Giger's Alien is a 1993 behind the scenes book covering H. R. Giger's experiences working on the 1979 film Alien, written by Giger himself and published by Morpheus International. It is a collection of photographs, artwork, sketches and letters detailing Giger's work on the production and the design of the Alien itself.

Publisher's Summary

The classic status of Alien, the movie, is in large part due to Academy-Award winning artist and designer H. R. Giger. This book provides a complete illustrated record of the months of painstaking work that went into designing the most frightening movie monster of them all. This glossy, high-quality illustrated diary, features sketches, original paintings, on-set photographs and finished movie stills.


  • The name of the book (Giger's Alien) is a popular nickname for the Alien seen in Alien.