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Author Topic: Aliens: Bug Hunt – Aliens Anthology Announced!  (Read 52621 times)

Ultramorph
Apr 30, 2017, 03:55:16 AM
Reply #390 on: Apr 30, 2017, 03:55:16 AM
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Lebbon's story has characters that are in Rage War, but the story takes place before that trilogy and has no real connection to the red meat of the Rage War story.



Lonely Universe
Apr 30, 2017, 06:57:11 PM
Reply #392 on: Apr 30, 2017, 06:57:11 PM
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Another couple stories in. The Bishop one is great & I would accept it as canon if they deemed it so.

The Hicks one is fine but it seems implausible that he wouldn't have mentioned encountering a hostile organism before in Aliens. If there are things that devastating out there then the company wouldn't have as much interest in the Xenomorphs, the marines wouldn't have been so over-confident, the board at Ripley's inquest wouldn't have been so skeptical, etc...


Engineer
Apr 30, 2017, 07:31:49 PM
Reply #393 on: Apr 30, 2017, 07:31:49 PM
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SM
Apr 30, 2017, 08:34:21 PM
Reply #394 on: Apr 30, 2017, 08:34:21 PM
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The Cruentus
Apr 30, 2017, 08:55:06 PM
Reply #395 on: Apr 30, 2017, 08:55:06 PM
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I think it was one of the authors or something that said some of the stories would not be canon, so those that contradiction things are probably the ones that are just for fun, though canon stories can be contradictive as well  :P


Engineer
Apr 30, 2017, 09:12:31 PM
Reply #396 on: Apr 30, 2017, 09:12:31 PM
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Yea sorry about that! Got a little over zealous with my last post. Lol. Thanks for the reminder; I went back and added the spoiler tags...

But as for the rest of the stories...

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I think it was one of the authors or something that said some of the stories would not be canon, so those that contradiction things are probably the ones that are just for fun, though canon stories can be contradictive as well  :P
It was the lead author/editor who wrote the forward who said that. It bugged me that they never specified which were canon and which weren't. Almost like they were waiting to see fan reactions before committing to it. But really, just about every story had contradicts to the movies in some way, big or small...

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Lonely Universe
May 01, 2017, 04:11:26 AM
Reply #397 on: May 01, 2017, 04:11:26 AM
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Ugh. I got to 'No Good Deed' & it's about as silly as it gets. Really glad they made sure to say these aren't cannon. Still enjoying the book, though maybe they could have set some ground rules to make sure things stayed believable within the somewhat realistic Alien universe. It goes full on Jekyll & Hyde lol


Corporal Hicks
May 01, 2017, 11:44:08 AM
Reply #398 on: May 01, 2017, 11:44:08 AM
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For me the highlights of Bug Hunt were Broken, Deep Background, Empty Nest, Deep Black, Distressed and Dangerous Prey. These ones really made the anthology for me.

The only one I didn't really like was Reclamation because it seemed so obvious the bugs were supposed to be Aliens and it was setting it up as a "Hicks is gonna go get revenge for his wife in Aliens" kind of thing. Felt like a very shoe-horned kinda of connection that I really don't like. I was especially disappointed because it was Navarro who wrote it and I remember really like Music of the Spears.

I felt like the rest were just okay. All those Sulaco marine stories bunched together with Dietrich being front and centre in two of them. All the "bug" stories being bunched together. One of the stories (Burkes, I think) even seemed to have some editor notes in it.

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Xenomrph
May 02, 2017, 02:33:37 AM
Reply #399 on: May 02, 2017, 02:33:37 AM
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Really glad they made sure to say these aren't cannon.
To be fair the intro says some may or may not be, but doesn't say which ones, and then clarifies the statement to say the Alien universe might be weirder than we previously thought.

Which stories are canon? All the ones you like. Yes, I'm talking to you, whoever is reading this post right now. :P


HuDaFuK
May 02, 2017, 08:47:05 AM
Reply #400 on: May 02, 2017, 08:47:05 AM
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Read the Bishop and Hicks stories last night. Quite enjoyed the Bishop one, but the Hicks one was just a coincidence too far.


ClockworkHorror
May 02, 2017, 06:02:34 PM
Reply #401 on: May 02, 2017, 06:02:34 PM
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I'm on the second Dietrich story so far. As soon as I hit Exterminators, I decided to do a read of the first paragraph of each story to see what else I might be in for.:)
I really like how Dan Abnett writes, so I enjoyed Reaper. The setup was good, I felt, though the payoff was meh.
It's nice to have more Alien universe literature, but I've been feeling that it lacks that grounded feel that made the first two movies really shine. Relatable, realistic characters. Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. I have a feeling a lot of these authors want to make the franchise more fantastical than it needs to be.
Or they just aren't paying close enough attention.

Did anyone else read the roll call on Golden's story and CRINGE when he got to Spunkmeyer?


BountyHunter
May 03, 2017, 02:30:19 PM
Reply #402 on: May 03, 2017, 02:30:19 PM
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So, what makes some of the stories canon, and others not? Just curious. I'm pretty much only interested in canon stuff.


ClockworkHorror
May 03, 2017, 02:55:50 PM
Reply #403 on: May 03, 2017, 02:55:50 PM
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I don't think any of the stories really feel like canon. It reads like a lot of fanfic.


Xenomrph
May 04, 2017, 03:06:44 AM
Reply #404 on: May 04, 2017, 03:06:44 AM
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So, what makes some of the stories canon, and others not? Just curious. I'm pretty much only interested in canon stuff.

See above:
Which stories are canon? All the ones you like. Yes, I'm talking to you, whoever is reading this post right now. :P

I'm through the Bishop story, I liked it but I think I'd have liked it more if it had a bit better attention to detail. No mention of Michael Bishop, no mention of his first name, no mention of "341-B".

Also re: the Bishop story:
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