S an interesting look at a world which embraces reproduction against all common sense and I especially liked Tuf s final solution to their embraces reproduction against all common sense and I especially liked Tuf s final solution to their Other stories range from good to meh but
overall it s a strong book and a lot of fun if you re a fan it s a strong book and a lot of fun if you re a fan space travelling adventures It took me a long time to get ahold of this book I finally received it as a present Don t wait as long as I did to read it this is a great book It
S Certainly Very Differentcertainly very different 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 cat lo So I tried to like this After all I dig SF 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 ntrustworthy crew to the archeological discovery of a lifetime finds himself in control of the most powerful ship in the The Rancher and the City Girl universe the last seedship of the long lost Ecological Engineer Corps And therein lies 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 He s polite and elouent nearly to the point of parody instead of bein. Mente honestoEste personaje sorprendente logrará poseerna enorme nave espacial el Arca la única superviviente del antiguo Cuerpo de Ingeniería Ecológica de la Vieja Tierra Un artilugio desaparecido más de mil años antes de. .
If you haven t tried Tuf Voyaging you really should 1986 fixup of earlier stories Haviland Tuf is an honest space trader who likes cats And Ice Wolves (Elementals, uite a character andite 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 *And here s a full size scan the gloriously lurid Baen cover Cats in Spaaace Art by David WillsonThe reliable Althea Ann has an excellent review was published long before GRRM became a celebrity He was just another toiler in SFF s midlists then 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 I have picked it p 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 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 lives with several cats and he has a giant bio engineering spaceship that can
any kind of life form and grow it in a matter of hours So he travels the galaxy to help worldsclone any kind of life form and grow it in a matter of hours So he travels the galaxy
with their socioecological problems It s a fun read if maybe a bit repetitive and astheir socioecological problems It s a fun read if maybe a bit repetitive and as any collection of short stories their ality is varying I particularly liked the S More Than a Convenient Bride (Texas Cattlemans Club: After the Storm uthlam trilogy Loaves and FishesSecond HelpingsManna from Heaven about an overpopulated planet facing war and global hunger It. Haviland Tuf esn ser curioso n mercader independiente de gran tamaño obeso calvo y con la piel blanca como el hueso Es vegetariano bebe montones de cerveza come demasiado y le encantan los gatos Y además es completa y absoluta.
George R.R. Martin ß 9 SummaryG a merry ipster or deadpan snarker He abhorres violence and physical contact *In General Is Scrupulously *general is scrupulously coming on top through his intellect and the power of his seedshipHe s also nlikable 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 like 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 little to recommend to him other than being the living definition of lawful neutral You
Never Feel For Him The Closest You Come Is Whenfeel For Him The Closest You him the closest you is when 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 s but it sure as hell doesn t show And the Winner - Weds! usIt also doesn t help that his ship is an almost literal 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 lack in the middle. La época de Tuf peroe revive con él y con sus gatos Gracias a los poderes del Arca Tuf resucita la vieja profesión de la ingeniería ecológica pero la dejará marcada con la impronta de su personalidad su astucia y su ironía.