The Jaguar Hunter

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Arkham House Publishers, 1987 - Fiction - 404 pages
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Winner of the 1988 World Fantasy and Locus Awards for Best Story Collection, The Jaguar Hunter brings together some of the 1980s' finest speculative fiction. From the battlegrounds of near-future Latin America, to spirit-haunted Nepal, to the ecosystem on the body of a giant dragon, the stories vividly evoke both real-world and fantastic locales with thorough credibility. Shepard's attention to character development and cultural detail are especially remarkable, and reflect his extensive world travels. Featured in the collection, Salvador won the Locus Award in 1985 and R&R the Nebula and Locus Awards in 1987.

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User Review  - Outis - Goodreads

Most of these stories are very Shepard, down to the overuse of "as if" in description. After the author's passing, as my personal observance I started to read the stories I wasn't already familiar ... Read full review

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Cool. Four and a half thumbs up. Better than most of the crap I read, just not life-changingly five-star good. Read full review

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Lucius Shepard was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1947. He wrote in many different genres including science fiction and fantasy, cyberpunk, magical realism, poetry, and non-fiction. He published his first short stories in 1983 and his first novel, Green Eyes, in 1984. His other works include Life During Wartime, The Jaguar Hunter, and Two Trains Running. He won several awards including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1985, the Nebula Award for the novella R&R, the Hugo Award for the novella Barnacle Bill the Spacer, and the Shirley Jackson Award for the novella Vacancy. He died on March 18, 2014 at the age of 66.

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