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SF Masterwork of the Week: Life During Wartime

Richly peopled, highly literate, and brilliantly drawn . . . one of the finest science fiction writers of all time

Science Fiction Chronicle


In the jungles of Guatemala, David Mingolla is struggling to survive amongst the rotting vegetation and his despairing fellow foot soldiers. He knows he is nothing but an expendable pawn in an endless war. On R & R a few miles away from the warzone he meets Debora – an enigmatic young woman who may be working for the enemy – and stumbles into a deadly psychic conflict where the mind is the greatest weapon.


Based on the Nebula Award-winning novella ‘R & R’, Life During Wartime – available as an SF Gateway eBook – is one of Lucius Shepard’s masterpieces.


You can find more of Lucius Shepard’s work via his Author page on the SF Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.