Space Beast was a book written in 2183 by Robert Morse, the sole survivor of the Xenomorph incident at the Fiorina "Fury" 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit, about his experiences there. Due to its sensitive nature, the book was banned.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Real world publicationEdit
As well as being a fictional book that exists within the Alien universe, a real-life version of Space Beast was included as an insert item in the 2014 book Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, published by Insight Editions. Although credited to Robert Morse, the real book was in fact written by Weyland-Yutani Report author S. D. Perry.
The fact Space Beast exists both in-universe and in reality makes the book somewhat unique in the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises, with the only other comparable example being Cyberantics: A Little Adventure by Stanislaw Mayakovsky.
- The book's title may be a reference to the original script that became Alien, which was called Star Beast.
- The fictitious Space Beast by Robert Morse is one of a number of in-universe books or articles that have been mentioned in various Aliens media, including "Theory of Alien Propagation" by Waidslaw Orona (from Aliens: Book One), The Evolution of Television by Emmet Webster (also from Aliens: Book One) and Cyberantics by Stanislaw Mayakovsky (from Aliens: Hive).