Started by JohnShirley, Jan 29, 2007, 04:14:40 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 02, 2007, 12:30:17 AMQuote from: JohnShirley on Feb 02, 2007, 12:24:30 AMI looked at my manuscript file and as far as I can see the only reference to sex is to spraying secretions on the female--this may possibly not be too literal, or may not contradict what the Perrys have, if we really look closely. They didnt mention the sex changing thing though. But I wonder if they said anything to really contradict it. Predators stay in one gender for quite a while in my story.The females had breasts in Perry's version....Don't know if that means anything. I mean, you had the females as only having a different mottled skin around the jaw.
Quote from: JohnShirley on Feb 02, 2007, 12:24:30 AMI looked at my manuscript file and as far as I can see the only reference to sex is to spraying secretions on the female--this may possibly not be too literal, or may not contradict what the Perrys have, if we really look closely. They didnt mention the sex changing thing though. But I wonder if they said anything to really contradict it. Predators stay in one gender for quite a while in my story.
Quote from: BrokenTusk on Feb 02, 2007, 07:11:10 AMalso if you ever got the chance would you mention what happen to say survivors like Dutch Shcafer (Arnold ) in Pred 1, Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) in Pred 2, and Alexa Woods in AVP in one of the future books ?
Quote from: RakaiThwei on Feb 02, 2007, 05:48:54 AMA few questions here for Shirley and of course, an explanation on Yautja reproduction and sex differences. I have re-read the Yautja POV in Perry's AvP: Prey and War novels. Hopefully this will clear things up for Mr. Shirley here-- the Yautja bred indeed very much like humans. There were male and female Yautja, no sex changes, no morphology-- just two different genders. HOWEVER-- there was a signifigant difference between male and female Yautja. Female Yautja were physically stronger, taller, and much more aggressive than the males. The males were smaller, strong but not as strong as the females and they often had to be careful during mating because a male would often get hurt or in some changes, maybe even die during mating with a female. This was also mentioned in David Bischoff's AvP: Hunter's Planet Novel, a book not written by Perry but he had kept the Yautja aspect of what Perry had laid down. Broken Tusk and I had a small conversation on one of the news updates somewhere and I noticed that you had mentioned that Yautja COULD be a different evolutionary branch from the Hish. Broken Tusk has also made an interesting point too-- that the Yautja and Hish, despite vastly different biology functions, could've had the same ancestor but evolved differently. Now for my question: If you were to do another Predator book, would you do Yautja vs Hish? You know.. like something similar to the Romulan/Vulcan war or something?-Rakai'Thwei
Quote from: BrokenTusk on Feb 02, 2007, 06:57:15 AM^(nice banner by the way Rakai)Rakai took the words right out of my mouth, but pretty much that what was in Prey, War, and Hunter's Planet. As for females with offspring, they don't lay eggs like the Hish, they produce just like humans, and as a mother is very protective of her babies, the female Pred is no exception. Rather then the Hish which kill the weak spawnlings, a mother Yautja will fight to the death to protect her young.I don't know if Yautja stay as couples, since in Hunter's Planet a Leader Pred name numerous female conquests, but it could be possible. As for female size in the books and the comic AVP: Deadliest of Species, the female tend to be bigger. Though as far as movies we haven't seen a female yet to judge.And they can change sexes and have sex as we do...Or is there something to prevent that?In Prey, Hunter's Planet, and War AVP books prior to yours, the gender stay the same, no indictation of switching gender, females are females and males are males. both had similar attributes of their human counterparts.It's possible you could go with the idea that Rakai and I talk about, since I heard something similar happen like in Star Trek.one other thing is the Yautja have no Feral rage glands.almost forgot the Yautja have an honor system during their hunts( the Hunt is the way of their life), like the movies gave hints to. Pretty much not hunting unarm opponents, children, women with child, but in the books there were clans mention not hunting any high intelligent life-form like humans.
Quote from: BrokenTusk on Feb 02, 2007, 01:21:13 AMFirst off thanks for answering my questions John, also yes the female soldier, seem to forgot her name, I was just completely surprise when reading about her character that she does that in the end. It has been a while since I read FM though, I think I ran along some hints about her asking Ness about his wife and such. Anywho I don't fully understand the question about the sexuality of the Yautja, what is it you would like to know ?also I do like Steve Perry's work in Shadows of the Empire, a Star Wars novel, so I'm sorta fan of his.a question I always wonder though is it possible that the Predators with their mask and armor could survive in vacume ? I think some battles in space might be intresting... second off thanks Hicks for letting me know that Shirley has been posting.
Quote from: BrokenTusk on Feb 02, 2007, 09:36:29 PMDachance a Predator leader in Steve Perry's book Prey had 73 female conquests, and he was male for all of them, not to mention he was an aged Predator. also when he was young he mention of how he and his brother would have female conquests and be leaders of their own clan. also when he was a young buck runt he got runovered by a female. So yes there was no gender changing with the Yautja.But generally I'd say the Yautja and the Hish branched off from one another at some point...could they evolve differently from their ancestor ?
Quote from: BrokenTusk on Feb 06, 2007, 01:10:00 AMlol, Dachande2311John as Rakai said those were the facts of Steve Perry's Yautja. will you be reading the AVP trilogy if you get a shot at the license then ? they said FM did very well in stores on the DH website.
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