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Predator: Incursion eBook Available & Preview Online

The first in Titan Book’s newest Aliens vs. Predator novel trilogy, Predator: Incursion, is due for release on the 20th of October. However, those of you who enjoy reading eBooks will find you are now able to order the Kindle version. On the product page for the eBook version of Predator: Incursion there is also a lengthly preview for those waiting for the printed copy. Just click “Look inside” on the Amazon page.

300315_04 Predator: Incursion eBook Available & Preview Online“Predator ships stream into human space in unprecedented numbers. The Colonial Marines, controlled by Weyland-Yutani, respond to the incursion, thus entering the Rage War.

This terrifying assault by the Yautja cannot go unchallenged, yet the cost of combat is high. Predators are master combatants, and each encounter yields a high body count. Then when Lt. Johnny Mains and his marines—the VoidLarks—enter the fray, they discover an enemy deadlier than any could imagine.

Book one in an epic trilogy that continues in ALIEN: INVASION and concludes in ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: ARMAGEDDON. The universe will forever be changed.”

Thanks to Ultramorph for the tip.



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  1. The Alien Predator
    So I'm about 2/3s of the way through Incursion right now -

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  2. happypred
    Just giving my two cents...though I recall you have said that before (I could be wrong. If so, my bad)

    I just feel that so much of the Yautja whining is really misguided. It would be more logical for ppl to complain about Broken Tusk's portrayal as opposed to the portrayal of the Yautja as a race
  3. HuDaFuK
    Considering that River of Pain is based on Newt's Tale which the author viewed as canon, there wasn't much else he could do.

    It wasn't. At least, it wasn't supposed to be. I remember the author saying (in an interview with Hicks, I believe) that the Newt's Tale stuff was included of his own initiative. And even then, as Hicks said, those bits were only very small sections of the novel.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    I still think that's pretty much up in the air right now;well. :-\

    I disagree. It's not up in the air. At the minute EU included as canon includes only Alien Isolation, Fire and Stone, Rage Wars and the Titan trilogy. How that plays out after Paradise Lost or Alien 3.2, we'll review later but as it stands - this is what it is.

    Considering that River of Pain is based on Newt's Tale

    It wasn't based on Newt's Tale at all. It just incorporated several elements/straight up adapted a few bits of it.

    So I'm about 2/3s of the way through Incursion right now -

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  5. predxeno
    Considering that River of Pain is based on Newt's Tale which the author viewed as canon, there wasn't much else he could do.  River of Pain was one of my favorite stories all things considering, I disliked Sea of Sorrows because it felt disjointed and was based on the premise that no one saw the Alien movies.
  6. TheBATMAN
    I found River of Pain to be the weakest overall. The first half is pretty strong but it feels rushed once the colony starts to get overrun. It could have done with being an extra 100 pages longer to flesh out some of the events. It was already the shortest book of the three and take away the copy and paste Ripley chapters and we were not left with much unfortunately.
  7. Lonely Universe
    Just picked up my copy. The thumbnail sized Alien: Invasion cover on the back looks much better than the other two.

    I started reading River Of Pain two days ago & have 130 pages left before I'll start on this. It's def my least favorite of the trilogy.
  8. predxeno
    Well, Machiko Noguchi came from the Yautja culture and referred to them as such; it is perfectly believable that she told the humans stuff about the Predator culture.

    These books aren't taking Prey or etc into account. Remember it's a part of the new rebooted canon.

    I still think that's pretty much up in the air right now; when Sea of Sorrows came out, Alien 5 hadn't been announced yet so the author worked off the post-A:R timeline which is why W-Y was brought back from the dead as opposed to never having been bankrupt in the first place.  Other readers have also pointed out that there are connections in these Titan books to Alien 3 as well. :-\
  9. The Alien Predator
    Oh dear. XD I hope you manage to blast through it soon. I think you might like the way Lebbon portrays them. And your ship man! You gotta get to your ship. You'll love what Lebbon's done with it.

    By the way, I just found a nice little synopsis on the Rage War book 2, Alien: Invasion at the last few pages of my book.

    It reads as follows:

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  10. Corporal Hicks
    Well, Machiko Noguchi came from the Yautja culture and referred to them as such; it is perfectly believable that she told the humans stuff about the Predator culture.

    These books aren't taking Prey or etc into account. Remember it's a part of the new rebooted canon.

    How far are you into it currently?

    About half way now.
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    Struggling to get the time to blast through it. My girlfriend insists she have my attention for some reason. It's hard to read when she's spending every day this week at mine.
  11. predxeno
    I'm over it now. I'm wrapped up in the plot of the book now.

    What exactly is the big issue people have with humans giving a name to the species in the book? Genuine question.

    It's not the humans giving them a name. It's humans using the Yautja name from the Steve Perry novels. I dislike the Yautja culture and it also implies that there must of been some communication between the species for them to know what the Predators called themselves. And I dislike that too. I'd rather the hand signs from the comics.

    Well, Machiko Noguchi came from the Yautja culture and referred to them as such; it is perfectly believable that she told the humans stuff about the Predator culture.  I don't know if this is by design or some weird coincidence though; once again it is unknown whether these new books will belong to the Alien 3 universe or the Alien 5 universe or both.

    I also just got the book and am currently 61 pages in. :)
  12. The Alien Predator
    It'll be interesting to see a fresh opinion. I look forward to it!

    Have you played any of the games?

    I am the same, this is my very first Predator novel. I personally loved it and love the ideas Lebbon has introduced and the type of world he has built in this far future setting. He has made me respect the humans and the Aliens on a whole new level as well.

    I think Lebbon is a very good writer for these sort of stories, I enjoyed Out of the Shadows very much as well, the most in fact due to the story and characters, Sea of Sorrows was my favourite because of the setting (and because of Manning) but now Rage War went further down the time line.

    How far are you into it currently?
  13. hawkangel
    Yeah, on PS3 I own Aliens Vs Predator (it's a steelbook - I collect Aliens, Predator and AVP blu-ray steelbooks) and Alien : Isolation.
    I also own Marine Colonial Marines but haven't heard good things about it, so haven't bothered to play it.
  14. happypred
    I vehemently disagree with those who claim Perry's Yautja are noble space samurai (the usual accusation against Perry's portrayal of the species)...they either haven't read the book properly or are stereotyping based on Machiko's Japanese ancestry.

    That said, Dachande's individual character does resemble a noble space samurai in some ways.
  15. Corporal Hicks
    It's the species name as far as those books are concerned. I just dislike the interpretation of their culture in those books. In Incursion it's what they call the Predators. They're not called Predators. The narrative hasn't explained how they know to call them that so far. So from my POV as someone who knows what Yautja are, it implies they've had some communication to know that the Predators refer to themselves as that and that this series' Predators are that society. Of course, it hasn't come up so far though.

    It's me being a nitpicker because I don't like Perry's interpretation and because there might be some fans out there who don't cotton onto the Predator being Yautja until they get it in context and have to look it up and discover all this stuff about Prey, Hunter's Planet and War.

    I'm sure some of the other guys are loving it though.
  16. HuDaFuK
    Nope. Got them, not got round to reading them yet.

    I gather Yautja was the name of their culture as much as the species in those. But I figured that meaning had kind of been forgotten with the new book and it had just been adopted as a name for the mandible-faces.
  17. HuDaFuK
    It's not the humans giving them a name. It's humans using the Yautja name from the Steve Perry novels. I dislike the Yautja culture and it also implies that there must of been some communication between the species for them to know what the Predators called themselves. And I dislike that too. I'd rather the hand signs from the comics.

    Fair enough.

    I guess personally I'd just assumed, whatever the word might have meant before, it had now just been adopted as a handy name for the species in the new book(s). Kinda like how Xenomorph wasn't the Alien's actual name until Sea of Sorrows/The W-Y Report.
  18. Corporal Hicks
    I'm over it now. I'm wrapped up in the plot of the book now.

    What exactly is the big issue people have with humans giving a name to the species in the book? Genuine question.

    It's not the humans giving them a name. It's humans using the Yautja name from the Steve Perry novels. I dislike the Yautja culture and it also implies that there must of been some communication between the species for them to know what the Predators called themselves. And I dislike that too. I'd rather the hand signs from the comics.

    What are your thoughts on the plot so far?

    I'm only 100 pages or so in but I'm enjoying the setup so far. Looking forward to seeing where it goes. But I will say that the novel feels like a completely fresh take on Alien vs. Predator. Completely different feel to the narrative and universe.
  19. RakaiThwei
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    I don't like the fact that part there was touched. Of course I'm going off on the first sentence you said but... what can you do?
  20. The Alien Predator
    Guan Thwei, I have to ask
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    When do you expect your book to arrive, Ultramorph? I hope you get it soon, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  21. The Alien Predator
    Urgh. Chapter 1 the marines call the Predators Yautja. I just died inside.

    Yeah, that was my exact reaction too.

    Hicks, avoid the spoiler until you've finished the book.

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  22. The Alien Predator
    iTunes has an extended preview, with the chapter immediately after the prologue. I think the whole book is available to purchase, too.

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    I think you'll love it man.

    It makes all the usual stuff seem so... primitive. It shows how huge leaps have been made. It makes me wonder what humans will be like in say, year 3000 or further.

    Some more info.

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  23. Ultramorph
    iTunes has an extended preview, with the chapter immediately after the prologue. I think the whole book is available to purchase, too.

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  24. The Alien Predator
    I have finished the book now.
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    Ultramorph, I want to let you know

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  25. Ultramorph
    Thanks again, Guan Thwei. I really can't wait for this to come in the mail Tuesday or Wednesday! I like that Lebbon seems to have been given a lot of space to expand on things and make the universe feel more fleshed out. It will be neat to see what more he adds in the sequels and whether or not this far future corner of thing gets explored more.
  26. RakaiThwei
    I remember him saying it's "Ya-oot-cha".

    But he also said something like there's a click somewhere, something we can't fully replicate and Machiko tried her best to pronounce it.

    YEAH! That's the bit I'm talking about there!

    As for the clicking part, I think it's somewhere between the oot and cha part. Emphasizing on the cha part, which requires some flexing of the tongue and tightening of the throat. Yes, I had to try that out loud! Ha ha ha ha!
  27. The Alien Predator
    I remember him saying it's "Ya-oot-cha".

    But he also said something like there's a click somewhere, something we can't fully replicate and Machiko tried her best to pronounce it.

    However, do note that this here is a totally different clan with a vastly different dialect. The synthetic spoke a bit of their language (better than humans as we aren't able to mould our throats like she could) and then the Yautja switched to a totally different dialect that she couldn't comprehend.

    And don't worry, I have yet to see humans and Yautja or any aliens go fully chummy chum chum.  ;D


    Also Ultramroph, a bit on a familiar canine alien race for you.

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  28. RakaiThwei
    I am very near the ending of the book and have learned so much interesting stuff about the Yautja.

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    This part I don't like. It almost seems as if it's a reference to the fandom not coming to terms with the Yautja concept that the Perry's came up with and the different pronunciations which the fandom in the Yautja camp have come up with (Yawt-ya, Yowt-ja). I mean looking at the Prey, War and Hunter's planet books, narratively and from a point of view stance.. the Predators have always referred to themselves as such. Dachande, Lar'nix-va, Bakuub-- all referred to themselves as this.

    I believe that in the Steve Perry Q&A thread which had come about years ago-- Perry had somewhat acknowledged the pronunciation issue and he sort of solved that problem when he commented on it when he had said something along the lines of "I've always pictured the pronunciation as Yowt-cha" or something alone those lines. I'll have to look for the thread and share it here.

    But yeah, I just don't think that part should've been touched. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    This I have always believed was to be the case. The Yautja are very combat oriented and everything they do revolves around the hunt, I have always known that but I have always believed that even their artistic values were revolved around that. The fact that ships are personalized, customized even goes to show that even their artistic side is geared to that. I've always believed that and even implemented that to my own little world. So I'm not really too surprised about that, and quite like that part there which I find to be really cool.

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    I'm okay with this. Then again this was sort of the same case with the old EU, I mean it wasn't entirely dead but it didn't have humans meeting other alien races and being chummy chum chum with them either.

    Also Guan... Can you PM me the multiverse tidbit regarding the Founders and their experiments with quantum physics? I've made mention of this on my personal blog and might end up sharing that post over on my groups pages. Seriously, that part REALLY has given me hope. Like.. you wouldn't believe. It's something I am hoping for that we end up getting.
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