River of Pain is the last in the new and official of Alien Universe novels. Written by Christopher Golden the book explores the never-told-before story of doomed colony that featured in the original Aliens film.
Ripley makes it back to Earth to discover that the planet LV-426 where the crew of the Nostromo found the Xenomorph is now called Acheron and has been colonised.
On the planet, protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists are attempting to terra-form the stormy planet. Two of the resident, Anne and Russell Jordon, have a child on the planet whom they name Rebecca Jordan but whom everyone called Newt.
This is the novel that reveals the fate of those first colonists and their guard of marines. This is the novel that follows Newt.
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