Hunter's Run

Hunter's Run

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Police, fugitive aliens, and a human murderer weave a web of shifting alliances as Ramón, a luckless prospector, enters the greatest manhunt the alien world of São Paulo has ever known. If he is to survive, Ramón 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.--From publisher description
Publisher: New York : Eos, [2008]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780061373299
006137329X
Branch Call Number: SF Martin, G 2008
Characteristics: 303 pages : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Abraham, Daniel
Dozois, Gardner R

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Nov 16, 2015

Hunter’s Run --- by --- George R. Martin, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham
There are those who think that science fiction novels must focus on aliens lots of shooting with death ray guns. Well there is only a tiny bit of either here. But what we get instead is a story of a misfit kind of guy who knows when it’s time to light out in the back of beyond to avoid retribution. When he’s out there, what he finds and how he finds it is enough to bring him to an epiphany. You will enjoy reading this book even if this genre isn’t your usual first choice.

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Glokta
Apr 08, 2015

It's a good sci-fi thriller. The story is about an anti-hero on the run across the wilderness of an alien world. Each author wrote a different section of the book but they fit together well. The world building is interesting and compelling without taking center stage and overshadowing the plot. It's easy to get into and a fast paced read. It's nice to find a sci-fi that is good and has interesting ideas without having to be super dense and heavy.

aghostdream Jul 22, 2013

I picked this book up a few years ago, not knowing much about it. I was pleasantly surprised at the plot, the imagery and the concepts. However, an avid science fiction reader may not be as impressed.

Until now I had no idea I had read a sci-fi novel from George R.R. Martin. The dots just connected! I suspect this was an experimental novel for him.

lasertravis Jul 29, 2012

I'm not really sure how this book happened. Or rather how it happened so poorly. I had high hopes for this book. Based on having loved both the only Martin and Abraham I had read, I thought it would be a sure thing. Sadly, it wasn't. A cyberpunk-esque setting on an alien world with an anti-hero main character in the beginning seemed only to make it more likely I would enjoy the story. However, past a desire to read the short, fast-paced novel to completion, I really never got into it. There was just something missing. Ramon (the main character) was unlikable. The dialogue was stale and uninteresting. There was a plot twist that was pretty cool, but not so much to save the tale. I expected much more than I got from this talented collaboration.

KEVIN DOWD May 15, 2012

odd book. I read it because I have been reading Game of Thrones..

has some insight into the question: "when do you kill?"

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allrustyjames
Feb 17, 2010

Very readable. I enjoyed this book and really took to the main character.

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Apr 04, 2011

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Apr 04, 2011

Like so many others, Ramón 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 São 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—Ramón 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. Ramón is forced to flee into the wilderness for however long it will take for the furor to die down.

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