Books by Lucius Shepard

ETERNITY by Lucius Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"Shepard's mastery of technique, surrealism and sheer spectacle blazes forth, but beneath the razzle-dazzle lies—nothing much."
Death and the afterlife are predominant themes in these seven tales from Shepard (Valentine, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PRAYER by Lucius Shepard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A writer who has also hinted at, instead of fully grasping, his considerable ability, chokes, rather spectacularly botching what could have been a small modern classic."
Reformed convict leads country to rediscover the power of prayer, only to find himself slipping down the road to demagoguery. Read full book review >
VALENTINE by Lucius Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"Heavily erotic, lightly plotted: a lover's confection, with a certain sweetness but little sustenance."
His penchant intact for turning familiar landscapes into alien zones, the newest from Shepard (Kalimantan, 1992; The Ends Of The Earth, 1991; etc.) offers a hurricane-tweaked vision of Florida, where two ex-lovers find themselves together again, free to do what comes naturally until the weather clears. Read full book review >
KALIMANTAN by Lucius Shepard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 17, 1992

"What with all the tedious, meandering philosophical padding: a confusing and uneasy hybrid of fantasy and sf, with the ideas not even half-thought-out."
Uncharacteristically rambling, confused stab at the heart-of- darkness theme, from the acclaimed author of Life During Wartime (1987) and several story collections. Read full book review >