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Alien Books In Order

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Publication Order of Alien Books

Alien StarSwarm (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: The Cold Forge (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: Echo (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: Isolation (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: Prototype (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens: Phalanx (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into Charybdis (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens: Infiltrator (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alien Movie Books

Alien (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien³ (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Resurrection (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: Covenant (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: Covenant Origins (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aliens (Bantam) Books

Earth Hive (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare Asylum (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Female War (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genocide (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Harvest (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Labyrinth (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music Of The Spears (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Berserker (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: The Cold Forge (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: Into Charybdis (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aliens (Dark Horse) Books

Steel Egg (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alien Trilogy Books

Out of the Shadows (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea of Sorrows (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River of Pain (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Rage War Books

Predator: Incursion (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: Invasion (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien vs. Predator: Armageddon (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aliens Collections

The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Six (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Alien series
The “Alien” trilogy of novels portrays events not seen in the movies. The first book is set in between the movies “Alien” (1979) and “Aliens” (1986). With the second novel being set after the events of “Alien: Resurrection”, and an event that only happened off-screen in “Aliens” being depicted in the final novel. The first book features the iconic Ellen Ripley in a horrifying new adventure.

All three books were officially sanctioned and stays true to the “Alien” cannon, it expands on the well-loved mythos and are must reads for all fans of “Alien”. The series was published in 2014 by Titan Books.

The first novel was written by Lebbon, while subsequent novels were written by James A. Moore and Christopher Golden. The latter of which is said to have been spearheading the project after Titan Books expressed some interest in publish new novels in the “Alien” universe.

Lebbon says that the three books stand on their own, however they still form a wide-ranging and fascinating view at the Alien universe, as well as Weyland-Yutani’s scheming pace within it. The books were written under 20th Century’s supervision.

They chronicle Ellen Ripley’s involvement in the Xenomorph outbreak on the planet LV-178 and the mining vessel that was in orbit above it. The survivors’ efforts to escape from the creatures become further complicated by Ash, whose A. I. Consciousness has survived inside of Narcissus, which is the shuttle that brought Ripley to them.

“Out of the Shadows” was performed as an audio drama. It directed by Dirk Maggs, was performed by an ensemble cast, and featured music by James Hannigan. Members of the cast include Matthew Lewis, Corey Johnson, Laurel Lefkow, Rutger Hauer, Kathryn Drysdale, and Andrea Deck. It was released by Audible Studios in the year 2016. An unabridged audiobook version of the novel was also released, having been narrated by Jeff Harding.

“Out of the Shadows” is the first novel in the “Out of the Shadows” series and was released in the year 2014. Chris Hooper dreamed about monsters during his childhood. However, deep in space, he just found darkness and isolation. Then on planet LV178, he as well as his fellow miners found a sandblasted and storm-scoured hell. They also found trimonite, which is the hardest material known to man.

When the shuttle crashes into Marion the mining ship, the miners learn that there was a lot more than just trimonite deep in those caverns. There was evil that was hibernating, and waiting for some suitable prey.

Hoop along with his associates find this one nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a whole new meaning. Soon they find that their one and only hope lies with Ellen Ripley, who is the last human survivor or the salvage ship Nostromo and the unlikeliest of saviors.

Lebbon does a great job of portraying Ripley’s character in the novel and her dialogue sounds very much like it might have come from the film version of Ripley, as portrayed by Sigourney Weaver. The novel has some strong action sequences, fast paced, and the introduction of these unidentified aliens as well as their derelict spacecraft that is buried under the LV-178’s surface was an interesting addition too.

“Sea of Sorrows” is the second novel in the “Out of the Shadows” series and was released in the year 2014. Alan Decker, in his job as a deputy commissioner for the ICC, works to ensure the settlements on LV178 follow all the rules and keep the colonists safe. However the planet known by the name of New Galveston harbors some secrets, lurking deep underneath the toxic sands that have been dubbed the Sea of Sorrows.

The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has got secrets of its own, which Decker soon learns when he is forced to become part of a team of mercenaries being sent in to investigate one ancient excavation. Somewhere within that long-forgotten dig lies the thing that this company wants the most in the whole universe. One living Xenomorph.

Decker does not comprehend just why they need him, until his past begins haunting him. Centuries prior, his ancestor battled against the Aliens, and launched a bloody vendetta which was never satisfied. That was during the time when the creatures swore revenge on Ellen Ripley, their destroyer.

This novel is filled with plenty of panic, sheer horror, satisfaction, and rage with an excellent display of suffering, loss, blood, face huggers, gore, chest bursters, and all the rest that makes Alien a ton of fun. Decker is a very interesting main character, and there are some nice twists along the way.

“River of Pain” is the third novel in the “Out of the Shadows” series and was released in the year 2014. When Ellen Ripley returns to Earth at last, she discovers that the planet LV-426 (now known as Acheron) has just been colonized. However LV-426 is the same place that Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo discovered the original Xenomorph, the killing machine that is known as the Alien.

Kept safe by the Colonial Marines, the colonists look to terraform the storm-swept planet. Two residents are Russell and Anne Jordan, looking for a fortune that eluded them back on Earth. On Acheron, Anne gives birth to the first newborn of the colony. Rebecca Jordan, who is also known as Newt.

The wildcatters locate a decaying and vast spaceship. The horseshoe shaped vessel is of especial interest to Weyland-Yutani, and just might be the answer to their dreams. However what they end up discovering on board proves to be the stuff of nightmares, not of dreams.

This novel as gripping and well written action sequences, solid characters, and the story is still rather good even though it is clear how it is going to turn out. Characters are a huge strength of this novel, as Golden is especially gifted at examining some of the issues of being a part of a frontier colony, and some of the psychological effects it is bound to have on its inhabitants. The more interpersonal relationships work quite well, with the history between Demian Brackett and Anne Jordan adding one more layer to these events while they play out.

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