Songs of Stars and Shadows
A collection of short fiction.
- This Tower of Ashes
- Patrick Henry, Jupiter, and the Little Red Brick Spaceship
- Men of Greywater Station
- The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr
- Night of the Vampyres
- The Runners
- Night Shift
- ...for a single yesterday
- And Seven Times Never Kill Man
There is a girl who goes between worlds.
She is grey-eyed and pale of skin, or so the story goes, and her hair is a coalblack waterfall with half seen hints of red. She wears about her brow a circlet of burnished metal, a dark crown that holds her hair in place and sometimes puts shadows in her eyes. Her name is Sharra.
The beginning of her story is lost to us, with the memory of the world from which she sprang. The end? The end is not yet, and when it comes we shall not know it.
We have only the middle, or rather a piece of that middle, the smallest part of the legend, a mere fragment of the quest...
Deadly spiders big as pumpkins consume victims who scream with joy...
The saga of a man who lives alone on his own planet...
Adrian Colmer, Master Probe, takes on a client who claims to be the subject of telepathic torment...
An all-too-possible revolution in the United States, post-1984...
How Jupiter got its thirteenth moon...
And other astonishing tales, including And Seven Times Never Kill Man, nominated for the Hugo Award.
George Raymond Richard Martin (born 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey), is an American author and screenwriter of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. He majored from Norhwestern University in 1970.
Martin sold his first science fiction story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on various television series and feature films. In the mid ‘90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with lovely Parris, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.