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by Gardner Dozois, Daniel Abraham, George R.R. Martin

Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction

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These authors create an almost feudal society, where alien and human races co-exist, and introduce questions from our own times: When does life begin? What makes us human? Suspenseful and absorbing, this story will have readers investing in it and its unlikely -- and unlikable -- hero.

Ramon Espejo awakens in complete darkness. He cannot remember where he is, cannot feel his body and realizes he cannot even breathe, yet he lives. He slowly discovers who he is, where he is and why he is.

Ramon is being hunted on an alien planet settled by humans. As his memories slowly return, he remembers a man, a bloody knife and his own desperate flight. He realizes he's a pawn in a game larger than himself, and that in order to survive he must also become the hunter. (EOS, Jan., 303 pp., $25.95)

Reviewed By: Victoria Frerichs

Publisher: Eos

Published: January 2008

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