From 1979-1986, bestselling author of the Song of Ice and Fire series, George R. R . Martin wrote a series of science fiction short stories about the intrepid adventurer and unique character named Tuf. The stories were eventually collected into a single volume, called Tuf Voyaging that went out of print some years ago. The good people at Bantam have now brought these wonderful stories back into print for everyone to enjoy.
Tuf is originally a merchant and trader with his simple ship, Cornucopia of Gods at Excellent Prices, and enjoys his life traveling the galaxy with his cats who he loves, until he ends up with a new ship after an interesting adventure in the first story, “Plague Star.” Tuf now possess the Ark, a ship that hasn’t been used in over a thousand years, is thirty kilometers long, and is also a “seedship”; meaning it possess many seeds and genes and machinery to clone and generate life at astonishing speeds.
Tuf now dubs himself an ecological engineer and spends his time traveling the galaxy helping people with his incredible ship. The stories in Tuf Voyaging are refreshing and original and thoroughly entertaining, presenting a facet of Martin that few have seen.
Originally written on March 14, 2013 ©Alex C. Telander.
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