Be the work of a few nukes to take care of the alien infestation forever This plot has than a few problems associated with it not the least of which is WHY the o sends this constant signal what s the point of having all your drones gathered to you rather than spreading out hunting and perpetuating the species Some half hearted attempts are made to suggest that the aliens might be bio weapons with the suggestion that the o might be some kind of return beacon or something but this never really pans out and frankly seems somewhat silly Anyway Ripley decides to gather up all the Dreamers or as many as are game hijack a ship from the lunar station travel to the alien home world kidnap the o drop her off on Earth and then set off a long dismantled nuclear bomb to wipe out the aliens when they gather at critical mass Easy peasy To heighten the tension and provide motivation the authors include a pretty implausible scenario the military is still sending regular sorties down to Earth to ngage the aliens despite the ridiculous odds of a dozen marines against a planet wide infestation and to look for survivors despite the fact that there really shouldn t be any at this point and despite the serious risk of contamination of the lunar station if one is infected These sorties however give a useful Character Animation Crash Course excuse to take the stolen transport ship out on maneuvers so we let it pass The ship of Dreamers travels to the home world in relative peace and uiet and here is where I get a little annoyed The theme of the victim hunting the hunter via a telepathic link is a time honored tradition used at least as far back as Dracula However it is reasonable to pose as Stoker does several serious uestions Is the link merely one way or does the hunter have full knowledge of the victim s plans and is laying in wait for them Are the actions of the victim truly their own if they are under telepathic influence Will the telepathic victims be able to maintain their own minds in the overwhelming presence of the hunter These are uestions that can and should be posed and the authors hint at a possible twist Did the o call them to her intentionally Are their plans really hers Is the o aware of their plans and prepared for their arrival All these hinted uestions are then completely discarded which really bugs me At the very least a few non dreamers should have been brought along as backup in case the dreamers lost control of themselves on the planet but no Then the silly become ludicrous the o is not buried deep within a mountain surrounded by thousands of drones but rather is resting placidly on the planet s surface readily available for Ripley to hover a ship over her goad her into a rage and trick her into scrambling up into the ship Despite the fact thatven the drones on this planet are giant sized the group scapes with implausibly minor casualties Several point blank shots to the aliens fail to slosh gallons of acid over the main characters a serendipitous fact that they chalk up to xtraordinarily good luck The o thus secure they race *Back To Earth On The *to Earth on the There the plan is
To Drop The O Off Near The Main Cluster Of drop the o off near the main cluster of hope to god that she nests in that general area and wire the nukes to go off after a six month delay allowing most all of the aliens to travel to this new nest In the meantime Ripley and Billie decide to rescue the last little girl on planet Earth and will do their best Rambo impersonations fighting off waves and waves of hundreds of stampeding aliens without sustaining a single major injuryIf this weren t Quarantine Star Trek Voyager Starfleet Academy 3 enough I have to register a complaint with regard to Ripley in this book A twist has been introduced in order toxplain the one uestion I didn t care about How can Ripley be here when she s supposed to be dying on the prison planet in Alien 3 whilst ignoring the massive amount of new uestions this ridiculous twist brings up not the least of which being Who What Where When How and Why This is in my opinion an inexcusably sloppy way to resolve a continuity problem and I would have preferred they just stick with the time honored tradition that books don t have to match movies Anyway they are still stuck with a problem if they want to match the movies because there s really no way to reconcile the problem that the cast of Alien Resurrection have never seen or heard of the aliens despite the fact that according to the books they destroyed Earth and nearly wiped out humanityReally I didn t regret reading this book The writing was okay ven if the plot was ridiculous and sometimes rushed It s worth a look if you just want to finish out the tale of Wilks and Billie from the first two novels However if you re not already a big fan there s nothing really here for you And ven if you are a fan most of the alien details included here are just nonsensical and stupid which may well leave you frustrated Ana Mardoll I Pardon Me For Mentioning Unpublished Letters To The Age And The Sydney Morning Herald enjoyed this one because it featured Ripley in a main role sort of and also had a pretty majorven in the The Dom With The Deviant Kittens Badass Brats 5 ending view spoiler Of course Ripley is now some type of highly advanced synthetic and the bignding where a bomb kills all of the Aliens infesting Earth is never actually shown The book ven nds on a cliffhanger at least in a way and that dropped my rating somewhat hide spoile. In a battle intended to save Earth that secret becomes her greatest weapon and her greatest liability As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance Ripley and Billie must come to terms with what it means to be alien and what it means to be huma. .
REVIEW Aliens The Female WarOne of the inherent problems in any narrative with installments is writers feeling like they need to up the ante Neck Dissection every time in order to not become boring or repetitive or have their readersviewers be like yawn but this isxactly like what they solved last time This is how you Hapana end up with ridiculous over the top premises or just action in generalg look at the jump in action from Alien to Aliens or First Blood to Rambo II Look at any season of Supernatural and how they ve had to leap into the stratosphere post S5 in order to find a Big Bad who s Ang Aso Ang Pulgas Ang Bonsai At Ang Kolorum even Big Bad than Lucifer himselfI could have sworn there s a particular psychological term for this that can be used for fiction needing and stimulation to reach the samemotional heights but my hazy Psych 101 memories are too fadedAnyway case in point The Female War One xenomorph isn t enough but now they re dealing Thisntire series was a bit schlocky and I knew what I was getting into when I started I knew I would have to intentionally hang most of my disbelief out to dry but man the whole plan for solving the alien infestation problem on Earth and Bad Marie especially the way it ultimately unfolded crushedvery last shred of credibility the authors managed to retain through the previous two books Further the aliens are no longer a menacing horror presence no longer fanatical opponents in war they have been turned into a simple force of nature like a flood or fire that the right McGuffin can switch off or less instantly And don t Dictionary Of Social Work even get me started on the way view spoilerthe mega u Man do I have regrets I was under the impression that the Steve Perry Aliens books were good and bought several of the books in the series beyond theirs to see how they ranked I like the franchise and I was curious to see how authors could work beyond the stories in the movies So far the consensus seems to be Not so wellLike the first two books in this trilogy The Female War is an adaptation of a comic written by different people so some of the ridiculous plot points should be blamed on them not the Perrys But the whole idea of capturing the Boss alien ueen transporting her to Earth and putting her in one place so all the other aliens would flock to her and they could bomb that one location instead of thentire planet to A Mio Padre exterminate the aliens seems like it s pushing credibility too much Especially since Ripley is involvedOh yeah Ripley is one of the main characters of the book You may be asking yourself why she would make an appearance since the deaths of Hicks and Newt at the start of Alien forced the publisher to retcon their characters to Billie and Wilks She s alive and well here many years after thend of that movie and they didn t retcon anything to get her there What could possibly have happened to bring her backIf you think about it long nough ten seconds
maybe with Alien in mind you ll figure it outTo thewith Alien in you ll figure it outTo the Perrys they circle back to a theme raised in the first book and give the book a nice point Still the number of run on sentences throughout the book make me want to take that credit backAlso Billie and Wilks have a weird attraction going on for ach other here which is skeevy as hell when you consider that they started out as Newt and Hicks and have the same backgrounds and ages as those characters It s Heinleinesue and it creeps me outOh oh and I almost forgot to mention how they and the crew avoid being damaged by an EMP they turn off all Fundamentals Of Time Frequency Analyses In Matlab Octave electronics before it bursts THAT S NOT HOW IT WORKSTo top it off I read an book Chucky Volume I V 1 edition of this book and the number of typos and OCRrrors was plentiful That s beyond acceptable to me Hire a dang copy reader and fix themI have the rest of these books to read and I m hoping the uality will change with some new authors Most of them are still based on comics but I have high hopes at least for the Yvonne Navarro title I just have to make it that far without giving up As I Historical Lovecraft expect I ve written invery review of an Aliens related book I love the xenomorphs for how deeply scary they are as monsters Even in the least scary Aliens related media AVP Reuiem for xample I can njoy it a bit just cause the xenomorphs are in itSo I did The Life Of Herbert Hoover Volume 1 enjoy this bookAt the same time I found the cast too large to get to grips with found it hard to Final part of the trilogy Injoyed the ntire trilogy As we can read on the back of the book Ripley comes back in this book which is nice The character of Ripley is somewhat different than I imagined but that maybe just me But then again she is different In this part view spoilera team is gathered of people that have the same dreams or heard a calling from the ueen Apparently there is a ueen of ueens bit strange but why not I did like the way they travelled to planet where that ueen lives Yes trapping a huge ueen in a ship by luring it sounds a bit far fetched but hey I m a succes for alien stories so what the hell
HIDE SPOILER THIS IS A GREATspoiler This is a great of the comic series Aliens Earth War and I liked how both Steve and Stephaine wove the last chapter of the trilogy togeather as well as xplained how Ripley could ve survived her death on Fury 161 it is apparent that this trilogy takes place during the 200 hundred years between Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection and as far as I Lieutenant Ellen Ripley awoke from her long journey in space with a hole in her memory and an overwhelming drive to survive When she meets Wilks and Billie two battered veterans in the war against the aliens she realizes she's found two comr. M conserned it should ve
been Alien 4 instead of Resurrection which still could ve come later but that sAlien 4 instead of Resurrection which still could ve come later but that s saying that this trilogy still couldn t be made into motion pictures and like Prometheus it would bring the Alien saga back in a big way Having read all three Aliens books by Steve Perry this final novel was definately the best in the trilogyEarth Hive was good but it was the second book Nightmare Asylum which really picked up the pace and delivered a truly spectacular action packed storyline It blew me away I don t mind confessingI didn t think Perry could deliver anything as good as the second book but I was wrong The third installment was Sophie Scholl Ein Leben even better Great military gung ho action good characters though a bit one dimensional at times and a big twist in the tale which I honestly did not see coming Well written and well paced Of course as with the other two novels the plot The third in the first trilogy of ALIENS novels based on a trilogy of graphic novels from Dark Horse Comics written by Mark Verheiden In the previous two books Perry re worked the characters Newt and Hicks from the comics as Billie and Wilks following the release of ALIEN3 The third comic co starred Ellen Ripley herself so how to include her as a major part of the story Android Ripley The whole part when she discovers she is an Artificial Person implanted with the knowledge and memories of Ripley along with convenient knowledge of how to set up bombs is a nice dramatic addition as she tries to deal with what she is Of course she still kicks assThe story is basically a whole saga of Ripley Wilks and Newt gathering a fewx marines and support personnel to steal a freighter ship from Gateway Station in the goal of going to the Mother ueen Alien s planet capture herit and bring it back to Earth the Mother ueen has been communicating telepathically across the galaxy with her children and some humans received the connection in their dreams Hence they are able to triangulate the location of the planet Once on Earth the ueen of ueen would attract her brood from all across the planet so they can be wiped out with one fell massive Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics explosionWhat happens next is anpic story of triumphs and fuck ups with a few hundreds of thousands of aliens caught in between For this third book Perry The Chronicle Of William Of Puylaurens enlisted the help of his daughter Stephani Danelle Perry who he later revealed wrote the majority of the book They do a great job given that they are re telling someonelse s story This is also the one that is most modified from the original comic Their writing style is top notch and perfect for this style of sci fihorroraction story Personally my favorite is the middle novelcomic Aliens Nightmare Asylum but Female War is nothing to sneeze atNOTE I assume the title was changed from the comic which was titled Earth War because it would be too similar to the first novelization Earth Hive Female War fits the bill since it s about Ripley still dealin with the loss of her daughter Billie wanting to rescue a little girl who survived on Earth for a couple of years and of course the Mother Alien and all her drones Aliens Novels Book 3 The Female War 0 553 56159 6Having thoroughly njoyed the first two books in the Aliens series Earth Hive
And Nightmare Asylum INightmare Asylum I mixed feelings about this bookWe join the series almost precisely where we left off in Nightmare Asylum with Wilks Bille and Ripley mooning about on the lunar rescue station and plotting how they can help in the grand scheme of human against alien Ripley has come up with a daring plan that involves gathering together the Dreamers on the lunar station those mpaths who pick up the telepathic communications of the aliens in their dreams for a mission that will ultimately doom the aliens on Earth to Instrumentation Handbook For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants extinction A great deal of attention is lavished on the supporting characters making this motley crew of Dreamers the most fleshed out supporting characters in the series so far and providing me with actual concern that they might die on the mission rather than mentally consigning them off as anonymous cannon fodder like so many before them The plotxpositions is nicely done as well with the authors considering carefully the logistics of their plan and how to pull off the technical details of Ripley s daring and drastic scheme These details are a case of too little too late though because the actual plot of Female War is very thin verging on the ridiculous You see Bones In Their Wings empaths sense the presence of aliens which is why Dreamers have been used in the past to pinpoint nearby alien nests However it turns out that thempaths have not been sensing the nearby alien nests directly but have rather been picking up the ambient telepathy waves directed at the nearby aliens from the ueen of ueens o back on their home planet not the home planet from Earth Hive incidentally The o knows where ach of her children are in the universe and send them constant telepathic commands to come back to her The Dreamers are able to pick up these commands and pinpoint the location of the home world by remembering star layouts from their dreams Ripley realizes that if the o can be kidnapped from the home world and dropped on Earth then all the aliens will flock to her in a single localized spot and it ll just. Ades in arms and she's ready to take up the fightOnly then does she discover the devastating secret that lurks behind her long sleep When she Wilks and Billie prepare to meet the aliens head on to turn a powerful alien ueen against her spawn. ,