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TitleAlien
AuthorAlan Dean Foster
ISBN2290011150
ImprintAlan Dean Foster Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages270

Description

Based on the screenplay by Dan O Bannon The crew of the spaceship Nostromo wake from cryogenic sleep to distress signals from an unknown planet One is attacked when they investigate a derelict alien craft Safely on their way back to Sol, none foresee the real horror about to begin.

Reviews

Frank Roberts

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

Greatest book in the whole frickin universe of course, having read it over 30 years ago this won t be a highly detailed review Now,I was 11 years old when Alien came out My mom wouldn t let me see R rated flicks at the time and most older friends cousins were afraid of my mother so they wouldn t tak... (Sign in to see more)


Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

Most of us know what Alien is about If you don t, shame on you The 1979 movie is a classic, and you should watch it.I ve known about the novelization for a few years now, so I said it was finally time to give it a try It didn t disappoint, even if the beginning was a bit rough Once the action starts... (Sign in to see more)


Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

Alien a classic, epic movie Created from a screenplay, they turned around and made the movie, then made the book off the movie screenplay one rarely thinks of this book offspring when they hear the word Alien The movie is better too, but for fans of the series, especially completionists, this spawne... (Sign in to see more)


11811 (Eleven)

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

I think this is the first film novelization I ve ever read The idea never appealed to me before but this was pretty damn good It successfully captures the suspense and subtle terror of the film which I am now anxious to watch again This Foster dude can write and I already bought his sequel, Aliens, ... (Sign in to see more)


Scott Rhee

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

I don t normally read novelizations, but when I do, I read Alan Dean Foster s novelizations Okay, that sounded like a beer commercial Part of the reason is that Foster seems to single handedly write ALL movie novelizations, especially those in the sci fi fantasy horror genre So, if you re going to r... (Sign in to see more)


Sean O&

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

If you ever want to see how much movie novelizations have changed in the last forty years, you can t go wrong with Alan Dean Foster s work Pick up his adaptations of the most recent Star Trek movies and you ll find what is essentially just the script reformatted to prose form and not just any script... (Sign in to see more)


Mark

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

A novelsisation of the movie that scared the living daylights out of me, and that after I read this book I did read the book before since there was no chance in a snowballs hell my mother was allowing me to see the actual movie in cinema So as a good kid I found a 2nd hand copy and read the book bef... (Sign in to see more)


Graham

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

Not a bad novelisation as they go but not a patch on the film ALIEN is the first of a trilogy by Alan Dean Foster, in which he based his novelisations on the screenplays rather than the finished movies As H R Giger came up with the look of the alien after the screenplay was finished, we re left with... (Sign in to see more)


Karen

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

More detail and a bit tense than the movie The characters are real I enjoyed it and would recommend.


DNF with Jack Mack

Alien By Alan Dean Foster

I just lost a review I d been working on for two hours, so now I m honked off Conclusion if you want to read books that don t make you sleepy, try those with a single point of view that don t have a cast of a thousand dullards.Alien is highly enjoyable for those who like such things Five stars, if n... (Sign in to see more)


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