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Author Topic: Aliens: Bug Hunt – Aliens Anthology Announced!  (Read 53326 times)

TheBATMAN
Apr 25, 2017, 10:25:56 AM
Reply #375 on: Apr 25, 2017, 10:25:56 AM
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It's not bad for a collection of short stories, but it doesn't really expand on the colonial marines in any real meaningful way. Continuing to populate this universe with various kinds of uninteresting bugs and parasites does nothing for me either.


drsmuts
Apr 25, 2017, 07:41:32 PM
Reply #376 on: Apr 25, 2017, 07:41:32 PM
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That's how I feel Bats. One in particular is like a low budget version of the Alien we know and love.


Engineer
Apr 25, 2017, 07:44:47 PM
Reply #377 on: Apr 25, 2017, 07:44:47 PM
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I got my copy in the mail on Friday last week. I'm about half way through it, and sadly, I'd agree with the general consensus. I'm feeling disappointed with the book overall. I think there's only really 1 story I really liked so far, and a couple that would have been better if they left certain plot points out. Others are just downright terrible. I've found a few mistakes (story-wise), and typos. But one thing I caught which I found particularly distracting was a simple math error... in one story, there's talk of a $25 million payment, with half up front. Unless "half" has a different meaning in the future, I was very distracted by the fact that they say, just a few pages later, they're going to collect the other $5 million owed... ??!??!??


Mr. Clemens
Apr 25, 2017, 08:57:04 PM
Reply #378 on: Apr 25, 2017, 08:57:04 PM
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So relieved I'm not gonna have to bring that ugly cover up to the cash desk! Thanks for the reports, people.


426Buddy
Apr 25, 2017, 10:36:21 PM
Reply #379 on: Apr 25, 2017, 10:36:21 PM
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Ive only read the 1st story and it wasnt so great, reminded me a lot of aliens xenogenesis lol.

Havent really picked the book up since, been a week.


Ultramorph
Apr 26, 2017, 01:19:00 AM
Reply #380 on: Apr 26, 2017, 01:19:00 AM
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I read about half the book last Wednesday, but been too busy to read much more. I've liked the stories overall, but there is definitely some sloppy stuff. As for the Hicks story
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Engineer
Apr 26, 2017, 01:32:46 AM
Reply #381 on: Apr 26, 2017, 01:32:46 AM
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I read about half the book last Wednesday, but been too busy to read much more. I've liked the stories overall, but there is definitely some sloppy stuff. As for the Hicks story
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Yea actually the Hicks story is the one I really liked so far, and...
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SM
Apr 26, 2017, 01:54:01 AM
Reply #382 on: Apr 26, 2017, 01:54:01 AM
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Engineer
Apr 26, 2017, 03:29:20 AM
Reply #383 on: Apr 26, 2017, 03:29:20 AM
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« Last Edit: Apr 26, 2017, 03:33:28 AM by Engineer »

HuDaFuK
Apr 26, 2017, 08:38:59 AM
Reply #384 on: Apr 26, 2017, 08:38:59 AM
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Got started on this last night. Chance Encounter was OK but nothing great. SM has already summarised what was good and bad about it. I really enjoyed Reaper, though. Loved the mystery angle to it.

« Last Edit: Apr 26, 2017, 08:42:41 AM by HuDaFuK »

drsmuts
Apr 27, 2017, 01:13:27 PM
Reply #385 on: Apr 27, 2017, 01:13:27 PM
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Halfway through...the Bishop one was good, the rest  :-\



Lonely Universe
Apr 28, 2017, 04:20:05 AM
Reply #386 on: Apr 28, 2017, 04:20:05 AM
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Let's not hate wagon on the cover, it's fine. Even though I had seen the image for months, I didn't think anything of it at all until I saw the physical hardcover on the shelf. The xeno has a cute expression that reminds me of some of the classic Dark Horse art, like it knows it's up to no good lol. The choice of blues makes it look slick & its way better than what we've been getting with the Omnibus editions.

Not big on the first story but it's fine. Pretty sure the "Leapers" are supposed to be a DNA reflex breed of Xenomorphs spawned from some unknown life form on that planet. Hate when movies won't call zombies what they are & the same is true for capital 'A'-Aliens.

Now the second story 'Reaper' is incredible. Really captures the spirit of the drop ship sequence from Aliens but ups the stakes. Then it turns expectations & delivers something totally unexpected. Great atmosphere that really feels like an extension of the second movie without relying on it's most obvious feature. I'm filing it in my head cannon!

That's as far as I've gotten so far, but only because my job won't allow me any free time. Maybe I can sneak another chapter tomorrow. Nite

« Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 09:51:45 PM by Lonely Universe »

426Buddy
Apr 28, 2017, 03:09:53 PM
Reply #387 on: Apr 28, 2017, 03:09:53 PM
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Let's not hate wagon on the cover, it's fine. Even though I had seen the image for months, I didn't think anything of it at all until I saw the physical hardcover on the shelf. The xeno has a cute expression that reminds me of some of the classic Dark Horse art, like it knows it's up to no good lol. The choice of blues makes it look slick & its way better than what we've been getting with the Omnibus editions.

I'm a big fan of alien art, it's something i've always loved. Unfortunately can't call this cover anything but a horribly photoshopped piece of garbage.Titan is mostly horrible when it comes to the art on their covers.


Xenomrph
Apr 29, 2017, 03:13:50 AM
Reply #388 on: Apr 29, 2017, 03:13:50 AM
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Not big on the first story but it's fine. Pretty sure the "Leapers" are supposed to be a DNA reflex breed of Xenomorphs spawned from some unknown life form on that planet.
I got that impression as well. I wasn't sure at first, given how they were described as being huge, but once the story mentioned they had elongated heads, secondary jaws, and bled acid, it sealed the deal for me.


Engineer
Apr 30, 2017, 02:40:16 AM
Reply #389 on: Apr 30, 2017, 02:40:16 AM
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Does anyone know if Tim Lebbon's story (the last one, "Spite"), is a tie in to Rage Wars or not? I vaguely recall seeing that somewhere but not sure. If it is, I'm opting not to read that one until I've read the Rage War trilogy...


 

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