We’ve just uploaded an interview with John Shirley, the man behind the love-hate Predator Forever Midnight – I’m a lover myself. He talks about his previous novel Forever Midnight and his upcoming Alien novel, Steel Egg:
“AvPGalaxy – The Hish and the Yautja were very different. The Yautja followed the samurai style culture the comics created while the Hish were based more off the movie Predators. What sort of research did you put into creating the Hish?
John Shirley – Why these aliens would have a Samurai style culture I don’t know. My job was to write a tie-in TO THE MOVIES. Not a tie in to somebody’s comic book version. I simply watched the movies and imagined the race as it might be in a way I thought was entertaining and a bit amusing and exciting. The movies and the “bible” were my research. Again I was told that little was known about them so I assumed that was true. That left little to research.”
I touched a lot on the idea of the Hish, a feature of the novel which caused some stir in the community. You can read the full interview here.