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Alien Vault to celebrate legendary sci-fi/horror franchise

If you’re an Alien fan, you’re probably going to like what The Quarto Group has on tap for November. Alien Vault celebrates 40 years of xenomorphs.

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When you talk sci-fi or horror, there are a few absolute icons. Firmly in both camps is Alien, the 1979 film that launched a franchise that’d eventually encompass just about every form of entertainment you can imagine.

Now on the 40th anniversary of that iconic movie comes Alien Vault, a celebration of the property. This is actually a second printing of the book, which originally launched in 2011. It’s much more timely now though, and remains just as cool sounding as the first run.

Actually a little cooler, since the new edition includes a chapter tracing “the path of Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien saga with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.”

Here’s a taste of what else is inside:

  • Director Ridley Scott’s own annotated storyboards, Polaroids, and script pages
  • The elegant but disturbing concept artwork of H.R. Giger
  • Sketches and construction blueprints for the Nostromo
  • Costume designs by Moebius
  • A treasure trove of never-before-seen photographs of the cast and crew
  • 10 meticulously reproduced artifacts—such as replications of storyboards, a detailed schematic of the Nostromo, early designs of O’Bannon’s facehugger concept, and a promotional poster from Japan—enclosed in envelopes, for readers to remove and examine more closely

From writer Ian Nathan, Alien Vault arrives on November 19th.

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