Tough, volatile, and angry--a lu ...more
It took three authors and many, many years for this story to be completed but after all this time they have achieved, with each one adding their own style, to make a quite interesting, psychological story with lots of action, humor and some really good twists.
Ramon’s life on Earth wasn’t easy and on São Paulo, a new colony planet far from Earth, not much have changed but he has managed to survive.
However, he is a tough and cranky guy, and when one day accidentally kills an ambassador for t ...more
Summary (vague spoilers) at my blog.
To popular culture, this book doesn't have much going for it. It's science fiction, the premise is hokey, and the characters aren't sympathetic. Did I mention it's science fiction? Give it some credit, though. Where other than scifi ...more
Things begin to become clearer when he’s brought out of his state of darkness by aliens. These aliens take him to their leader. T ...more
The story would work a bit be ...more
It now sits among my books as one of the most interesting tales with a sci-fi element.
I noticed most reviewers on here openly disliked the main protagonist, and true enough, he is portrayed as quite the anti-hero, an unpleasant character and someone you'd rather never hang out with. And all the better for it, fo ...more
Ja mitte lihtsalt vint-sees-pärast-pooleöist-tantsu-ja flirti-seks-mis-jätab-suhu-hapu-maitse, vaid taoline, mis algab nagu üks selline, aga viib siis TÄIESTI ootamatult kiire ja meeldivalt orgastilise lõpuni. Nagu ... whoa!
Kui hästi palju lugeda ja lugeda palju ka töö pärast, siis tekib tahes-tahatmata rutiin. kõik on tuttav, kõik on ette näha, kõik ... toimib, aga ei üllata. Tead juba, mida oodata, kuidas lugu areneb, mis saab edas, aimad ette ...more
Humanity established colonies on various planets with the aid and assistance of a sentiment alien race, the Silver Enye. The Silver Enye were only one of several sentient alien species that humanity had come into contact with.
A snob may decry the lack of lengthy descriptions or some of the caricatures noted in the tale, but when there's a really good story, the authors don't have to fill pages with "azure skies peppered with wispy, yet bilous, white clouds. The kind that remind us of a pure summer's day when golden retriever puppy dogs bounce in the tall grass fields towards their barefoot cherub-like child- ...more
Don't get me wrong — the science fiction elements ...more
The sci-fi elements of this book don't get in the way of the story, as they do with some books in this genre. (I'm not a huge sci-fi fan, really, so when it devolves into nothing but aliens and future technology my brain shuts off for some reason.) This is a twisted tale about a character getting to know himself ...more
My favorite part of this book is what most reviewers seem to dislike the most: the main character. Ramon Es ...more
What I did enjoy was exploring the question of what it means to be hu ...more
In music, supergroups of established artists are rarely greater than the sum of their parts. The same often goes for science fiction, but critics agreed that these three authors beat the trend by producing a tight, consistent novel. Whether because of Martin's decades of collaborative work, Dozois's long career as an editor, or Abraham's fresh prose style, every reviewer said the book seemed as if it were written by one person. The only complaint came from reviewers who had read an earlier, nove...more
-a semi-smart detachable umbilical cord and its surprising uses, is it living or or mechanical, can it think or just obey?
-the the macho hard ass bouncing from selfishness to something more
-the the love to hate, hate to love thinking process
and a lot more ....
Feb 16. 1st day - read 100 pages. I already know it will be a a 5-5 star read.
Feb 17. 2nd day - finished it. 4.5 stars
I think it could have been better if it had been longer. Give the reader more time to get warmed up to Ramon, and give a more nuanced sense of the universe versus random info-dumps. You eventually get warmed up to Ramon, but he has to die and experience rebirth ...more
The result of a three-way collaboration that took 30 years to reach fruition, Hunter’s Run is pulp at its absolute best, more than a slice of good old-fashioned science fiction action, this is the whole pie. A gritty, violent tale of a down and dirty prospector trying to survive aliens, extra-terrestrial wildlife and his own aggressive impulses on a vividly imagined, Latin American colony wo ...more
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Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, ...more