Long before A Game of Thrones became an international phenomenon, #1New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin had taken his loyal readers across the cosmos. Now back in print after almost ten years,Tuf Voyaging is the story of quirky and endearing Haviland Tuf, an unlikely hero just trying to do right by the galaxy, one planet at a time.
Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader who likes cats. So how is it that, in competition with the worst villains the universe has to offer, hes become the proud owner of a seedship, the last remnant of Earths legendary Ecological Engineering Corps? Never mind; just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in human space is in good handshands which now have the godlike ability to control the genetic material of thousands of outlandish creatures.
Armed with this unique equipment, Tuf is set to tackle the problems that human settlers have created in colonizing far-flung worlds: hosts of hostile monsters, a population hooked on procreation, a dictator who unleashes plagues to get his own way . . . and in every case, the only thing that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tufs ingenuityand his reputation as a man of integrity in a universe of rogues.A rich blend of adventure, humor, compassion and all the other things that make being human worthwhile.AnalogA new facet of Martins manysided talent.Asimovs
Praise for Tuf Voyaging A rich blend of adventure, humor, compassion and all the other things that make being human worthwhile. -- Analog A new facet of Martin's manysided talent. -- Asimov's Praise for George R. R. Martin Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien. -- Time Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers. -- The New York Times I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers. --Robert Jordan