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Author Topic: Alien: Phalanx by Scott Sigler  (Read 27445 times)

Nightmare Asylum
Mar 05, 2020, 04:16:57 AM
Reply #285 on: Mar 05, 2020, 04:16:57 AM
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This praise is all very good to hear. With the exception of Cold Forge (which I am actually in the middle of rereading now, since I haven't touched the book since the week it came out), I've never really been fond of the Alien novels either. With Alex White and Scott Sigler's work now, though, it seems like there's definitely some stuff happening here that I'm going to be immensely enjoying.


Hudson
Mar 05, 2020, 05:42:44 PM
Reply #286 on: Mar 05, 2020, 05:42:44 PM
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This praise is all very good to hear. With the exception of Cold Forge (which I am actually in the middle of rereading now, since I haven't touched the book since the week it came out), I've never really been fond of the Alien novels either. With Alex White and Scott Sigler's work now, though, it seems like there's definitely some stuff happening here that I'm going to be immensely enjoying.

From what I can tell, the novels are better when it's the authors that pitch their own ideas than when the author is solicited to do the job. This isn't always the case, but I feel like you can usually tell when the authors are having fun and when they're merely doing a job. That's not to say that every story pitched by the author turns out well, nor that everyone who's a hired hand doesn't have fun.

Finally got my copy of this in the mail and I need to finish a couple unrelated books first but I'm looking forward to this one.

« Last Edit: Mar 05, 2020, 05:46:48 PM by Hudson »

Nightmare Asylum
Mar 05, 2020, 06:32:23 PM
Reply #287 on: Mar 05, 2020, 06:32:23 PM
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Yeah... that first "trilogy" that Titan/Fox had done featuring a Ripley adventure between Alien and Aliens, Colonial Marines on LV-426 before the events of Aliens, and Weyland-Yutani existing post-Alien: Resurrection just... aren't my jam at all. I don't blame any of that on the authors themselves,  but I also couldn't bring myself to read any of these books. :-\

« Last Edit: Mar 05, 2020, 06:38:50 PM by Nightmare Asylum »

felix
Mar 06, 2020, 05:32:56 AM
Reply #288 on: Mar 06, 2020, 05:32:56 AM
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Getting Phalanx tomorrow. Should i expect surprises?


SM
Mar 06, 2020, 06:13:45 AM
Reply #289 on: Mar 06, 2020, 06:13:45 AM
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Yes.


HuDaFuK
Mar 06, 2020, 10:27:19 AM
Reply #290 on: Mar 06, 2020, 10:27:19 AM
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Started this about a week ago, but spent most of this week feeling so ill that reading was just too much effort. As a result I'm only a few chapters in.

Sword and shield/fantasy stuff isn't really my bag, but it's well put together so far and I really like that someone's tried a new direction instead of just setting it in another company lab. Can't say more than that because f*ck-all's happened in the few pages I've read so far :laugh: (Which is certainly not to say it's boring, it's just still busy setting things up.)


Hudson
Mar 06, 2020, 02:35:33 PM
Reply #291 on: Mar 06, 2020, 02:35:33 PM
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Started this about a week ago, but spent most of this week feeling so ill that reading was just too much effort. As a result I'm only a few chapters in.

Sword and shield/fantasy stuff isn't really my bag, but it's well put together so far and I really like that someone's tried a new direction instead of just setting it in another company lab. Can't say more than that because f*ck-all's happened in the few pages I've read so far :laugh: (Which is certainly not to say it's boring, it's just still busy setting things up.)

I raised an eyebrow at the sight of a LotR style map in the front of the book, but I'm here for it. Anything that isn't the typical mad scientist yarn, which is still--when we boil it down--what Cold Forge is.


Fiendishly Inventive
Mar 06, 2020, 08:22:34 PM
Reply #292 on: Mar 06, 2020, 08:22:34 PM
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The auditor's very real in fact, unfortunately I'm aware of people such as him, and I personally found Blue Marsalis very likeable while complex, scientist, yes, otherwise, no.


SM
Mar 07, 2020, 04:16:23 AM
Reply #293 on: Mar 07, 2020, 04:16:23 AM
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felix
Mar 07, 2020, 11:55:24 PM
Reply #297 on: Mar 07, 2020, 11:55:24 PM
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Bought Phalanx yesterday. I think its one of the best Alien books so far.

At first i thought i reading some YA fantasy novel with Xenomorphs in it, but the revelations at the end...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Monster Man
Mar 08, 2020, 12:06:54 AM
Reply #298 on: Mar 08, 2020, 12:06:54 AM
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Such high praise, looks like I'll have to pick this up too. And some of ya'll are saying it's better than the Cold Forge?


SM
Mar 08, 2020, 12:50:52 AM
Reply #299 on: Mar 08, 2020, 12:50:52 AM
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Bought Phalanx yesterday. I think its one of the best Alien books so far.

At first i thought i reading some YA fantasy novel with Xenomorphs in it, but the revelations at the end...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And yeah it did have a bit of a YA vibe.

« Last Edit: Mar 08, 2020, 12:52:26 AM by SM »

 

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