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Aliens: Rogue
Author(s) Sandy Schofield
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Release date(s) April 1, 1996
Media type Paperback
Pages 288
ISBN 1-857-98412-9
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Preceded by Aliens: Alien Harvest
Followed by Aliens: Labyrinth
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Aliens: Rogue is a 1996 novelization of the comic book series of the same name, written by Sandy Schofield and published by Bantam Spectra.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

Escape from Charon or die in the grip of the ultimate weapon.

Welcome to the former penal colony of Charon, where a labyrinth of underground tunnels offer shelter to an Alien hive. Professor Ernst Kleist rules — a paranoid tyrant who sees and hears all. His speciality is making humans disappear...

Captain Joyce Palmer — instantly recognizable in her yellow Harley-Davidson cap — is bound for Charon. Only she and a few hand-picked marines can stop Kleist in his tracks. Only they can stop the professor's most insane creation — the ROGUE.

Short reviewEdit

"Another of Dark Horse's Aliens Library, here's a colorful, high-production trade paperback featuring America's favorite badass thing from outer space. How's this for a tagline: "We don't just conquer our fears, we market them." Thus are the workings of the Charon site — to exploit all aspects of the alien's anatomy for human use. But all progress demands some sacrifice, right? Unfortunately, the research involves quite a bit of preludial experimentation, and in this case the "lab rats" are humans. Hence Project Chimera, where Director Ernst Kleist aims to gene-splice his way to hybridize a queen capable of producing controllable aliens. The implication? Whole colonies of aliens could be bio-programmed for any task. But when Joyce Palmer, an unknowing transport captain, begins to read between the lines, all hell breaks loose. "Bug-hunting" in a big way here, and all kinds of alien-acid bloodshed. Add to that deep-space espionage, sonic weapons, and one very pissed-off Marine, and you've got another terrific issue in the Aliens saga."

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