Book Review: Alien Covenant

Book Review: Alien Covenant

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Alan Dean Foster’s Alien: Covenant (2017) is the novelization of the movie by the same name. The story is about a crew on its way to start a colony discovers an uncharted planet and they decide to explore it. The planet is a paradise until they run into a new life form who wants nothing more than to kill them. Now their visit to paradise turns into a fight for survival.

From Prometheus to Covenant

This story is the sequel to the Prometheus movie. In case you didn’t know Prometheus is a film set in the Alien universe. I thought it was a decent film and a solid addition to the franchise. Anyways, Covenant is the next installment in the series. This story is an Alien story through and through. It has all the elements the franchise is known for—from the chest bursting to everyone’s favorite xenomorph—making it a must-read for die-hard fans of the franchise. Since the story is not Foster’s, I can’t comment on the way the story is structured—which is a solid story if you ask me. What will comment on is the way Foster presented the story to the reader. He did a great job in mimicking the cinematography to the page. He took great care to introduce the reader to each scene the same way the filmmakers presented to the viewers. This created and urgency in me as I turned the page to find out what happened.

Final Thoughts

This story is a pitch-perfect sequel to the franchise. If you are into horror and space, this is the book for you. I highly recommend the book and the movies it’s based on.

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