Friday, January 28, 2011

The Rough Guide to Space Opera: George R. R. Martin - Blue Tyson

George R. R. Martin is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and horror in multiple media, and is now best known for failing to complete a large fat fantasy series. Also known for being the editor of the Wild Cards shared world series, some of which does involve fighting aliens in space. He is also an occaional anthologist, and there are several collections of his work including the massive retrospective Dreamsongs. Earlier in his career he produced a fair amount of high quality short fiction, a little of which is of interest.

Tuf Voyaging is a collection of stories about a man with a huge starship with a lot of biological ability - and hence he is in demand to solve problems others cannot, and he is of oddball disposition compared to other people. Man others would like his ship. A couple of Tuf stories listed here : Manna From Heaven is about a population problem, and The Plague Star is another Tuf story, complete with Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Nor the Many Colored Fires of a Star Ring has some series problems with experimental energy. The Second Kind of Loneliness shows waiting for starships to come and go might make you crazy. The Glass Flower has a gathering for a game of death.

Manna From Heaven

The Plague Star

Tuf Voyaging

Nor the Many Colored Fires of a Star Ring

The Second Kind of Loneliness

The Glass Flower

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