Predator: If It Bleeds
I suspect it has something to do with the fact that, for all of the variety in settings that the stories may have – including stories set in the far-flung future, 9th century Norway, Viet ...more
Predator is one of my favorite movies so I had to read this the second it came out! I was not disappointed, this was a consistently good time.
My favorite stories were the Predator through history:
Vikings vs Predator
Samurai vs Predator
Civil War plus Predator
Vietnam War plus Predator
I ate this up.
There were also several clever stories of people using the Predator to their advantage:
Abused kids lure Predator home
POW rescues Predator
Pretend to kill Predator... and then let it kill everyone Else ...more
Story Name: DevilDogs by Tim Lebbon
What is it about? A squad off colonial marines are tasked with a retrieval mission on a remote research station.
Thoughts: This one read very much like an aliens story. Right up to the appearance of the Yaujta. Actually, even then, the feeling remained. Mixed in with the violence and action is quite a hard look on the liberties humanity feels like it can take.
Score: W ...more
For a start all the stories were enjoyable and felt like the authors had at least seen the films (if not the EU material and comics) which made things a lot nicer. The predators felt like they should, menacing yet honourable and interested in the hunt above all, the human characters usually had a good role to play and it all worked together nicely.
There's some nice A ...more
Both as sci-fi anthologies; both are based around their respective properties.
I read the latter first, and (truth be told) wasn't overly impressed: while there were some good stories amongst those included, none really stood out all that much.
As a result, I put off reading this until I worked my way through some 'proper' novels, and only came back to this r ...more
Stonewall's Last Stand (Jeremy Robinson) ****
Rematch (Steve Perry) ****
May Blood Page My Way Home (Weston Ochse) ***
Storm Blood (Peter J. Sacks and David Boops) ****
Last Report from the KSS Psychopomp (Jennifer Brozek) ***
Skeld's Keep (S.D. Perry) ****
Indigenous Species (Kevin J. Anderson) ****
Blood and Sand (Mira Grant) **
Tin Warrior (John Shirley) ***
Three Sparks (Larry Correia) ****
The Pilot (Andrew Mayne) *****
The bottom line, though, is that I like the Predator as a creature. Ergo, a volume full of new stories written by some talented writers sounds lik ...more
I can't really say there was any story that I completely didn't care for. There was one story where the action seemed to blend together because of confusing writing but other than that this was a fantastic read. I hope they do another one in the fu ...more
Some of the narrators were poor, but thankfully most lasted under an hour.
That's me caught up on the books now.
The Mira Grant story is pretty good, generic Predator aspect mixed with real world problems for a unique story.
One of the people behind attacking the Hugo awards a few years back did a flattering story about Stonewall Jackson, so.... yeah.
Mostly more or less what you'd expect.
Hello, I really wanted to like this book a lot. But, come on folks, are we going to put the greatest hunter killer on Zoloft. I say "Hell No" to that. Bring back the killing machine from the first movie. Thanks.
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I chose the rating as the book kept me enthralled and the writers are some of the best in the business
For some dedicated hunters, at times the Predators seemed to rely a lot on shooting their cannon or other gizmos, kinda like killing sprees before reloading the last save on a videogame. I appreciated the Predator's P.O.V. parts.
As always, I really liked Maberry's story too.