Another year, another April 26th comes around to celebrate LV-426 and the ‘Alien’ franchise! We already know that those in Orange County, California can celebrate with the ‘Alien: Descent‘ experience but if you’re a bit further out or don’t prefer to leave the comforts of your home than Titan Books has you covered! To celebrate the occasion, there are three titles to enjoy being released this year by the company. The first would be the just-released ‘Alien: The Cold Forge’ and later this year you’ll have a chance also to pick up ‘Alien Covenant: David’s Drawings’, and ‘Jonesy: Nine Lives on the Nostromo’!
To kick things off, Alex White’s ‘Alien: The Cold Forge’ was released two days ago and is available right now in bookstores and your favorite online bookshops across the globe.
Set after the events of Aliens, this new standalone novel is an exciting new addition to the line-up, both for fans of previous books and those looking to discover this extended world. With the failure of the Hadley’s Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating defeat. Yet there’s a reason the company rose to the top, and remote station RB-323 abruptly becomes their greatest hope for weaponizing the Aliens. But there’s a spy aboard—someone who doesn’t necessarily act in the company’s best interests. If discovered, they may be forced to destroy RB-323… and everyone on board.
Sounds fun! I’m excited to see a new novel set so close to the original films even though it obviously isn’t set to include some of the familiar faces from it.
Later this year (in September) is one purely for the fans of the recent Ridley Scott prequel movies in Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton’s ‘Alien Covenant: David’s Drawings.’
This exclusive collection, containing two books, gives readers an insight into the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels. The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. Then read Developing the Art of an android for an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches.
This one obviously won’t be for everyone but if you loved the prequels and would like to see a closer look at some of the artwork from the film than this book is for you!
Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We’re going to learn about one of the most important characters in ‘Aliens’ history thanks to Rory Lucey as he is sharing ‘Jonesy: Nine Lives on the Nostromo’ with us in October!
Aboard the USCSS Nostromo, Jonesy leads a simple life enjoying The Company cat food and chasing space rodents. Until one day, his cryostasis catnap is rudely interrupted. The humans have a new pet, and it’s definitely not housetrained. In space, no one can hear you meow. This full-colour, illustrated book offers a cat’s eye view of all the action from the movie Alien.
“In space, no one can hear you meow” I’m dying here folks this is fantastic.
For me the two clear winners are ‘Alien: The Cold Forge’ and of course ‘Jonesy: Nine Lives on the Nostromo,’ but which book do you think looks the most fun? Are you planning on snagging any of these when they become available? Share your thoughts on them below!