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Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

This book is a must read and many concepts described bring to mind what is seen in the films. Thank you Tim Lebbon.

“‘It’s a ship,’ he said.
‘What?’ Ripley gasped. She hadn’t even considered that possibility. Buried almost a mile beneath the planet’s surface, surely this couldn’t be anything but a building, a temple of some sort, or some other structure whose purpose was more obscure.’”

Alien: Out of the Shadows, page 167.

“The entire left half of the exposed surface might have been a wing, curving down in a graceful parabola, projections here and there seemingly swept back for streamlining.”

Alien: Out of the Shadows, page 168.

“Damage. Maybe an explosion.”
“The area Lachance had pointed toward was more ragged than the rest, smooth flowing lines turned into a tattered mess, tears across the hull, and a hollow filled with only blackness.”

Alien: Out of the Shadows, page 169.

“They look like dog-people, “ Lachance said. “Only…big” “I wonder what happened here, “ Ripley said. “How did the aliens get on their ship? What took the ship down?”

Alien: Out of the Shadows, page 201.

“Scores of them-maybe hundreds-spherical and each roughly the size of her thumb.”
“‘I think we killed a queen,’ Ripley said.”

Alien: Out of the Shadows, page 221.

“They were aliens, their spiked limbs dulled, curved heads dipped and pale. Slightly larger than the others they had seen, yet so different from the queen they’d so recently killed.” “They look like… the ship’s builders.”

Alien: Out of the Shadows, page 225.

“The huge building’s ceiling was high, damaged in places but still largely whole.”
“Doorways led off from the central spiral. There were intricate designs around these beautiful sculptures…”

Alien: Out of the Shadows, page 246.

“There were a dozen figures standing on high stone plinths. Several of them had lost limbs..”

Alien: Out of the Shadows, page 248.


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