George R. R. Martin is the perennial New York Times bestselling author of the epic, critically acclaimed, and wildly popular series Song of Ice and Fire. Gardner Dozois is a highly esteemed author and Hugo Award-winning editor of several SF anthologies and, for twenty years, Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. Daniel Abraham's first SF novel, Shadow in Summer, was included on Locus magazine's Recommended Reading List for 2006. He is a winner of the International Horror Guild Award and has been nominated for the Nebula Award.
Martin (Song of Ice and Fire series), Dozois (Strange Days) and Abraham (A Shadow in Summer) revisit classic themes of exploration, exploitation and what it means to be human in this gritty SF adventure. Humanity has finally reached the stars, only to find that all the best spots have been claimed by other races-the Silver Enye, Turu, Cian and others. Human colonists serve as world-building crash-test dummies, dropped onto empty planets deemed too dangerous or inconvenient for other races, "to pave over whatever marvels and threats evolution had put there." On the misbegotten colony planet of Sao Paulo, ore prospector Ramon Espejo has no illusions, especially about how the Enye view humanity. Then Ramon murders the wrong man in a drunken fight and takes off into the wastelands to avoid the Enye authorities. Once in the outback, he discovers he's not the only one trying to hide from the Enye-and that the deadly cat-lizards called chupacabras are far from the worst dangers on Sao Paulo. This tightly written novel, with its memorable protagonist and intriguing extrapolation, delivers on all levels. (Jan.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Left without memories, a poor prospector from Earth slowly comes to realize that on the planet Sao Paulo he is both hunter and hunted. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"Suspenseful and absorbing."--Romantic Times BOOKclub (4 stars)
"This is smashing SF--a great manhunt story."--Express
"This novel provides solid escapism for those who love adventures on strange planets; the detailed descriptions of assorted aliens are especially fascinating."--Lansing State Journal
"[A] tense interspecies battle of wits with tangy atmospherics and a bleak lesson on the meaning of freedom. A."--Entertainment Weekly
"A remarkably smooth adventure with intriguing psychological underpinnings...suspenseful and unpretentious."--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"[S]o sharp you have to be careful not to cut your fingers while turning the pages...HUNTER'S RUN is the sort of tense, what's-gonna-happen-next battle of cultures and wits that keeps you guessing. And, perhaps, rekindles your childhood love of sci-fi."--The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana)