Well this is very exciting. I always liked ADF's novels best.
But I'm curious what the sequel means, and that it is original. Why would we be getting a novel that ostensibly would be the equivalent of the third Prometheus film released before the film starts filming? And if it isn't the story of the third film, then why do it at all? Obviously such a book couldn't have any serious reveals. I'm perplexed, but cautiously optimistic.