Locus Award 1982.
A collection of short fiction.
Simon Kress' love for dangerous and amusing new pets kept him on an endless quest. Then he discovered the sandkings. Fierce, ritual warriors, they fought among themselves for the amusement of their master's guests, and carved his image into elegant sandcastles with uncanny devotion.
But when the sandkings did not meet his own sadistic standards of play, Kress began to destroy their castles, starving them into cannibalistic warfare, pitting them against other hideous monsters of prey... Soon the sandkings would grow angry at their master. And in their anger they would grow more hungry. They might even learn to like the taste of human flesh...
Sandkings plus six more of George R. R. Martin's science fiction classics!
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 ... (more)