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Masterworks Spotlight: LIfe During Wartime

Our current Masterworks Spotlight is Lucius Shepard’s acclaimed novel of near-future warfare, Life During Wartime, based on his Nebula Award-winning novella, ‘R&R’.

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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.

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. 

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