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Shepard, Lucius

Works: 132 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 4,660 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Science fiction  Short stories  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.H3939, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Lucius Shepard
Most widely held works by Lucius Shepard
Life during wartime by Lucius Shepard( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the jungles of Guatemala, David Mingolla is slugging it out amongst the rotting vegetation and his despairing fellow foot soldiers. He knows he is nothing but an expendable pawn in an endless war. On P & R a few miles beyond the warzone he meets Debora - an enigmatic young woman who may be working for the enemy - and stumbles into a deadly psychic confilct where the mind is the greatest weapon. Thoughts are used to kill and escape is impossible, but David is a man with a mind of his own and he will fight to the death before killing the woman he loves."--Back cover
A handbook of American prayer : a novel by Lucius Shepard( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wardlin Stuart is an American messiah, a man who seems to have a direct line to God - but if he does, it's a divinity unlike any you may have prayed to." "Stuart's story begins when he kills a man in a bar. He is sentenced to ten years for manslaughter. In prison, he composes prose poems, prayers addressed to no recognizable god. He intends to produce only small benefits, not miracles. But what he asks for happens, whether it's a girlfriend for himself or special privileges for fellow prisoners. Soon Wardlin is regarded as a local shaman, and he emerges from prison a national celebrity." "Stardom pushes Wardlin into conflict with a fundamentalist minister. The two are destined for a showdown. In the meantime, it seems as if the god to whom Stuart prays has come into being, and is walking the earth." "In this novel about America's conflicting love triangle - celebrity, spirituality, and money - Shepard negotiates the thin line between the real and the surreal, expounding upon violence and redemption along the way."--Jacket
The jaguar hunter by Lucius Shepard( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden : a novel by Lucius Shepard( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Beheim, a young and comparativly weak vampire, is assigned to find the killer of the Golden, a woman who had the rarest of all human blood
The best of Lucius Shepard by Lucius Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Shepard writes from the darkest, truest heart of America--not the heart of the United States or of North America, but all of America--and he writes of it with rare passion, honesty and intelligence
Valentine : a novel by Lucius Shepard( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ends of the earth : 14 stories by Lucius Shepard( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the Dying Earth( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thank you, Mr. Vance / Dean Koontz -- Preface / Jack Vance -- The True vintage of Erzuine Thale / Robert Silverberg -- Grolion of Almery / Matthew Hughes -- The Copsy Door / Terry Downling -- Caulk the witch-chaser / Liz Williams -- Inescapable / Mike Resnick -- Abrizonde / Walter Jon Williams -- The Traditions of Karzh / Paula Volsky -- The Final quest of the Wizard Sarnod / Jeff Vandermeer -- The Green bird / Kage Baker -- The Last golden thread / Phyllis Eisenstein -- An Incident at Uskvesk / Elizabeth Moon -- Sylgarmo's Proclamation / Lucius Shepard -- The Lamentably comical tragedy (or the laughably tragic comedy) of Lixal Laoavee / Tad Williams -- Guyal the Curator / John C. Wright -- The Good magician / Glenn Cook -- The Return of the Fire Witch / Elizabeth Hand -- The Collegeum of Mauge / Byron Tetrick -- Evillo the Cunning / Tanith Lee -- The Guiding nose of Ulf?nt Banderoz / Dan Simmons -- Frogskin cap / Howard Waldrop -- A Night at Tarn House / George R.R. Martin -- An Invocation of incuriosity / Neil Gaiman
The year's best science fiction & fantasy by Rich Horton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short fiction for the year 2011 featuring the work of such authors as Paul Park, Elizabeth Hand, K.J. Parker, Rachel Swirsky, Alexandra Duncan, Charles Yu, and Geoffrey A. Landis
Green eyes by Lucius Shepard( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two trains running by Lucius Shepard( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Softspoken by Lucius Shepard( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling and mysterious voice becomes audible to Sanie shortly after she and her husband Jackson move into the decaying antebellum mansion that is the Bullard ancestral home in rural South Carolina. At first, she wonders if the voice might be a prank played by Jackson's peyote-popping brother Will or his equally off-kilter sister Louise. But soon Sanie discovers that the ghostly voice is merely a single piece in the decadent, baroque puzzle that comprises the Bullard family history rank with sensuality, violence, repression and madness
Louisiana breakdown by Lucius Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Booklist Jack Mustaine discovers Grail, Louisiana, when the BMW he "borrowed" to leave L.A. breaks down outside the town. The sheriff nearly scams him out of the car before Grail's top dog, Joe Dill, comes to the rescue. Then Dill brings Jack to Le Bon Chance saloon, where Jack starts wondering whether he was rescued. After luscious Vida Dumars takes him home, he starts doubting his sanity. Vida's a prodigious lay, and Jack thinks he's in love, but tomorrow is St. John's Eve, when the new Midsummer Queen will be chosen by the Good Gray Man, and outgoing MQ Vida has to pass the scepter to a 10-year-old. Plenty of people tell Jack to get Vida out of town beforehand, and he wants to, but ... Shepard proffers the kind of story Val Lewton made into 1940s B-movie horror classics (e.g., I Walked with a Zombie), but he steams it up with sex and purple (well, mauve) prose so effectively that it could be a Twilight Zone episode by Tennessee Williams. Tangy. Ray Olson Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
The Taborin scale : a novella of the Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his annual solo spring holiday in Teocinte, maritally disgruntled numismatist George finds the scale of a young dragon. When he starts cleaning the scale he's briefly on a hot, grassy plain. When he does it again, pressing harder, he and the young hooker "Sylvia" are both transported, then chased by a 25-foot dragon. The dragon Griaule has gathered them and some 60 others to witness something
Eternity and other stories by Lucius Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are seven stories from a master of the art. Viktor Chemayev is the Philip Marlowe of Russian detectives, a sad-eyed, heavy drinking romantic who refuses to stay beat. In the title novella of this extraordinary collection, he goes head-to-head with an Irish assassin in the depths of a Moscow nightclub in an attempt to win back his true love, who has been sold to the Beelzebub-like king of the Moscow underworld ... Lucius Shepard is known for his dark, unpredictable vision, and in this assemblage of some of his best writing he takes us from Moscow to Africa; from the mountains of Iraq, where Specialist Charlie N. Wilson encounters a very different sort of enemy, to Central America, where a bloody-handed colonel meets his doom via lizards. In these seven tales Shepard's imagination spans the globe and, like an American Gabriel Garcia Marquez, refuses to be restricted by mere reality
Songs of the dying earth : stories in honor of Jack Vance by George R. R Martin( Recording )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology has assembled distinguished authors to write stories in honor of the genius of Jack Vance, stories using the bizarre and darkly beautiful far future setting of the Dying Earth, near the very end of Earth's lifespan, where mighty wizards duel with spells of dreadful potency under a waning and almost burnt-out red sun, and adventurers and cutpurses strive to hoodwink and out-trick each other in haunted forests full of demons and monsters strange almost beyond comprehension
Viator : a novel by Lucius Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Rutherford's colt by Lucius Shepard( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Roy Guy, a gun dealer with an imagination that borders on mystic vision, delights in telling elaborate stories about the histories of the weapons he sells. When Jimmy makes an agreement with the widow of white supremacist martyr Bob Champion to broker her husband's infamous Colt .45, the widow stipulates that he keep it out of the hands of Champion's disciple, who considers it a powerful talisman for his racist agenda. But Jimmy is not intimidated by "the Major"--For the gun has launched a story, and when Jimmy begins a story, one way or another, he's bound to see it through
Beautiful Blood : a novel of the dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Beautiful Blood begins in the 1850s in the town of Teocinte, in a world "separated from our own by the thinnest margin of possibility." It is a landscape whose dominant feature is the massive, long-dormant body of an ancient dragon that has lain there motionless, for millennia, exerting a powerful but mysterious influence on the surround area. The novel tells the story of Richard Rosacher, an ambitious young medical student who becomes fascinated by the properties inherent in the dragon's blood. His exploitation of those properties launches him on a career that leads him from the shabbiest quarter of Teocinte to a morally ambiguous position of power, wealth, and influence. Beautiful Blood takes us through the entire length of that career, which is marked throughout by the invisible agency of Griaule, who may well be the driving force behind Rosacher's astonishing ascension. The novel also encapsulates the events of the initial Griaule story, events that dovetail neatly with the current tale. Meric Cattanay, the eponymous protagonist of "The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule," makes a welcome reappearance here. Meric's decades-long involvement with the dragon begins at roughly the same time as Rosacher's. Their stories proceed along parallel but independent lines that occasionally intersect, providing us with a view of familiar events wider and deeper than any we have had before. The result is a colorful, involving narrative with profound metaphysical overtones, one that raises - but does not answer - significant questions. Is the dragon merely a bizarre but entirely natural phenomenon? Or is he/it the manifestation of some divine purpose? And to what extent are the actions of men like Meric and Rosacher the reflections of its implacable but enigmatic will? Quesions such as these animate the narrative at every turn, adding an extra level of resonance to one of the most original and important fictional creations of recent years."--Dust jacket inside flaps
Beast of the Heartland, and other stories by Lucius Shepard( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories mixing crime, westerns and fantasy. In the title story, a battered boxer on the decline reflects on the animalism of boxers, while Barnacle Bill the Spacer is on a mutiny in space
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A handbook of American prayer : a novel
Alternative Names
Lucius Shepard Amerikaans schrijver

Lucius Shepard amerikansk skribent

Lucius Shepard Escritor estadounidense de ciencia ficción y fantasía

Lucius Shepard scrittore e autore di fantascienza statunitense

Lucius Shepard US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Science Fiction- und Fantasy-Autor

Лусиъс Шепърд

Лусіус Шепард

Шепард, Люциус

لوسيوس شيبرد

루시어스 셰퍼드

シェパード, ルーシャス



English (85)

A handbook of American prayer : a novelThe jaguar hunterThe golden : a novelThe best of Lucius ShepardValentine : a novelSongs of the Dying EarthThe year's best science fiction & fantasyGreen eyes