The Alien Online was a news and reviews website covering SF&Fantasy books, film, TV, comics and just about everything else with a link to the genre. The editor, Ariel, a long-established fan and one-time bookseller, was ably assisted by Sandy Auden and others. However, as happens so often, the time it took to keep the site up to date with its broad remit became an unsustainable commitment. It was supposed to be a hobby, after all.
But some habits are hard to break. The Alien has transmogrified into The Genre Files, a site well worth visiting.