What do I find on the front porch this afternoon, but a brand-spankin’ new car-smellin’ copy of If It Bleeds, a collection of all new Predator short stories, coming very soon from Titan Books and editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt.
Take a look at this bad boy. Pretty sweet, amirite?
So, what’s the deal with this thing? Hey! I’m glad you asked. Check it out:
Over the centuries, extraterrestrial hunters of the Yautja race—also known as the Predators—have encountered (and stalked) humans on Earth and in the depths of space. Offered here are sixteen all-new stories of such hunts, written by many of today’s most extraordinary authors:
Kevin J. Anderson
S. D. Perry
Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Holly Roberds
Peter J. Wacks and David Boop
Wendy N. Wagner
Inspired by the events of the original Predator movies, graphic novels, and novels, these adventures pit hunter against prey in life-and-death struggles where there can be only one victor.
That’s one hell of a line-up I stumbled into. Pretty sweet, eh?
The stories collected here span centuries of time, from ancient history to the far future. For example, my story, “Recon,” is set in Vietnam in 1968.
Predator: If It Bleeds goes on sale on October 17th. It’ll be available in trade paperback and e-Book format, so pick your poison and get to da choppah!