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Nightflyers 3 starsOverride 4 starsWeekend in a War Zone 4 starsAnd Seven Times Never Kill Man 3 starsNor the Many Coloured Fires of a Star Ring 5 starsA Song for Lya 5 stars This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here listened to audiobook 3.5 starsI feel like this has been done before Regardless it was still a suspenseful read A group boards the nightflyer never having met the pilot, nor do they everthen things quickly get out of hand and people start dying You learn it is all mother s fault Kind of like psycho I am excited for the new show on SyFy and just learned it was a movie in the 80s, so I will definitely check that out. Ohhh, dear GRRM,You sneaky son of Nebula and Hugo How dare you You tricked me Yes, you did All I expected was some nice sci fi, maybe some aliens, maybe some laser guns and tons of flying spaceships And I would have been satisfied Completely But you You You made me read horror instead of sci fi And it was scary Detailed opinions Nightflyers sneaky Weird But good But it s pure horror The idea is interesting and I also loved the secondary story about volcryn Even if I still Ohhh, dear GRRM,You sneaky son of Nebula and Hugo How dare you You tricked me Yes, you did All I expected was some nice sci fi, maybe some aliens, maybe some laser guns and tons of flying spaceships And I would have been satisfied Completely But you You You made me read horror instead of sci fi And it was scary Detailed opinions Nightflyers sneaky Weird But good But it s pure horror The idea is interesting and I also loved the secondary story about volcryn Even if I still have some questions about it It will be cool to see it as a TV series and I believe some other stories would make a great TV shows too It s typical horror in space, but I liked the twist Override kinda predictable, but fun to read Weekend in a War Zone that s my kind of party Vicious, but great Kinda predictable, but I liked the concept The main character is my inner Goddess And Seven Times Never Kill Man I didn t get this one, or the point of it But the world building was cool Nor the Many Colored Fires of a Star Ring great concept also Interesting in scientific way A Song for Lya so, listen If you heart was not broken by reading sad books since you were a child, this one will break it It s so sad I think it would make a great TV show too Please, do A great look at religion and love Overall I am pleasantly surprised the stories had depth, emotion, unexpected factors Somehow it was hard to believe that it was written 1970 1980 since they felt very recent GRRM is great at creating world, cultures and descriptions Yours,SS.P.S When The Winds of Winter will come out Nightflyers was ok I wanted to give this a read before the show comes out The others were kinda meh They arent related to Nightflyers I ve never really felt like Martin was an amazing writer, he just has fun plots If youre in the Mood for awesome scifi where youre wanting the world buidling and plotting of TSOIAF then read The Expanse series I read one of the short stories a night Its an easy read but ive read much better scifi I honestly can see why this didnt really take off to the sam Nightflyers was ok I wanted to give this a read before the show comes out The others were kinda meh They arent related to Nightflyers I ve never really felt like Martin was an amazing writer, he just has fun plots If youre in the Mood for awesome scifi where youre wanting the world buidling and plotting of TSOIAF then read The Expanse series I read one of the short stories a night Its an easy read but ive read much better scifi I honestly can see why this didnt really take off to the same degree as his other series This science fiction novella has a really interesting premise but slightly less interesting execution.The setting here deserves a lot of praise The author could easily have produced something quite bland, with a at first glance paint by numbers environment it s far in the future we re following a cast of science academic types on a high minded quest the whole story takes place on a spaceship Yet, George RR Martin manages to pull off something very cool and compelling with the atmosphere This science fiction novella has a really interesting premise but slightly less interesting execution.The setting here deserves a lot of praise The author could easily have produced something quite bland, with a at first glance paint by numbers environment it s far in the future we re following a cast of science academic types on a high minded quest the whole story takes place on a spaceship Yet, George RR Martin manages to pull off something very cool and compelling with the atmosphere There s a lot of suspense here, and the thick sense of tension and mystery alone made this a real page turner for me.I won t reveal any plot details that aren t given in the first two or three pages The story is driven forward by basically two really well done questions The first is what s up with this bizarre ship and captain The second is what s up with these aliens that the ship is chasing Now, my central complain about this novella is that I don t think the questions receive particularly rewarding questions However, there is no doubt that the author succeeded in getting me to turn every page in hopes of receiving the answer The result is that the reader is treated to a story with lots of suspense Plus, the pacing is great There s hardly a wasted word in this story The prose is sometimes austere and that s a compliment It adds to the suspense and the strong pacing that nobody would ever characterize this book as dense.I want to lastly comment on the characters here There is hardly much time devoted exclusively to fleshing out the characters with one notable, exceptional episode that anyone reading this novella will recall right away Still, there s a sense here that George RR Martin identified early on which characters he wanted to stand out among the rather slim cast, and he very carefully developed them subtly, especially through dialogue and repetition of certain phrases This way, the reader walks out with an understanding of who some characters are as people without ever really being told directly It s a really instructive example of good characterization for aspiring writers, I think.I recommend this book to anyone interested in reading a rather short, compelling piece of science fiction I read the first printing of this back when I was a teen, and I remember it stayed with me for a long time Such a cool, creepy novella I loved the two MCs of Nightflyers specifically and their strange romance I loved the space sci fi I loved it so much I still have the original paperback I go through a lot of books and many of them end up being resold or given away I have a very short list of books that I keep forever This was one of them. This review is for the novella with the same name of this book.Actual rating is 3.5 stars.This novella is about a crew who explore deep space to observe a mythical race of species They end up gettingthan they bargained for This is your basic horror story that has deep space as its setting.I am the type of person who needs to read the source material before the visual rendition is shown and SyFy has made this novella into visual form Sometimes I am glad that I read the material beforehan This review is for the novella with the same name of this book.Actual rating is 3.5 stars.This novella is about a crew who explore deep space to observe a mythical race of species They end up gettingthan they bargained for This is your basic horror story that has deep space as its setting.I am the type of person who needs to read the source material before the visual rendition is shown and SyFy has made this novella into visual form Sometimes I am glad that I read the material beforehand and this is one of those times What sold me on this novella was the setting This crew is all alone within deep space and there is no chance for help as we get the mystery and horror of the crew being attacked There is some nice graphic images that accompany the horror scenes The mystery aspect is well done as we get hints throughout to it and the requisite red herring The only issue I had with the story is that I wish that the characters were fleshed out a littleSome of them ran into each other and they were not distinguishable This could be a case of this being a short story instead of a full novel.If you are a fan of science fiction mixed with horror this is a must read I enjoyed it and I understand why SyFy decided to produce it I am looking forward to the television event when it finally premieres I ve never read anything by George R.R Martin, and someone had recommended this book.Nightflyers is a collection of short stories, starting with the titular story.I was EXTREMELY disappointed.The story is about a scientist who s hired a scientific team a ship to rendezvous with a supposedly mythical ship that has been traveling the universe for eons The ship s captain doesn t reveal himself to the scientists, except by hologram, and this becomes a problem for them They start to speculate wh I ve never read anything by George R.R Martin, and someone had recommended this book.Nightflyers is a collection of short stories, starting with the titular story.I was EXTREMELY disappointed.The story is about a scientist who s hired a scientific team a ship to rendezvous with a supposedly mythical ship that has been traveling the universe for eons The ship s captain doesn t reveal himself to the scientists, except by hologram, and this becomes a problem for them They start to speculate why, and then start dying, one by one.The beginning of the story is beautifully written and wonderfully engaging.But unfortunately, the story doesn t retain the promise of this beginning All of the scientists behaved like whiny, oversexed teenagers, wildly speculating about the captain and becomingandhysterical that they can t see him in person They re supposed to be scientists Scientists are logical, they look for facts, they have rigorous methods of investigation, they don t deal in superstitious, paranoid speculation But none of these scientists were logical These characters were, by and large, unbelievable.Some of the writing was really wonderful, and some of it was very stilted It didn t feel like it all came from the same hand There s no co author mentioned, so I don t know if there was a co author or ghostwriter, only that the writing just didn t always feel consistent.There were parts of the plot that I really liked the idea of the mythical ship that has traveled the universe for eons and become part of so many different cultures lore is really original where did the ship come from Why is it always traveling What does it want Who are the occupants But the main plot the hysterical scientists and their untimely demises wasn t very original at all It was closer to a horror novel than a science fiction novel.Because George R.R Martin has such a huge following, and his books are so popular, I know he s a creative and outstanding author But there s very little of that on display in this book.After suffering through the story, Nightflyers, I did not read the rest of the short stories in the book I have to admit that, although I love George R.R Martin s writing, I didn t have the highest of hopes for this collection of short stories by him, written in the 1970 s., simply because author s early works are not always as good as later ones and the cheesy cover art didn t help either, I must admit.However I was wrong The stories in this collection are truly top flight sci fi, with a horror edge All demonstrate Martin s amazing talent for characterization, and are both emotionally effec I have to admit that, although I love George R.R Martin s writing, I didn t have the highest of hopes for this collection of short stories by him, written in the 1970 s., simply because author s early works are not always as good as later ones and the cheesy cover art didn t help either, I must admit.However I was wrong The stories in this collection are truly top flight sci fi, with a horror edge All demonstrate Martin s amazing talent for characterization, and are both emotionally effective and thought provoking.Nightflyers The title story is the most formulaic it s a bit like 2001 A Space Odyssey meets Alien.A diverse team of research investigators on a badly funded space mission run into trouble, and gradually meet diverse and unpleasant ends Is their mysterious captain to blame Or is the truth yet spookier than that However, familiarity of the horror plot structure aside, the story succeeds where many such tales do not in being genuinely tense and scary.This story novelette was made into a movie in 1987, which I ve never seen However, it apparently stars Michael Praed of the BBC s Robin Hood fame , which makes me want to see it right there Override A short but effective story which explores labor relations on an alien planet.On an unspoiled paradise planet, executed criminals from offworld are mechanically turned into remote controlled zombies used for onerous mining labor But when a corporate boss who thinks the practice is disgusting threatens a corporate takeover which would ban the corpse handlers, violence ensues.Notable for its remarkable use of perspective the reader doesn t really side with what one might expectWeekend in a War Zone In a not so distant future, hardworking citizens can take the weekend off and play tennis, golf or pay to sign up for a weekend of war games, tromping through the woods, roughing it, and playing soldier much as many people do in today s paintball games except in these games, the guns are real, and casualties are frequent A nerdy businessman signs up for one of these weekends for the first time, hoping to impress his boss into giving him a promotion but ends up discovering a side to himself he hadn t guessed at.Excellent psychological insight.And Seven Times Never Kill Man A group of militaristic Christian esque fundamentalists colonizes a world inhabited by a furry, peaceful intelligent alien race whom they view as animals to be slaughtered, in order to clear the way for settlement An independent trader is shocked and horrified by the violence, and tries to organize a resistance but the effort is worse than pathetic BUT an unpredictable twist ensues Nor the Many Colored Fires of a Star Ring A brief but interesting musing on religion and the origins of universes, as a scientist experiments with wormhole technology.A Song for Lya A competent and professional psychic couple are asked to investigate why human colonists are converting in disturbing numbers to an alien religious suicide cult But what they discover may rip them apart A melancholy musing on love and the true desires of humanity ^BOOK ☔ Nightflyers ☠ Nine misfit academics on an expedition to find the volcryn, a mythic race of intersteller nomads, and the only ship available for this strange quest is the Nightflyer, a cybernetic wonder with a never seen captainNine innocents are about to find themselves in deep space, trapped with an insane murderer who can go anywhere, do anything, and intends to kill them all