New Aliens Novel Puts the Spotlight on Vasquez

The badass Colonial Marine from James Cameron’s Aliens movie is getting her own story in a new novel set within the Alien universe this October.

Possibly one of the greatest side-characters around, Private Vasquez (played by Jenette Goldstein in the film) is getting the spotlight in a new novel. Entertainment Weekly revealed the new novel from author V. Castro (and Titan Books), which takes a look at Vasquez’s backstory before her fateful trip to LV-426, is set to arrive on October 25, 2022.

Here’s how EW describes the upcoming novel:

Aliens: Vasquez is set to explore the canonical background of Vasquez, as well as the story of the children she was forced to leave behind. Even before the doomed mission to Hadley’s Hope on LV-426, Jenette Vasquez had to fight to survive. Born to an immigrant family with a long military tradition, she looked up to the stars, but life pulled her back down to Earth — first into a street gang, then prison. The Colonial Marines proved to be Vasquez’s way out — a way that forced her to give up her twin children.

Raised by Jenette’s sister, those children, Leticia and Ramon, had to discover their own ways to survive. Leticia by following her mother’s path into the military, Ramon by entering the corporate hierarchy of Weyland-Yutani. Their paths converge on an unnamed planet which some see as a potential utopia, while others would use it for highly secretive research. Whatever humans have planned for it, however, Xenomorphs will turn it into a living hell.

Will you be picking up Aliens: Vasquez this October?

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