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The Stone City

3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  71 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The human crew of the faster-than-light ship Pegasus are on an exploratory mission to the galactic core when they are stranded at the edge of the manrealm, their ship confiscated by the fox-like Dun'lai ... one of the many bizarre alien species dwelling on the desert planet Grayrest. The desolate world is the rumored home of an ancient alien civilization, their legacy bein ...more
ebook, 39 pages
Published (first published February 1977)
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rastronomicals
May 20, 2014 rastronomicals rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal, and one of the best portraits of a galaxy teeming with exceedingly strange life I have ever read. Martin's Thousand Worlds, in general, but especially here, is a universe that allows man, but is not necessarily *for* him. It is eerie, and though GRRM has written some scary stuff, nothing may be quite as scary as this.
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What a horrible planet! I found it so boring and depressing initially that I had to put the story away for a while. But then all of a sudden it became so much better, it changed gear completely and the ending was of the most creepy things I've read in years(?). Funny how the same was the case with House of the Worm, another GRRM story I initially disliked but then loved at the end.

Clear House of the Undying reference here. Only worse.
Felipe Guerrero
Sep 25, 2014 Felipe Guerrero rated it liked it
Es un relato interesante y me gustaron mucho las razas alienígenas que aparecen en él así como la manera en que la historia es contada a través de flashbacks, pero en momentos se siente como que el protagonista solo va de un lado para otro sin un objetivo fijo y eso de dejar un final abierto no me agradó mucho en este caso.

No se, quizá solo sea yo pero no me gustó mucho.
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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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