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Labyrinth Aliens The space station Innominata has one problem men die there Only no one really knows it or at least no one who counts Certainly Colonel Doctor Tony Crespi has no idea; he is simply eager to work with the infamous Doctor Paul Church who believes that a mutated strain of alien can be made to obey human willChurch's captive creatures live in a warren of tunnels Inside that labyrinth Crespi and Lieutenant Sharon McGuinness are about to find the true meaning of Church's experiments With a chamber of all too human horrors at its dark heart the labyrinth is a death trap designed by a man who is attempting what no other person in the universe would dare to bring human and alien together as one

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Labyrinth Aliens
  • S.D. Perry
  • English
  • 12 September 2016
  • 9780553574913

About the Author: S.D. Perry

SD Perry Stephani Danelle by the way though she prefers SD or Danelle has been writing novelizations and tie ins for most of her adult life Best known for her work in the shared multiverses of Resident Evil Star Trek and Aliens SD is a horror nerd and an introvert Her father is acclaimed science fiction author Steve Perry SD lives with her family in Portland Oregon

10 thoughts on “Labyrinth Aliens

  1. Mark Mark says:

    Colonel Doctor Tony Crespi wakes up from artificial sleep after a yea ready to start his assignment on a researchstation Innominata which is being the new assistant for the renowned Doctor Paul Church However Crespi's real mission is to investigate Church and his activities as his superiors have become concerned that the doctor's methods may be unethical and not uite what is being advertised Lieutenant Sharon McGuinness is a member of the small group of Marines send to the reseachstation but she has a similar reason as Crespi to come to this station only hers are far personalThe research done on the station is upon the behaviour of the Alien drones and how to use them but Church might just have a different idea about the real subject of research As always the uestion is who are the monsters and the screaming and running starts A decent Aliens book without the likes of anybody known from the Alien movie franchise it shows an enhanced world beyond the movie series It is a well written book with a decent plot that certainly not outlasts its welcome Nice addition to the universe of AlienAliens

  2. Quentin Wallace Quentin Wallace says:

    As I've stated in previous reviews after a while all of these Aliens novels seem to run together Space station military evil scientist horrible experiments etc That being said they are still enjoyable This one did throw me a curveball as I was not expecting the ending but there was also some space left for a seuel I'm not sure if this was ever followed up on or notOverall a good read that moved right along at a fast pace but I also feel like the story isn't uite done yet Hopefully that was rectified at a later date

  3. Ana Mardoll Ana Mardoll says:

    Aliens Novels Book 6 Labyrinth 0 553 57491 4After suffering through the poorly written and almost identical to one another Genocide and Alien Harvest I have to praise Labyrinth for returning to the basics of the first three books of the series and for understanding what really drives the suspense and terror in the alien universe Labyrinth has the closed spaces and the inability to escape that is so crucial for suspense When a space inhabited by aliens isn't closed but rather entered into voluntarily see Genocide and Alien Harvest the reader doesn't feel pity for the victims so much as open contempt doubly so if the reasons for deliberately exposing themselves to such danger are stupid greedy and ill conceived Perry seems to recognize this and returns us back to the basics of Nightmare Asylum and Alien Resurrection by giving us a mad scientist intent on betraying his own race by feeding his fellow humans to the aliens for 'breeding' purposesThis sense of betrayal and horror is crucial to the series; a fact that all the aliens movies explored thoroughly As horrific as the aliens are there reaches a point of saturation where the prospect of being eaten or used as a breeder is no longer as frightening as it once was at least in part because the shock aspect has dissipated A mad scientist who mutilates his subjects in horrific ways provides much needed shock value plus the added horror of being used as an experiment against your will unable to die even breeders have the certainty that eventually their suffering will end and that even if you somehow find a way to die your body would still be horribly desecrated Add to that the potent sense of outrage that a human would so deeply betray his race whilst other humans would meekly facilitate his madness and you have the nice makings of a thriller Stick all that on a remote space station add a thick layer of mystery to the whole proceedings and your book practically writes itselfUnfortunately Perry's writing style in this novel seems extremely mediocre The style is jumpy and self conscious often trying to manufacture suspense by simply not telling the reader what is going on Scenes of discovery read like something akin to paraphrase She walked into the room and her heart suddenly leapt into her chest All her worst nightmares had come true He really was insane a madman and this proved it She just couldn't believe what she saw No really this is huge very very big and you are just going to die when you read what she saw Are you ready? Ok here it is and so on Perry doesn't trust the reader enough to reveal terrors openly and without a fake suspenseful buildup a techniue that becomes tiresome uickly Perry has also tackled the classic Why isn't the main character catching on when the reader already has hurdle that writers so often face by falling back on the standby of making the main character too stupid to tie his own shoes Really you can't have your main villain doing the literary euivalent of cackling freuently twirling his mustache and insisting that people call him DOCTOR EVIL and then have your main character just totally fail to catch on without him looking like a complete moron I understand the intent the desire to set up a dichotomy where we are forced to confront the advantages of immoral research versus the importance of doing the right thing but it just doesn't work and the writing comes off as blunt and ham fisted This is probably as good a time as any to note that Perry also seems strangely interested in sexual violence and violence against women She is very fond of using the concept of rape in hyperbole as in his nose was raped by the stench That'sone way to put it I guess She's also very intent on having the often hysterical and screaming despite being a trained marine heroine being physically choked and lifted by powerful men particularly if they have a sexual interest in her As a reader I could have done without this recurring aspect of the novelMy final criticism of Perry's writing style is that she seems not to understand the concept of Chekhov's gun that if an object or concept is introduced in a story it must be utilized by the end of the story or else it ought not have been there in the first place Perry provides the good guys at the very beginning with a perfect trump card they have complete and total backing by the military hierarchy to investigate the mad scientist and do whatever they deem necessary to stop him which is a big change from the usual 'little guy bucks the evil establishment' theme However the fact that the good guys never use their trump card and indeed never even consider using their trump card is incredibly frustrating and pointless The fact is the trump card is never again mentioned outside the opening chapter so it should have been removed entirely If a trump card is introduced it MUST be used and if it is not then there at least has to be a very good reason why not This never again mentioned trump card also completely undermines the bad ending that this book ends on because if the mad scientist was already under suspicion and investigation he wouldn't escape detection indefinitely nor would he be able to frame the good guys in any way that would 'stick' after a full investigation So basically we get an unused trump card which makes the good guys look stupid because they have forgotten its existence and makes the ending completely implausible Why?Having said all that here are the things I did like about this book First it was creepy and scary like a good aliens book should be There's a lot of good suspense and the evil scientist surprises are pleasantly horrifying even if the main characters do stubbornly refuse to recognize obvious evil for what it is Second the entire book moves at a good clip There are a whole lot of flashbacks but they are nicely done and with a plethora of skin crawling details so that's a plus Third the term royal jelly does not to my knowledge appear anywhere in this book at all I am so very glad to see that we've decided to drop that fruitless side plot and get back to the basics which is that being kept in suspended state unrelieved by death for all eternity in order to suffer horrible mutilations gruesome experiments and painful alien invasions on your body is extremely and satisfyingly creepy Ana Mardoll

  4. Neil Neil says:

    I do not know how I feel about this bookstory It has a few general similarities to Aliens Rogue view spoilerie – an isolated ‘space stationlaboratory’ only the one in this book is actually on a space station floating in space instead of on the surface of an airless planetoid? a “mad scientist” of sorts who appears to ‘love’ or values the aliens than he does humans and dotes on them experiments being done to somehow “merge” humans and aliens on some level spy camerasdevices EVERYWHERE a potential industrial spy and somebody trying to ‘uncover what is going on’ underneath all of the secrecy hide spoiler

  5. Jean-Francois Boivin Jean-Francois Boivin says:

    Novelization of the graphic novel by Jim Woodring this is Stephani Danelle Perry's 3rd ALIENS novel although the previous 2 ALIENS BOOK 3 THE FEMALE WAR and ALIENS VS PREDATOR PREY were co written with her father Steve PerryThis is very aptly written for sure reads very well But it's a very straightforward adaptation The low page count 240 could have been padded a bit with new scenes or new characters Previous adaptations of ALIENS comics always had expanded bits and new elements not always successfully as with ALIENS ALIEN HARVEST created by the writer to expand on the short comic story This book would have benefited for thatBut overall a uick read with good descriptions and dialogue The antics of the mad scientist once again Col Doctor Paul Church and the attempts to thwart his research by Col Doctor Tony Crespi and Lt Sharon McGuinness are very well depicted The best part of the story both comic and novel is the harrowing backstory of Paul Church some 40 years in the past when he and his family were taken into a diseased and rotting alien hive and subjected to horrible breeding exercises chillingNOTE The graphic novel was originally published as a 4 issue series by Dark Horse Comics and included a 16 page preview story from the anthology DARK HORSE COMICS #12 13

  6. Thomas Thomas says:

    With the last book Rogue I started making a list of elements that apparently have to be included in every Aliens books With Labyrinth I remembered one 4 Dream seuence andor flashback involving previous encountersHere Perry includes a chapter long flashback early in the book without making it clear we're about to jump back to some years before No we just get an introduction to a few characters and then a sudden leap back to earlier in one of their lives It was pretty abrupt enough so that I thought it must have been a dream seuence see rule #4 but it went on for so long that I started to doubt myselfThere's nothing new to this story We get military cold sleep and of the incessant military banter that's steeped so much in testosterone and masculinity We get a token female character but by the end of the book she's less a military character and a damsel in distress who cries and breaks down far than one would expect for someone who's career military and should be a bit accustomed to deathSpeaking of military Perry uses a handful of acronyms in the book but doesn't explain what they mean It's fairly easy to understand them by way of context TS is a standard Earth year and NI is some sort of intelligence group but the never defines them and I can't come up with what they're supposed to stand for Is TS Terran Standard? If so then standard what? Why isn't it TSY if that's what it means?Also of note is the use of a can of hairspray and a lighter to kill one of the aliens Aside from the fact that I'm not convinced that setup would create enough fire to kill one of them what is a can of hairspray doing in a science lab on a military base?Labyrinth isn't as stupid as some of the books that preceded it but it's not a smart story either I'm having regrets at starting this series of books because the best I've been able to give any of them so far is two stars

  7. Brendan Brendan says:

    Not sure if I’ve ever been angry at an ending Completely unexpected and just pissed me off Started off a little slow picked up super uick out of nowhere The last uarter was a good and intense read I couldn’t put the book down Then almost threw the book when I read the first paragraph of the last chapter If the next book of the series doesn’t pick up from where this book left off I will be angry

  8. Vincen A Vincen A says:

    This reads like abecedarian first draft fan fiction that was not proof read peer reviewed or edited leaving it wracked with atrocious grammar and obfuscating sentences Lurking within the malformation is a mundane story that occasionally reaches heights of mediocrity

  9. Jonathan Harbour Jonathan Harbour says:

    Outstanding writing The best alien graphic novel I’ve read from Dark Horse and I believe I’ve read most of them now Excellent story I started to feel the original dread from the time I watched the first film at my aunt’s house at age 7 sometime in 1978

  10. Charles Warren Charles Warren says:

    Easy reading Good adventure I feel a lot interested in how the ALIENS novels are continuing the story in contrast to the film seuels

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