Predator: Forever Midnight is a 2006 novel written by John Shirley and published by DH Press.

Forever Midnight is the first novel in the Predator franchise not to be an adaptation of a comic book. All subsequent novels would similarly be original stories rather than adaptations.

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John Shirley, award-winning cyberpunk and horror author, and co-writer of the cult-classic film The Crow, unleashes a new nightmare of the future.

The year is 2117 A.D. Humanity has seized the stars, using reverse-engineered alien technology to explore the far reaches of space. For a hundred years the Predators, sadistic extraterrestrial hunters, have been a dim memory. For a hundred years, we've been safe.

That ends now.

Cast in daylight for years at a time, the almost eternally lit jungle planet known as Midnight is the home to more than a thousand colonists, explorers building a haven on a new world. But the settlers aren't alone. The Predators have been on this planet all along. When the ravenous creatures attack an arriving spacecraft and capture the settlers as both slaves and prey for their hunt, terraforming the planet takes a back seat to a new fight for survival.


  • Predator: Forever Midnight was the first Predator novel to be an original story; all previous books were adaptations of Dark Horse comic books. It was also the first Predator novel to be published by DH Press, taking over from Bantam.
  • Author John Shirley developed his own Predator language and created his own name and culture for the Predator race, the Hish, for this novel.

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