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Author Topic: Alien: Phalanx by Scott Sigler  (Read 24179 times)

Corporal Hicks
Jan 07, 2020, 09:26:23 PM
Reply #195 on: Jan 07, 2020, 09:26:23 PM
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I'm imagining a Prince of Thorns type scenario where some catastrophe just knocks a particular colony back in development.



Kradan
Jan 08, 2020, 08:40:21 AM
Reply #197 on: Jan 08, 2020, 08:40:21 AM
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I hope so.



Corporal Hicks
Jan 08, 2020, 01:43:39 PM
Reply #199 on: Jan 08, 2020, 01:43:39 PM
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I really need to revisit that series. I brought the second one recently but it's been an age since I read the first. Gotta re-read that.


scottsigler
Jan 08, 2020, 05:05:46 PM
Reply #200 on: Jan 08, 2020, 05:05:46 PM
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I'm imagining a Prince of Thorns type scenario where some catastrophe just knocks a particular colony back in development.

I am unfamiliar with that book, so I can neither confirm nor deny your take.

Perhaps it's also partially taken from the "wooden" planet idea.

It is not taken from the wooden planet. I hope you dig it.


The Cruentus
Jan 08, 2020, 07:01:57 PM
Reply #201 on: Jan 08, 2020, 07:01:57 PM
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I'm curious to see all about the medieval planet and how it is like that, assuming they are human of course.

Reminds me of two comics actually, one was about vikings I believe and the other I think was crusader...? It was never finished and even though it had future folks in it, I think the settlement was primitive, I might be wrong as I had only read it once and saw no reason to read it again since it was never going to be finished.


SM
Jan 08, 2020, 08:16:18 PM
Reply #202 on: Jan 08, 2020, 08:16:18 PM
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Crusade was set on Earth in the period after Earth War, and the characters were living in a medieval scenario.


Corporal Hicks
Jan 23, 2020, 12:08:49 PM
Reply #203 on: Jan 23, 2020, 12:08:49 PM
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The Cruentus
Jan 24, 2020, 10:48:10 AM
Reply #204 on: Jan 24, 2020, 10:48:10 AM
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Already pre-ordered it, just got to wait now. I'm curious to see how well a pre-industrial society would do against the Aliens. Anyone with a sword is going to seriously have the odds against them.


HuDaFuK
Jan 24, 2020, 10:55:33 AM
Reply #205 on: Jan 24, 2020, 10:55:33 AM
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Hey, someone killed an Alien with a sword in Steel Egg and they didn't even break a sweat :P


The Cruentus
Jan 24, 2020, 11:02:37 AM
Reply #206 on: Jan 24, 2020, 11:02:37 AM
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What no acid splash?  :laugh: I cannot remember about that now, I only read it once. Is this the one where someone performs surgery on themselves to try and remove a chestburster?


HuDaFuK
Jan 24, 2020, 12:03:27 PM
Reply #207 on: Jan 24, 2020, 12:03:27 PM
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Yep.

Other than that and a couple of other half-decent scenes, unquestionably the worst Alien novel I've yet read. You've done well to block it from your mind :laugh:


SM
Jan 24, 2020, 10:33:55 PM
Reply #208 on: Jan 24, 2020, 10:33:55 PM
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The ninja in Music of the Spears killed Aliens with swords.  Pretty sure the swords then melted and most of the ninja died.

That said, Sigler's done a lot of research for this.


Whiskeybrewer
Jan 25, 2020, 12:09:42 PM
Reply #209 on: Jan 25, 2020, 12:09:42 PM
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The swords didnt melt when the Ninja's went for the Joints. Its was the Body shots that caused acid spurt and Ninja death  ;D


 

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