Satan bugs in the Hot zone / Peter Hutchings-- America's domestic aliens / Sharon Monteith -- See Europe with ITC / Nick Freeman -- Leaving the West and entering the East / Paul O'Flinn -- Another time, another space / Jonathan Bignell -- The martians are coming! / Liz Hedgecock -- Vagabond desire / John Moore -- Adaptation, teleportation and mutation from Langelaan's to Cronenber's The fly / Karin Littau -- The Alien series and generic hybridity / Martin Flanagan -- Aliens, (M)others, cyborgs / Patricia Linton.
"Ranges widely on the theme of the alien to explore how various cultures and times have determined their own collective and individual sense of identity through external as well as internal contrast. The chapters in the first section consider the alien in the sense of foreigner; those in the second look at humanity's own alien identity; and those in the final part examine ideas of hybridity in the Alien film series itself." --p. 1