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When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are eighteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors.

Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another.

Full list of authors include Paul Kupperberg, Dan Abnett, Rachel Caine, Yvonne Navarro, Christopher Golden, Matt Forbeck, Ray Garton, Weston Ochse, David Farland, Larry Correia, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Briane Keene, Heather Graham, Mike Resnick, Marina J. Lostetter, Jonathan Mayberry, James A. Moore, Scott Sigler, and Tim Lebbon.

Full cast of narrators include James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Nicol Zanzarella, James Patrick Cronin, Suzanne Elise Freeman, Andrew Eiden, Michael David Axtell, Grover Gardner, Priya Ayyar, Peter Berkrot, Emily Sutton-Smith, Hillary Huber, Keith Szarabajka, Greg Tremblay, Kevin Kenerly, and Amy Landon.

©2017 Jonathan Mayberry (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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fun short stories

Fun to have this variety of stories.
They melded together nicely. I enjoyed the different narrators as well.

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Great stories if you like the Aliens franchise.

All stories were well written and very well read. Definitely worth the download if you like the genre! Siglers contribution from the stand point of the alien was particularly well done and unique.

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  • doug thornton
  • 2018-06-06

the bug hunt

great series of stories told by the various authors. a really cool outside the box way of showing you what the Colonial Marines did elsewhere in this incredible story. very cool!

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  • Adam Winslow
  • 2018-06-17

worth it

great stories great narrators awesome series for anyone who likes aliens. highly recommended and worth every penny.

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  • Andrew K
  • 2018-07-16

Aliens: Bug Hunt - A Fantastical Journey in Space

Aliens: Bug Hunt is an imaginative and enjoyable look at the Alien expanded universe through the eyes of the colonial marines. As a testament to the longevity of the franchise, it is an ambitious and exciting take on the legacy brought to life on screen with the original Alien film in 1979, and then again in 1986 with its sequel Aliens. These adventures are a fun take on the source material and stay true to much of the mythos set down in previous works, both on paper and on the silver screen. However, the ones I find the most engaging and well crafted are the ones which prominently feature xenomorphs, and less so their speculative counterparts. While those sections have a magnificent and well thought out premise, especially probing the bounds of what we know to exist in this particular cinematic and literary universe, they don't have nearly the same punch or draw that the originals do. This doesn't mean that the authors behind these particular adventures didn't write well, or create memorable stories, but it does mean I was less enthusiastic about listening to them or connecting with their characters as I was when xenomorphs arrived on scene to sew their unique brand of chaos and horror. Overall I do recommend this as a great listen for anyone interested in probing the boundaries of the Aliens Franchise, getting a glimpse of the action from the side of our friends in the colonial marines.

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  • Troy Gordon
  • 2018-08-24

It’s ok, bit cliche, but should expect that by now.

It’s a bunch of short stories based, essentially, on Aliens. Lots of Marines, poorly thought out plans, company men, Weyland Yutani, and Xenomorphs. It wasn’t bad, but you could skip it and be no worse off. The story from the Alien perspective was a nice change, several stories were entertaining and almost all well narrated, minus the last one where the female narrator just couldn’t really get male voices right without making them sound a bit retarded. Like a swearing Lenny armed to the teeth. It’s basically pulp action, no real suspense, but again, it’s short stories so tough to build that up properly in a universe you are probably already familiar with.

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  • Demetrius L Banks
  • 2018-07-10

I really enjoyed this book!

Suspenseful, engaging & sometimes plain scary. I appreciate the fact that more than just Alien Xenomorph was featured. Number 18 story was the absolute best. The narration was also very good thank you. I look forward to the next one.

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  • dylan
  • 2018-06-05

the title is at least half false advertisement

this book should have been called "stories of the colonial Marines" not aliens because literally less than half of the stories actually involved the Xenomorphs and all the good narrators had the crappy stories

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-09-30

Uneven but mostly good

As you would expect from a collection of short stories, it's uneven. But generally I enjoyed most of them. Unfortunately it got off to an inauspicious start with "Chance Encounter", but immediately went uphill with "Broken". My 2 favorites - "Broken" and "A More Dangerous Prey" had similar themes of telling familiar stores from a different perspective. "Broken" has the added bonus of absolutely fantastic narration by (I assume?) R.C.Bray (although in truth narrating "A More Dangerous Prey" was a daunting task pulled off well). Other favorites include "Blowback", "Exterminators", "Darkness Falls" and especially "Zero to Hero". Fun listen all in all.

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  • C Christopher Taylor
  • 2018-06-20

Aliens fans don't miss this!

If you like the Aliens universe, you'll probably not want to miss this collection. I didn't find a bad one in the bunch!

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  • Jennifer W.
  • 2019-06-05

Excellent Addition

An amazing addition to the franchise. I loved how each short story was narrated by a different person, and how each short story was so different from the others. Highly recommend that anyone who has seen and enjoyed Aliens check this selection out.

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  • Jas
  • 2019-05-26

loved it!!!

great book!!! loved all the stories except one. you will not be disappointed. great narrators

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