Hunter's Run

Hunter's Run

by Daniel AbrahamGeorge R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Hardback Publication Date: 08/01/2008

 

Like so many others, Ram#65533;n Espejo ran from the poverty and hopelessness of the Third World to the promise of a new world--joining a host of like-minded workers and dreamers aboard one of the great starships of the mysterious, repulsive Enye. But the life he found on the far-off planet of S#65533;o Paulo was no better than the one he had abandoned.

Tough, volatile, and angry--a luckless prospector hoping for that one rich strike that will make him wealthy--Ram#65533;n is content only when on his own out in the bush, far from the dirty, loud, bustling hive of humanity that he detests with sociopathic fervor. Then one night his rage and too much alcohol get the better of him, resulting in sudden bloodshed and a high-profile murder. Ram#65533;n is forced to flee into the wilderness for however long it will take for the furor to die down.

Here, mercifully, almost happily alone, Ram#65533;n is once again free. But while searching for his long-elusive lode, he stumbles upon something completely unexpected: a highly advanced alien race in hiding; fugitives like himself on a world not their own. Suddenly in possession of a powerful, dangerous secret, Ram#65533;n must battle for his freedom from alien captors and also against the hostile and unpredictable planet. And so the chase begins.

Police, fugitive aliens, and a human murderer weave a web of shifting alliances as Ram#65533;n enters the greatest manhunt the alien world of S#65533;o Paulo has ever known. If he is to survive, Ram#65533;n must overcome inscrutable aliens and deadly predators, but his greatest enemy is himself. With every move in the desperate game, he struggles to outwit his enemies and solve the mystery of a murder he himself committed.

A rip-roaring adventure tale and character study of a fascinating and twisted mind, Hunter's Run showcases three masters of the form at their best.

ISBN:
9780061373299
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
08-01-2008
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x26.67mm
Weight:
0.53kg
George R. R. Martin

George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television dramas and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Gardner Dozois

Gardner Dozois has been working in the science fiction field for more than thirty years.

For twenty years he was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction, during which time he received the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times, Nebula Awards twice, and a World Fantasy Award.

He has also been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and has received the Skylark Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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