Hunter's Run

Hunter's Run

Book - 2007
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A new benchmark in modern SF. A sharp, clever, funny morality tale that answers the biggest question of all: what makes us human? A fight in an alley behind a bar: a visiting European is knifed by local thug Ramon Espejo and all hell breaks loose. The dead man was a diplomat on an important mission to Sao Paulo, and next day Ramon is on the run heading north in his van toward land that no one has ever explored, or even thought of exploring, land so far only glimpsed from orbit during the first colony surveys. Ramon's plan is to look for minerals in the unmapped lands while the heat dies down. He's made a bare living prospecting so far, expecting each trip to be the big one that'll make him rich, and this one is no different. The first samples he blows out of the mountain, however, bring down the mountain upon him as well and a whole undiscovered alien race.
Publisher: London : Harper/Voyager, 2007
Description: 394 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780007260218
Branch Call Number: Mart
Additional Contributors: Dozois, Gardner R.
Abraham, Daniel.


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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.

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?"

Feb 17, 2010

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

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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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