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Book Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual
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Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual
Written by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood
Titan Books
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Paperback

“All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!” — Sgt. Apone, Aliens

Originally published by HarperPrism in 1996, Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual serves as a guide to the equipment and procedures of the United States Colonial Marine Corps – those bad-ass Space Marines from the Aliens franchise. Written by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood, a revised edition of the technical manual has been re-released by Titan Books today as a tie-in to Ridley Scott‘s upcoming science-fiction film, Prometheus.

The book is packed with sketches, diagrams, technical schematics, and plans, taking a detailed look at the weapons, vehicles and ships of the USCMC, and the men and women who use them.

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Exclusive: Designs From ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual’
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Written by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood, Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual will be released by Titan Books on May 29, 2012 – just in time for the June 8th release of Ridley Scott’s kinda-sorta Alien prequel, Prometheus.

The book serves as a guide to the weapons, equipment, and procedures of the United States Colonial Marine Corps – those bad-ass Space Marines from the Aliens franchise. Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual is filled with sketches, diagrams, technical schematics, and plans, taking a detailed look at the weapons, vehicles, and ships of the USCMC.

We’ve got an exclusive look at some of the sketches and designs from the revised edition. Check it out here below (click images for larger view).

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‘Prometheus’ Soundtrack Reveals Plot Details
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In Space No One Can Hear You Scream…
But they can listen to it on iTunes.

If you’ve consumed every theatrical trailer, television spot, featurette, and every bit of viral marketing for Ridley Scott‘s upcoming sci-fi thriller Prometheus and you’re still chest-bursting with anticipation for more – then this one’s for you. If you’re actively ignoring Prometheus promotional materials in an effort to avoid spoilers and plot details, turn back now…

The Prometheus (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available for purchase on MP3 (the CD will be out on June 12) and it’s filled with potential spoilers. Since working as music supervisor on Scott’s 2005 film Kingdom Of Heaven, Marc Streitenfeld has scored all of his subsequent films including A Good Year, Body Of Lies, Robin Hood, American Gangster, and now Prometheus.

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