Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective
Avg rating 4.42
4.42 stars
Give rating
star1
star2
star3
star4
star5
star6
star7
star8
star9
star10

Ratings (12)
Statistics

Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective

by George R. R. Martin
Release date: 2003
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

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.

Contents:

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
  • Bitterblooms
  • 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
  • Sandkings
  • Nightflyers
  • The Monkey Treatment
  • The Pear-Shaped Man

A Taste of Tuf

  • A Beast for Norn (original version)
  • Guardians

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
(updated 2017-01-16)

Other books you might like

Gardens, Galaxies and GoosebumpsCrawling Chaos, Volume Two: Selected Weird Fiction 1928-1935 (Crawling Chaos, #2)The Inner CityTails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat StoriesWilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction

Reviews (1)

Seregil of Rhiminee avatar
Written by ()
5.0
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. ... (more)
Online 35 visitors
Newest member: AJW
Total members: 5151