Well, I am not impressed. I really, really loved the first 2 "Alien" movies - pure sci-fi. and the books aren't bad either. The 3rd book/movie were OK, but they should have stopped there. This does not even come close.
That said, I had a tough time getting into this one. Seems that the same bad "corporate" guys that started this hundreds of years ago, are still at it, trying to make a profit off our favorite alien species. They still want the acid for blood stuff for weapons, and, as usual, are not prepared to give up just becasue Ripley and the Alien are both dead. Right. More slashing Alien killings, more Ripley beating her breast as she saves the universe, and all the mothers and their children. Shades of "Aliens", but not even close.
Seems that they have managed to clone Ripley, somehow (that part is still kinda vague to me) and grew a bunch of new ones. Took a long time and alot of trial and error. Anyway, so they get themselves a Ripley, and a baby alien to boot. And they manage to get both of them alive. There seems to be a mental connection between the Alien and Ripley that is very strange. They are on the same mental wave-length, almost like telepathy, and it makes things really difficult and confusing. Once I finished the book, I wondered why I bothered to read it. Could have just gone to Blockbuster and rented the movie - and saved a few hours to read something really good!
There are references to the movies and books that attempt to refresh the memory and bring some of the characters back. But it is very confusing, leaves alot of gaping holes in the logic, and I found it to be rather stupid in places. I am not sure if A.C. Crispin had much say about what she was writing, since it was a novelization from the movie script. I think they should have bagged both the movie and book and spent the money on tickets to a Star Wars movie instead!
Title: Alien Resurrection