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Gateway Essentials: Lucius Shepard

Lucius Taylor Shepard was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1947. He travelled extensively in his youth, and has held a wide assortment of occupations in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America, including rock musician and night club bouncer. He attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in 1980 and made his first commercial sale a year later. His work covers many areas of fantastic fiction and has recently encompassed non-fiction, as well. For over a decade, he has contributed a regular column on SF cinema for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Lucius Shepard has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon and International Horror Guild awards. He died in Portland, Oregon, in 2014.

We recommend that readers wanting an introduction to Lucius Shpeard’s work start with his Fantasy and SF Masterworks, The Dragon Griaule and Life During Wartime:

or his story collection The Jaguar Hunter:

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.