Alien 3 (Alien #3)
Here, even the wind screams. Abandoned hulks of machinery rust in the colorless landscape. Dark, oily seas beat against a jagged black shore. And the remnants of a reentry space vehicle crash into the rough waves. In it sleeps Ripley, a woman who has battled the enemy twice. It killed her whole crew the first time. The second time, it slaughtered a spaceload of death-deali...more
This book starts up pretty slow, when riply (the only survivor...more
I raced to the climactic ending with anticipation of reading Alan Foster's succinct description about how Ripley performed her last act of selfless duty protecting mankind in the midst of her impen...more
Unlike the other Alien novels in the trilogy, Alien 3 can be skipped -- the film works much better (and I liked it better than others have rated; it's orch. score by Goldenthal is esp. good and can't be "novelized").
On the topic of film-based adaptations and "novelization" ... "...more
I had the highest hopes for this "Alien 3" novel because I always felt that certain parts of the movie were confusing, and I hoped that this novel would clear up those points. In this respect, the book shines brightly - carefully explaining how the facehugger in the Sulaco caused the acid burn on Newt's cryo chamber, and why the electrical fire started and forced the chambers into the escape pod, an opening sequence that always left me a bit bewildered....more
However, the Director's Cut of the film is much, much closer to the book.
All in all, not a great read.