Alien: Covenant Origins

Alien Covenant Origins The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland Yutani A ship bound for Origae carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space this is make or break

  • Title: Alien: Covenant Origins
  • Author: Alan Dean Foster
  • ISBN: 9781538430828
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Audio CD
  • The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland Yutani A ship bound for Origae 6, carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is make or break investment for the corporation and for the future of all mankind.Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violThe Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland Yutani A ship bound for Origae 6, carrying two thousand colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is make or break investment for the corporation and for the future of all mankind.Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch While Captain Jacob Branson and his wife, Daniels, complete their preparations, security chief Daniel Lope recruits the final key member of his team Together they seek to stop the perpetrators before the ship and its passengers can be destroyed.An original novel by the acclaimed Alan Dean Foster, author of the groundbreaking Alien novelization, Alien Covenant Origins is the official chronicle of the events that led up to Alien Covenant It also reveals the world the colonists left behind.

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    About “Alan Dean Foster

    • Alan Dean Foster

      Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California He received a B.A in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A in 1969 Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures This interest is carried over to his writing, but with a twist the new places encountered in his books are likely to be on another planet, and the people may belong to an alien race.Foster began his career as an author when a letter he sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in 1968 His first novel, The Tar Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, are also set in the world of the Commonwealth The Tar Aiym Krang also marked the first appearance of Flinx, a young man with paranormal abilities, who reappears in other books, including Orphan Star, For Love of Mother Not, and Flinx in Flux.Foster has also written The Damned series and the Spellsinger series, which includes The Hour of the Gate, The Moment of the Magician, The Paths of the Perambulator, and Son of Spellsinger, among others Other books include novelizations of science fiction movies and television shows such as Star Trek, The Black Hole, Starman, Star Wars, and the Alien movies Splinter of the Mind s Eye, a bestselling novel based on the Star Wars movies, received the Galaxy Award in 1979 The book Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990 His novel Our Lady of the Machine won him the UPC Award Spain in 1993 He also won the Ignotus Award Spain in 1994 and the Stannik Award Russia in 2000.

    798 thoughts on “Alien: Covenant Origins

    • Ok don't get me wrong this was well written and gave a tiny insight into life on earth and the beginnings of Weyland Yutani which was nice but other than that it just seemed a bit pointless.The whole prophet O-T-B-D stuff which we as readers obviously we knew was correct but it was never tied down to anything in particular so bore no direct relation to the Xenomorphs or future events outside of 'bad things will kill humans if we go out there'. If they'd tried to tie it into the whole Xenomorph q [...]

    • Confused by the Aliens franchise these days? Me too. Apparently your supposed to read Prometheus prior. This Earth bound book is about Weyland-Yutani Corp, I assume to get David8 or some other Andy introduced since it has a large influence on the later timeline.Recommended for those who enjoy Kevin Siembieda: Rifts, type world's. On that level, it's great stuff from the ever competent Foster. Corp intrigue, assassin's guilds, Neo-Tokyo, combatbots, implants,what's not to like? As an Alien book, [...]

    • I enjoyed reading this book with my wife (we are big fans of the Alien storyline). It was interesting to discover some of the background and controversy behind the Covenant colonization mission. The book is well-written and fast-paced (for the most part). My biggest complaints are the following:1. There appears to be a huge plot hole regarding the Earthsavers' plan to kidnap/assassinate Yutani. They decided to kidnap him but the next scene shows the mafia boss explaining the plot to assassinate [...]

    • I like to review books based on their own context and whether they reach their own goals. So, that said, this prequel story to a sequel film to a prequel film for the original Alien film is not one that I began reading with expectations for classic level literature. But I liked it for what it was. Alan Dean Foster wrote the best screenplay novelization that I have ever read with his novelization of the original Aliens screenplay. Since he wrote that book before the film was complete, he had not [...]

    • The question to ask yourself before reading this novel is, do you need an actual Alien present in the story, to enjoy an Alien novel. If the answer is yes, you will surely want to skip this novel. If however, you're open to the idea of learning more about the world in which the Alien movies exist, by way of a techno-thriller with a rather strange cult as the antagonist, then this book is sure to please. I admit I'm one of the few fans of the Alien Covenant, so I was eager to delve more into the [...]

    • A very interesting story set in the Alien universe where there is no encounter with actual aliens themselves. It makes for OK sci-fi, even though it doesn't do the best job of explaining the context for the conditions on Earth. The small cast and the extreme focus on the preparation for Covenant mission, make for a claustrophobic setting. At times I wondered if there is enough material there to fill a novel, but the plot thickened and it kept me interested to the very end.In many ways, it would' [...]

    • Background Story of Alien:CovenantI loved the background story of Earth and the why the Covenant space craft left Earth for colonization in another planet. I literally hated interrupting reading it to do other thing. The group and it's people who tried to sabotage and prevent the Covenant mission was well done, too. Loved this book.

    • If you're looking for a great story, keep looking. If you're looking for a good story, I make no promises. I guess it just depends on your tastes, but I've read worse. It's a decent approach to give you a history of the company and a sense of what Earth has become. Aside from that, I wouldn't head in with high hopes.

    • Horrible prequelJust a pitiful attempt at latching onto the alien franchise. I expected much more out of adf. There was no depth and the story went linearly to totally expected places without resolving a thing. Very disappointed in this money grab.

    • For years Alien fans have probably been peripherally asking for a more significant glimpse at Earth and the Weyland-Yutani company as the films have only provided brief explanations and small sights at various intervals. But now we have it. An Alien prelude that not only shows us the inner workings of the company in the aftermath of Sir Peter Weyland's dissapearance on the tragic Prometheus expedition, but also one that finally highlights a day in the lives of the citizens of the people still li [...]

    • To all the folk that were wondering about the quality of this:ALIEN: COVENANT; ORGINSLet me reassure u that if u thought Alien: Covenant was shit well u ain't read this yet !If a never ending horse shit was a tune it would be a dirge like this. Ultra basic space sci fi bookends a badly written tom Clancy style mad cult spy caper that has f all to do with aliens apart from a prophet with some crow barred in visions of bad things OUT THERE who spends the whole book asleep which I guess mirrors the [...]

    • Corporate EspionageI've been a fan of the Alien films for a long time. I didn't have the opportunity to see Alien Covenant in theaters, but have the film on Blu Ray, though I haven't seen it yet. I decided to wait until the prequel Book was published and read it and the film novelization before watching the movie. It is unusual that the prequel book, which should've been published first, was actually last. There are no monsters in this book, as it is a tale of corporate espionage regarding the m [...]

    • This is the prequel to Alien: Covenant, and happens after the events in Prometheus. This is not filled with edge-of-the-seat suspense or the horror of the aliens themselves. Rather, this tells a tale of the Companies, and their absolute control over the Earth. And the Earth has 30 billion people living on it! So, yes, the world is dying. Covenant is the star ship that will send people to a new world to colonize, perhaps to save the human race, and at the very least, help with a population issue. [...]

    • I have read the reviews for this book and I slightly understand the negative reviews. I love the mythos and various stories surrounding the Alien series. I have been a huge fan of the movies (first 2 mostly) since I was a kid. This book is different than the others, sure. It is not an "Alien" in the aspect that there are no xenomorphs, neomorphs etc. What this book contains is a very good story about the trials and tribulations of the planet prior to the launch of the Covenant, why they needed t [...]

    • It's unfortunate that this has to carry the word "Alien" in its title. It's set on Earth, detailing events leading up to the launch of the interstellar colony ship Covenant, as depicted in the movie ALIEN COVENANT. However, this tale has only the slightest link to the titular creatures, which is sure to leave some unaware readers feeling disappointed, or worse. That's more a problem of marketing requirements than of the author, though. Alan Dean Foster presents a story that kept me turning the p [...]

    • This was a decent story and mildly entertaining, but it really has nothing tying it to the Alien franchise other than the concept of the Covenant colony mission and a few characters from the movie. That made it interesting but not really a necessary read for fans of the Alien series. Beyond that it is merely a fairly well written (but not great) sci fi thriller.

    • Going in I thought this was the movie novelization. I was wrong this is actually the prequel to the movie. It contains absolutely no aliens of any kind. What it does contain is alot of boring shit leading up to the launch of the colony ship Covenant.

    • Good but ultimately pointless tale of just a few people on the doomed voyage of the WY Covenant. Nothing groundbreaking, nothing added, and aside from Foster’s well planned and laid end of the story, I was bored to tears.

    • A missed opportunity, it dealt with some likely scenarios but gave too little expansion on the story of Alien Covenant or fleshed out the characters enough. If Scott wasn't going to give ADF more to work with, they shouldn't have bothered.

    • An amazing prequel!!!! I love this universe and this book fits in perfectly. It was fun to learn what happened before the Covenant made its way to Origae-6.

    • I haven't seen or read the sequel so i think some of this doesn't make sense to me. It was a good book just not great.

    • Interesting prequelVery interesting and well done prequel to Alien Covenant. I thought the characters have a lot of background and filled in some blanks. Well done.

    • If you are looking for aliens you will be disappointed, but gives a good understanding of the very beginning of Alien.

    • Having now seen Alien: Covenant this is downgraded to 1.5 stars. An entirely unremarkable but reasonably written novel. Pretty much everybody lacked any depth and none of it had any real significance to the plot of the movie it was prequel to. This may be the most disappointing book of the year.

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