Aliens: The Female War, written by Steve Perry and S.D. Perry, is the novelization of the Aliens: Earth War comic book series. It was published in July 1, 1993. The Female War is the final novel in the "Book" trilogy, preceded by Nightmare Asylum and Earth Hive.
Lieutenant Ellen Ripley awakens from her long journey in space with a hole in her memory and an overwhelming drive to survive. When she meets Wilks and Billie, the two battered veterans in the war against the aliens, she realizes she's found two comrades in arms--and she's ready to take up the fight.
Only then does she discover the devastating secret that lurks behind her long sleep. When she, Wilks and Billie prepare to meet the aliens head-on in order to turn a powerful alien queen against her spawn in a battle intended to save Earth, that secret becomes her greatest weapon--and her greatest liability. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, Ripley and Billie must come to terms with what it means to be alien...and what it means to be human.
- Written before Alien 3, this story originally featured Hicks, Newt and Ripley, who were later replaced by Wilks, Billie and a droid Ripley. This was one of three stories featuring the original survivors of LV-426.