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Alien(TM): Resurrection (Seafort Saga) Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1997
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A. C. Crispin's major original science fiction undertaking is the StarBridge series. These books, now available as Kindle ebooks and in audiobook editions from Audible, center around a school for young diplomats, translators and explorers, both alien and human, located on an asteroid far from Earth. There are seven StarBridge books: StarBridge, Silent Dances, Shadow World, Serpent's Gift, Silent Songs, Voices of Chaos, and Ancestor's World.
A. C. wrote prolifically in many different tie-in universes, and was a master at filling in the histories of beloved TV and movie characters. Over the years, she became the unofficial "Queen of Backstory." Ms. Crispin had a unique talent for writing dialog that captured the essence of those characters. She began publishing in 1983 with the Star Trek novel Yesterday's Son, written in her spare time while working for the US Census Bureau. Shortly thereafter, Tor Books commissioned her to write what is perhaps still her most widely read work, the 1984 novelization of the television miniseries, V, which sold more than a million copies. She went on to collaborate on two more books in the V series, East Coast Crisis with Howard Weinstein, and Death Tide with Deborah Marshall.
For Star Wars, she wrote the bestselling Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn, which tell the story of Han Solo from his early years right up to the moment he walks into the cantina in Star Wars: A New Hope. She wrote three other bestselling Star Trek novels: Time for Yesterday, The Eyes of the Beholders, and Sarek.
Crispin and noted author Andre Norton wrote two Witch World novels together, Gryphon's Eyrie and Songsmith. Ann Crispin and Andre Norton were friends for nearly 30 years. Ms. Norton was the first woman to be declared a Grand Master in the field of science fiction and fantasy by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Andre Norton's passing brought increasing demand for her works, but a legal battle has tied up the rights to her collaborations with Ms. Crispin.
Top Customer Reviews
A.C. Crispin makes a sincere effort with "Alien Resurrection", and it doesn't read too badly. It does fall short of a real novel in it's dramatic structure and characterization. She makes a token attempt to fill in backgrounds, even first names, for characters who in the film often are killed off before we get a chance to know them. (Personally, I think this is a flaw in the movie, as we can't possibly care about the death of a character we have barely been introduced to.)
Since the novelization came out at virtually the same time as the film was released, I am guessing that it had to be written before viewing the finished film and that it is largely based on older versions of the script and maybe rough cuts of the movie. There are numerous deviations from the finished film, none of them cosmically important but if you enjoy certain bits of dialogue -- especially some of the very humorous throw-away lines -- it is disconcerting to see them stated differently or clipped or just dropped entirely.
What I was hoping for WAS that the novelization would fill in some of the critical information gaps in the film -- especially Call's motivation in joining the smuggler crew of the Betty and heading out to the Auriga to destroy the alien breeding experiment. This is confusingly told in the film.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was disappointed as I really like the Alien Resurrection movie. The whole ESP thing was a bit hokey and not believable. Usually the book is better but not in this case. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SHD-Blue
If you seen the movie, this book delivers the same but with some reference's from the other stories that Ripley remembers after being reborn again. Read morePublished 5 months ago by azuniga
Gave some good insight about certain facts the movie could / would not elaborate on. Also gave the side of the Alien and "newborn," which was nice.Published 7 months ago by Zurn
If you liked the movie, or any of the 'Aliens' franchise, (-or just a total fan of Sigourney Weaver and/or Winona Ryder) you'll definitely enjoy this book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by saphirre steel
<I>”TEETH! THERE WERE MORE TEETH!”
Titan Books is re-releasing the A.C. Crispin novelization of Alien Resurrection, and it’s better than the movie. Read more Published 8 months ago by Joe Crowe
I loved the movie and I wanted to read the Novel to the movie. I did not fail. I filled in a lot of caps as to who was thinking what. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Onlygameintown
Before reading this book, you have to read the first three to full grasp the main character. This was so much better than the movie and I especially love how they give a point of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Derek Foret
My favorite movie is a book. :) I have not finished reading it yet, but it is amazing so far and I can not wait to finish it.Published 10 months ago by wanda the cat