October saw the release of the first in a new trilogy of Alien vs. Predator novels, Predator – Incursion. Once again published by Titan Books, this new series – titled The Rage Wars – is written by Tim Lebbon. You may recognize him as the man who wrote the first in Titan’s last trilogy of Alien novels, Alien – Out of the Shadows:
“Going into Predator – Incursion I had no idea how Tim Lebbon would follow on from the previous Alien vs Predator or Predator novels and he did it by giving it a completely different feel. We skip ahead to the 27th century where mankind is no longer struggling to expand into the galaxy and we’re now at a very advanced level.
Gone are the struggling frontiersmen and under-prepared military and the almost modern-day feel of the films, The Rage Wars has all the science-fiction bells and whistles and a completely fresh new feel.
You can tell Lebbon really enjoys the world building opportunities that being set so far into the future and away from the limitations of the earlier stories offers him and it’s really interesting to read. Details of humanities expansion into the galaxy are well described and paint a vivid picture of just how well mankind has taken to the stars but making it clear that their expansion is into only a tiny fraction of the galaxy.“
I have just uploaded my review of Predator – Incursion. Be sure to head on over to the Reviews section and check out my thoughts on the new series and take a look at some of our other reviews. Beware some spoilers!
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