Overview

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 ...
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The Jaguar Hunter

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Overview

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. A short story collection by "a major new talent in speculative fiction," according the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

A short story collection by "a major new talent in speculative fiction," according the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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What People Are Saying

Michael Bishop
ALL of the stories in THE JAGUAR HUNTER are fun to read, but several of them . . . rise toward the Keatsian beauty and truth of the long-enduring.
Orson Scott Card
Shepard seems to know instinctively what too many writers learn only after years of frustration . . . Great storytelling requires great stories AND great writing, substance and style in balance.
Bruce Canwell
Shepard uses a distinctive auctorial voice and a dab hand with plot and characterization to hook and hold the reader. . . . THE JAGUAR HUNTER is essential reading . . .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597290982
  • Publisher: ElectricStory.com, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 475 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
The Jaguar Hunter 5
The Night of White Bhairab 33
Salvador 71
How the Wind Spoke at Madaket 91
Black Coral 158
The End of Life as We Know It 189
A Traveler's Tale 221
Mengele 275
The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule 290
A Spanish Lesson 321
R&R 357
Radiant Green Star 441
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