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Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future

by Mike Resnick

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This was one of the better of Resnick's stories. It's set in his regular quasi-Old West universe where everyone is colorful and somewhat larger than life. These have a samey-samey feel to them after a while but I enjoyed the fact that not everyone was what they seemed aspects of this story. ( )
  TadAD | Feb 12, 2011 |
Santiago is such a pleasure to read. It has some of the most colorful characters in a sci-fi novel that I have read. The plot is engaging and there is a decent twist at the end.
The book follows Sebastian Nightingale Cain, much to his anger called the Songbird. He is a bounty hunter on the trail of the most notorious outlaw on the space frontier. The book is interspersed, at the beginnings of chapters mostly, with the ballad of Black Orpheus, who writes about the various characters on the frontier. This is followed by a short few paragraphs with information on that character and the manner that Black Orpheus met them, which turns into an interesting way to introduce whoever shows up in that chapter.
Cain has to deal with other brigands and is in a race against the best known bounty hunter in the galaxy, the Angel. The pace of the story is quick and it is a very easy read. One could get through this book in a weekend, I think. 5/5 ( )
1 vote kainlane | Mar 25, 2009 |
Fairly simplistic science fiction folk tale with standard SF tech. Full review here. ( )
  fascination | Nov 9, 2008 |
This is one of my favorite books of all time. After reading it I got hooked on Mike Resnick, even though (I.M.H.O.) none of his other books quite measures up to Santiago.

(Full review at my blog) ( )
  KingRat | Jun 15, 2008 |
A bounty hunter on the galactic inner frontier in the very distant future. A well-told tale by a master storyteller.
  Fledgist | Sep 24, 2007 |
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To Carol, as always.

And to my agent, Eleanor Wood,
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They say his father was a comet and his mother a cosmic wind, that he juggles planets as if they were feathers and wrestles with black holes just to work up an appetite. They say he never sleeps, and that his exes burn brighter than a nova, and that his shout can level mountains.
They call him Santiago.
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Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none...has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen world? His legend is as large as the Rim itself, his trail as elusive as a wisp of starlight in the empty realms of space. The reward for him is the largest in history.

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