Aliens: Bad Company

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Fanwork
Title: Aliens: Bad Company
Creator: TheSailingRabbit, Denal Douglas
Date(s): 2018-
Medium: Digital writing
Fandom: Alien (film series), Alien: Isolation
External Links: Series List, YouTube Channel
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Overview

The series takes place in a canon divergence AU, with a massive part of the current and pre-Prometheus extended universe erased and replaced. It follows the Marines from Aliens, but has a couple of stories that go back into time of Alien: Isolation to focus on other characters that are connected to the Marines. The majority of the series is first-person from the perspective of Pvt. Mark Drake, written in a journal format. Several other stories are third-person, from the perspectives of other Marines. It primarily takes place before and after Aliens, and is a character-driven psychological drama with themes of mental illness, family, relationships, and overcoming one's past.

History and Inspiration

The original first book in the series, Boreal Nightmare, was written and published to FanFiction.net in February 2018. TheSailingRabbit was new to the Alien fandom at the time, and felt there was a need for more fan material for Drake, seeing him as an underrated character. She did not intend to write more for Alien, until feedback starting coming in for Boreal Nightmare.