At the farthest reaches of the solar system, aboard orbiting space station Auriga, the unthinkable has happened.
Ripley awakes. Her last memory is of her fiery death on the prison colony Fiorina 361.
And yet she is alive.
Her questions grow as she notices her body stronger and fiercer than she ever remembers. And she confronts the most terrifying threat of all-that she's not alone in her salvation from death's grasp.
The Screaming Never Stops...
The blast sounded enormous in the closed place.
Something in the ceiling screamed, an incredibly high-pitched, inhuman sound. Vriess could hear it scrambling away from him, letting him know he'd only winged it. Whatever it was. Vriess's eyes tried to track the progress of the creature as it scuttled over the ceiling.
His attention drawn, he didn't see the drop of alien blood suspended from the ceiling right over his leg.
He didn't become aware of it until he smelled his smoking flesh and clothing and glanced down to see parts of his leg melting away. Confused, horrified, Vriess slapped at it. Some of the stuff eating away at his leg got on his fingers and started burning like hell. He swung his hand, then nearly put it in his mouth before realizing what would happen. The whole while he struggled with the pain.
Then it was back; he could hear it-or could it be a different one? This one was more aggressive, not just scrabbling around on the ceiling, but trying to get through it. Suddenly, it broke a corner of the tiling free and shoved its head through.
And it was all head...