Alien 3

Pat Cadigan, 1953-

Book - 2021

William Gibson's never-before-adapted screenplay for the direct sequel to Aliens, revealing the fates of Ripley, Newt, the synthetic Bishop, and Corporal Hicks. When the Colonial Marines vessel Sulaco docks with space station and military installation Anchorpoint, a new form of Xenomorph appears.

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Science fiction
London : Titan Books 2021.
Main Author
Pat Cadigan, 1953- (author)
Other Authors
William Gibson, 1948- (-)
Physical Description
431 pages ; 20 cm
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Review by Booklist Review

After the film Aliens (1986) was a smash hit, the studio began planning a follow-up. One of the writers who turned in a draft script for the third Aliens movie was William Gibson, the SF writer credited with launching the cyberpunk genre. While his version of Aliens 3 never got made, his script did get turned into a graphic novel and an audio production, both in 2019. Now comes this full-length novel, written by cyberpunk author Cadigan. The story, as concocted by Gibson, follows on from the end of Aliens: the ship containing the survivors of that film winds up at a massive space station, and mayhem ensues, with a large cast of characters and lots of running and screaming. Some of Cadigan's choices might irk hardcore Aliens fans (such as referring to Ripley as a "crazy cat-lady"), but overall it's a solid entry in the Aliens tie-in series that expands the fictional universe in a meaningful way and offers readers a chance to reacquaint themselves with some favorite characters.

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