Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in Gini Koch’s Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies. Alien Super-Being Exterminator Kitty Katt is expecting her first baby. But the alien attacks are getting more dangerous, and now Kitty and her Alpha Centaurion. Look at the lovely baby gifts bestowed on our newest arrival! Check out these reviews for Alien Proliferation! Publisher’s Weekly “Koch still pulls the neat trick of .
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Dec 19, Shannon Giraffe Days rated it liked it Shelves: This fourth instalment in the Kitty Katt series delivers just as much action as the previous books, proving that a newborn can’t slow Kitty down. Fighting another grand mastermind design full of red herrings and unknown enemies, Kitty and her alien husband Jeff Martini are on hand to save the day. To recap for those prolifertion aren’t familiar with the series, Kitty inadvertently discovered that there are aliens on Earth – very alidn, drop-dead gorgeous aliens who came here from their own planet in the Al This fourth instalment glni the Kitty Katt series delivers just as much action as the previous books, proving that a newborn can’t slow Kitty down.
To recap for those who aren’t familiar with the series, Proliferatlon inadvertently discovered that there are aliens on Earth – very sexy, drop-dead gorgeous aliens who came here from their own planet in the Alpha Centauri system to help protect us from “superbeings”, parasitic aliens that latch onto people in the height of anger, turning them into destructive monsters.
The sexy aliens – or “A-C”s as they’re called – have a few special gifts to help them: All sounds pretty grand, right? It is that, and I haven’t even mentioned their fancy alien technology!
Honestly, if I didn’t enjoy this series it’d be far too easy to take the piss out of it. And if I didn’t enjoy it so much, I’d probably be really annoyed that the aliens are predominantly white, all attractive and so, well, human!
Kitty became Commander of the Airborne unit, with mostly humans in her team, and married the Commander of Field operations, Jeff Martini – who also happened to be a descendent of the royal family back on the home world.
And then they got pregnant. That should bring you up to speed on the over-arching plot points without spoiling any of the actual plots of the previous books. Her longtime best friend and love interest rival, Charles “Chuckie” Reynolds, head of the CIA’s ET division, is with her for a very fishy meeting with some head honchos, but before they can spend much time thinking about it Kitty goes into labour.
Now, here’s where the series disappoints me. I’m not asking for a graphic, overly detailed description of childbirth, not at all. But Alien Proliferation has to contain the most unrealistic childbirth scene I’ve ever come across, aside from Rachel Green in Friends. Yes, I know, the comedy is more important than being accurate, but Kitty’s labour and childbirth weren’t comedic at all. In fact, I think it was meant to be quite heavy and serious.
And I’m aware that no two women, or no two birthsare going to be the same. And sure, she’s having a half-alien baby that’s pretty much all alien in nature, but physiologically that doesn’t change anything.
To have this at the beginning of the book was like a big mountain of turd to tunnel through to get to the real story. Unfortunately, it was soon followed by what I can only call a surreal newborn experience for Kitty and Jeff.
I love that Kitty “kicks ass” I can’t say that without quotation marks, sorry, it’s just not an expression I ever use myselfshe’s resourceful and, as she puts it, can think like the megalomaniacs which is why she’s usually the one who figures the mastermind plans out.
She’s got a newborn and even if the baby, Jamie, is right out of Fantasy land, I still wanted to see Kitty stressed, exhausted, frazzled, hormonal especially considering the gazillion litres of breast milk she’s able to pump out, geez! Because here’s an experience I’ve had too. I’ve never killed a superbeing, I’ve never met an alien that I know of ;I’ve never flown a plane or killed someone or any of the other things Kitty’s done.
I’ve certainly never worked in marketing, either. But I have had a baby. And to see Kitty be able to breastfeed perfectly from the first, to be able to have intelligent conversations with important people, to hear her keep saying things like how easy having a baby is, and so on – it started to really piss me off.
Basically, it was just so entirely unrealistic that I found it hard to believe she’d even had a baby. Could not one thing have been difficult for her? If I hadn’t read that Koch herself has a daughter, I’d have a hard time believing the author knew anything about labour, childbirth and newborns.
I also got distracted by the issue of contraceptives. Namely, that Jeff and Kitty don’t use any. Kitty’s a woman with a strong libido, and you’re telling me she never stopped to worry about getting pregnant with “some alien guy” she was shagging going back to the first book.
And now they’ve had a baby, despite the hormones from breastfeeding that suppress your libido so that you focus on the baby and don’t have sex so you don’t get pregnant again – seriously, the human body is quite cleverthey’re back in the sack again without any contraceptives! If you’re thinking, well that’s not an important detail and I don’t really need to read about the characters stopping to put on a condom, that’s a fair point, but there doesn’t need to be a description of it, just a mention somewhere.
And you’d be surprised at how often contraceptives get mentioned in Romance fiction, which this series has a dose of. After the massive hump that was the childbirth scene, though, we get right back into a major mastermind plan, as per usual. I don’t want to give you any details, but it lives up to the previous ones and even surpasses them. Can she come up with another mastermind plan even more devious and widespread than this one?
I especially liked that we got to know a few “foot soldiers”, the usually nameless fodder that lose their lives and are quickly forgotten. Remember in Austen Powers, you got to know a few of them?
Often in movies, you get lots of nameless, faceless men charging in prolifwration getting killed, and no one stops to wonder about these people, their names, their personalities, their families, their hopes and dreams. They’re just “bad guys”. Most action and spy movies have loads of these extras. Here, some of those nameless, faceless A-C good guy soldiers die, but we get to know a few names, know their family, and mourn them.
The plot is actually a lot heavier and there’s less room for comedy, though we still get Kitty’s distinctive voice and slien humorous take on things.
Like all good comedy, her flippancy often serves to make a situation more serious, rather than less, so that we end up with a story that’s quite horrific in its details.
That said, looking back you realise that it was a bit lighter on the action than previous books. And alisn pages, that’s saying a lot. The focus is more on ginii characters and their personal growth, but since a lot of that disappointed me see rpoliferationoverall the novel wasn’t as powerful as it could have been.
I’m still not a big fan of Chuckie – there’s just something off about him, and I don’t just mean his nickname. But I’m still really enjoying the series, I love the character growth, the highly detailed plots, the fleshed-out world building, the supporting cast, and despite Kitty’s increasingly superwoman nature and my increasing feeling of alienation from her, she has a great way with banter, she’s fierce and loyal and a strong protagonist and narrator.
My favourite in the series is still Alien Tangobut while I know I got side-tracked on the whole childbirth-newborn issue here, I did still enjoy the story. Just not that chunk at the beginning. Apr 11, Katie babs rated it really liked it. Such much ridiculousness going on here, but I can’t get enough of it. Kitty is now known as Wolverine with Boobs and still lusts for Martini like a sailor on leave. View all 5 comments.
Jun 12, Elinor Master of Gifs rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 13, Shortlatte rated it really liked it.
The Kitty Katt series has reluctantly become one of my favorites. Though written in the style of a humorous urban fantasy, this series is sci-fi all the way though thankfully, it’s dispensed with most of the incomprehensible technical jargon after the first book.
While I’m not really a sci-fi girl, it was actually the humor that turned me off initially. Kitty was too sarcastic, the A-C’s were too unbelievable, and the plot elements were insanely over-the-top.
Kitty and Martini were too instant The Kitty Katt series has reluctantly become one of my favorites. Kitty and Martini were too instantly attracted to each other, and the sex was too gratuitous.
It didn’t work for me for nearly three-fourths of the book, but then all of a sudden it did. The end scene was crazy and goofy, Kitty managed to kick some ass, and I realized that I was trying too hard to fit this series into the typical mold that I had ascribed to it. For the second book, I decided to just go with the flow, and wound up falling in love with the characters and the humor. Kitty manages to land herself in some seriously strange situations, but I don’t doubt her capability to get herself out of them.
While she might have come across as a little too Mary Sue at first, as the series has progressed I’ve come to believe in her as a character, rock-and-roll obsession and all.
While I found the first two books to be solid entertainment, I loved the third. Alien in the Family delivered all of the action I’d come to expect from the previous books, but it added a layer of sentimentality that I wasn’t expecting. The last fourth of the book takes place after the crisis has been averted, and I appreciated Koch’s decision to simply stand back and let the characters take center stage at this pivotal time in their lives.
If I’d loved Kitty’s friends before, I adored them now. The revelations about Kitty and Reader’s relationship were shocking yet lovely, and her interactions with Martini felt real despite their abrupt, lust-laden start. To say that I was expecting a lot of Alien Proliferation would be putting it mildly.
Alien Proliferation (Katherine “Kitty” Katt, #4) by Gini Koch
Sadly, though the book had over pages with which to wow me, it couldn’t meet the high standard set by its predecessor. Kitty and friends are great company as always, yet I felt that this one lacked the sense of urgency felt in previous installments.
Perhaps that was a conscious decision on Koch’s part, wanting to spotlight Kitty and Jeff’s introduction into parenthood rather than amp up the steamy scenes prolifferation the action, yet while it was great to see the main characters so clearly content with their lives, I didn’t really feel like Koch added anything new.
All of the characters are still awesome some perhaps more obviously so after this installmentyet the personal revelations seemed to rehash what we’ve already seen. Not being a mother myself, I didn’t relate as much as Prolieration might have to Kitty’s new maternal role, but that might also be because she doesn’t seem to dwell on it too much herself.