Doorways [Pilot] (1993) by George R. R. Martin

Unlike the preceding screenplay in “Dreamsongs”, the Twilight Zone screenplay, “Doorways” is much more of an original Martin invention, rather than something beholden to a television show of the past. The pilot screenplay depicted here was actually shot, in 1992, but was not picked up. The story reeks of early 90s science-fiction conventions, which is…

Tuf Voyaging: Guardians (1981) by George R. R. Martin

This is a much, much better Tuf story than “A Beast for Norn”. It’s more creative, more interesting, more funny, more dramatic, and handles the environmentalist themes a lot better too. The plot is compelling, the twists and turns are exciting but well-grounded, and the worldbuilding is as fascinating as some of the better “Thousand…