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Best Alien Books You Must Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Alien books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Alien: Isolation (2019)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadHE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME ADAPTATION–AND MUCH MORE!From birth, Amanda Ripley’s life is riddled with hardship. Her parents live on the edge of poverty, so her mother–Ellen Ripley–seeks off-world contracts that lead to a position aboard the commercial hauler Nostromo. Then when the deep-space vessel disappears, Amanda passes into adulthood focused on discovering one thing.WHAT HAPPENED TO ELLEN RIPLEY?Amanda’s quest pulls her into the underbelly of society, where few can be trusted. On Luna she meets someone who seems the exception–Private Zula Hendricks of the Colonial Marines but their relationship is short-lived. Just as Amanda appears to…
Author(s): Keith R.A. DeCandido

2. Aliens: Resistance (2019)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadFollowing the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley’s help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program. The duo teams up against the sinister corporation’s upgraded arsenal as they journey through space from research lab to test facility designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret! Critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, Briggs Land) returns to Aliens to pen the harrowing efforts of Ripley and…
Author(s): Brian Wood, Robert Carey

3. Aliens: Rescue (2020)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadOne hero has the chance to fight alongside Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks, who saved his life from Xenomorphs so long ago.Following the events of Aliens: Resistance, Alec Brand, the colonist rescued by Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks, has grown up into an elite Colonial Marine. A secret mission brings him back to the Alien-infested moon where he was rescued…and face to face with the past.Brian Wood (Massive, Aliens: Defiance) joins artist Kieran McKeown (Halo: Lone Wolf) for an action-packed battle against a dangerous alien threat. Collects Aliens: Rescue #1-#4….
Author(s): Brian Wood, Robert Carey

4. Aliens: Bug Hunt (2017)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadWhen the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it’s what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt—kill or be killed. Here are  of such “close encounters,” written by many of today’s most extraordinary authors.Set during the events of all four Alien™ films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe’s most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing—One way or another….
Author(s): Jonathan Maberry, Heather Graham, et al.

5. Aliens: Dead Orbit (2018)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadAfter a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools–a timer, utility kit, and his wits–to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man. Collects issues #1-#4 of the thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit, penned by Orc Stain creator James Stokoe!…
Author(s): James Stokoe

6. Alien: The Official Movie Novelization (2014)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadThe official novelization of the famous Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley!A crew of spaceship Nostromo is suddenly woken up from a cryogenic sleep because of mysterious signals coming from an unknown planet and received by a ship computer. The astronauts land on the planet surface and go to investigate an alien spaceship where one of them is attacked by an alien which fasten itself on his face. When the crew returns to their ship and abandon the planet, nobody forefeels that the real horror will begin very soon ……
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster

7. Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization (2014)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadIn the sequel to the 1979 film Alien, Ellen Ripley is forced to return to planet LV-426, where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature. There they discovered hundreds of eggs, and just one slaughtered everyone but Ripley. This time she’s accompanied by a unit of Colonial Marines, but even their firepower may not be enough for them to survive and learn the fate of the colony known as Hadley’s Hope…
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster

8. Alien: Covenant – The Official Movie Novelization (2017)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadRidley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.When they uncover a threat beyond their imaginations, they must attempt a harrowing escape.Acclaimed author Alan Dean Foster also returns to the universe he first encountered with the official novelization of the original Alien…
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster

9. Alien: The Coloring Book (2017)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadForget relaxing mandalas and sharpen your red pencils for the official Alien Coloring Book! From facehuggers to xenomorphs and from Ripley to Jonesy, all your favorite creatures and characters and their most memorable scenes can be found right here. As for the color scheme? Well, that’s in your hands now……
Author(s): Titan Books

10. Aliens: Dust to Dust (2019)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadA mother and son bound by a shared terror–separated by an implacable alien force! A spaceship that should carry them away from the fear becomes a deathtrap from which escape seems impossible!The Trono colony on LV-871 is under attack. Emergency evacuations are ordered. Twelve-year-old Maxon and his mom face the most terrifying creatures in the galaxy . . . Aliens!…
Author(s): Gabriel Hardman

11. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Two (Genocide, Alien Harvest) (2016)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadGENOCIDE by David BischoffThe alien queen is dead, the hive mind left to flounder… and on a world bereft of its leader two strains of Alien divide their forces for world-shattering, acid-drenched war. On Earth, in the wake of alien infestation, athletes are flocking to humanity’s Goodwill Games. But some come with a deadly new tool: a drug called Fire, distilled from the very essence of the Aliens’ body chemistry.The military wants it. Pharmaceutical kingpin Daniel Grant wants it. But the only place the essential ingredient can be found is on that terrible world, convulsed by Alien holocaust.ALIEN HARVESTby Robert…
Author(s): David Bischoff, Robert Sheckley

12. Alien: Covenant Origins – The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film (2017)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadThe 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 Lopé…
Author(s): Alan Dean Foster

13. Alien: Sea of Sorrows (Novel #2) (2014)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadThe Weyland-Yutani Corporation has secrets of its own, as Decker discovers when he is forced to join a team of mercenaries sent to investigate an ancient excavation. Somewhere in that long-forgotten dig lies the thing the company wants most in the universe—a living Xenomorph.Decker doesn’t understand why they need him, until his own past comes back to haunt him. Centuries ago, his ancestor fought the Aliens, launching a bloody vendetta that was never satisfied. That was when the creatures swore revenge on the Destroyer… . Alien TM & © 1979, 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved….
Author(s): James A. Moore

14. The Alien Next Door 2: Aliens for Dinner?! (2) (2018)

Best Alien Books You Must ReadIn the second book of the Alien Next Door series, Harris and Roxy go over to Zeke's house and meet his strange family. Will Harris be able to prove to Roxy that Zeke and his family are aliens?Harris has his suspicions that the new kid at school, Zeke, is an alien, but he hasn't been able to prove it to his best friend, Roxy. When they're both invited over to Zeke's house, Harris thinks this is the perfect opportunity for him to research Zeke's alien family and show Roxy that they're all from another planet. But Roxy is perfectly fine playing with all of Zeke's alien technology which she just thinks is…
Author(s): A.I. Newton, Anjan Sarkar

Best Alien Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some alien books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Aliens in Ancient Egypt: The Brotherhood of the Serpent and the Secrets of the Nile Civilization

Author(s): Xaviant Haze
Publisher: Bear & Company, Year: 31 Oct 2013, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2293944

Ancient Aliens on Mars

Author(s): Mike Bara
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press, Year: 21 Nov 2013, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2293925

The Young Investigator’s Guide to Ancient Aliens

Author(s): History Channel
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, Year: 21 July 2015, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2293949

Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien"

Author(s): Jeremy Smith
Publisher: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2308607

Alienation and Emancipation in the Work of Karl Marx

Author(s): George C. Comninel
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314153

Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse

Author(s): Timothy P. Carney
Publisher: Harper, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2332774

On Becoming An Alien

Author(s): Roy Waidler
Publisher: Outlands Community Press, Year: 2019, Size: 338 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2341501

Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game

Author(s): Andrew R Gallimore
Publisher: Strange Worlds Press, Year: 2019, Size: 219 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2375142

Towards a Posthuman Imagination in Literature and Media: Monsters, Mutants, Aliens, Artificial Beings

Author(s): Simona Micali
Publisher: Peter Lang, Year: 2019, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2381148

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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