Titan Books is celebrating "Alien Day" and the 40th anniversary of the original film with the announcement of three new Alien books for 2019.
Alien: 40 Years 40 Artists, Alien: Isolation (an official adaptation of the video game of the same name), and Tim Waggoner's Alien: Prototype were all exclusively previewed on Bloody Disgusting this morning. Read on for covers and full details for each of the releases.
"Alien: 40 Years, 40 Artists" is an artistic tribute to the sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien. 40 artists, filmmakers, and fans have been invited to contribute a piece of original art to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Alien in 2019.
Pieces range from alternative posters to gothic interpretations of key scenes. Sketches, process pieces, and interview text accompany each new and unique nightmare.
In addition to cover artist Dane Hallett—an Alien: Covenant concept artist—the contributors include Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, Sam Hudecki, and Tanya Lapointe; Star Wars concept artist and creature designer Terryl Whitlatch; and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and Jon Wilcox.
The book will be available October 19th, 2019.
Next is an action-packed official adaptation of Alien: Isolation offering a revealing look into the lives of Ellen Ripley and her daughter, Amanda Ripley.
The product of a troubled and violent youth, Amanda Ripley is hell-bent on discovering what happened to her missing mother, Ellen Ripley. She joins a Weyland-Yutani team sent to retrieve the Nostromo flight recorder, only to find space station Sevastopol in chaos with a Xenomorph aboard. Flashbacks reveal Amanda’s history and events that forced her mother to take the assignment aboard the Nostromo.
"Alien: Isolation" is written by Keith R A DeCandido and will release July 30th, 2019.
Lastly, in Tim Waggoner's original novel "Alien Prototype", corporate spy Tamar Prather steals a Xenomorph egg from Weyland-Yutani, taking it to a lab facility run by Venture, a Weyland-Yutani competitor. Former Colonial Marine Zula Hendricks—now allied with the underground resistance—infiltrates Venture’s security team. When a human test subject is impregnated, the result is a Xenomorph that, unless it’s stopped, will kill every human being on the planet.
This one hits shelves on October 19th, 2019.