Quite peculiar...maybe this will clear up some things that happened with Mr. Shirley.
I am not fond of Shirley's story at all. In fact, I wish I had bought the book used so that my money would not be directly used to support the publisher. I am very distraught that you or whoever has planned this new book have decided to drag elements of Shirley's story into yet, ANOTHER new book.
I am able to understand why the old non-DH books can not be used. Things with copyright are more than enough to prevent elements of one story to be used in another, and by another publisher.
What makes me upset is that this new book is not a clean slate. I was hoping that maybe the new author would of decided to go in an entirely new direction. But now when I will see this new novel on the shelves, I will have to be reminded of the "crap" that is Forever Midnight.
Call it clashing views and ideas of the Predators, if you must. But I would of hoped that Shirley's story would of ended with the last chapter of Forever Midnight. The story goes against the canon of the original movies; mainly the second Predator movie as well as Alien vs Predator.
So, my question is: why didn't you decide to take an entirely new approach? Why did you incorporate elements of Forever Midnight into your novel instead of trying to create something new, and something that makes more sense when coupled with the original source movies?