Dr. Caspar Nordling is developing a micro-organism that is deadly to Aliens, but not to people. He's had a lot of luck engineering selective viruses to kill rats and weevils, but this is something altogether different. Highly speculative. Highly volatile. Just like the doctor himself. In a remote sector of the galaxy, on an isolated Grant-Corp space station, the thin line...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 23rd 1997 by Dark Horse
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One of the most entertaining entries in Dark Horse's cross-medium expansion of the Aliens universe, Stronghold offers a cast of extremely memorable characters that breathe life into what is an otherwise cliched story. Once again, a group of people stumble across a madman's attempts to use the Aliens for his personal gain under the guise of studying them in the name of science, all within the bowels of some far flung settlement where the "Company" and any futuristic police force have no idea what...more
Now, here's something unusual. The Dark Horse Aliens franchise typically serves up dark and brooding stories of a dystopic future society, where life is cheap and the Alien acts as a catalyst for the evils that men do to each other. Here though the concept is turned into a mystery novel, and there's an unusual cast with unclear motives for the reader to suspect. The xenomorph itself really doesn't add that much to the storyline here, the book functions more like a whodunnit mystery paired with a...more