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Tag: George R.R. Martin

The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo (book review).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo (book review).

George RR Martin is of course best known for his series of fantasy novels widely known as the ‘Game Of Thrones’ universe thanks to the popular television show of that name. But before he’d written even the first of these novels, he’d written a number of other books including a children’s story called ‘The Ice […]

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

February 8, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (book review).

In the introduction by George R.R. Martin, ‘Everybody Loves a Rogue’, he tells us how he supported the black hats in old western television series and always had a soft spot for the less than spotless character. In real life, I’ve always felt a charming crook is still a crook and when they steal your […]

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High Stakes (A Wild Cards novel) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
High Stakes (A Wild Cards novel) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

The problem with the ‘Wild Cards’ mosaic these days is that after 23 books, started back in the later 1980s, which makes co-editor George RR Martin’s more recent fantasy series look like a small excursion in comparison, you do have to a little knowledge to break into. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to read […]

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J.R.R. Tolkien versus George R.R. Martin: rap battle!

May 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
J.R.R. Tolkien versus George R.R. Martin: rap battle!

Yes, it’s the J.R.R. Tolkien versus George R. R. Martin: rap battle you have been waiting for. Is Tolkien Towering, and did George RR Martin pirate the great man’s two middle initials for nefarious reasons? Only this RAP BATTLE can answer those deep questions, I’m afraid, which means you are definitely going to have to […]

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Old Venus edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Old Venus edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

‘Old Venus’ is an anthology of new stories by current authors. Before Mariner 2 orbited Venus on December 14th 1962, only optical observations had been made of Venus. The telescopes perceived a bright but featureless surface. Thus it was theorised that Venus was covered in a thick layer of clouds, most often thought to be […]

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Lowball (Wild Cards mosaic book 22) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

December 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lowball (Wild Cards mosaic book 22) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

Pick a Wild Card out of the deck. The current one, ‘Lowball’, book 22 in the latest series, is now on the table. For those who don’t know, the majority of the ‘Wild Cards’ books are mosaic stories, a shared reality amongst many writers. With ‘Lowball’, we have eight writers, three of whom have been […]

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