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Alien

(1979)
(The first book in the Alien series)
A novel by

 
 
A landmark of science fiction and horror, Alien arrived in 1979 between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back as a stylishly malevolent alternative to George Lucas's space fantasy. Partially inspired by 1958's It! The Terror from Beyond Space, this instant classic set a tone of its own, offering richly detailed sets, ominous atmosphere, relentless suspense, and a flawless ensemble cast as the crew of the space freighter Nostromo, who fall prey to a vicious creature (designed by Swiss artist H.R. Giger) that had gestated inside one of the ill-fated crew members. In a star-making role, Sigourney Weaver excels as sole survivor Ripley, becoming the screen's most popular heroine in a lucrative movie franchise. To measure the film's success, one need only recall the many images that have been burned into our collective psyche, including the "facehugger," the "chestburster," and Ripley's climactic encounter with the full-grown monster. Impeccably directed by Ridley Scott, Alien is one of the cinema's most unforgettable nightmares. --Jeff Shannon

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

July 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Alien
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-354-04436-2 / 978-0-354-04436-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Alien: The Official Movie Novelization (Alien Movie)
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 1-78329-015-3 / 978-1-78329-015-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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December 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alien 1
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-7088-1678-9 / 978-0-7088-1678-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Alien
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-446-32878-2 / 978-0-446-32878-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books Inc (Mm)
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December 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alien 1
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-7515-0342-8 / 978-0-7515-0342-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alien
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-7088-1559-6 / 978-0-443-84977-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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July 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alien
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-7088-1618-5 / 978-0-7088-1618-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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June 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Alien
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-446-82977-3 / 978-0-446-82977-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Alien: The Official Movie Novelization
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 1-5318-7692-7 / 978-1-5318-7692-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alien: The Official Movie Novelization
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alien: The Official Movie Novelization
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alien: The Official Movie Novelization
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Titan Books
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March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alien: The Official Movie Novelization
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Titan Books
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