The Monster Gallery


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The Xenomorph
Image courtesy of www.HRGigerMuseum.com

The "Alien" xenomorph is one of the finest monsters of all time, resplendent with parallels to natural-world organisms. Read all about it in "How the 'Alien' Xenomorph Works," filled with the amazing artwork of H.R. Giger.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.