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Aliens: Bug Hunt Kindle Edition
“fans of the Xenomorph universe owe it to themselves to add a copy of this book to your shelf” - Midroad Movie Review
“fans of Xenomorphs will likely snap this up as quickly as I did!” - Sciencefiction.com
“tasteful horror-driven science fiction” - Gamers Sphere
“A solid collection of Aliens tales...If you’re a fan of the films, this is one to pick up. If you’re new to xenomorphs, read with the lights on.” Sci Fi Pulse
“an easy, fun read with plenty of references back to the movies, and something for fans of both the sci-fi heavy components and the horror-heavy parts of the films” borg.com
“If you are looking for a diverse collection of science fiction tales packed with suspense, action and interesting characters, this series of short stories is for you. I recommend ALIENS: Bug Hunt for anyone who is looking for a series of thrilling stories that capture the world of the Alien franchise with a fresh, new take” - GeekHard
“If you love Alien, the Colonial Marines and/or the universe they inhabit, this is a solid collection that'll keep you reasonably entertained through a few sittings” - Birth Movies Death
“takes some of the best talent in film spin-off series and sets them loose on the Xenomorphs” - FangirlNation.com
“I’m having a very hard time deciding which is my favorite...there are enough surprises to make every fan smile.” GeekDad.com
“There's a lot to love here, especially if you're an Aliens fan. If you liked the movie, what's your problem? You should love the movie. And if you loved the movie then you'll no doubt enjoy the book. Jonathan Maberry has put together a terrific bunch of stories” Horror Talk
“a good sampler platter” - Cinema Sentries
About the Author
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and steampunk for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Rot & Ruin, Mars One, and Captain America, which is in development for a feature film. He writes comics for Marvel, Dark Horse, and IDW and is the editor of such high-profile anthologies as The X-Files, V-Wars, Out of Tune, Baker Street Irregular, Nights of the Living Dead, and Scary Out There.
Heather Graham, also known as Shannon Drake, is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than one hundred novels. She is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thriller Writers' Silver Bullet. She is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America.
Scott Sigler is a popular podcaster and a New York Times bestselling author. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog.
Rachel Caine is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, the Revivalist series, and the Morganville Vampires series, which includes Bitter Blood, Black Dawn, Last Breath, and Bite Club. She is also the author of Prince of Shadows, a new spin on the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, an insurance investigator, and, until recently, carried on a secret identity in the corporate world as a communications executive. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas.
David Farland is the pseudonym of Dave Wolverton, an American author of fantasy fiction who lives in Utah with his wife and five children. He was a budding author during his college years but came to prominence when he won the Writers of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award for On My Way to Paradise in 1987. He has achieved much renown in the science fiction field, but fans may know him best as the author of Star Wars novels; The Courtship of Princess Leia was met with acclaim from critics and readers alike and became a New York Times bestselling novel.--This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.
- ASIN : B01IZT7YXS
- Publisher : Titan Books (April 18, 2017)
- Publication date : April 18, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1895 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 380 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #401,394 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2021
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Some stories go out of their way to have downer endings but not all of them. The lack of any Prometheus references or characters was a little disappointing.
Few, if any of the stories are badly written though, which is a plus. None of them really seem to contradict each other (which is far from a given in anthologies).
Not quite as good as Predator, if It Bleeds, but a fun read.
These were great short reads for the most part. I'd say 30 min per story. Most were great, only a couple were not worth the read. So all in all I was not disappointed. The title doesn't necessarily mean that every story have a Xenomorph in it though. That was a little surprising, but there were alien 'bugs' that the Marines had to tackle none the less. One story covered thier rifles, so I didn't spend much time on that chapter. I would recommend the book for the rest.
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More alarming though was how poorly edited it was. This is from Titan Books, not a self publisher, but you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. There's a lot of poor sentence structure that just jars, The word 'shined' was used wrongly not once but several times and from different authors to the point where it bugged me. One story still had author/editor's notes in the text. And its a pity they weren't followed because that story is missing a whole section where one minute the protagonist is cocooned like stone, the next running down a tunnel.
Finally some of the authors don't seem to understand the Alien and its lifecycle. Like how long it takes before a chest burster can 'hatch', or the strange notion that Alien blood can turn someone on acid resistant clothing to 'soup' before your very eyes. Theres more than a bit of twisting the facts to suit the story. Perhaps its telling that, for me, the best entry was about the history of the Marine's Pulse Rifle.
If you're a fan and you love the whole colonial marines side of Aliens you should get some entertainment from this. To my eyes this was an unfinished draft that a respectable publishing house had no right charging for. I'm sure there are better stories out there that deserved a place in a collection like this. Hell, I've read better stuff for FREE on Amazon.
As such the books real charm is for fans of the movie. The stories are bite-sized and easy to digest and good fun
The book provides enough quality and variety to make up for whatever lacks in canon and consistency. I'm happily reading 2-4 stories a day. They're short enough to fit each story into an idle 5-10 minutes. And they - the first eight stories anyway - range from OK to quite good - I particularly liked the 'Bishop' story. though its arguably the most far fetched (and/or least 'canon') so far.
I like these collections because they fill out a bit of story universe background beyond the established core.
Are they Scary? no, not really--but they do intrigue.
Are they funny? sometimes yeh--but could have been better.
Do they whisk you away and thrill you? some of the stories do--not all of them.
I mostly would have liked more, mostly!