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Author Topic: Alien: Phalanx by Scott Sigler  (Read 40043 times)

Kradan
Nov 16, 2020, 02:43:34 PM
Reply #450 on: Nov 16, 2020, 02:43:34 PM
 :D

Also, ouch


Nightmare Asylum
Nov 16, 2020, 04:27:30 PM
Reply #451 on: Nov 16, 2020, 04:27:30 PM
On those details... (Katanu don't open this spoiler 'til you're done)

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scottsigler
Nov 16, 2020, 08:49:04 PM
Reply #452 on: Nov 16, 2020, 08:49:04 PM
Just got this book, and I plan to start reading it today.
Hope its good!



Bummer, I'm sorry to didn't enjoy it. Thanks for giving it a shot.

I'm 13 chapters in. Couldn't stop reading last night, and would have kept reading if I didn't have to work today.
So far I'm really enjoying it. I've always defended that Alien belongs in space, in ship corridors, in other planet's terraforming colonies. They look silly in a modern day small town (I'm looking at you, AvP-R), and Aliens in a medieval world could turn out to be something really corny. To me, Predator was always the one that had the potential to be moved around into different settings and time periods to give us some really cool stories.
Well, Aliens Phalanx so far is proving me wrong. Maybe because its really well written. Can't wait to go back to it after work.

Also, I started this book assuming it would take place on Earth, in the past. But now I know that's not the case, hope the book gives more details on that.

Dope! I hope it finishes strong for you.


Kradan
Nov 16, 2020, 08:58:57 PM
Reply #453 on: Nov 16, 2020, 08:58:57 PM
I'm really, REALLY sorry, Scott. I was just joking. For sure, there were things in your book I was unsure about but overall it was pretty great read. It was a long book and I don't regret one minute spent on it. Again, sorry for my poor sense of humour

Btw, I'm the guy who wrote this:

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Also, I'm genuinely surprised you're still checking these forums after what - 9 months since Phalanx was released ? Such dedication deserved fo be applauded

« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2020, 09:14:07 PM by Kradan »

Katanu
Nov 17, 2020, 01:49:28 PM
Reply #454 on: Nov 17, 2020, 01:49:28 PM
The author of the book I'm reading read my post about it, now that's cool  :D
Very nice of you to visit the foruns and care about the fans' opinions.
I'll start chapter 39 tonight, so far I'm having a great time with the book!
I hope Titan hires you to write a Predator novel too, would love to see that, if you would be interested in writing one.

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Edit: Finished reading it. It was a great read! The last Alien novel I've read was Cold Forge, and while I loved Cold Forge for different reasons, Phalanx was more fun to read. It's nice how the novel changes from being very suspenseful with the horrifying reality of the runners of Lemeth's Hold to the epic action packed confrontations from the final chapters. Liyahs character arch was also really well done, along with the relationship with her friends, I started not so sure about them, but ended up rooting for them all. The World building also made me buy the story, at the beggining I was wondering all the time when and where it took place, but eventually I was pulled into that world and stopped wondering about that, only to be awarded with the anwsers near the end.
I don't have much knowledge on real medieval battle tactics, only a few Age of Empires 2 unit counters and stuff, but fans of that will probably get a kick out of this, since it appears Sigler put a lot of effort into it.

Anyway, loved the book, highly recommend it!

« Last Edit: Nov 18, 2020, 03:43:39 AM by Katanu »


David's Creation
Jan 17, 2021, 12:19:33 AM
Reply #456 on: Jan 17, 2021, 12:19:33 AM
Just finished. Loved it. I love how it broke the mold.

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426Buddy
Jan 17, 2021, 02:19:46 AM
Reply #457 on: Jan 17, 2021, 02:19:46 AM
Just got this book, and I plan to start reading it today.
Hope its good!



Bummer, I'm sorry to didn't enjoy it. Thanks for giving it a shot.

I'm 13 chapters in. Couldn't stop reading last night, and would have kept reading if I didn't have to work today.
So far I'm really enjoying it. I've always defended that Alien belongs in space, in ship corridors, in other planet's terraforming colonies. They look silly in a modern day small town (I'm looking at you, AvP-R), and Aliens in a medieval world could turn out to be something really corny. To me, Predator was always the one that had the potential to be moved around into different settings and time periods to give us some really cool stories.
Well, Aliens Phalanx so far is proving me wrong. Maybe because its really well written. Can't wait to go back to it after work.

Also, I started this book assuming it would take place on Earth, in the past. But now I know that's not the case, hope the book gives more details on that.

Dope! I hope it finishes strong for you.

The whole book is awesome, I absolutely adore it. :)

Thank you



scottsigler
Jan 17, 2021, 06:07:45 PM
Reply #458 on: Jan 17, 2021, 06:07:45 PM
I'm really, REALLY sorry, Scott. I was just joking. Also, I'm genuinely surprised you're still checking these forums after what - 9 months since Phalanx was released ? Such dedication deserved fo be applauded

No worries! Readers are entitled to their opinion and every book can't be everything to all people.

I check in every now and then, yeah. This forum has the most deeply committed franchise fans, I think, so it's great to know whether or not I delivered for this audience.


Kradan
Jan 17, 2021, 06:41:42 PM
Reply #459 on: Jan 17, 2021, 06:41:42 PM
I apologise for my joke of poor taste one more time. I loved your book and will definetly re-read it soon


 

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