Book Review: Alien III by William Gibson

alien IIII 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!

Book Review: Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper

tree nymphsMolly Harper joined the MFA program I graduated from. She came in already with several series published. I saw this book on Audible as a free download and decided to check it out. It is a novella set in her Mystic Bayou series.  It’s just a taste, but oh so good. It is a wonderful story and laugh out loud funny in parts. The characters are unique and interesting and her vision of tree nymphs was very cool. Molly’s voice is wonderful and this worked as planned because I am going to buy her other books now. I highly recommend!

Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues