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AlienIdentities:ExploringDifferencesinFilmandFictionByDeborahCartmell,I.Q.Hunter,HeidiKayeandImeldaWhelehan(eds.)London:PlutoPress,1999.ISBN0-745-31405-8(hbk);ISBN0-745-31400-7(pbk).212pp,£45.00,(hbk);£12.99,(pbk)AreviewbyAylishWood,UniversityofAberdeen,UKAlienIdentities:ExploringDifferencesinFilmandFictionfollowstheformatofthepreviouslypublishedcollectionsoftheFilm/Fictionseries.Asbeforeadiverse,andperhapsunexpected,setofessaysarebroughttogetherunderalinkingterm,inthiscollectionthattermis"alien."Intheintroductorychaptertheeditorsstate:"Thisvolume…rangeswidelyonthethemeofthealientoexplorehowvariousculturesandtimeshavedeterminedtheirowncollectiveandindividualsenseofidentitythroughexternalaswellasinternalcontrast."(1)Thealienunderconsiderationherevariesfromtheforeigner,to"humanity'sownalienidentity",andthehybriditiesoftheAlienfilmseries.Theessaysexplorethesediversealiensasunstable,opentore-definitionandre-designationatdifferenttimesandplaces,especiallyinperiodsofinstabilitywhenthecertain...