“A is For Alien: An ABC Book”, is a new Little Golden Book ‘light-hearted reimagining’ of director Ridley Scott’s grisly outer space horror feature, available July 9, 2024:
“ …follow ‘Ripley’ and her crew aboard the commercial space tug ‘Nostromo’, who, after coming across a mysterious derelict spaceship on an uncharted planetoid, find themselves up against an aggressive and deadly extraterrestrial ‘Xenomorph’ set loose on the ship.
“The Xenomorph is an ‘endoparasitoid’ extraterrestrial species that lack a technological civilization of any kind, and are instead primal, predatory creatures with no higher goal than the preservation and propagation of their own species by any means necessary, up to and including the elimination of other lifeforms that may pose a threat to their existence.
“ Like wasps or termites, Xenomorphs are eusocial, with a single fertile queen breeding a caste of warriors, workers, or other specialist strains.
“The Xenomorphs' biological life cycle involves traumatic implantation of endoparasitoid larvae inside living hosts. These ‘chestburster’ larvae erupt from the host's body after a short incubation period, mature into adulthood within hours, and seek out more hosts for implantation…”
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