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  1. Nick Nick says:

    Ok don't get me wrong this was well written and gave a tiny insight into life on earth and the beginnings of Weyland Yutani which was nice but other than that it just seemed a bit pointlessThe whole prophet O T B D stuff which we as readers obviously we knew was correct but it was never tied down to anything in particular so bore no direct relation to the Xenomorphs or future events outside of 'bad things will kill humans if we go out there' If they'd tried to tie it into the whole Xenomorph ueenueen mother psychic abilities that wouldn't have fit the timeline as aside from David's small few true Xenomorph eggs which we have no idea when they would be present due to time and long sleep etc there should be no Xenomorphs in existenceIf it was meant to point towards the 'Engineers' then surely someone must've known even a smidgen about Weylands trip on the Prometheus and what he was looking for even if not where they'd goneSo all we were left with was some criminal activity kidnapping hostage situations and people shooting at others to try and delaystop a mission because some crazy dreamer is scared we'll meet aliens who will come to earth and kill us allIf you're an Alien fan then read it for the small morsels of world building in the universe but otherwise its a kind off out of place story set in the Alien universe

  2. Love of Hopeless Causes Love of Hopeless Causes says:

    Confused by the Aliens franchise these days? Me too Apparently your supposed to read Prometheus prior This Earth bound book is about Weyland Yutani Corp I assume to get David8 or some other Andy introduced since it has a large influence on the later timelineRecommended for those who enjoy Kevin Siembieda Rifts type world's On that level it's great stuff from the ever competent Foster Corp intrigue assassin's guilds Neo Tokyo combatbots implantswhat's not to like? As an Alien book it's meh The characters aren't forgettable so much as plug and play The opposition rebels aren't convincing or likeable compared to Philip K Dick versions of the same This is the first Alien book I've read and thought I could do better Maybe too many cooks in this franchise stew Out there be demons? Um okay thanks for chiming in Team Tryhards

  3. Joshua Joshua says:

    I enjoyed reading this book with my wife we are big fans of the Alien storyline It was interesting to discover some of the background and controversy behind the Covenant colonization mission The book is well written and fast paced for the most part My biggest complaints are the following1 There appears to be a huge plot hole regarding the Earthsavers' plan to kidnapassassinate Yutani They decided to kidnap him but the next scene shows the mafia boss explaining the plot to assassinate him instead In addition the Earthsavers' later scoffed at the idea of killing Yutani as if they had not already tried to do that exact thing2 Characters have a weird habit of explaining things to people when 1 the person already got an explanation earlier in the book or 2 the person should definitely already know about the thing being explained3 The characters in this book did not really match the characters in the movie For example several characters including Lope and Rosenthal are portrayed as super competent geniuses when in the movie they are bumbling idiots like everybody else in the film Otherwise it was an enjoyable read and a decent book I recommend for fans of the Alien moviesnovelizations Non fans will likely not find much of interest here

  4. Stephen Stephen says:

    Foster gives an imaginative preface to the Covenant mission I really enjoyed the set up and the struggles that the grew goes through before ever even lifting off This book adds color to the movie and movie novelization

  5. Dawie Dawie says:

    Not a fan of where the Franchise has gone with my favorite ALIEN genre can’t say this was badly written Why couldnt they make this the first movie instead of doing things ass over end and preualing everything?

  6. Shawn Birss Shawn Birss says:

    I like to review books based on their own context and whether they reach their own goals So that said this preuel story to a seuel film to a preuel film for the original Alien film is not one that I began reading with expectations for classic level literature But I liked it for what it was Alan Dean Foster wrote the best screenplay novelization that I have ever read with his novelization of the original Aliens screenplay Since he wrote that book before the film was complete he had not seen any of HR Giger's creature and set design which ended up dramatically influencing the finished product of the film So in that first book we get to see Foster giving us his own vision of the screenplay It puts on display just how good the story writing was on that first film even before the impressive visuals However Foster's treatment for Alien Covenant was not so agreeable to me Since I know this writer can make something of a good script I tend to blame the failure of that novelization on the script not on Foster The only value that book has is to see how much an improvement Ridley Scott was able to make from the script he had if Foster's book reflects the original script closely But here it seems that Alan Dean Foster was probably given greater range to write his own book I expect he was given some kind of plot to follow But this is not a novelization of a screenplay This is a new story that takes place between the preuel films Prometheus and Alien Covenant It takes place on earth and no Xenomorphs make an appearance But there aren't technically any Xenomorphs in Foster's original Alien novel either So that should be fine Still many readers may find themselves disappointed to read a novel with the name Alien claiming to be part of the franchise and with an image of a Xenomorph on the cover without the creatures being included I'd understand the complaint My complaint is less with the lack of aliens and with some of the choices in the plot and premise Most of the story surrounds the launching of the Covenant colony ship and a group of religious terrorists that wish to stop it Though I enjoyed the book enough as it is I was disappointed by the emphasis placed on the terrorist's willingness to lose their own lives for their cause without adeuately providing them with a justification for such actions True extremists aren't just willing to die for a cause for reasons of extremism alone Without some belief that their sacrifice will be rewarded either with something left behind for their family some sort of measurable glory or a spiritual conseuence in a life to come they don't just willingly commit suicide In not providing this the book's premise is weakened considerably and these villains become paper thin caricatures instead of a real threat Secondly the perspective of the book places these terrorists in the role of villains for wanting to stop the colony ship from launching because of a prophet's visions of demonic creatures from beyond This puts Weyland Yutani Corporation in the role of victim But any reader familiar with the Alien franchise will know that these kooky religious folks are actually right For this colony ship to leave the earth and everyone on the ship will be put in grave danger by demonic looking creatures In fact if they were to succeed they would actually save the lives of everyone on board Further the Weyland Yutani Corporation has consistently been villainous toward the protagonists of nearly every story ever written in the Alien canon and outside the canon It seems to be a lost opportunity that this book was not instead written with the terrorists as the protagonists and the corporation as the villain That could have made for some very interesting reading Instead we have a somewhat bland but competently entertaining thriller Though some of the big pieces don't entirely fit Foster is still adept at character description and science fiction action enough to keep this die hard fan happy through to the last page The very best part of my copy of this book is the inscription on the inside cover It is written by my seven year old who gave it to me for Christmas He also drew a picture in black pen of he and I watching an Alien movie together something we have yet to do But one dayRecommended only to very dedicated fans of the Alien franchise who enjoy supermarket paperback thrillers ☠Mass Market PaperbackTitan Books 2017Three StarsDecember 25 2017 January 1 2018☠

  7. James Big Cat James Big Cat says:

    Not at all what I expected going in but a nice surpriseNothing at all like the movies Alien Covenant Origins is much of a cyberpunksci fi thriller complete with a crazy heist failed assassinations and even unexpected goats that almost all takes place on a run down Earth think Bladerunner where Wayland Yutani propose a mission to start life on a new planet But for reasons not started here a shadow group wants to prevent this from happening all leading up shortly to before the beginning of the Covenant film I believe the timeline is something like Prometheus Covenant Origins Covenant Alien etc?Don't expect any Xenomorphs or even much of space itself but this book offers a good view of Earth that you don't really get in the movies

  8. Eddie Cejvan Eddie Cejvan says:

    A very interesting story set in the Alien universe where there is no encounter with actual aliens themselves It makes for OK sci fi even though it doesn't do the best job of explaining the context for the conditions on Earth The small cast and the extreme focus on the preparation for Covenant mission make for a claustrophobic setting At times I wondered if there is enough material there to fill a novel but the plot thickened and it kept me interested to the very endIn many ways it would've been better to not have Alien in the title even if it is a preuel to the Alien Covenant movie Because of its Earth bound setting perhaps titling it Weyland Yutani Chronicles Covenant Origins would have been apt

  9. Leah Hester Leah Hester says:

    I listened to the audiobook of this over the course of a few days a rather short selection and it was AWESOME It doesn't have thetypical flavor of the Alien franchise being that there aren't any of the titular aliens in the story It is a preuel of everything post Prometheus and as such makes sense that the xenomorphs take a backseat in this story Something that does stick around is the pervasive feeling of mystery and potential dread created by the characters and atmosphere leading up to the launch of the Covenant If you love the human side of the Alien series you'll probably enjoy this The audiobook available on Audible was excellently read and I definitely enjoyed it

  10. Deborah Deborah says:

    Background Story of AlienCovenantI loved the background story of Earth and the why the Covenant space craft left Earth for colonization in another planet I literally hated interrupting reading it to do other thing The group and it's people who tried to sabotage and prevent the Covenant mission was well done too Loved this book

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Alien [Download] ➵ Alien ➾ Alan Dean Foster – The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland Yutani A ship bound for Origae 6 carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space this is make or break in The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland Yutani A ship bound for Origae carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space this is make or break investment for the corporation—and for the future of all mankindYet there are those who would die to stop the mission As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch While Captain Jacob Branson and his wife Daniels complete their preparations security chief Daniel Lopé recruits the final key member of his team Together they seek to stop the perpetrators before the ship and its passengers can be destroyedAn original novel by the acclaimed ALAN DEAN FOSTER author of the groundbreaking Alien novelization Origins is the official chronicle of the events that led up to Alien Covenant It also reveals the world the colonists left behind.

  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Alien
  • Alan Dean Foster
  • English
  • 10 December 2014
  • 9781785654763

About the Author: Alan Dean Foster

Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in but raised mainly in California He received a BA in Political Science from UCLA in and a MFA in Foster lives in Arizona with his wife but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures This interest is carried over to his writing.