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AvPGalaxy Exclusive – Predator: If It Bleeds – New Predator Anthology Book!

Last year Jonathan Maberry revealed that he was editing an Aliens anthology novel for Titan books called Aliens: Bug Hunt. Back in July, Bryan Thomas Schmidt revealed that he was also going to be editing a Predator anthology for Titan.

Titan hasn’t officially announced it yet though. They’ve left that in the capable hands of Alien vs. Predator Galaxy! We can now exclusively reveal the cover art and line-up for Predator: If It Bleeds!

“Seventeen brand new, never before seen stories—exclusive to this collection—featuring the Predators throughout space and time. Based entirely on the original films, novels, and comics, PREDATOR: IF IT BLEEDS (a quote from the original movie) reveals the Predators stalking prey in 12th Century Japan, 9th Century Viking Norway, World War I, Vietnam, the Civil War, Hurricane Katrina, and the modern day, as well as across the far reaches of future space.”

 AvPGalaxy Exclusive - Predator: If It Bleeds - New Predator Anthology Book!

Predator: If It Bleeds, a brand new Predator anthology novel from Titan Books and Bryan Thomas Schmidt, due for release October 17th.

If It Bleeds will feature stories written by returning Predator authors Tim Lebbon (The Rage Wars), John Shirley (Forever Midnight) and both the legendary Steve and Stephani Perry (Turnabout, Prey, War). Aliens: Bug Hunt editor Jonathan Maberry is crossing franchises and picking up a pen alongside If It Bleeds’ editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt. You can check out the full author and title list below!

  • DEVIL DOGS by Tim Lebbon
  • STONEWALL’S LAST STAND by Jeremy Robinson
  • REMATCH by Steve Perry
  • MAY BLOOD PAVE MY WAY HOME by Weston Ochse
  • STORM BLOOD by Peter J. Wacks and David Boop
  • LAST REPORT FROM THE KSS PSYCHOPOMP by Jennifer Brozek
  • SKELD’S KEEP by S. D. Perry
  • INDIGENOUS SPECIES by Kevin J. Anderson
  • BLOOD AND SAND by Mira Grant
  • TIN WARRIORS by John Shirley
  • THREE SPARKS by Larry Correia
  • THE PILOT by Andrew Mayne
  • BUFFALO JUMP by Wendy N. Wagner
  • DRUG WAR by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Holly Roberds
  • RECON by Dayton Ward
  • GAMEWORLD by Jonathan Maberry

Alien vs. Predator Galaxy recently spoke to Tim Lebbon after the last Rage Wars book was published and he told us a little about what to expect in his short story, Devil Dogs: “I’m writing a DevilDogs/Akoko Halley story for that anthology. It’s set before the Rage War and takes place when she’s a Captain, during her early life in the Colonial Marines.”

Predator: If It Bleeds is due for release on the 17th of October and is available to pre-order on Amazon (UK/US) and other retailers now.

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Comments: 47
  1. Bryan Thomas Schmidt
    (THE ALIEN PREDATOR asked) "I wonder if the authors may have a thread for them. Like Steve Perry had "Ask Steve Perry" and so did John Shirley with "Ask John Shirley", they are in the archives now and fans used to go to the threads to ask the authors questions which they would then answer and have a chat with the community.

    Or will this be one where Corporal Hicks asks them questions and forwards some of our own questions as well? The type that is posted on the site news."

    I might be willing myself to do some kind of Ask thing but my authors will do short interviews, and I have to prescreen the questions for Fox but I believe Hicks said he'll let you all submit some.
  2. The Alien Predator
    I am looking forward to the interviews!

    I wonder if the authors may have a thread for them. Like Steve Perry had "Ask Steve Perry" and so did John Shirley with "Ask John Shirley", they are in the archives now and fans used to go to the threads to ask the authors questions which they would then answer and have a chat with the community.

    Or will this be one where Corporal Hicks asks them questions and forwards some of our own questions as well? The type that is posted on the site news.

    Either way, I am excited to hear what they have to say.
  3. Bryan Thomas Schmidt
    Working on setting up some author interviews for both ALIENS: BUG HUNT and PREDATOR: IF IT BLEEDS here in the next few months. Stay tuned!
  4. Machiko Naguchi
    I just want to echo the thoughts of appreciation for taking the time to give us this extra information. Its very cool to hear from the real people behind these types of projects and get some behind the scenes info.
  5. Bryan Thomas Schmidt
    There are 6 stories in the anthology set in space by Anderson, Mayne, Brozek, Maberry, Lebbon, and Shirley.  My idea is that the Yautja and Hish may be tribes or some such.
  6. Xenomrph
    I'd love to see a second anthology that's just tales about each of the Lost Predators from the end of 'Predator 2', maybe expand a bit on what some of the wacky skulls in the trophy case are.
  7. The Alien Predator
    I just want to take a moment to thank all the people behind this novel very much for making it possible. I really appreciate that these stories are being made.

    I am excited to see how the Yautja and Hish-qu-Ten get reconciled.
  8. Xenomrph
    Xeno--I set continuity standards per provisions given by Fox and read everything I could find to edit for it. I also chose Yautja over Hiss because the former seemed to be used more often and I linked everyone to the online Predator wiki and language guides.
    If you need anyone for "fact checking" (or are looking for fun obscure stuff to use as springboards for story ideas), I'm at your disposal haha.
  9. Bryan Thomas Schmidt
    Xeno--I set continuity standards per provisions given by Fox and read everything I could find to edit for it. I also chose Yautja over Hiss because the former seemed to be used more often and I linked everyone to the online Predator wiki and language guides.
  10. Bryan Thomas Schmidt
    There will be a sequel if the book sells well. I have several returnees from previous Predator novels lined up and plans to reconcile Hiss and Yautja too.

    Meanwhile, I read all the novels, three graphic novel omnibuses, and several AvP novels and comics to prepare and we may miss stuff but I tried very hard for some continuity and to use my story to connect with the films. Perry and Lebbon connected with EU.

    This book may yet include another surprise, pending agreement, as it is the 30th anniversary of the franchise...
  11. Fanboy Ben
    Teasers:
    Besides Lebbon's prequel to Rage War, Steve Perry writes a sequel to his novel Turnabout. And my story stars Danny Glover's Mike Harrigan in Brazil and features Adam Baldwin's Garber too. ;D
    Referencing the old EU, I like it. ;D
    This is really interesting...between this and predator: hunters, it sure seems like fox is open to 're-canon-izing' old EU material. Consider me all for it.


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  12. Corporal Hicks
    If we do a sequel, Archer will be back. Complicated reasons.

    Understood. Hope that's the case! It'd be amazing if you managed to get Jeff VanderMeer for one as well. His Predator novel is probably my favourite! Is there much interest in doing additional anthologies?

    Preordered. Can't wait! I wonder if Shirley will continue the Hish idea from FM or he'll switch to Yautja? Either way, can't wait to see what Father and Daughter Perry are gonna bring to the table this time!

    I know Bryan addressed this but I vaguely remember John Shirley talking about trying reconcile the 2 concepts when he actually heard about the Yautja. To be honest, it's probably a better move sticking with the Yautja as a lot of Predator fans are really drawn to that.

    Teasers:
    Besides Lebbon's prequel to Rage War, Steve Perry writes a sequel to his novel Turnabout. And my story stars Danny Glover's Mike Harrigan in Brazil and features Adam Baldwin's Garber too. ;D

    Really curious to see where your story goes! Predator has never really had any flowing through-lines with the films so that'll be really fun to see a semi-sequel.
  13. Bryan Thomas Schmidt
    Teasers:
    Besides Lebbon's prequel to Rage War, Steve Perry writes a sequel to his novel Turnabout. And my story stars Danny Glover's Mike Harrigan in Brazil and features Adam Baldwin's Garber too. ;D
  14. Bryan Thomas Schmidt
    Stay tuned soon for more exclusive info about the book and stories.  And I get shat you are saying about artwork but I freaking love this awesome cover.
  15. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Wonder if the novels will apply the method of the Star Wars post legends publications of meticulously crafting the novels to fall into cannon with the film series and avoid continuity errors and inconsistencies. To a degree it could be argued that its restrictive to allow creative opportunity rather than expanding.
  16. JungleHunter87
    Preordered. Can't wait! I wonder if Shirley will continue the Hish idea from FM or he'll switch to Yautja? Either way, can't wait to see what Father and Daughter Perry are gonna bring to the table this time!
  17. 426Buddy
    Yeah! Looks much better than the Bug Hunt cover but I still wish Titan would go back and use actual artwork. There's so many talented Alien and Predator artists out there. What I wouldn't give to see Tristan Jone's artwork on one of these covers.

    Great list of authors though. Fantastic job having the Perry's back! I had though Nathan Archer was supposed to be writing a short so a little disappointed to not see his name there. Lots of great authors though. Really interested to see all these.

    I feel your pain, I just don't understand why they can't use actual original art. Titan is an odd company though imo.

    Really excited to get both this and bughunt thats for sure.
  18. Corporal Hicks
    Yeah! Looks much better than the Bug Hunt cover but I still wish Titan would go back and use actual artwork. There's so many talented Alien and Predator artists out there. What I wouldn't give to see Tristan Jone's artwork on one of these covers.

    Great list of authors though. Fantastic job having the Perry's back! I had though Nathan Archer was supposed to be writing a short so a little disappointed to not see his name there. Lots of great authors though. Really interested to see all these.
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