So what happened before the events of Alien: Covenant?
In addition to writing the novelization for Alien: Covenant, available now, author Alan Dean Foster (who also penned the original Alien movie novelizations) will soon be unleashing a brand new story that’s part of the official canon. We recently learned that the events of the novel are set between the events of Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, but don’t expect to learn more about what happened with David and Elizabeth Shaw.
We now have the official plot synopsis for Alien: Covenant – Origins, and it’s a direct prequel to this year’s film rather than any kind of sequel to Prometheus.
In the new book…
As the colony ship Covenant prepares for launch, and the final members of the crew are chosen, a series of violent events reveal a conspiracy to sabotage the launch. Yet the perpetrators remain hidden behind a veil of secrecy. The threat reaches all the way up to Hideo Yutani—the head of the newly merged Weyland-Yutani Corporation—when his daughter is kidnapped. Is the conspiracy the product of corporate espionage, or is it something even more sinister?
While Captain Jacob Branson and his wife Daniels prepare the ship, Security chief Dan Lopé signs a key member of his team, and together they seek to stop the technologically advanced saboteurs before anyone else is killed, and the ship itself is destroyed in orbit.
Titan Book is releasing Alien: Covenant – Origins on September 26th.