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Alien_FosterWhile film novelizations tend to sit in the realm of the literary gutter, a small handful have managed transcend the stigma.  Most notably is Orson Scott Card’s, The Abyss.  Lesser known, however, is Alan Dean Foster’s riff on the original Alien

Finding a copy of either one of these is a challenge — novelizations on average will only see one printing before they wind up on a rack inside a used book store.  But I spotted a copy of Alien sitting in the window of one this week. 

I snagged it for a buck fifty.


Written by taj

September 17, 2009 at 3:56 pm

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  1. Bargain! My high school had a copy. Wish I’d nabbed it when they sold off much of their old collection to make way for new books a couple of years ago. At least I got to read it. It was good- certainly much better than I expected a novelisation to be.


    September 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm

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