Kalimantan by Lucius Shepard

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Sure of his invulnerability as an American expatriate, Curtis MacKinnon goes to Borneo to play at being disreputable. Soon enough he is in trouble and forced to hide in the jungles of Kalimantan. He discovers a drug used by a lost race, which awakens the spirits of Kalimantan.
 

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Lucius Shepard is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and has also received the Hugo, Locus, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards for science fiction writing. His work has appeared in "Asimov's Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Omni, Playboy, "and" Spin. "He is the author of "Green Eyes, A Handbook of American Prayer," and" Life During Wartime, "and the collected stories in "Two Trains Running." He lives in Vancouver, Washington.
 
Published January 1, 1990 by London: Century/Legend, 1990.. 160 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Barnett arrives on the scene after an eerie, portentous journey, both Tenzer and the waidan, the ghost of a female shaman apparently murdered by MacKinnon, urge Barnett to take MacKinnon's drug, enter the spirit world, and kill MacKinnon to halt his awesome and still-growing power.

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