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Peregrinările lui Tuf

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O culegere de povestiri science-fiction foarte elegante, care tratează problemele şi relaţiile oamenilor cu tehnologia. […] Fascinantă este mai ales tema lor recurentă – posibilitatea ca un singur om să deţină putere de viaţă şi moarte asupra semenilor săi.” - Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

„Peregrinările lui Tuf antologhează povestirile pitoreşti scrise de-a lungu
Paperback, Colectia Nautilus, 544 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Nemira Publishing House (first published February 15th 1986)
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Jul 28, 2015 Felicia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This is a very odd George RR Martin book that I picked up randomly. It's almost serialized into 5 parts, but holds together nicely as a book. It's about a very odd trader who basically gets possession of the most powerful ship in the galaxy, and how he uses it to help people. Or...hinder them. And underneath the stories there are VERY powerful environmental and animal rights messages, it's kind of amazing and dark and has an amazing sense of humor. Definitely a really fun ride, I have to check i ...more
Jul 11, 2013 Harris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So I tried to like this. After all, I dig SF and I'm a huge George R. R. Martin fanboy.

Which makes it kind of a shame that it REALLY didn't work for me.

The book is a collection of the Haviland Tuf short-stories. Tuf is a former space-trader who, after agreeing to ferry a motley and untrustworthy crew to the archeological discovery of a lifetime, finds himself in control of the most powerful ship in the universe - the last seedship of the long-lost Ecological Engineer Corps.

And therein lies the
Sep 30, 2012 Trish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First read: 2002

Maybe I am biased, loving Martin's work as much as I do, but Tuf Voyaging is a real treat. It's about a sarcastic lover-of-cats who comes into possession of an old Earth Imperial seedship of the Ecological Engineering Corps, and turns himself into an "ecological engineer." The dialogue in this book is priceless--Haviland Tuf takes everything very literally, and responds with gravity and sarcasm that makes me laugh out loud. Tuf is a great character and the stories here are so eng
Apr 03, 2013 Jean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More a novel in an unusual format than it is a short story collection, as it's touted, centering around the bizarre and enigmatic Haviland Tuf. I love the sense of humor, which remains evenly subtle, and the change in Tuf works very well, from big-hearted do-gooder to the Lord God Himself (as he himself declares in the second to last story, one of my favorites in the book), Tuf shows that there is no such thing as the incorruptible man (and the dangers of holding not only such dangerous and adva ...more
Althea Ann
Jun 09, 2010 Althea Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a long time to get ahold of this book (I finally received it as a present!) Don't wait as long as I did to read it - this is a great book. It's certainly very different from the epic fantasy that Martin has become best known for, but fans of Martin are aware of his breadth of styles.
The book collects stories about Haviland Tuf, Ecological Engineer (and cat lover), that were originally published separately, but they come together as a coherent novel.
The first section is a classic "subt
Sep 22, 2013 Monica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pherhaps-read, sci-fi
El presente libro era una lectura pendiente en mi lista porqué quería probar al Martín más clásico, previo a su famosa saga de fantasía épica y ver su desenvoltura en la ciencia ficción, un género tan estimado por mí y el cual es uno de los más difíciles de narrar.
Jan 07, 2012 Alytha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished Tuf Voyaging by GRRM.

I quite liked these stories, although I'm not really sure if I should. If you think about it, Tuf is not a nice person, and his actions create problems more often than they solve them. He's an extremely arrogant, patronising and sarcastic person, who doesn't really care about any living creature in the universe, unless it's a cat. or pays him nicely. The moral to all of the stories is that these people wouldn't have their problems if they'd been more intelligent an
Catalin Maria
May 20, 2015 Catalin Maria rated it really liked it
In sfarsit o carte sf foarte buna. Nici nu se poate "compara" cu multele carti superpremiate din ultimii ani.
Jan 05, 2015 Omaira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Iniciados en la ciencia ficción.
Recommended to Omaira by: Descubrí este libro hace años haciendo una presentación sobre G.R.R Martin.


"El blanco es el color de la pureza y la estrella está purificando este lugar. Y,sin embargo, a su contacto todo se corrompe y muere."

¡Atención! No leáis la sinopsis del libro pues contiene spoilers.

Nos encontramos ante siete relatos en los que nos cuentan algunas aventuras de Tuf, un mercader que por unas razones o por otras terminará trabajando en una profesión muy especial, que por varias razones no puedo desvelar porque sino os haría spoiler del primer relato.

Mis notas de cada rel
Jan 25, 2016 Mona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado mucho el personaje que Martin ha creado, con muchos matices, nada convencional y más profundo de lo que a simple vista parece. Algo que sin duda destacaría de él es su manera de hablar, que sin pretenderlo me ha hecho reír múltiples veces.
Es cierto que, excepto en el primer "episodio", continúa usando el mismo patrón (intro, nudo y desenlace) en la que Tuf resuelve un problema. Aún así creo que todo el tema de la genética y la ecología está tratado de una manera más que satisfacto
Kimberly Carrington-Fox
Menudo coñazo, no veía la hora de terminarlo
Apr 05, 2015 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
...Ecology is still a subject a lot of science fiction steers clear of. Martin gives it a try in this collection but on the whole it is closer to a satirical work than a scientifically accurate one. That being said, I did enjoy reading this collection again. The humour is part of it, but I also simply enjoyed the writing. Despite writing them out of chronological order, Martin manages to get a development in the character from a humble and eccentric trader in The Plague Star to a near megomaniac ...more
Mamen B.
Jul 03, 2016 Mamen B. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

Quería leer la ciencia ficción de Martin, y me pareció que Los viajes de Tuf era una buena forma de empezar.

El libro es un conjunto de siete relatos en los que cada uno de ellos narra una aventura de este ser humano tan peculiar, que carece completamente de vello corporal, es tremendamente alto y corpulento, tiene una forma de hablar excesivamente pomposa (algunos lo tacharían de pedante) y adora a los gatos.

Sí, es un libro lleno de gatos. En todos los relatos, los gatos tienen importancia
Jan 12, 2012 Juan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Imaginaos por un momento que durante toda vuestra vida habéis sido unos parias, con un trabajo horrible que os aporta únicamente lo justo para sobrevivir. Bien, ahora imaginaos que, de alguna forma, cae en vuestras manos un artefacto que es capaz de capaz de crear vida a vuestro gusto, cambiar la ecología de mundos enteros. Es decir, imaginaos que tenéis el poder de Dios.

Pues esto es lo que le pasa a nuestro humilde protagonista de la novela, Haviland Tuf. En la que se narra la forma en la que a
Jun 25, 2008 Leelan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ANYONE!
One of George R.R. Martin's best books! I originally found this book in a used-book store while in college and it has become an old friend. I don't read it as often as LOTR but when I do it is always a pleasure.

Haviland Tuf is a wandering trader of the spacelanes in the tradition of Star Trek's Cryano Jones. Like Jones, he isn't very good at his job --- he barely gets by. That is until he gets chartered to ferry some not-so-nice passengers in search of a dark and long-forgotten legend. What they
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Una strana stella brilla in cielo. La stella del morbo (eh, se non è qualcosa di terribilmente mortifero, non è un libro di Martin!). Ma prima che Janeel e l'uomo con lei arrivassero in quel luogo con il desiderio e la speranza di aprire il loro avamposto commerciale era una normale stella, identica alle altre. Adesso… adesso, il morbo dilaga. Janeel è già morta… e il ricordo di ciò che r
Feb 11, 2015 Aleshanee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
"Macht korrumpiert, heißt es, und absolute Macht korrumpiert absolut." S. 229


Die Menschheit hat sich in den unendlichen Weiten des Weltalls ausgebreitet. Überall sind neue Siedlungen entstanden, und jede Welt birgt neue Gefahren. Als der interplanetarische Händler Haviland Tuf eines der letzten Saatschiffe der Erde erwirbt, beginnt seine Odyssee quer durch den Weltraum. Eine Odyssee, auf der Haviland Tuf vom einfachen Händler zum gefeierten Retter der Menschheit wird …

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Mar 05, 2017 Mr. Kun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro es un claro ejemplo que no hay que juzgar por la portada, en este caso por la Introducción. Debido a ella deje de leerlo hace dos meses y, al no tener más libros kenfollianos en mi librería, decidí retomarlo. No pude haber tomado una mejor decisión en mi life. Desde el minuto 0 en el que conocí a Tuf, ya no pude dejar de leer. Nunca pensé que un personaje de ciencia ficción podía entrar en mi ranking de personas favoritos del mundo lectural. Encarezco a mis followers más allegados (us ...more
Apr 04, 2014 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I'd never heard of this book/series of short stories Martin wrote back in the early 80s.

There's a reason for that.

The first story, in which Tuf and a band of mercenaries find and squabble over an enormous, incredibly powerful derelict starship, is quite frankly terrible. Really, truly awful. If I hadn't been trapped on a train, I never would have bothered finishing it. The plot is fairly predictable, even when it thinks it's being clever. Every single character is a cardboard cut-out, and if he
Apr 08, 2013 Benediktas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Although I liked a lot of Martin's other work (Song of Ice & Fire, many of the short stories from Dreamsongs, some of the Wild Cards series), I couldn't bring myself to like this one. There were three reasons (mild structural spoilers ahead):

1)Repetition. Other than the first chapter/story, all others had an identical pattern: Tuf encounters a planet with a great ecological problem (of quite a simple kind though), Tuf resolves to solve the problem as if on a whim, the planet causes difficult
Jul 23, 2011 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tuf Voyaging
by George R.R. Martin
the plauge star story is hard to put down, i found the dynics movement of the story to be out standing. I could not even start the other stories i am reading because i had to see if tuf would survive the terriors and horrors involved in the ship.

Loaves and fishes: a lot harder to get into, but the story did fullfill its promise by the end, i like the solutions that were created to help the world contend with its ecological problems.

gaurdians shows the conflict be
Oct 11, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For any George R. R. Martin fan, you should already know what to expect. He is one of those authors whose writing style is recognisable no matter what genre of book he is writing. His particular style makes the books easy to read, keeping you interested from start to end, constantly curious as to what happens next. Whilst this book does not follow the path of his most famous series (A Song of Ice and Fire) it is a great book for any of his fans or anyone who simply loves a good sci-fi book.

The b
Man muss nicht viele Worte über dieses Buch verlieren, das scheinbar nur erschienen ist, um mit dem Hype um den Autor von Game of Thrones noch etwas Kasse zu machen. Ich fasse mich also kurz.

Die Kurzgeschichten um Haviland Tuf sind erschreckend durchschnittlich und haben trotz ihrer Kürze einige Längen. Was vor allem am (im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes) blassen Hauptprotagonisten liegt, der in keiner Sekunde Sympathie erzeugen kann. Im Gegenteil: Die selbstgefälligen Dialoge von Tuf erzeugen eine ä
Tuf Voyaging is a series of short stories that revolve around one central figure, but actually feels like a complete novel when the stories are compiled together. Haviland Tuf is a self-taught ecological engineer after he finds an ancient abandoned ecological warship from Old Earth. Tuf claims to be an altruistic, charitable person who only wants to help worlds in need. However, he always manages to make extremely advantageous financial deals before rendering any help! It doesn't help that every ...more
Nov 22, 2014 Canavan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tuf Voyaging is a compilation of short stories and novellas concerning the adventures of ecological engineer and cat lover Haviland Tuf. It consists of seven stories: "The Plague Star," "Loaves and Fishes," "Guardians," "Second Helpings," "A Beast for Norn," "Call Him Moses," and "Manna from Heaven." Four of the stories are standalone in respect to each other (save for concerning Tuf and his psionic cats), but three: "Loaves and F
May 29, 2017 xiny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Ha sido como uno de esos capítulos de Tyrion en los que solo puedes pensar que sobra todo el capítulo menos un párrafo.
Miss Jools
Apr 24, 2017 Miss Jools rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is collection of stories that follow a man named Haviland Tuf, a "humble" merchant who in the first story becomes an ecological engineer...and a lot less humble by the last story...

There are two things I loved about this book - one is the character of Tuf - he is supremely odd and interesting; GRRM makes him talk in a really great and unusual way. And the other is the message each story is trying to get across, but not (imo) in a preachy way, but rather intelligently. I think GRRM did a gre
Bryan Alexander
Tuf Voyaging is a collection of entertaining science fiction stories. It's not a major work for George R.R. Martin, but will likely amuse the sf reader, and maybe some Game of Thrones addicts.

The book takes place in the far future, when humanity has spread across many star systems. The narraive concerns the adventures of a space trader turned entrepreneurial ecological engineer as he visits planets to solve their largest problems. The protagonist obtains a vast and powerful starship in the first
Ана Хелс
Jun 06, 2016 Ана Хелс rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ако си мислите, че дяда ви Мартина е специалист само по детайлни описания на скопявания, изнасилвания на малки момиченца и обективно доста забавен инцест, всъщност почти ще сте прави, но когато кръвожадността Джорджова се е напила достатъчно с кръв и други телесни течности, и се валя пияна в ъгъла на писателското му ателие, злонравият братовчед на дядо Коледа пише и разни други, не по-малко странни неща. Какво ще кажете за екологична междупланетна приключенска фантастика, с главен герой доста ви ...more
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George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,
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