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


Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee March 22, 2014
Book Covers
Green Eyes
Life During Wartime
The Jaguar Hunter
Nantucket Slayrides: Three Short Novels
The Father of Stones
Kalimantan6.80
The Ends of the Earth
Kalimantan
The Golden6.60
Sports and Music
The Last Time
Barnacle Bill the Spacer and Other Stories
Valentine
Colonel Rutherford's Colt
Louisiana Breakdown
Floater
Aztechs
A Handbook of American Prayer
Viator
Trujillo
Two Trains Running
Liar’s House
Trujillo
Eternity and Other Stories
Dagger Key and Other Stories
Softspoken
The Best of Lucius Shepard
Skull City and Other Lost Stories
Viator Plus
Vacancy and Ariel
The Taborin Scale
The Dragon Griaule
Five Autobiographies and a Fiction
Beautiful Blood
The Best of Lucius Shepard, Volume Two

Speculative Fiction Novels (32)


2021 | science fiction, short stories | Release date 2021

2014 | fantasy

2013 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

2012 | fantasy, collection

2010 | fantasy

2009 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

2009 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

2008 | science fiction, short stories

2008 | science fiction, short stories

2007 | horror

2007 | fantasy, horror, short stories

2005 | fantasy

2005 | fantasy, short stories

2004 | fantasy

2004 | science fiction

2004 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

2004 | fantasy, short stories

2004 | fantasy

2003 | fantasy

2003 | fantasy, horror

2003 | fantasy

2003 | science fiction

1997 | science fiction, short stories, thriller

1993 | horror

1993 | fantasy, short stories

1990 | fantasy

1990 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

1989 | horror, short stories

1989 | fantasy

1987 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

1987 | science fiction

1984 | science fiction

Others non-spefi books (3)


2002 | magical realism

1995

1994 | short stories