, 09:01:46 AM
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Sad to hear the apparent consensus that this isn't much, I had high hopes it would at least be interesting.

Finished my current book last night so I should be getting started on this today.


Russ840
Apr 25, 2017, 09:12:39 AM
Reply #374 on: Apr 25, 2017, 09:12:39 AM
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Sad to hear the apparent consensus that this isn't much, I had high hopes it would at least be interesting.

Finished my current book last night so I should be getting started on this today.

Dont let the comments deter you dude. You may enjoy it more for having low expectations.


 

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