Wings of Gauze lSo I tried toike *This After All I Dig *After all I dig and I m a huge George R R Martin fanboyWhich makes it kind of a shame that it REALLY didn t work for me The book is a collection of the Haviland Tuf short stories Tuf is a former space trader who after agreeing to ferry a motley and untrustworthy crew to the archeological discovery of a Mastering AngularJS Directives lifetime finds himself in control of the most powerful ship in the universe theast seedship of the Clean Tech, Clean Profits: Using Effective Innovation and Sustainable Business Practice to Win in the New Low-carbon Economy longost Ecological Engineer Corps And therein ies the problemThe point of Tuf is that he s supposed to not be the standard space opera hero He s a chalk white bald fat giant instead of a swashbuckling ship s captain He has no crew of merry misfits instead he prefers The Exclusive Company Of His Beloved Cats exclusive company of his beloved cats s polite and elouent nearly to the point of parody instead of being a merry uipster or deadpan snarker He abhorres violence and physical
"Contact In General Is Scrupulously "in general is scrupulously coming on top through his intellect and the power of his seedshipHe s also unlikable Not in the sense that he s an anti hero or a despicable character but in the sense that there s no real reason to ike him other than the fact that he s the protagonist HIs personality is flat and one note he s borderline emotionless he s perpetually arrogant and aloof and has very ittle to recommend to him other than being the iving definition of awful neutral You never feel for him the closest you come is when tragedy strikes in the first story but even then it s done so matter of factly that it s hard to believe he gives a shit at all We know he does because the story tells us but it sure as hell doesn t show usIt also doesn t help that his ship is an almost iteral Deus Ex Machina The seedship may as well be called The Plot Device because there is never a moment when he can t pull a rabbit out of his ass as needed Whatever he needs gene spliced plants to feed an overpopulated planet exotic monsters for a fighting arena even a telepathic cat he gets without any fuss There s never any conflict or sense of real threat every time a problem arises he just pulls yet another miracle out of the seedship Tuf goes from being a humble trader to being a god with next to no transition in between and the stories suffer for that ack in the middle First read 2002Maybe I am biased oving Martin s work as much as I do but Tuf Voyaging is a real treat It s about a sarcastic Scala High Performance Programming lover of cats who comes into possession of an old Earth Imperial seedship of the Ecological Engineering Corps and turns himself into an ecological engineer The dialogue in this book is priceless Haviland Tuf takes everything veryiterally and responds with gravity and sarcasm that makes me Prayogshala Nepali Sankramanma Dilli Ra Maobadi (प्रयोगशाला नेपाली सङ्क्रमणमा दिल्ली, दरबार र माओवादी) laugh outoud Tuf is a great character and the stories here are so engaging I ve read uite a Charlie the Caterpillar lot of Martin s work but other than his ASOIAF universe including the Hedge Knight series which is a must read for anyone who is a fan of ASOIAF and the short story Sandkings not too much has made a great impression But Tuf Voyaging I remember the first time I read it and passed it along to my college boyfriend and how much heoved it He bought his own copy and then started buying copies for other people and harassing them to read it It s that kind of book 4755 Plot 55 Details 455 Characters 55 World building 55 Logic 4755 Writing style 55 Enjoyment 55My very first real sci fi I am so glad Haviland Tuf es un ser curioso un mercader independiente de gran tamaño obeso calvo y con a piel blanca como el hueso Es vegetariano bebe montones de cerveza come demasiado y e encantan os gatos Y además es completa y absoluta.
characters Tuf VoyagingNight Far off they ook so ike shadowgulls above my iving sea I will drink my wine and remember how that sea sounded when I was but a Budakhar boy who dreamed of stars and when the wine is gone I will use the flamerLong silenceI can think of no words to say Janeel knew many words and many names but I buried her this morningLong silenceIf words to say Janeel knew many words and many names but I buried her this morningLong silenceIf voice is ever found Short pauseIf this is found after the *Plague Star Has Waned *star has waned the night hunters say it will do not be deceived This is no fair world no world for Traditions Of Maimonideanism (Ijs Studies In Judaica) life Here is death and plagues beyond numbering The plague star will shine againLong silenceMy wine is goneEnd of recording In Tuf Voyaging by George R R MartinI sometimes need toearn to relax a bit and don t think of reading as always something that always has to be deep and meaningful I try to think of genres in the same way one may think of food One day I might go to the trouble or expense of a Chateaubriand and the next day I really really fancy cheese on toast NB Peter Tillman brought this book to my attention I m glad he did Tuf Voyaging is George Martin s excellent earlier sci fi book It s basically a collection of short stories all focused on a space traveller named Tuf He is a vegetarian he ives
with several cats and he has a giant bio engineering spaceship that can clone any kind of ife formseveral cats and he has a giant bio engineering spaceship that can clone any kind of ife form grow it in a matter of hours So he travels the galaxy trying to help worlds with their socioecological problems It s a fun read if maybe a bit repetitive and as with any collection of short stories their uality is varying I particularly iked the S uthlam trilogy Loaves and FishesSecond HelpingsManna from Heaven about an overpopulated planet facing war and global hunger It s an interesting Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War look at a world which embraces reproduction against all common sense and I especiallyiked Tuf s final solution to their problem Other stories range from good to meh but overall it s a strong book and a A Silent Ocean Away: Colette's Dominion lot of fun if you re a fan of space travelling adventures Finished Tuf Voyaging by GRRM I uiteiked these stories although I m not really sure if I should If you think about it Tuf is not a nice person and his actions create problems often than they solve them He s an extremely arrogant patronising and sarcastic person who doesn t really care about any The Magic Question living creature in the universe unless it s a cat or pays him nicely The moral to all of the stories is that these people wouldn t have their problems if they d been intelligent and sensible in the first place Itooks A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates like a morality tale about the stupidity of mankindSpoiler the people of S uthlam would be much better off if they stopped reproducing uncontrolledly the people of Lyronica are just greedy the people of Namor behave in the usual human colonialist way and just eat theocals without ever wondering if they might be sentientetcNevertheless the stories are fun to read The universe is pretty complex with oads of different planets with their own cultures about which it would be interesting to find out It s set in the same world as Dying of the Light Also Tuf s arrogance and sarcasm are just fun to read He s ike a snarky evil overlord who can be persuaded for a nice fee to do what you want The conseuences are yours to bear though and usually not nice At east he s nice to his cats who count as secondary characters in many storiesAll in all a good read for a GRRM fan 810. La época de Tuf pero ue revive con él y con sus gatos Gracias a os poderes del Arca Tuf resucita An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism la vieja profesión dea ingeniería ecológica pero a dejará marcada con a impronta de su personalidad su astucia y su ironía. .
Have picked it up The world building is f a n t a s t i c all the characters are insanely interesting Gosh I recommend it to everyone Spoiler You are going to enjoy it This is a very odd George RR Martin book that I picked up randomly It s almost serialized into 5 parts but holds together nicely as a book It s about a very odd trader who basically gets possession of the most powerful ship in the galaxy and how he uses it to help people Orhinder them And underneath the stories there are VERY powerful environmental and animal rights messages it s kind of amazing and dark and has an amazing sense of humor Definitely a really fun ride I have to check if he wrote any with the character because I can see a ton happening when you re in charge of basically a God Vessel It took me a ong time to get ahold of this book I finally received it as a present Don t wait as Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences long as I did to read it this is a great book It s certainly very different from the epic fantasy that Martin has become best known for but fans of Martin are aware of his breadth of stylesThe book collects stories about Haviland Tuf Ecological Engineer and catover that were originally published separately but they come together as a coherent novelThe first section is a classic subtraction story Tuf a minor space trader More a novel in an unusual format than it is a short story collection as it s touted centering around the bizarre and enigmatic Haviland Tuf I Anaphora and Conceptual Structure love the sense of humor which remains evenly subtle and the change in Tuf works very well from big hearted do gooder to the Lord God Himself as he himself declares in the second toast story one of my favorites in the book Tuf shows that there is no such thing as the incorruptible man and the dangers of holding not only such dangerous and advanced technology but separation from humanity first bodily and then in attitude and spirit The stories are uneven and while I was happy to see Tolly Mune reappear a couple of times I preferred the *INDIVIDUAL TALES I FELT AS IF THE ONES THAT *tales I felt as if the ones that the overall arc were too talky about the ideas of the story too expository In the very ast story which almost got the book knocked down a star for the unsatisfying and abrupt ending they discuss Tuf S BELIEVED GODHOOD INSTEAD OF THAT believed godhood instead of that feeling one got reading the story directly previous when he declares simply I am the Lord GodBut the end I think it could have used an epilogue as it was given a prologue to tie some things together Some might find the uick ending edgy or brilliant I only found it jarring If you haven t tried Tuf Voyaging you really should 1986 fixup of earlier stories Haviland Tuf is an honest space trader who ikes cats And uite a character and uite a setup I ve read it twice both times with pleasure Hasn t dated a bit 4 stars And here s a full size scan of the gloriously urid Baen cover Cats in Spaaace Art by David WillsonThe reliable Althea Ann has an excellent review was published ong before GRRM became a celebrity He was just another toiler in SFF s midlists then If you re into stuff Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations like this you can read the full reviewThe George R R Martin that also wrote stuff other than the famigerated GoT Tuf Voyaging by George R R Martin I will sit here in the coolness and talk my thoughts to this crystal and I will drink my wine and watch the flyers the few who stillive as they dance and soar against the. Mente honestoEste personaje sorprendente Bat Ode logrará poseer una enorme nave espacial el Arcaa única superviviente del antiguo Cuerpo de Ingeniería Ecológica de a Vieja Tierra Un artilugio desaparecido más de mil años antes de. .