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The Predator: Hunters and Hunted Synopsis Released

We’ve known for a while now that Titan books would be releasing a novelization and a prequel novel for The Predator. Aside from information that the prequel, titled The Predator: Hunters and Hunted, would be introducing specific concepts that would tie into the film we knew very little about the actual plot.

Thanks to a recent product update over at Amazon, we’ve got our first look at what’s in store for us with The Predator: Hunters and Hunted!

For centuries Earth has been visited by warlike creatures that stalk mankind’s finest warriors. Their goals unknown, these deadly hunters kill their prey and depart as invisibly as they arrived, leaving no trace other than a trail of bodies.

When Roger Elliott faced such a creature during the Vietnam War, he didn’t expect to survive. Nor did he expect that, decades later, he would train the Reavers, a clandestine strike force attached to Project Stargazer. Their mission: to capture one of the creatures, thus proving its existence, disassembling its tech, and balancing the odds between the HUNTERS AND HUNTED.

 The Predator: Hunters and Hunted Synopsis Released

Project Stargazer is the governmental agency that Sterling K. Brown and Jake Busey’s characters work for, both of whom we’ve seen in the teaser trailer and recently released TV spot!

The Predator: Hunters and Hunted is written by James Moore (who also wrote Alien: Sea of Sorrows for Titan) and is due for release on the 31st of July. You can pre-order from Amazon (US/UK) and other good book retailers now. Thanks to felix for the heads-up!

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Comments: 9
  1. The Old One
    Nadda, this is one of the few things with this fictional universe I like that I won't move on, I'll die on this sword if need be. Arcturians shan't be E.T.

  2. Ultramorph
    To be fair, the second Rage War book sort of gave them an out with the "Arcturus settlers who cut ties with humanity." Implies that even though there are E.T. Arcturians, there are also humans who live with them.
  3. OpenMaw
    Quote from: The Old One on Jul 20, 2018, 06:32:23 PM
    The Predator should be the mysterious outlier, as contradictory in character as his technology and primitive culture is.

    One of the best parts of Briggs script is that he emphasizes their contradictory nature. "They look like bushmen decked out in sophisticated hunting equipment." And the like.



    The whole Arcturian's are aliens thing is actually rather sickening when you understand Camereon's intent with the line. Like was stated previously he was drawing Vietnam Parallels there.

    IE, this was basically like that one scene in Full Metal Jacket where Joker tells his buddy Rafterman "Half these gook whores are servicing the Vietcong, the other half have TB. So make sure you only f**k the ones that cough."



    IE: The Arcturian colony is full of sub-human trash, and it doesn't matter if they're transexuals, dudes, or chicks. Maybe it's like space Chicago or something...
  4. The Old One
    Quote from: 426Buddy on Jul 20, 2018, 06:01:16 PM
    I like the Alien universe to be lonely and cold. I like to see humans as the only intelligent species around.
    Any other species should be shown as long dead and ancient. Having the predators is cool but still feels odd for the universe established in ALIEN.

    Indeed, the only way the Predator works in regards to AVP or being tonally consistent with ALIEN is as they are portrayed in Monolith's AVP, to me- insular, sparse, ancient, ritualistic, lost but never close to something you can understand.
    Even if Rykov perceived Prince's hunt on him as a matter of vengeance we should never know.

    The Predator should be the mysterious outlier, as contradictory in character as his technology and primitive culture is.
  5. Wysps
    Quote from: 426Buddy on Jul 20, 2018, 06:01:16 PM
    I like the Alien universe to be lonely and cold. I like to see humans as the only intelligent species around. Any other species should be shown as long dead and ancient. Having ththe predators is cool but still feels odd for the universe established in ALIEN.

    Yes, I'd actually like to see the idea incorporated more in the Predator side of things (this is a Predator related thread.) I thought it was great seeing the other species in Predators - I can imagine that some of the creatures they brought to the planet were sapient/sentient to some degree.
  6. 426Buddy
    I like the Alien universe to be lonely and cold. I like to see humans as the only intelligent species around. Any other species should be shown as long dead and ancient. Having ththe predators is cool but still feels odd for the universe established in ALIEN.
  7. Wysps
    Well, my post sorta said the exact opposite - to not cram it full of other alien life, but it'd be realistic to expect there to be other alien species out there in the universe. Especially since we've already been introduced to three, visually.
  8. The Old One
    Quote from: Wysps on Jul 20, 2018, 05:11:19 PM
    Nah, I like to view them as another species altogether - a species that humans happened upon by chance that doesn't necessarily help or hurt their survival.  I don't know what Asari is, so I can't speak to that.  But I'd prefer a universe that has more than Aliens and Predators in it, though not necessarily other beings that will get involved in our troubles (to prevent it from getting too overloaded with beings a la Mass Effect or Halo.  This is a horror genre.)

    Sorry but no- sentient life that doesn't want to kill us doesn't belong in Alien.
    AWFUL choice to infer they are an Alien species.

    It's as bad for the lore as giving the Predalien dreadlocks is as a design decision.

    You want to dump AVP into a garbage pile lower than AVPR, that's how you do it- start cramming the universe full of human-likes.
  9. Wysps
    Nah, I like to view them as another species altogether - a species that humans happened upon by chance that doesn't necessarily help or hurt their survival.  I don't know what Asari is, so I can't speak to that.  But I'd prefer a universe that has more than Aliens and Predators in it, though not necessarily other beings that will get involved in our troubles (to prevent it from getting too overloaded with beings a la Mass Effect or Halo.  This is a horror genre.)
  10. The Old One
    The Arcturians as they're described in the Rage War novels are beyond insipid.

    The "Arcturians" should simply be a human colony with a high percentage of intersex people on a planet orbiting Arcturus.
    Turning them into Asari doesn't fit the lonely universe Alien presents and I believe the actual intention of the line in Aliens is more a suggestion of a further parallel in James Cameron's Vietnam allegory; where treating another race as subhuman because they were different, was either not acknowledged as heinous or perhaps even encouraged by military superiors.

    Not because they were literal Aliens, that seems so banal to infer that in expanded media.

  11. Wysps
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 16, 2018, 07:10:28 PM
    Will get a proper review written up this week but I just finished it. In short, another solid Predator novel. Not my favourite but still really enjoyable.

    Spoiler
    Some really enjoyable world-building and some character stuff I always like seeing played with (PTSD). It did sort of shift gears a bit towards the middle and we started to get randomers who felt like they should have been introduced well well before. It course corrects soon enough though.

    The Predator was brutal. He took a f**king beating and he gave a f**king beating. I did have one fan/lore complaint with him though. Some pretty cool imagery. While I enjoyed the Reapers, would have enjoyed some more time with the movie characters, Keyes in particular.
    [close]

    All in all a good book. Should get us all in the mood for The Predator quite nicely.

    Spoiler
    World-building, as in the agencies within the human world?  Are there any other alien species introduced or does it just stick with Predators?  I always hope for some mention of Arcturians, especially since the Rage War novels...
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  12. Corporal Hicks
    Will get a proper review written up this week but I just finished it. In short, another solid Predator novel. Not my favourite but still really enjoyable.

    Spoiler
    Some really enjoyable world-building and some character stuff I always like seeing played with (PTSD). It did sort of shift gears a bit towards the middle and we started to get randomers who felt like they should have been introduced well well before. It course corrects soon enough though.

    The Predator was brutal. He took a f**king beating and he gave a f**king beating. I did have one fan/lore complaint with him though. Some pretty cool imagery. While I enjoyed the Reapers, would have enjoyed some more time with the movie characters, Keyes in particular.
    [close]

    All in all a good book. Should get us all in the mood for The Predator quite nicely.
  13. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Xenomorphine on Jun 11, 2018, 05:14:47 PM
    Wish they'd done their homework and called it Project Moon Dust or Project Blue Fly. There's real historical documentation they could have worked into how those operated.

    Primarily for retrieving/analysing crashed Soviet and Chinese hardware from space, but their remit would obviously cross over into handling ET technology, should any be located

    http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/01/ufos-and-project-moon-dust/

    I was actually a little disappointed they didn't follow on with the OWLF organisation but that's a through-line for The Predator movie rather than just this book.
  14. Corporal Hicks
    Yeah, hopefully Titan will put out the DH Press novels for Predator. It'd be awesome if Turnabout and South China Sea were more readily available to the readership. They're fantastic novels that Predator fans need to read.
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