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1. X-Files: Ruins (X-Files (HarperCollins
2. "X-files": X Marks the Spot (X
3. Antibodies (The X-Files)
4. The Complete X-Files Seasons 1
5. "X-files" Collection: "Antibodies",

1. X-Files: Ruins (X-Files (HarperCollins Age 12-Up))
by Kevin J. Anderson
Audio Cassette: Pages (1996-05-01)
list price: US$18.00 -- used & new: US$1.80
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Asin: 0694516880
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A well-connectedAmerican archaeologist disappears while exploring the lost Mayan city ofXitaclan -- and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are flown to the Yucat√°njungles to investigate.

Not an ordinary FBI team, Mulder and Scully are assigned to the X-Files,the strange and inexplicable cases the FBI wants to keep hidden from scrutiny...thecases involving the paranormal, the supernatural -- and possibly, the extraterrestrial.

Based on a mysterious jade artifact and ominous local legends, Mulder decidesthere may be more to this case than simply a missing team of scientists-- namely ancient curses, blood sacrifices, and deadly reptilian monsterslost in the jungle since before history. Scully is more skeptical. Her priorityis to keep an eye on her partner and try to provide logical explanationsfor Mulder's unorthodox speculations.

Unbeknownst to the two FBI agents, the lost city of Xitaclan is the sceneof an impending three-way brush war between Central American drug lords,international smugglers who deal in looted Mayan artifacts, and a covertU.S. military commando team that has been sent to investigate, and destroy,a strange electronic signal received from beneath the ruins -- a signalaimed upwards, at the stars! Mulder and Scully must unravel the secret ofXitaclan and discover what has become of the lost archaeology team beforethese opposing forces converge on the forgotten ruins...and unleash a powerthat nothing on Earth can contain. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (8)

3-0 out of 5 stars Hmmm, this one was rather boring . . .
I recently listened to the ABRIDGED version of another X-Files novelization called Antibodies and enjoyed it quite a bit (especially the smart dog bits). The ABRIDGED version of Ruins, though, just couldn't hold my attention for any length of time and I found myself doing a lot of rewinding when my mind would drift away. Could be the story was a dud or it could be my frame of mind.Either way I won't be re-reading this again and will be passing it along sooner rather than later.

The story is about an archeological dig gone bad. Throw in an ancient curse, a search for a missing archeologist, possible human sacrifice (yikes!), then add some bad guy standbys like a drug dealer and the leader of a revolution and sprinkle it with bits of Scully and Mulder and you have yourself a story that falls to Ruins (at least for me). I'm sure it'll appeal to folks interested in archeology (there's lots of techie jargon tossed about), super die-hard X-Philes, and fans of Mitch Pilleggi, AKA Agent Skinner who does a decent job of narrating the story excepting a few bits where his tone takes a turn toward the monotonous.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a good book, very interesting
I read this book not long ago and I have to say that it was wonderfully written. The author puts you in Mulder and Scully's shoes (something that I wish I could do in real life :) and you can see everything that is going on. Mulder and Scully are very well portrayed and I love the way she described the-oops! Don't want to give it away! It's a must for all Philes!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for everyone, not just X-Philes
I thought this was the best X-Files book I have read.The plot was very exciting and always moving at a very thrilling pace.To summarize, Special Agents Mulder and Scully are investigating a death in Central America,where Mulder uncovers what he believes is an Inca temple made forextra-terrestrials.Excellent insight into both Mulder and Scully.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best yet!
This is by far the best X-Files book written! I have read all of the except for the newest novelization of our favourite show, and although it was the first I read, it is still the best! Mulder and Scully'srelationship is at it's strongest point. They are both witty, and smart.Once again, Scully is skeptical, but Mulder proves her wrong.The entireplot for this book is thick, and the people who you believe are innocent,could really turn out to be either!Despite the fact that some of theseMayan names could be a little confusing, it was definitely worth it.Agenuine X-File.You know, the cases filed under X.On a scale of one toten, I'd give it an 11!Read it!In fact, read everything Mr. Andersonwrites!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book of the X-Files (in this moment)
The Ruins is the best X-Files book I've ever read. Also I read Goblins, Whirlwind, Ground Zero but I find the Ruins BEST of them. Mulder and Scully are presented as they are in the show (I can't say that about Ground Zero).Kevin J. Anderson write really excellent book. ... Read more

2. "X-files": X Marks the Spot (X Files)
by Les Martin
Audio Cassette: Pages (1996-08-19)
list price: US$22.70 -- used & new: US$29.99
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Asin: 0001052497
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The FBI thinks Agent Fox Mulder is weird - or worse. He keeps insisting that aliens are running amok on earth. Mulder's theories about the high school class of '89 are beyond strange. But he may just be the one with the answers that nobody is ready to hear. ... Read more

3. Antibodies (The X-Files)
by Kevin J. Anderson
Audio Cassette: Pages (1997-04-01)
list price: US$18.00 -- used & new: US$3.15
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Asin: 0694517623
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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When a disease-ravaged body is found in the smoldering ruins of the federally-funded DyMar genetic research laboratory, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fear that a deadly, man-made plague is on the loose. As the FBI agents investigating the"X-Files"--cases the Bureau has deemed unsolvable--Mulder and Scully pursue the truth wherever it leads, even into the labyrinthine corridors of the FBI . . . and beyond.

Racing to contain the lethal virus before it can spread, Mulder and Scully make a chilling discovery. Before his death, Dr. David Kennessy, a hotshot cancer researcher at DyMar, had been experimenting with a promising but highly dangerous technology: microscopic bio-machines that can cure any disease, heal any wound. In theory this research could be a miracle cure, perhaps even a doorway to immortality. It was also the only way Dr. Kennesssy could save his leukemia-stricken son.

But when a second corpse turns up, savagely mutilated from within, it's anything but theoretical. Could machines created to cure have learned to kill? Scrambling for answers, Mulder and Scully are opposed at every turn by faceless enemies with all the resources of the government--and perhaps of their own agency--at their command. Enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the secret of immortality falls into the right hands--their hands.

As sinister forces close in, Scully fights to save the life of an innocent boy, while Mulder comes face to face with a crazed and desperate man. A man whose slightest touch brings agonizing death--and perhaps a resurrection more horrible still.

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Customer Reviews (71)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great X-Files Story!
This is what I expect when I want to read about the X-Files.

Mulder and Scully were their usual dry yet witty selves but never lost track of their investigation or what their overall goals were.Mulder had his usual minor paranoia and over active imagination, Scully had her logical and medical approach to everything that happened and together they mixed very well.

The story was entertaining, not too long and the supporting characters were well written.The disease they were fighting was interesting and the backstory was one we had heard before.A group of people researching a cure to cancer finds something that could be used for great good or great evil and we're all in danger if it gets unleashed upon the world.

It's worth your time and money to pick this one up if you're a fan of the X-Files.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but derivative and poorly written in spots
In Antibodies, Mulder and Scully are investigating a strange death at a burnt out cancer research facility. A man who it was thought had died in the fire is actually alive because he injected himself with nanomachines which were created in the lab. But the version he injected himself with is unstable and has made him infectious to anyone he touches. The man is searching for a young boy and the boy's dog who has the stable version of the cure in his bloodstream.

Antibodies is an ok X Files story. As with Ground Zero, the characters of Mulder and Scully are not represented very well. The plot hinges on nanotechnology which has been used as a plot device everywhere from Star Trek the Next Generation to Mystery Science Theater 3000. I generally find Anderson to be a good writer but Antibodies is forced at places. There are too many metaphors and similes used throughout and besides the sheer number of them, some of them are truly awful. I got some enjoyment out of Antibodies but it's not the most original or well written book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Summer Read
Wow! I really like science fiction shows and if you like them too then I would greatly recommend this book. Antibodies is a sci-fi book filled with action, adventure, and excitement. This book is one of the best books I have ever read.

Once you start reading you can't stop. Yes, it is that good. Mulder and Scully are on the case again. Recently the Dymar lab for cancer research has burned down to the ground by animal rights group that seems to not have existed. When the rubble was cleared, all but one of the researchers' bodies was found. What were they really researching in Dymar? Is the government trying to cover it up? Read this awesome book!

4-0 out of 5 stars Boy, I miss Mulder *sniff*
I can't even remember where I acquired this ABRIDGED auidobook but I just re-discovered it hidden way down in the bowels of the storage compartment in my vehicle while I was searching for a missing glove (which is, alas, still missing). It rates about a four for me for keeping me entertained while on my long drive to work. My drifty mind wandered only a few times.

The story reminds me very much of something Dean Koontz could've cooked up (I love the way the Koontz writes even when he gets over-the-top silly and meanders off into pages and pages of mind numbing description). This book is fast paced (this author apparently doesn't share Koontz's proclivity for longwindyness) and tells a story of a boy and his dog infected with a cancer, gun-shot wound, burnt to a crisp curing, form of nano-technology. Don't ask. My pea brain can't comprehend it. Anyway, one of the scientists who worked on this technology is also infected with these nano-critters. But he went and infected himself with the bad kind (duh!) and instead of fixing whatever ails him they make him break out with big tumorous lesions and whomever he touches dies of plague-like symptoms. Why? Ya got me. Plague-man is desperately searching for the boy and his dog because he believes their blood will cure him (boy, dog and their mom are hiding). Along the way he touches a few people and grossness occurs. Scully, Mulder and The Smoking Man make a few appearances but this story doesn't bring them to life in any exceptional way and it lacked Mulder's morbid sense of humor (the book would've rated much higher if these characters came alive a bit more). Overall it was interesting, a little icky and very sad at times reminding me of a classic X-Files episode without the Mulderisms.

4-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
The subject matter here more appropriately should reside in the realm of science fiction, but here we are, taking a technology that will someday help billions of people, and complicating it with conspiracies and paronoia. But what else would a person expect, as this is THE X FILES and a lot of rationality is out the door anyway: give the audience what they want, mind-numbing entertainment. Regardless of this, the novel here is nevertheless well worth reading as it introduces the new science of nanotechnology to many people who have never heard of it before. The story is actually very well done in spite of it's sensationalism and exaggerations, with Mulder and Scully investigating the explosive destruction of a cancer research lab under mysterious circumstances. The plot developes superbly from there and is quite good to the end. However, if you desire to learn more about nanotechnology and what it can mean to you personally, read THE FIRST IMMORTAL by James Halperin, this is informed and well-thought-out science fiction, probably eventually to become science-fact in the decades to come. ... Read more

4. The Complete X-Files Seasons 1 & 2 Slim Set
Unknown Binding: Pages (2006)
list price: US$64.00 -- used & new: US$24.37
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Asin: B002C5ELQU
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5. "X-files" Collection: "Antibodies", "Ground Zero", "Ruins"
by Kevin J. Anderson
 Audio Cassette: Pages (2002-05)

Isbn: 0007646003
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