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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 fifteen 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.
CHANCE ENCOUNTER by Paul Kupperberg REAPER by Dan Abnett BROKEN by Rachel Caine RECLAMATION by Yvonne Navarro BLOWBACK by Christopher Golden EXTERMINATORS by Matt Forbeck NO GOOD DEED by Ray Garton ZERO TO HERO by Weston Ochse DARK MOTHER by David Farland EPISODE 22 by Larry Correia DEEP BACKGROUND by Keith R.A. DeCandido EMPTY NEST by Brian Keene DARKNESS FALLS by Heather Graham HUGS TO DIE FOR by Mike Resnick and Marina J. Lostetter DEEP BLACK by Jonathan Maberry DISTRESSED by James A. Moore DANGEROUS PREY by Scott Sigler SPITE by Tim Lebbon