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ISBN10: 1930846606 ISBN13: 9781930846609 DDC: 813.54 Edition: Hardcover; 2009-09-01

Summary

At times humorous, at other times serious, this endearing collection of short fiction explores many concepts regarding fantastical or futuristic safaris. Detailing the many contrasting pitfalls of hunting, a hardboiled detective attempts to locate a unicorn in New York City on New Year�s Day, and in a later tale, must track down a millennia-old vampire in order to save his assistant. In the Nebula-nominated story �Hunting the Snark,� a classical big-game hunt on a newly discovered planet develops similarities to Lewis Carroll�s famous poem, yet ends with a surprising twist. In �The Soul Eater� and �Nicobar Lane�The Soul Eater�s Story,� separate views are offered from the hunter and the hunted in an eccentric love story that incorporates elements of Moby Dick and the legend of the Flying Dutchman. Offering a few somber features, �Safari 2103 AD� looks at a world where the number of wild animals can be counted on one�s fingers, while in �Bwana,� colonists leave industrialized Africa to create a paradise on a new world, only to discover how fragile they are. Imaginative and captivating, each narrative offers a unique spin on what it means to be a hunter.

Classification

  • Dewey Decimal: 813.54

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 5.5"x8.3"x1.3"; 1.0 lb; 278 pages
  • Edition Info: Hardcover; 2009-09-01

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