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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 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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  1. Whos_Nick
    Quote from: BryanThomasS on Jul 01, 2017, 10:16:19 PM
    Just wanted to let any of you attending San Diego Comic Con know about this.  We plan giveaways and will have some swag.

    Panel: Alien-Predator Extended Universe Panel, Sunday, 7/23/17, 3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m., Room: 5AB
    Panel Description: 3:45-4:45 p.m. Alien-Predator Extended Universe: The Stories Continue--Editors-Authors Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger, Aliens: Bug Hunt) and Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Predator: If It Bleeds, The X-Files: Border Time) discuss the expanded universe literature past, present, and future, including their anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt and Predator: If It Bleeds with author contributors and New York Times Bestsellers Alan Dean Foster, Scott Sigler, and Seanan McGuire. Q&A Moderated by Steve Saffel (Titan Books). Room 5AB

    Hope to see some of you there.

    Bryan

    I'll be there  8)
  2. BryanThomasS
    Just wanted to let any of you attending San Diego Comic Con know about this.  We plan giveaways and will have some swag.

    Panel: Alien-Predator Extended Universe Panel, Sunday, 7/23/17, 3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m., Room: 5AB
    Panel Description: 3:45-4:45 p.m. Alien-Predator Extended Universe: The Stories Continue--Editors-Authors Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger, Aliens: Bug Hunt) and Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Predator: If It Bleeds, The X-Files: Border Time) discuss the expanded universe literature past, present, and future, including their anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt and Predator: If It Bleeds with author contributors and New York Times Bestsellers Alan Dean Foster, Scott Sigler, and Seanan McGuire. Q&A Moderated by Steve Saffel (Titan Books). Room 5AB

    Hope to see some of you there.

    Bryan
  3. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Samhain13 on May 14, 2017, 01:04:45 AM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2017, 09:03:57 AM
    Turnabout isn't hard to find, is it? I thought it was South China Sea that was the pain.

    Not as much as Flesh and Blood and South China Sea but it got more expensive.

    Take a look at this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Predator-Turnabout-by-Steve-Perry-9781595820549-/172579609479?hash=item282e8bdb87:g:s58AAOSwOgdYy7oS

    Jesus. You folk who got them for free off me best be happy.  :laugh: I could have made a nice killing.  :laugh:
  4. gantarat
    Quote from: Samhain13 on May 14, 2017, 01:04:45 AM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2017, 09:03:57 AM
    Turnabout isn't hard to find, is it? I thought it was South China Sea that was the pain.

    Not as much as Flesh and Blood and South China Sea but it got more expensive.

    Take a look at this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Predator-Turnabout-by-Steve-Perry-9781595820549-/172579609479?hash=item282e8bdb87:g:s58AAOSwOgdYy7oS

    Thankfuly I got it for like 20 bucks.

    And does Predator: If It Bleeds have a release date already?
    Around october
  5. Samhain13
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 10, 2017, 09:03:57 AM
    Turnabout isn't hard to find, is it? I thought it was South China Sea that was the pain.

    Not as much as Flesh and Blood and South China Sea but it got more expensive.

    Take a look at this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Predator-Turnabout-by-Steve-Perry-9781595820549-/172579609479?hash=item282e8bdb87:g:s58AAOSwOgdYy7oS

    Thankfuly I got it for like 20 bucks.

    And does Predator: If It Bleeds have a release date already?
  6. EJA
    How well do the stories mix with earlier Predator EU stories? There have been earlier stories set in World War I, the Civil War, and partially medieval Japan and the Vietnam War.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Xenomrph
    Quote from: Bryan Thomas Schmidt on Mar 12, 2017, 04:25:43 AM
    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.
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