Prometheus may not have been the triumphant return to Ridley Scott’ s Alien universe that we all had hoped, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to go back, and if we get to hang out with Ripley in the process, so much the better. This is exactly what we get in the new novel Alien: Out of the Shadows, which hits bookstores tomorrow, January 28. Below you’ll find an excerpt from the upcoming book, and while it isn’t super long, it may be enough to convince you one way or another if you’re interested in picking it up.
Written by Tim Lebbon (30 Days of Night: Fear of the Dark, Cabin in the Woods novelization), this clip comes from Hero Complex. Out of the Shadows is an “officially sanctioned” entry into the Alien cannon, bridging the gap between Scott’s 1979 film and James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens. Check out the excerpt for yourself, and we can talk about it further down below.