Men of Greywater Station (1976) by George R. R. Martin

Fascinating story, with a fascinating ending. Fans of Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” might find the boggy Greywater Station reminding them of the boggy Greywater Watch in Westeros. It’s pretty heavy on the exposition, but there’s a fair bit of wacky conceptual stuff here so it didn’t bother me overmuch. One of those…

The Hero (1971) by George R. R. Martin

A short but sweet story from the early writing days of George R. R. Martin. Martin shows his gift for quick, effective, yet deep characterisation here, and the story is also really neat conceptually. Has a lot of the interesting, tricky moral situations he’d later be known for too. I give it three hrangans, and…