Alien: The Special Effects is a book written by Don Shay and Bill Norton in collaboration Titan Books and the American special effects magazine Cinefex. It was published in June 27, 1997.
The book offers an in-depth, insider look into how the special effects in Alien, Aliens and Alien 3 were achieved. It also include interviews with directors Ridley Scott and James Cameron, and designer H.R. Giger.