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The Resource Hunter's run, George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham

Hunter's run, George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham

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Hunter's run
Title
Hunter's run
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George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham
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Hunters run
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eng
Summary
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
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RUSA Reading List, 2009.
Review
  • Ramon Espejo is a prospector on a world settled by Latin America's and the Caribbean's poorest, trying to make fortunes or at least better lives than they had on Earth. During preparations for arrival of the aliens who helped the venture this far, Ramon makes a potentially fatal mistake. In the wild, running from political fallout and hoping to profit while he's at it, he blasts a hole in a mountain and finds aliens, not the ones humanity has bargained with since it started space travel but stranger, more secretive ones, who use Ramon to deal with a particularly thorny problem his discovery has unearthed. Ramon and his alien captor journey across the often dangerous, unexplored planet, chasing a man who observed them to keep their secret from the rest of the populace. As Ramon learns what the aliens hadn't been forthcoming about, and as he begins to see them as something other than just enemies, things get messier. A gripping, thoughtful adventure about the "other" and how it changes people and takes on new meanings. -- Schroeder, Regina (Reviewed 12-15-2007) (Booklist, vol 104, number 8, p32)
  • /* Starred Review */ Martin (Song of Ice and Fire series), Dozois (Strange Days ) and Abraham (A Shadow in Summer ) revisit classic themes of exploration, exploitation and what it means to be human in this gritty SF adventure. Humanity has finally reached the stars, only to find that all the best spots have been claimed by other races—the Silver Enye, Turu, Cian and others. Human colonists serve as world-building crash-test dummies, dropped onto empty planets deemed too dangerous or inconvenient for other races, “to pave over whatever marvels and threats evolution had put there.” On the misbegotten colony planet of São Paulo, ore prospector Ramon Espejo has no illusions, especially about how the Enye view humanity. Then Ramon murders the wrong man in a drunken fight and takes off into the wastelands to avoid the Enye authorities. Once in the outback, he discovers he's not the only one trying to hide from the Enye—and that the deadly cat-lizards called chupacabras are far from the worst dangers on São Paulo. This tightly written novel, with its memorable protagonist and intriguing extrapolation, delivers on all levels. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 5, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 44, p48)
  • Ramon Espejo wakes in darkness, without clothes, without memories, until, little by little, his past returns. He is a prospector on the colony planet of Sâo Paolo, ruled by the alien Enye. He also remembers a bloody knife, a corpse, and flight from the law—and gradually realizes that he is both hunter and hunted. Martin ("Song of Ice and Fire" series), award-winning sf editor Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham (A Shadow in Summer ) combine their talents in this tale of one man's search for his own humanity in a universe of diminishing returns. A good choice for fans of hard sf. --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed January 15, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 1, p88)
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Martin, George R. R
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813/.54
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Dozois, Gardner R
  • Abraham, Daniel
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Hunter's run, George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham
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661651
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24 cm
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First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780061373299
Lccn
2007029817
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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2712899
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  • (OCoLC)156816533
Label
Hunter's run, George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
661651
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780061373299
Lccn
2007029817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
2712899
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map
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  • (Sirsi) i9780061373299
  • (OCoLC)156816533

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