Hunter's Run by Gardner Dozois

Hunter's Run

byGardner Dozois, Daniel Abraham, George R. R. Martin

Kobo ebook | March 17, 2009

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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.

Title:Hunter's RunFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 17, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061839981

ISBN - 13:9780061839986

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good SF I have discovered that some of the best books are the ones that you read with no expectations or previous knowledge concerning the story or characters. This book surprised me for its character depth, plot intensity and originality, and underlying message. Of course, it probably helps to have George R. R. Martin's name attached to it too. Whether or not Martin had a lot or a little to do with this book doesn't change how enjoyable it was. Ramon Espejo is a small time criminal on the run from the law for a big time crime. He takes off for the wild forests of the planet São Paulo until the heat abates, but while there stumbles upon an alien race that wants to remain hidden even more than he does. He is taken prisoner by the aliens, and told that he can gain his freedom if he helps them hunt down another human being who has already escaped them and may reveal their secret location. Ramon reluctantly, and without much choice, agrees. He and his alien guard soon pick up the escapee's trail, but that is when things get really interesting as Ramon discovers more and more about the fugitive he is hunting and also more and more about himself. I won't say much more other than the novel was highly entertaining and, again, a completely unexpected surprise that I would recommend to any fan of science fiction.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hunter's Run Good read. Keeps the reader engaged.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short & simple SF novel I have discovered that some of the best books are the ones that you read with no expectations or previous knowledge concerning the story or characters. This book surprised me for its character depth, plot intensity and originality, and underlying message. Of course, it probably helps to have George R. R. Martin's name attached to it too. Whether or not Martin had a lot or a little to do with this book doesn't change how enjoyable it was. Ramon Espejo is a small time criminal on the run from the law for a big time crime. He takes off for the wild forests of the planet São Paulo until the heat abates, but while there stumbles upon an alien race that wants to remain hidden even more than he does. He is taken prisoner by the aliens, and told that he can gain his freedom if he helps them hunt down another human being who has already escaped them and may reveal their secret location. Ramon reluctantly, and without much choice, agrees. He and his alien guard soon pick up the escapee's trail, but that is when things get really interesting as Ramon discovers more and more about the fugitive he is hunting and also more and more about himself. I won't say much more other than the novel was highly entertaining and, again, a completely unexpected surprise that I would recommend to any fan of science fiction.
Date published: 2013-08-30