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Predator: Big Game
Author(s) Sandy Schofield
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Release date(s) February 2, 1999
Media type Paperback
Pages 226
Cover by John Bolton
ISBN 0-553-57733-6
Preceded by Predator: Cold War
Followed by Predator: Forever Midnight
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Predator: Big Game is a 1999 novelization of the comic book series of the same name, written by Sandy Schofield and published by Bantam Spectra.

Publisher's SummaryEdit


Deep in the rugged New Mexico desert, a strange aircraft has landed. In response, the commander of a nearby army base sends out search patrols. What he doesn't know is that an alien Predator has arrived, hunting for human prey. But Corporal Enoch Nakai, a Navajo soldier, sees the creature in action — his buddy slaughtered in a blinding flash — before narrowly escaping with his life.

For Nakai, it is a Navajo legend come back to life: the return of the Horned Monster, who was destroyed by the hero Nayenezgani, the mythical Monster Slayer. Shunned by his comrades, Nakai knows there is only one hope. He must rediscover his Navajo roots by following in the Monster Slayer's footsteps. Using the wisdom of his ancestors, Nakai will confront the Predator in a final battle worthy of legend. But this time, will the hero emerge the victor?


  • Predator: Big Game would be the final Predator novel that is an adaptation of a Dark Horse comic book; the following book, Predator: Forever Midnight, is an original story, as are all the subsequent novels. It was also the last Predator novel to be published by Bantam; when the book series resumed in 2006, titles were published by DH Press.
  • Big Game is one of three books in the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchise from Bantam that was never published in the United Kingdom, the others being Aliens: Berserker and Aliens vs. Predator: War. Notably, all of these novels are the final books published by Bantam in their respective series (meaning that the novels essentially stopped two years earlier in the UK, in 1997, with Aliens vs. Predator: Hunter's Planet being the final book released).


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