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5.0 out of 5 stars The biz
A handful of very interesting novellas set around the character of Haviland Tuf an erstwhile space trader and cat lover turned ecological engineer, who might just be god himself... I particularly enjoyed Martin's descriptive abilities. This is no Game of Thrones, the setting being completely distinct but above all the tone, lightly humorous throughout, is quite...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but flawed.
This book starts with a borrowed scenario that I struggled to place, then I remembered a story about a mothballed spaceship, by Harry Harrison, I think. So, our titular hero, after surviving the ship's attempts to kill him (he's the sole survivor of a boarding party), gets to 'own' a relic from another era, with a technology almost lost in legend. What does he do with it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The biz, 22 Aug 2013
This review is from: Tuf Voyaging (Kindle Edition)
A handful of very interesting novellas set around the character of Haviland Tuf an erstwhile space trader and cat lover turned ecological engineer, who might just be god himself... I particularly enjoyed Martin's descriptive abilities. This is no Game of Thrones, the setting being completely distinct but above all the tone, lightly humorous throughout, is quite different, however, apart from its charm, it does offer some interesting insights into Martin's mind if, like me, you are a thronie...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but flawed., 18 April 2014
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Robin Monks "robinm0" (Glossop, Derbyshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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This book starts with a borrowed scenario that I struggled to place, then I remembered a story about a mothballed spaceship, by Harry Harrison, I think. So, our titular hero, after surviving the ship's attempts to kill him (he's the sole survivor of a boarding party), gets to 'own' a relic from another era, with a technology almost lost in legend. What does he do with it? He uses the machine's abilities to solve a series of planetary sized problems in a largely benevolent fashion. It's unconvincing overall, a read to pass the time, interesting as a piece of the writer's development and certainly not what those coming to it from A Game of Thrones might expect. But that's all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous imaginative read almost as good as Game of Thrones, 12 April 2014
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Very good read could not stop reading only complaint it finished rather abruptly but obviously leaves room for follow up. Almost as good as Game of Thrones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Science fiction Treat, 1 April 2014
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Haviland Tuf is a space trader in another galaxy. He is a vegetarian and loves cats. This book is another joy to read by George RR Martin, very humorous and so full of details it can be imagined fully.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Oddball book, 18 Dec 2013
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Compared to Ice and Fire, this is not very good. The prose is quite childish, which is a shame as the plots have some merit. Maybe it would be better as a teenager's first foray into SF.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book, 2 Dec 2013
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Engaging and cleverly written.
A joy from the first page to the last. Lives entwined without obvious connections and a suprise around most corners.
I would gladly read more if available.

What a great read this was!
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as anything else George had written, 3 Nov 2013
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After Game of Thrones I thought I would take a punt at some of George's others works, and was not disappointed. I loved the dry wit and humour of Tuf and look forward to trying other books from the same author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised, 2 Aug 2013
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Mr. F. Reid "Frank Reid" (Cumbria, England) - See all my reviews
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Whilst not a fan of a lot of Science Fiction/Fantasy books, I took a punt on this one based on how good Game of Thrones was..after an unsure beginning, the character of Tuf emerged and the whole makes for a delightful and different aspect to Mr Martin.

Worth a look for anyone who enjoys a little humour mixed with something different.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 100% Martin in ecological schizophrenia, 29 July 2013
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Perfect, humorous & entertaining, it's Martin in great form, although this one's almost 30 yrs old. Full recommendation, not only for this writer's fans.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Stay with it, 23 July 2013
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An interesting read which gets better as you get into it - captures the mood and atmosphere well worth staying with it
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