|Aliens vs. Predator: Hunter's Planet|
|Release date(s)||December, 1994|
|Cover by||John Bolton|
|Series||Aliens vs. Predator book trilogy|
|Preceded by||Aliens vs. Predator: Prey|
|Followed by||Aliens vs. Predator: War|
Hunter's Planet is the second novel in the Aliens vs. Predator novel trilogy, preceded by Prey and followed by War, although the events of Hunter's Planet and War are not congruous and instead the two novels form alternate sequels to Prey.
THE WOMAN WHO COUNTED THE PREDATOR A FRIEND...
The best time of Machiko Noguchi's life came in the wake of the fight for the ranching colony on Ryushi. It was then that she ran with the Predators as a hunter among Hunters... Now she works a dead-end job with Chigusa Corporation: she's a misfit, and considered a loose canon. Restless, unhappy, she's ready to hop when the rich Livermore Evanston offers her a job.
On the amusement world Hunter's Planet, populated by genetically engineered creatures of all kinds, it seems that Predators have begun to seed Aliens — bad, real bad, for business... Machiko has unique experience of both species. What she does not know is that the planet is a cover for military development of the worst kind. Added to this is the complication of confronting Predators she once knew, and counted as friends.
Confrontation after confrontation is what's in store for Machiko until, forced into ever-narrower options, the only way for her to win, it seems, is to take control of the most deadly planet in known space...
- Hunter's Planet is the only Aliens/Predator/Aliens vs. Predator novel published by Bantam Books not to be an adaptation of a Dark Horse Comics comic book series. To date, it is also the only Alien vs. Predator novel not to be an adaptation, although the upcoming Alien vs. Predator: Armageddon will also be an original work.