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 short stories where it really is all about the ending, not the journey, and the ending works real well. Good sense of atmosphere through the story too.

I give it three spores of fungus, and a prophetic dream.

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