Hunter’s Run by George RR Martin, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham

Synopsis:
After encountering an alien species in a desolate woods, a man finds himself biologically tethered to a beast-like creature, hunting a man who might be himself.

Review:
I listened to the audiobook of Hunter’s Run, and really appreciated the eloquence of the prose as a result. The story wasn’t half bad, either, though I’m sure my lack of familiarity with science fiction meant that I didn’t figure out the catch as soon as a more savvy reader would have.

I liked the emphasis on Ramon Espejo’s identity as both a human and a man, and felt like the story was a good exploration of those ontological issues. I was disappointed with the resolution, and kept hoping for a bigger transformation.

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