Bio: Lucius Shepard is the deserving recipient of many prominent science fiction and mainstream awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, International Horror Guild, and World Fantasy awards, and the National Magazine Award for Short Fiction, among others. His fiction, journalism, and commentary have appeared in Playboy, Spin, Omni, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Ellen Datlow's Event Horizon online magazine.
Johnny somehow fell into the role of Barnacle Bill's protector and apologist. Barnacle Bill is handicapped and the pariah of the entire space station. But when mutiny breaks out on the station, how can Johnny protect Bill? This is a great work by Shepard which took both the Hugo and Locus awards and is filled with tragedy, irony, and triumph, all at the same time.
The itinerant gun show draws together many subcultures from the margins of society: survivalists, Aryan brotherhoods, and the team of Rita Whitelaw and Jimmy Roy Guy, dealers in collectible arms. Rita has made Jimmy an exception to her general disdain for whites--"not your typical Caucasian," as she describes him--for Jimmy's got a storytelling ability that borders on mystic vision. When Jimmy makes an agreement with the widow of Aryan martyr Bob Champion to broker her husband's infamous Colt .4... more info>>
When Rawley called, Michael had no idea what he would be getting into. He was offered a chance to take on a strange case. There were reports of native "crocodile men" murdering tribesmen. Such reports were not uncommon in the wilds of Africa, but in this case a "crocodile man" has actually confessed to the murders...
When Philip was a very young boy, his mother set him on a mythic course in life, to grow up in exile as a circus performer touring the backwaters of Viet Nam, to slay his evil father, and to win a fantastic inheritance. However, as he studies his legacy with the help of the stoic manager Vang Ky, falls in love with Vang's niece, and contemplates the odd soliloquies of an ancient, disfigured war veteran, he begins to perceive that his life and mission are not what they appear.