Cowboys & Aliens
Novelization by Joan Vinge Based on the Screenplay by Roberto Orici, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.
Screen Story by Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Steve Oedekerk
Wild West bravado meets Science Fiction fantasy in this novelization of Cowboys & Aliens released in theaters this summer. It’s the year 1875 and a Stranger wakes up in the desert in a New Mexico Territory not remembering who he is or where he came from, especially what the strange metal cuff on his right arm could be.
The town of Absolution is the only oasis in the desert as the Stranger stumbles into a place where the people are frightened by the town’s prosperous ruling family. It doesn’t take long before the Stranger realizes he has enemies all around him, including an impending invasion from an Alien species. And he is the key to stopping the annihilation of the human race.
Fast paced and quick, Cowboys & Aliens is an entertaining read and a real page turner. Pick it up used or new, you will not be disappointed.