Aliens: Bishop is a 2023 novel that was written by T. R. Napper and published by Titan Books. It was released on December 5, 2023.

As well as standard print editions, the novel was released in audiobook format, read by Tim Campbell, Shiromi Arserio, Eunice Wong, Kevin Kenerly, Nancy Wu, Pun Bandhu, Alex Boylesand, and was published by Blackstone Audio on December 12, 2023.

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A direct sequel to Aliens and Alien3Weyland-Yutani, the Colonial Marines, and Bishop’s creator all pursue the android for the deadly Xenomorph data contained in his brain. Written by T. R. Napper, author of the acclaimed 36 Streets, whose explosive work explores the artificial intelligence and what it is to be human.

“Do me a favor. Disconnect me. I could be reworked, but I’ll never be top of the line again. I’d rather be nothing.” Lance Bishop, model 341-B, on Fiorina 161

The USCSS Patna has been found. Although the synthetic Bishop asked to be shut down forever, his creator has other plans. Michael Bishop seeks the Xenomorph knowledge stored in the android’s mind, and brings Bishop back to life—but for what reason? No longer an employee of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, Michael tells his creation that he seeks to advance medical research for the benefit of humanity. Yet where does he get the resources needed to advance his work, and with whom do his new allegiances lie?

The USCSS Patna is pursued by Colonial Marines Captain Marcel Apone, commander of the Il Conde and younger brother of Master Sergeant Alexander Apone, one of the casualties of the doomed mission to LV-426. Also on his trail are the “Dog Catchers,” commandos employed by Weyland-Yutani.

There are many who would profit from Lance Bishop’s intimate knowledge of the deadliest creatures in the galaxy.


  • Michael Bishop dies aboard the Xinjiang after failing to sway a Xenomorph Hive to his will by way of pheromones. This contradicts Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, in which it is stated that Bishop died during an operation to enhance his synapses.


Aliens Bishop audiobook cover

Aliens: Bishop audiobook.

Blackstone Audio produced an unabridged audiobook of Aliens: Bishop, read by Tim Campbell, Shiromi Arserio, Eunice Wong, Kevin Kenerly, Nancy Wu, Pun Bandhu, Alex Boylesand. The audiobook runs for 16 hours 30 minutes and was released on December 12, 2023.

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