Book Review: Alien III by William Gibson
Monday July 22, 2019 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Blogging
I am a huge William Gibson fan, and when I heard that his original screenplay for Aliens 3 was going to be made into a comic book I jumped all over it. Then they went and made an audiobook. I just listened to Alien III on Audible. But this was more than an audiobook, it was an audioplay with all the different roles portrayed by voice actors, including Michael Biehn and Lance Hendrickson reprising their original characters. It had sound effects to boot. It was basically a movie without the visuals.
This was a redux of the original script that Gibson wrote in 1987, but was never made. It picks up right where Aliens left off. The big beef is it does not focus on Ripley. She is in it briefly, but that was at the behest of the studio. Not sure why. It expands on the politics of the Alien universe and still has all the thriller moments you expect from an Alien story.
The presentation is fantastic. And it is an easy listen at only 2 hours and 16 minutes. It’s an Audible original and was a free download. Not sure how long that will last. I highly recommend it!