Aliens Novels Book 4 Genocide 0 553 56371 8Genocide the fourth book in the Aliens series after Earth Hive Nightmare Asylum and The Female War marks a switch from the Perry authors of the first three books Steve and SD to author David Bischoff and to a whole new
set of characters The switch is not beneficial to the series and I will say up front that this is one of characters The switch is not beneficial to the series and I will say up front that this is one the worst most poorly written novels I have ever read With that out of the way let s beginOne thing needs to be clear up front if you are hoping to read a book involving the aliens this is NOT the book for you This novel is 281 pages long and outside of a uick and dirty battle in the first 20 pages of the book you will not see an alien until page 200 Not a single alien battle not a single drop of adrenaline until page two oh ohAlso it needs to be pointed out if you enj Oh my od this book is so DumbShe could fight or make love with eual abandon She just wasn t sure which she liked betterOne of the characters is named HenriksonCaptain Hastings He s retiring in a year How much do you want to bet he makes it through the storyWhy on earth would a space marine take a saxophone on an intergalactic ship where he would spend most of his time in hibernation And why would he take it planetside when it was time to Ratscalibur go and face the aliensThe attraction between the two main characters makes no senseIn The Female War the Perrys established that the Hiveworld had 15 Earthravity In Genocide it now has 09 Earth The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, gravity HuhOn top of that there s no subtlety in how Bischoff creates the opening scene It s so obviously the exposition you have no chance toet lost in the story Plus the dialogue was just terribleYes I have regrets A very ood book Exactly what you want it to be if you are a fan I loved the idea of the drug use in the novel and series Supposedly I ve read Aliens Genocide before September 1 18 2000 I have a slight recollection of this but I don t remember if I liked it then or not There was no memory of what the story was about or anything Luckily I HAVE A BOOK LIST THAT TELLS ME IF have a book list that tells me if ve read the book or not This round of reading Aliens Genocide was higly entertaining for me I ve been wanting to read an Aliens novel for a while now and decided that Aliens Genocide was the book for me I also to et myself in the mood recently watched Prometheus I think it s time to have an Aliens marathon though I ve only done it once before The concept of the book was rather simple We are out of Alien royal jelly so let s retreave some from Hiveworld a planet overrun by Aliens Alien royal jelly is produced from ueen Aliens and is used by humans to create Xeno zip which is also sometimes called Fire Xeno zip enhances human performance whether it s speed strength awareness or whatever else is necessary The owner of the company that produces Xeno zip is Daniel Grant whom the A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent government decides to hire to travel to Hiveworld and retreave the Alien royal jelly With him theovernment sends a Marine detachment lead by Colonel Alexandra Kozlowski another main character in the story When they arrive on Hiveworld they land in the middle of an Alien species war Their job is to My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA go down into a hive and retreave the Alien royal jelly and return back to Earth in one piece Can they do it Iuess you ll have to find out for yourself Looking forward to reading some Aliens novels in the future They ve always been entertaining to read As is so often the case with series like this there comes a point where the initial threat is so overwhelmingly conuered that the core focus of the series has to change In this case Aliens Genocide represents where the Xenomorphs the The Book of Leviathan grotesue hyper powerful space monsters are effectively neutered and are replaced instead with the paranoia of Corporatism otherwise known as the most amateurishly applied conflict in Sci Fi stories As with so many other sci fi books Alien Genocide presents this new conflict with the same trope ridden humanitarianism you would expect the super capitalist without a heart takes front and center and it s a boreI have a big problem with demasculating the Xenomorphs as well This Their ueen is dead and the hive mind has been left to flounder on its own On a world bereft of its onlyuiding force a schism is taking place two strains of alien formerly united by one all powerful mother now divide their forces for a
David Bischoff Ì 3 reviewE FEMALE WAR and covers all aspects of the comic with a lot of Nine Ghosts great additions by David Bischoff One example is a nice new chapter to introduce protagonist Col Alexandra Kozlowski that takes place three years before the main action back when she was a Captain with events that would later serve as a dramatic hook for her character arc all through the rest of the storyBischoff is one of those authors who dabbled in different fictionenres and was at the begining of his media tie in phase after writing two episodes and one novel of STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION His other ALIENS book the non canon ALIENS VS PREDATOR HUNTER S PLANET would also be published later in 1994 Aside from his two ALIENS books I am not familiar with his work but I really love his writing style it is very descriptive but with short sentences and the dialogue is like spoken aloud not literary It feels like this story about the epiphany of millionaire company CEO and playboy Daniel Grant was perfect for Bischoff s style It s not a ore or aliens centric story although there are plenty of aliens they do not play a central role
"To The Action Just "the action just as looming menaces and has an optimistic ending for ALIENS and eneral feeling of hope for humanity as Earth is rebuilding itself a few decades after the alien invasionBischoff is also big on details like timelines and adding names to characters and planets previously unnamed I love those kinds of details For example he names the planet where the ueen Mother was taken from by Ripley s team in THE FEMALE WAR and where the bulk of this book takes place it is now G 435 nicknamed Hiveworld orbiting the star Achilles Two p177 He also like to add last names to characters who only had first ones and middle names for the ones who had two One feels like the author had the urge to create Billie s last name when he wrote She d studied the reports Wilks Billie whatshername p127 but maybe was overruled by the editorsALIENS GENOCIDE is a reat adaptation of a comic story that was a little bare Bischoff adds a lot of his own material incorporates every single panel of the comic and makes the story every single panel of the comic and makes the story lot interesting than the source material Which describes the perfect kind of adaptation in my bookNOTE In the comic she was named Alex Lee Bischoff here makes Lee her middle name One of my oals in life is to be a published author Whenever I feel down I just remember how poorly written this book was and my confidence rows Worthy of A MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER SEND UP THIS BOOK IS Mystery Science Theater send up this book is old and scifi suspense failure I hadn t signed in to Goodreads since 2015 but I felt compelled to warn people about this book that s how utterly appallingly bad it is Where to beginWell at the beginning I Riding Hard guess The prologue tells us David Bischoff cannot write female characters or horror but in fairness to him the rest of the book swiftly proves he cannot write male characters or science fiction either The entire thing is a misogynistic poorly written lump of awful people doing awful things for awful reasons Lines like Grant smiledlorying as much in his own manly scent as in the mists of perfume and femininity that wafted his way from this choice little bundle of boobs and buttocks and blond hair he d bedded down with last night after de rigeur champagne caviar and camera clicks make me feel a wave of sadness for the blameless English teacher who taught Bischoff about alliterations If only they knew then what they had wroughtAt some point the sentence His tailored camel hair coat hung over his tailored suit perfectly every angle and nook and color complementing the jut of his suare jaw the tilt of his brain filled brow the steely slate of his penetrating eyes is perpetrated because frankly I have no other word for this sort of writing I suspect I will sit upright in bed screaming the phrase BRAIN FILLED BROW every night until death brings me blessed reliefThe plot is idiotic the writing atrocious and the characters are one dimensional and flat yet still utterly loathsome If you are stuck on a desert island with this book and a single coconut eat the book and read the coconut. Called Fire distilled from the very essence of the aliens' body chemistry The military wants it Pharmaceutical kingpin Daniel Grant wants it And the only place the essential ingredient can be found is on a world convulsed by alien holocau. Ook introduces Anti Acid armor with the aliens
Acid Blood Being A Criticalblood being a critical of why their character is uniue and threatening so now what The Aliens are basically tigers in the large numbers of bugs fast powerful and dangerous But that s not interesting it certainly isn t alien any It s just a dangerous force that has to be dealt with here through the exaggerated numbers of ultra powerful automatic weaponsThat said I did enjoy the book These books fit perfectly into what I call Beer and Pretzels literature they said I did enjoy the book These books fit perfectly into what I call Beer and Pretzels literature they heavy on the action have very obvious but sturdy plots just enough characterization and indeed fun sci fi stuff like spaceships force fields and lasers I currently read these books during downtime at my overnight job and the fact that I can pop in and out three times on the same page and still be compelled and indeed have fun reading the book shows how fun and accessible it is So Genocide is a turning point for the series one which is further removing the story from the aliens and instead focusing on the Human Society component and that s a bit of a shame The earlier novels novelizations really these books were originally Arabian Challenge graphic novels by Steve Perry maintained the danger element of the aliens but also had the sweeping action of the Aliens film but that s not the case here in Genocide which does effectively dismiss the power of the xenomorphs No less the writing is still simple fun and the kind that you can pop in and out of without missing a beat So whether you re reading this during downtime like I am or maybe while nodding off from your 8th beer while lazing in the armchair this is aood book to kill an evening with This book is a solid old indicator for how low you can o as a writer and still Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students get published by a major publisherI mean four books into the Aliens series it should be uite clear I ain t exactly looking for Dostoyevsky here I am reading these on a series of beaches sun sand cocktails and all I m looking for slightly schlocky reading that or less keeps to the canon and features aliens in a prominent role but still this one managed to surprise me with howodsawful it is The plot the characters the style I made it to the end the same way I d rubberneck a horrible car crash just to see how terrible it all can be and well one thing to say for the author he certainly managed to far exceed my expectationsWhat s really weird is that it actually starts almost promising circling a potential light retro postapocalyptic drug run story with an almost military cyberpunk flare but by the end of it we are drowned in the author s teenage level outbursts of zit face testosterone vision of humanity crisscrossed with and I m not even ILLERAMMA Kathalu going to put up spoiler warnings here aods damn marine dragging a American Literature Student Text gods damn saxophone into battle with the aliens and then at a crucial point of the storyetting out of a tight spot by smacking a xenomorph in the head with the Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance gods damn thingThis is now myauge mark for zero on the 0 100 scale for uality of writing It s strange to me just how polarizing this one seems to be I remember reading the original Genocide comic series years ago and not being very impressed but for whatever reason I thought this novelization was worlds betterIt s definitely a better Aliens story than Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection A The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems group of marines is sent to the Alien hiveworld in order to harvest royal jelly which is used to produce the drug Xenozip That s pretty much the plot in a nutshell but there are various subplotsoing on that keep things interesting We are also introduced to a new species of Alien as there are now Reds and Blacks much like ants And of course they don t et
Along Some Of The Characters Are A Little Thin AndSome of the characters are a little thin and but that s almost to be expected in this type of storyIf you re an Aliens fan or a fan of sci fi actionadventurehorror I think this one is worth a read This is the fourth in series of novelizations of the Dark Horse Comics raphic novels this one based on ALIENS GENOCIDE written by John Arcudi from a story by Mike Richardson It takes place 21 years after the events of the last bookcomic ALIENS TH. Orld shattering acid drenched war On Earth after a Black Wings of Cthulhu generation of rebuilding in the wake of alien infestation athletes from every corner of the world are flocking to humanity's Goodwill Games But some come with a dangerous new tool a drug.