Hunter's Run

Hunter's Run

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Awakening in the uncharted mountains of the planet of São Paulo with no memory of his identity, exploited prospector Ramon Espejo experiences gradual and traumatic flashbacks of violent scenes from his past that cause him to realize he is being hunted by mysterious alien overseers. Reprint.

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Running from poverty and hopelessness, Ramón Espejo boarded one of the great starships of the mysterious, repulsive Enye. But the new life he found on the far-off planet of São Paulo was no better than the one he abandoned. Then one night his rage and too much alcohol get the better of him. Deadly violence ensues, forcing Ramón to flee into the wilderness.

Mercifully, almost happily alone—far from the loud, bustling hive of humanity that he detests with sociopathic fervor—the luckless prospector is finally free to search for the one rich strike that could make him wealthy. But what he stumbles upon instead is an advanced alien race in hiding: desperate fugitives, like him, on a world not their own. Suddenly in possession of a powerful, dangerous secret and caught up in an extraordinary manhunt on a hostile, unpredictable planet, Ramón must first escape . . . and then, somehow, survive.

And his deadliest enemy is himself.



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After awakening in the uncharted mountains of the planet of Säao Paulo with no memory of his identity, Ramâon Espejo experiences flashbacks of scenes from his past that reveal that he is being hunted by mysterious alien overseers.

Publisher: New York, Ny : Harpercollinspublishers, 2008
ISBN: 9780061373305
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Abraham, Daniel
Dozois, Gardner

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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?"

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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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