Alien Next Door by Joey Spiotto (book review).

November 23, 2015 | By | Reply More

The book cover alone should give you a clue what this is about. Cartoonist Joey Spiotto’s book ‘Alien Next Door’ has the sub-title ‘In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean’ and shows the domestic bliss of being a xenomorph. This can from looking after the cat, using your tail to play skipping with Newt and to even have a laugh with Ripley or some marines who might pop up. Bishop barely gets a mention but he never got on with the alien’s mom. You do get the occasional bliss of travelling on spacecraft for holidays, although I doubt as aliens, they would call them vacations.

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Although it’s actually a very quick read, mostly because it’s all visual with little text, I suspect it will make a present-filler for this time next month. It might even entice your sprogs to watch the films when they are old enough although I suspect you’ll have to explain some of the gags because they are very film based.

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Prior to his death and explained in the introduction, HR Geiger, through a private detective, to find him had approached Spiotto to do this book before his death because he liked a spot cartoon the former had done on the Net and wanted to show a lighter note to his creation.

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I should point out that no humans were killed in this book and I’m sure the pizza delivery boy only had a light kiss. Now I wonder what would have happened in the first two films had Ripley approached the xenomorphs with a duster and got them to work cleaning?

GF Willmetts

November 2015

(pub: Titan Books. 80 page illustrated small square hardback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK), $14.95 (US), $19.50 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-78565-026-0)

check out websites: www.titanbooks.com and www.jo3bot.com

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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