[Reading] ➿ Tuf Voyaging ➶ George R.R. Martin – Web-info-12.info
Haviland Tuf Es Un Ser Curioso Un Mercader Independiente De Gran Tama O, Obeso, Calvo Y Con La Piel Blanca Como El Hueso Es Vegetariano, Bebe Montones De Cerveza, Come Demasiado Y Le Encantan Los Gatos Y Adem S Es Completa Y Absolutamente Honesto.Este Personaje Sorprendente Lograr Poseer Una Enorme Nave Espacial, El Arca, La Nica Superviviente Del Antiguo Cuerpo De Ingenier A Ecol Gica De La Vieja Tierra Un Artilugio Desaparecido M S De Mil A Os Antes De La Poca De Tuf, Pero Que Revive Con L Y Con Sus Gatos Gracias A Los Poderes Del Arca, Tuf Resucita La Vieja Profesi N De La Ingenier A Ecol Gica Pero La Dejar Marcada Con La Impronta De Su Personalidad, Su Astucia Y Su Iron A. If you haven t tried Tuf Voyaging, you really should 1986, fixup of earlier stories Haviland Tuf is an honest space trader who likes cats And quite a character, and quite a setup I ve read it twice, both times with pleasure Hasn t dated a bit 4 stars And here s a full size scan of the gloriously lurid Baen cover Cats in Spaaace Art by David Willson.The reliable Althea Ann has an excellent review was published long before GRRM became a celebrity He was just another toiler in SF F s midlists then. This is a very odd George RR Martin book that I picked up randomly It s almost serialized into 5 parts, but holds together nicely as a book It s about a very odd trader who basically gets possession of the most powerful ship in the galaxy, and how he uses it to help people Orhinder them And underneath the stories there are VERY powerful environmental and animal rights messages, it s kind of amazing and dark and has an amazing sense of humor Definitely a really fun ride, I have to check if he wrote any with the character, because I can see a ton happening when you re in charge of basically a God Vessel So I tried to like this After all, I dig SF and I m a huge George R R Martin fanboy.Which makes it kind of a shame that it REALLY didn t work for me The book is a collection of the Haviland Tuf short stories Tuf is a former space trader who, after agreeing to ferry a motley and untrustworthy crew to the archeological discovery of a lifetime, finds himself in control of the most powerful ship in the universe the last seedship of the long lost Ecological Engineer Corps And therein lies the problem.The point of Tuf is that he s supposed to not be the standard space opera hero He s a chalk white, bald, fat giant instead of a swashbuckling ship s captain He has no crew of merry misfits instead, he prefers the exclusive company of his beloved cats He s polite and eloquent nearly to the point of parody instead of being a merry quipster or deadpan snarker He abhorres violence and physical contact in general , is scrupulously honest, coming on top through his intellect and the power of his seedship.He s also unlikable Not in the sense that he s an anti hero or a despicable character but in the sense that there s no real reason to like him other than the fact that he s the protagonist HIs personality is flat and one note, he s borderline emotionless, he s perpetually arrogant and aloof and has very little to recommend to him other than being the living definition of lawful neutral You never feel for him the closest you come is when tragedy strikes in the first story but even then, it s done so matter of factly that it s hard to believe he gives a shit at all We know he does because the story tells us but it sure as hell doesn t show us.It also doesn t help that his ship is an almost literal Deus Ex Machina The seedship may as well be called The Plot Device because there is never a moment when he can t pull a rabbit out of his ass as needed Whatever he needs gene spliced plants to feed an overpopulated planet, exotic monsters for a fighting arena, even a telepathic cat he gets without any fuss There s never any conflict or sense of real threat every time a problem arises, he just pulls yet another miracle out of the seedship Tuf goes from being a humble trader to being a god, with next to no transition in between, and the stories suffer for that lack in the middle. If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.The George R R Martin that also wrote stuff other than the famigerated GoT Tuf Voyaging by George R R Martin I will sit here in the coolness and talk my thoughts to this crystal and I will drink my wine and watch the flyers, the few who still live, as they dance and soar against the night Far off, they look so like shadowgulls above my living sea I will drink my wine and remember how that sea sounded when I was but a Budakhar boy who dreamed of stars, and when the wine is gone I will use the flamer Long silence I can think of no words to say Janeel knew many words and many names, but I buried her this morning Long silence If my voice is ever found Short pause If this is found after the plague star has waned, as the night hunters say it will, do not be deceived This is no fair world, no world for life Here is death, and plagues beyond numbering The plague star will shine again Long silence My wine is gone End of recording In Tuf Voyaging by George R R MartinI sometimes need to learn to relax a bit and don t think of reading as always something that always has to be deep and meaningful I try to think of genres in the same way one may think of food One day I might go to the trouble or expense of a Chateaubriand, and the next day I really, really fancy cheese on toast NB Peter Tillman brought this book to my attention I m glad he did.