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Aliens vs. Predator: Hunter's Planet (Aliens Vs. Predator #2)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  940 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
The best time of Machiko Naguchi's life came in the wake of the Ryushi colony massacre. It was then that she abandoned her human heritage and ran with the Predators as a dedicated Hunter. But it was only two years before she returned to live with humanity and work for the Chigusa Corporation.

Livermore Evanston is an ambitious developer who has built the ultimate hunter's p
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Bantam Spectra
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Mar 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
Gave up. First book was great, big disappointment.
B. Reese
Jul 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
I don't know how this got screwed up. You got aliens. You got predators. The cover to the first book was amazing, and the story matched.

This book was a huge struggle to get through. And I don't know how that was possible.

8th grade me loved the first book, loved aliens and predators.

Great stuff.

This book though had nothing of interest. The cover is a lie, we see nothing of Machiko's time with the predators. The cover strongly suggests that we would. Instead we see a bunch of...i am not sure wh
Jean-Francois Boivin
After publishing five novels based on Dark Horse graphic novels of ALIENS and PREDATOR stories (and later going on to publish nine more), Bantam Books tried a strange experiment. They created an original sequel to Aliens vs. Predator: Prey based solely on "the graphic story by Randy Stradley," which consisted at the time of 14 two-page installments of a strip then-titled "Aliens vs. Predator II" from Dark Horse Insider. That short story is incorporated into the novel as a flashback consisting ...more
Angela Blount
Jul 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
While this book did delve into a broad expansion on Predator culture, the story itself didn't quite stand up to the quality of first book, Prey.

The Hunter's Planet was unfortunately a rehashed, overdone concept of a sort of safari playground for the rich set in space. To me, the attempts at expanding on Machiko's character actually made her less interesting than I'd found her in the first book. Although, a saving grace was the clever comedic relief of her android cohort, who ultimately made it
Jan 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science_fiction
Mariko Noguchi's story continues in Hunter's Planet. After spending some time amongst the Predators (Yautja), she returns to a human colony. Soon, she is tapped by a billionaire who is creating a hunters' planet where the prey are bioengineered and lethal. However, like similar stories (from Island of Dr. Moreau to Jurassic Park), messing with the natural order of things to create monsters often backfires. And it does backfire here as well. Noguchi is the only one able to handle the crisis, but ...more
Brendyn Melugin
This book is a graet Science Fiction book. THis is the second novel in a series that features an ongoing war between two races. Some how humans are always stuck in between and simestimes serve as tools, like in this book. In this novel a young female human is to become a "Hunter" amoungst an alien tribe. She conatantly struggles with losing her humanity though, and this gets the reader to relate to their own ethics and morales.
The author,Bischoff, spends his time writing sciencefiction novels ba
May 12, 2011 rated it liked it
The authors need to check with one another more closely. This was supposed to be the SECOND book in the trilogy as far as I could tell from But the "third" book quoted scenes from it and not the other way around. What is worse the bad guy "Shorty" gets killed as part of the main plot in books two AND three. What the frell??? Impossible! He does not get resurrected so how can the authors just DO this. Did they just ignore the other book entirely???

Of the two "Shorty's" demise is bette
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Heh, heh - this is what happens when a book store (Border's) has a going out of business sale. I end up buying and reading books I generally would not. I admit to enjoying the AVP movies ( hey, I also like A&E's pride & prejudice so please cut me some slack) and picked this book up to see how written stories would translate. It's a quick and easy read with alot of development in the story. The denouement gets less pages - I guess in that sense it doesn't go overboard. The story (publishe ...more
Oct 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the franchise
A great book for what it is: a quick read set in a monster/horror franchise. I absolutely loved the interaction between Predator and human. About the only thing that bothered me was the lack of real threat presented by the Aliens. They're there, and they're deadly, but they aren't really the threat to humanity that they are normally portrayed as.
Aug 01, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I read this in junior high or high school and enjoyed it at the time. I can't say I have any desire to revisit it, but its just another example of how the AVP movies could have been so much better had the filmmakers turned to existing works instead of storming off in their own, horrible direction.
Jaime Contreras
Machiko Naguchi, the human heroine of the previous Aliens vs. Predator: Prey book returns. This time she must wage battle on a hunters' game reserve planet that has been overrun by predators. There is plenty of action here and some dark humor.
Aug 21, 2013 rated it liked it
At first, I enjoyed this book. Though later on after reading the third, I altered my praise.

"Hunters Planet" was very far-fetched and I didn't think it fit well with the AVP universe.

A decent story, but hell I love all things predators and so I like the book.
Aug 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Sequel to the first book, not quite as good would have preferred if the has stayed with the first author I liked his writing style. The book has more interaction with the main character and the predators.
Matt Hartzell
Mar 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi Fans
Shelves: sci-fi
Pretty good AvP story. I haven't read many of them.
Nov 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
I found this book really expanded on the Alien universe.
Patrick Osborne
I liked this book.

For my full review, see my blog at:
Alex Klimkewicz
Read it back in middle school. Enjoyed it then, along with several other Aliens, Predator, and Aliens vs. Predator books, but I probably wouldn't read it again.
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
A bit slower than first book "Prey".
Patrick Osborne
May 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked this book, but not as much as the one before it (Prey).

For my full review, visit my blog:
Ann Sosnowski
Nov 15, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a good sequel to the first. I was left a little wanting of action and felt like the ending was tied up too pretty.
Sep 08, 2009 marked it as read-but-do-not-remember
Total crap I read in middle school.

How could a species as disorganized as the predators ever get into space in the first place?
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good to have this trio of books finished and done with.
Bischoff is a good writer and, like Perry on the other two books, they turn out entertaining steady fiction that is fun to read and accessible.
Colin Twemlow
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
great sci-fi
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Born in Washington D.C. and now living in Eugene, Oregon, David Bischoff writes science fiction books, short stories, and scripts for television. Though he has been writing since the early 1970s, and has had over 80 books published, David is best known for novelizations of popular movies and TV series including the Aliens, Gremlins,
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