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The Jaguar Hunter

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The Jaguar Hunter

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Author: Lucius Shepard
Publisher: Bluejay Books, 1986
DAW Books, 1986
Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1985

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Dark Fantasy
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Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated Novelette.

"It was his wife's debt to Onofrio Esteves, the appliance dealer, that brought Esteban Caax to town for the first time in almost a year" is the sentence which opens "The Jaguar Hunter", a tense tale of a man forced to hunt a jaguar to make up for his wife's desire to improve her social status.

Published originally by The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in May 1985, this story was later anthologized in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986), The 1986 Annual World's Best SF (aka World's Best SF 5) (1986), Magicats II (1991), Killing Me Softly: Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love (1995), The Fantasy Hall of Fame (expanded) (1998) and Tails of Wonder and Imagination (2010), and collected in The Jaguar Hunter (1987) and The Best of Lucius Shepard (2008).

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The Jaguar Hunter

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