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MemberChestbursterSep-25-2017 5:26 PM

Foster spoke with SYFY WIRE on the eve of his latest novel's release and offered his thoughts on the assignment and his further literary adventures within the Alien family:

"It’s always interesting working directly with a studio on a project, especially one that involves material that is essentially non-existent in the relevant film," Foster explained. "Filling in what previously did not exist entails more than a little responsibility, especially since some of it may become important to the pre-existing storyline somewhere down the road.  So you have to be careful. Everything is vetted by the studio, even moreso than what one finds in the novelization of the actual film. In sense, when writing a prequel I actually have more responsibility yet simultaneously more freedom than in a novelization.

"At the same time, I can’t just write anything I’d like because it might contradict something that already exists in the story sequence, or more exist in future films. That leaves other areas to be explored, and other questions that can be raised, outside of the actual films themselves. That’s what readers will find in ALIEN: ORIGINS."

Read the excerpt for the first meeting between Sergeant Daniel Lope and Private Sarah Rosenthal :D

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

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ModeratorPraetorianSep-25-2017 6:14 PM

nice! Im counting down the minutes to read this


MemberDeaconSep-26-2017 8:11 AM

I think it will be interesting to see what this book uncovers.

Right now it appears that the Weyland and Yutani Companies had a Merger that resulted in a Yutani major control, and so potentially the Saboteurs may have a issue with Yutanis role in the company.

But maybe this may not mean that some board members of the Weyland Company are the ones against the Merger... it could be but who knows... this will be interesting to see.

But it does seem to look like after the Death of Peter Weyland and Meredith Vickers and Fortune lost on the Prometheus Mission, something had happened where the remaining Board Members either are forced into a Merger with Yutani... or one of the Weyland Board member enters a Deal  underhandedly against the wishes of the others.

My Prometheus 2 draft touched upon such a conspiracy, where Peter Weylands Nephew was prepared to set up and have removed those who would have taken Charge of the company, and he had made a pact to Yutani Assassins in which for their part... they get a Merger, while Peter Weylands Nephew gets what he wants from the Company.

Going back to the Prequel book though....

It would be interesting to see what year its set in, as this gives us some idea to when the Covenant Mission set off, how far Planet 4 is away and Origae-6 and more so when the mission set off XXX amount of years after the Take Over.

It appears this could be the First Major Space mission for the Merged Company, and for some reason some PARTY wants this Mission to FAIL!


R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


MemberOvomorphSep-26-2017 10:29 AM

I'm reading it at the moment - But it seems weird knowing all but two will die. Up to chapter 6, and makes for a very interesting read though.

Lawrence of Arabia

MemberChestbursterSep-26-2017 11:05 AM


Lucky! My copy will be here on the 28th. I'm intrigued by the character development, maybe it'll give us a different/better perspective on A:C. Any tantalizing developments?

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


ModeratorPraetorianSep-26-2017 1:28 PM

SenseOfDoubt mine should be ready to read as soon as I get home from work :)

Question - from what you have read so far, is there any mention or links to the Phobos clip yet?


MemberPraetorianSep-26-2017 2:08 PM

I knew she was special.

Thank you for the link Lawrence of Arabia.

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MemberChestbursterSep-26-2017 4:39 PM


You're welcome :) I really liked Rosenthal, she was cute af. Reminds me of an ex of mine.

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


ModeratorPraetorianSep-26-2017 4:51 PM

Lawrence of Arabia yay go the Australian XD

hint: Tess Haubrich is on Intagram and she is also a model

You're Welcome ;-) 



MemberTrilobiteSep-26-2017 5:07 PM

I really liked Rosenthal too. Seems the character could have been pretty tough if allowed to survive longer. Easy on the eyes as well.

Lawrence of Arabia

MemberChestbursterSep-26-2017 5:13 PM


Oh lawd! You just earned yourself some bro points >:D

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

Lawrence of Arabia

MemberChestbursterSep-26-2017 5:15 PM


I felt the same as well. Something about the way she carried herself exuded tough, which made her all the cuter :3

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


ModeratorPraetorianSep-26-2017 9:30 PM

Lawrence of Arabia & dk :-) 

we just didn't to see enough of her


MemberNeomorphSep-27-2017 8:20 AM

I like that part of the book, it is well-written. Maybe I shall buy it.

She was OK in the movie but as with other characters we didn't get to know much about her. The characters were not as annoying in AC compared to Prometheus IMO.


MemberOvomorphSep-28-2017 1:06 AM

I'm now over half way through - I get the sense it's more connected to Blade Runner than Alien!

I hate to say this, but I'm getting a bit bored with the story line now. I just hope the second half is better :(



MemberFacehuggerSep-28-2017 4:28 AM

Was going to buy it but the reviews are not good. Just as a I imagined. 

Is there an agenda the mods are not telling us about? ;)


MemberChestbursterSep-28-2017 6:02 AM

I'm done with it and I agree to SenseOfDoubt. Except for I didn't find it boring. 

Why was this called Alien again? This thing is more of a corporate thriller a la Tom Clancy. 

I like however the way Hideo Yutani is portrayed. A totally different brand of CEO than megalomaniac Peter Weyland.

Someone wondered how Yutani took over Weyland Industries. I'd wager with the disappearance of Sir Peter, Weyland Industries lost its genius and driving force wich led to a considerable loss of value wich in turn may have led to an investor exodus. At that point W-I was ripe for a hostile takeover. No conspiracy needed. ;) 

Eine Theorie die nicht auf Etwas solidem basiert ist für gewöhnlich nur Geschwätz.


MemberPraetorianSep-28-2017 9:48 AM

"Why was this called Alien again? This thing is more of a corporate thriller a la Tom Clancy."

Agreed Tiwaz.

I wanted to read more about Engineer corporate espionage opposed to Earthly examples. That is my personal preference but not a complaint. It is still a great book so far. I'm more than half finished with the book and I do enjoy the technology descriptions.


MemberOvomorphSep-29-2017 1:43 AM

I liked the bit with the Goats, it had me in stitches - and being from Southampton, I enjoyed the Hampshire connection especially Calshot Beach.

The second half of the novel is better.


MemberPraetorianSep-29-2017 7:20 AM

The Hampshire connection made me smile. The folks around Hampshire are priceless....especially the one who went to The Noise Next Door for his birthday. Thank you for every comment. You provide so much for so many.

And yes, SenseOfDoubt, the second half is great. 

I was pouting a little when the novel was closing because the lack of Engineer content but the novel is exactly what many said the story lacked..a glimpse across Weyland-Yutani Corporation on Earth from the view from their workers in the field, corporate, security and a small window into the day-to-day lives of those staying behind when the Covenant departs.

Alien: Covenant Origins is a great book.
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