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Alien covenant origins
Alien: Covenant - Origins
Author(s) Alan Dean Foster
Publisher Titan Books
Release date(s) September 26, 2017
Media type Paperback
Pages 304
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ISBN ISBN-13
  • 9781785654763
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Preceded by Aliens: Bug Hunt
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Alien: Covenant - Origins[1] is an upcoming 2017 novel written by Alan Dean Foster[2] and published by Titan Books. It will be a prequel to the film Alien: Covenant. According to Foster, the book contains "some unique original material... An unusual approach that's never been tried before in a novelization".[3]

Foster also wrote the novelisation of the film.

Publisher's Summary

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 investment for the corporation — and for the future of all mankind.

Yet 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 destroyed.

An 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.

Trivia

  • Alien: Covenant - Origins will be the fifth novel Alan Dean Foster has written for the Alien franchise, and the first original story — all of his previous efforts had been film novelizations.
  • When first announced, it was erroneously reported that the book would be an "official sequel" to the film.[4] Foster later clarified that it was in fact a prequel, taking place before the movie.

See Also

References

  1. "AVPGalaxy Exclusive - Alien: Covenant - Origins Cover Reveal!". Retrieved on 2017-07-27.
  2. "Google Books - Aliens: Bug Hunt". Retrieved on 2017-04-05.
  3. "AVPGalaxy - Alan Dean Foster to Pen Alien: Covenant Novelization!". Retrieved on 2016-09-29.
  4. "Titan Books - Rights Guide, Fiction". Retrieved on 2016-10-31.

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