The Glass Flower (1986) by George R. R. Martin

“The Glass Flower” is George R. R. Martin’s last story in his “Thousand Worlds” setting. The collected version of “Tuf Voyaging” was printed later, but the short stories it compiles were published earlier. “Avalon” was set to be a proper full-length novel in the “Thousand Worlds”, like “Dying of the Light” was, but was abandoned…

Nightflyers (1980) by George R. R. Martin

An enjoyably creepy novella, leaning more on the horror side of Martin’s writing rather than the science-fiction side. Feels very much like “Alien” in that sense (although since this novella came out only a year after the film’s release, it’s entirely possible Martin wrote the novella before seeing the film). I felt like it was…

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)

“Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” is yet another masterful entry in this fantastic video game series. Like “Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty”, “Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater”, and – to a slightly lesser extent – “Metal Gear Solid”, series director Hideo Kojima pushes the medium of video games in…