Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay by William Gibson (Hardcover)
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The first-draft Alien screenplay by William Gibson, the founder of cyberpunk, turned into a novel by Pat Cadigan, the Hugo Award-Winning “Queen of Cyberpunk.”
William Gibson’s never-before-adapted screenplay for the direct sequel to Aliens, revealing the fates of Ripley, Newt, the synthetic Bishop, and Corporal Hicks. When the Colonial Marines vessel Sulaco docks with space station and military installation Anchorpoint, a new form of Xenomorph appears. Written by Hugo Award-winning novelist and “Queen of Cyberpunk” Pat Cadigan, based on Gibson’s never-produced first draft.
The Sulaco—on its return journey from LV-426—enters a sector controlled by the “Union of Progressive Peoples,” a nation-state engaged in an ongoing cold war and arms race. U.P.P. personnel board the Sulaco and find hypersleep tubes with Ripley, Newt, and an injured Hicks. A Facehugger attacks the lead commando, and the others narrowly escape, taking what remains of Bishop with them.
The Sulaco continues to Anchorpoint, a space station and military installation the size of a small moon, where it falls under control of the military’s Weapons Division. Boarding the Sulaco, a team of Colonial Marines and scientists is assaulted by a pair of Xenomorph drones. In the fight Ripley's cryotube is badly damaged. It’s taken aboard Anchorpoint, where Ripley is kept comatose. Newt and an injured Corporal Hicks are awakened, and Newt is sent to Gateway Station on the way to Earth. The U.P.P. sends Bishop to Anchorpoint, where Hicks begins to hear rumors of experimentation—the cloning and genetic modification of Xenomorphs.
The kind of experimentation that could yield a monstrous hybrid, and perhaps even a Queen.
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About the Author
Pat Cadigan is a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer, three-time winner of the Locus Award, twice winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and one-time winner of the Hugo Award. She wrote the novelization of Alita: Battle Angel, and a prequel novel to the highly anticipated film, Iron City. She also wrote Lost in Space: Promised Land, novelizations of two episodes of The Twilight Zone, the Cellular novelization, and the novelization and sequel to Jason X.
WILLIAM GIBSON is one of the most influential authors of the 20th Century. His novel Neuromancer is credited with establishing the cyperpunk subgenre, and he wrote pioneering works in both steampunk and alternate history.
“Ambitious, brilliantly executed… Cadigan is a major talent.”—William Gibson on Synners
“Dynamic in setting and possibility, Cadigan sustains the narrative through a variety of mind-bending technologies in emotional, mental, and physical contexts.”—Speculiction on Mindplayers
“Fools was an incredibly fun book. I loved the humor, the flashy, grungy, world, and the characters with strong, vibrant personalities.”—Worlds Without End
“Cadigan's third collection of short stories shows once again her astonishing range, economy of language, perceptiveness, and uncommon emotional power.”—Publishers Weekly on Patterns
“For fans of Harley Quinn and comics in general, I can’t stress enough how much you need this book in your life.”—The BiblioSanctum on Mad Love
“A perfect example of a prequel that boasts a tight connectivity to the film.”—Movie Nooz on Alita” Battle Angel—Iron City
"A solid entry in the Aliens tie-in series that expandsthe fictional universe in a meaningful way and offers readers a chance to reacquaint themselveswith some favorite characters." - BOOKLIST