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Alien³ is the novelization of the eponymous film. The novel was written by Alan Dean Foster. It was published in June, 1992.

Publisher's summary[]

Here, even the wind screams. Abandoned hulks of machinery rust in the colorless landscape. Dark, oily seas beat against a jagged black shore. And the remnants of a reentry space vehicle crash into the rough waves.

In it sleeps Ripley, a woman who has battled the Enemy twice. It killed her whole crew the first time. The second time, it slaughtered a spaceload of death-dealing Marines. Now, on this prison planet that houses only a horde of defiant, captive men, she will have to fight the ultimate alien horror one more time.

Before it rips apart a whole world...

Differences from the film[]

  • As seen in the director's cut but not the theatrical release, the Alien gestates within an ox, not a dog.