Mira Grant, the author of the New York Times best-selling Newsflesh trilogy, specialising in biomedical science fiction. Has been approached to write an original young adult novel set in the Alien universe, titled “Alien: Echo”
Olivia and her twin sister Viola have been dragged around the universe for as long as they can remember. Their parents, both xenobiologists, are always in high demand for their research into obscure alien biology.
Just settled on a new colony world, they discover an alien threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. And suddenly the sisters’ world is ripped apart.
On the run from terrifying aliens, Olivia’s knowledge of xenobiology and determination to protect her sister are her only weapons as the colony collapses into chaos. But then a shocking family secret bursts open—one that’s as horrifying to Olivia as the aliens surrounding them.
The creatures infiltrate the rich wildlife on this virgin colony world—and quickly start adapting. Olivia’s going to have to adapt, too, if she’s going to survive…
The book will be 320 pages long and the audiobook will be 8 hours long. Previously the Alien audiobooks are not planned that far ahead of time, unless the book shows it has decent popularity. Her book, Feed, was chosen as one of NPR’s 100 Killer Thrillers and she’s been nominated for the Hugo Award. She says that “Being part of the Alien universe is a dream come true.”
I am hoping this opens up the Alien Universe to a younger audience, we could use with a younger demographic. I was introduced to Alien at the age of 4, and it would have been nice to be able to access and grow my love of the Alien Universe in my teens. And with the new lore Prometheus, Alien: Covenant and Alien: The Cold Forge has brought to Alien Universe along with Mira’s experience in biomedical science fiction, I am eager to discover what the characters Olivia and Viola will bring to our beloved Alien.
You can pre-order the book on Amazon.
Read more about Alien: Echo at AVP Galaxy