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

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Labyrinth Aliens
  • S.D. Perry
  • English
  • 09 June 2015
  • 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


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