Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books, including The Island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. He lives in the Welsh countryside with his wife and children.

His brand new book, Alien: Out of the Shadows, will be out from Titan at the end of January, and Tim stopped by to answer a few of my questions…


Kristin Centorcelli: Your new novel, Alien: Out of the Shadows will be out at the end of January and is the first of a new trilogy! It also features the beloved Ellen Ripley. Will you give us a bit of a teaser as to what fans of the films can expect from the new book?

Tim Lebbon: The premise of the new trilogy (which is actually a very loose trilogy, with the stories linked by theme but little else) actually came directly from Fox, and I had to develop my part of it. My novel features Ellen Ripley in a new adventure, in new surroundings, and with new characters. Although fans will meet one other character that they know. To say more would be to give stuff away, but…in the 57 years that Ripley was adrift between Alien and Aliens, she wasn’t always asleep.
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