Lucius Shepard

Lucius Shepard

Lucius Shepard (1947–2014) was an American writer. Classified as a science fiction and fantasy writer, he often leaned into other genres, such as magical realism. His work is infused with a political and historical sensibility and an awareness of literary antecedents.

Brief biographies are, like history texts, too organized to be other than orderly misrepresentations of the truth. So when it's written that Lucius Shepard was born in August of 1947 to Lucy and William Shepard in Lynchburg, Virginia, and raised thereafter in Daytona Beach, Florida, it provides a statistical hit and gives you nothing of the difficult childhood from which he frequently attempted to escape, eventually succeeding at the age of fifteen, when he traveled to Ireland aboard a freighter and thereafter spent several years in Europe, North Africa, and Asia, working in a cigarette factory in Germany, in the black market of Cairo's Khan al Khalili bazaar, as a night club bouncer in Spain, and in numerous other countries at numerous other occupations. On returning to the United States, Shepard entered the University of North Carolina, where for one semester he served as the co-editor of the Carolina Quarterly. Either he did not feel challenged by the curriculum, or else he found other pursuits more challenging. Whichever the case, he dropped out several times and traveled to Spain, Southeast Asia (at a time when tourism there was generally discouraged), and ... (more)

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Speculative Fiction Novels (31)
2014  Beautiful Blood
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2013  Five Autobiographies and a Fiction
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2012  The Dragon Griaule
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2010  The Taborin Scale
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2009  Viator Plus
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2009  Vacancy and Ariel
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2008  The Best of Lucius Shepard
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2008  Skull City and Other Lost Stories
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2007  Softspoken
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2007  Dagger Key and Other Stories
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2005  Trujillo
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2005  Eternity and Other Stories
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2004  A Handbook of American Prayer
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2004  Viator
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2004  Trujillo
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2004  Two Trains Running
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2004  Liar’s House
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2003  Colonel Rutherford's Colt
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2003  Louisiana Breakdown
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2003  Floater
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2003  Aztechs
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1997  Barnacle Bill the Spacer and Other Stories
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1993  The Golden
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1993  Kalimantan
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1990  Kalimantan
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1990  The Ends of the Earth
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1989  Nantucket Slayrides: Three Short Novels
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1989  The Father of Stones
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1987  The Jaguar Hunter
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1987  Life During Wartime
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1984  Green Eyes
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Others non-spefi books (3)
2002  Valentine
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1995  The Last Time
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1994  Sports and Music
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