The crew of the spaceship Nostromo is awakened from cryogenic sleep to investigate a mysterious alien transmission. On a nearby planet they discover a derelict craft, and a chamber filled with eggs... thousands of them, stretching as far as the eye can see. When they return, they bring with them a creature that will teach them the true meaning of fear. For as long as they survive. This groundbreaking adaptation by science fiction master Alan Dean Foster captures the action and sheer terror of the film, transferring it to the printed page and setting a standard that still exists today.