Aliens: Bug Hunt is a 2017 short story anthology published by Titan Books. The book contains 18 short stories by different writers that chiefly focus on the Colonial Marines. Contributing authors include Dan Abnett, Rachel Caine, Larry Correia, Keith R. A. DeCandido, David Farland, Matt Forbeck, Ray Garton, Christopher Golden, Heather Graham, Brian Keene, Paul Kupperberg, Tim Lebbon, Marina J. Lostetter, Jonathan Maberry, James A. Moore, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, Mike Resnick and Scott Sigler. It was released on April 18, 2017.

As well as standard print editions, the novel was released in audiobook format in 2018, read by an ensemble cast and published by Blackstone Audio.

Publisher's Summary

When the Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt — kill or be killed. Here are eighteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors.

Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing — one way or another.

Stories Included

The book also features an introduction by Maberry and a section listing biographies for each of the authors involved.


Bug Hunt audiobook

Aliens: Bug Hunt audiobook.

In 2018, Blackstone Audio produced an unabridged audiobook of Aliens: Bug Hunt, read by an ensemble cast. The audiobook runs for 11 hours and 8 minutes and was released on May 31, 2018.



  • The synopsis on the back cover of both the hard and softcover editions state that the book includes "fifteen all-new stories", when in fact there are eighteen.

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