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3.27  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The Hunt is a science fiction short story of 7,000 words.

An expedition to another world. A group of alien hunters. Malcolm thinks he is prepared, but the hunt will be more savage than he expected.
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Published August 14th 2015
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Dec 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Space hunt

I was unsure what this story was about. Thought it might have been like the movie predator. Instead Of A Mindless Horror Hunt It Ended Up Having Some Heart to It. Enjoyed the quick read. Details of the aliens gave me a nice visual. The end was a bit predictable but worked as a quick ending.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it liked it
J.H. Dierking’s short story The Hunt has us accompany a human named Malcolm on his way to observe a hunt conducted by an alien species. The hunt appears to be highly ritualistic–even though the aliens have advanced technologies, they hunt with spears and similar weapons.

This is a short story, so I can’t really tell you any more about the content without spoiling the story. I will say that at first the aliens seem rather stereotyped (they call Malcolm simply ‘human’ and make constant fun of his s
Alex Hansen
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This quick little story hits on a lot of things that can make science fiction great--imaginative alien worlds, conjectured advancements of science and technology, and a solid human grounding that makes a fantastical futuristic story relevant and meaningful to a modern-day reader.

Ably written and convincingly described, The Hunt tells the story of one human's observation of an alien ritual that takes a sour turn. By the conclusion, the reader is presented with a few parallels to 21st century Eart
Alyssa Watson
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
In this book Dierking corrects the albet, small, pacing issues I had with The Joining. Its a quick read and a fun romp through an alien jungle. If you want a quick adventure fix this is a solid story. The aliens are not as interesting as the ones in The Joining but they are still vivid and well thought out. I continue to enjoy Dierking's style and immagination and look forward to the next book ...more
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Marc Allie
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great short story

I enjoyed this quick but compelling read. Interesting alien creatures, technology, moral questions relating to our modern times, and a well-crafted ending. Worth a look.
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