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Portraits of His Children

Martin, George R. R. with an Introduction by Roger Zelazny

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ISBN 10: 0913165190 / ISBN 13: 9780913165195
Published by Dark Harvest, 1987
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Title: Portraits of His Children

Publisher: Dark Harvest

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Softbound

Edition: the uncorrected proof in wrappers.

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Short stories deal with time travel, a lonely space station, computer-simulated sporting events, dragons, werewolves, revenge, and characters brought to life

From Publishers Weekly:

Martin has a loyal following for his ironic voice and his colorful imagination. This new collection, gathering stories from 14 years, puts that inventiveness at the service of a romantic and sentimental vision. In one of the earliest pieces, "With Morning Comes Mistfall," the allure of the mysterious, myth-laden Wraithworld vanishes with scientific scrutiny. The noble "Ice Dragon" gives its life to save the little girl who loves it. In the title story a novelist wallows in self pity for having devoted more time to his fictional creations than to his family. A time travel/revenge-of-the-nerd yarn, "Unsound Variations," somewhat escapes the pattern, but this remains overall a weak collection.
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