Someone on Earth knew about the aliens. Someone battled them, and survived. Before Ripley, there was a first encounter. Aliens and humans have fought before! When a human spaceship discovers a vast egg-shaped vessel in Saturn's orbit, the crew powers in to investigate. Thinking the ship might contain usable metal for Earth, they force their way aboard. Three teams split up to explore the ship. Already the aliens have awoken. The first of all the battles unfolds.
I wanted to love this book and with so many positive reviews posted, I fear my expectations were a bit high going in. In reality this is an average book on its own merit and above average in the realm of ALIENS franchised publishing. While I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of John Shirley's previous works, it becomes immediately apparent that he is passionate about sci-fi and has carefully studied the films before setting off to craft his novel after reading the first … more