Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective
First published as GRRM: A RRetrospective.
World Fantasy Award nominee 2004.
The book every George R. R. Martin fan has been waiting for: a magnificent collection of the best-selling author's most evocative short fiction
GRRM: A RRETROSPECTIVE is a massive collection of the best of George R.R. Martin's short fiction, containing 32 short stories and novellas, including the Hugo-winning 'A Song for Lya', the Bram Stoker-winning 'The Pear-Shaped Man' and 'The Skin Trade', which won the World Fantasy Award and is generally acclaimed as the finest werewolf story of our time.
As well as the stories themselves, which span Martin's multi-faceted career, there are two television scripts, voluminous author commentary, an introduction by award-winning editor and writer Gardner Dozois and a comprehensive bibliography.
This must-have volume by one of the brightest stars in the field of imaginative fiction.
A Four-Color Fanboy
- Only Kids Are Afraid of the Dark
- The Fortress
- And Death His Legacy
The Filthy Pro
- The Hero
- The Exit to San Breta
- The Second Kind of Loneliness
- With Morning Comes Mistfall
The Light of Distant Stars
- A Song for Lya
- This Tower of Ashes
- And Seven Times Never Kill Man
- The Stone City
- The Way of Cross and Dragon
The Heirs of Turtle Castle
- The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr
- The Ice Dragon
- In the Lost Lands
Hybrids and Horrors
- Meathouse Man
- Remembering Melody
- The Monkey Treatment
- The Pear-Shaped Man
A Taste of Tuf
- A Beast for Norn (original version)
The Siren Song of Hollywood
- The Road Less Travelled (Twilight Zone teleplay)
- Doorways pilot/first draft (unproduced teleplay)
Doing the Wild Card Shuffle
- Shell Games
- From the Journal of Xavier Desmond
The Heart in Conflict
- Under Siege
- The Skin Trade
- Unsound Variations
- The Glass Flower
- The Hedge Knight (A Song of Ice and Fire novella)
- Portraits of His Children
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.
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Dreamsongs is an excellent collection of George R.R. Martin's short stories. This collection contains several fantastic, fascinating and well written stories. I think that this collection is a great example of Martin's writing skills. This collection contains such stories as A Song for Lya, Sandkings, The Ice Dragon, The Hedge Knight and Meathouse Man. All these stories are worth reading and so are the other stories. I highly recommend Dreamsongs to all fantasy and science fiction readers. If you've never read any of George R.R. Martin's novellas, you should buy this collection. When you'll read it, you'll soon find out why readers praise Martin.