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 between ecology and culture, and on...more
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...more
I don't want to go into much detail here, though. It's a very early writing and a collection of short stories about a poor copy Perry Rhodan. It's sci-fi as it has been written since the 60s/70s, space adventure without much logic and thinking about detail, more action and buzz words than anything. The writing is eraly GRRM style, although lacking the finesse and power of his GoT cycle.
Plots are about 30km long spaceships, biological w...more
“Tuf Voyaging” (Bantam, $16, 440 pages) chronicles the adventures of the rather odd Haviland Tuf in a familiar space opera setting: Tramp freighters flitting from world to world in a wide universe melded together by various federations and alliances.
There are seven piec...more
And it reads like an early work. Compared with Game of Thrones (and I know you really shouldn't do that), it is a very amateurish work which has some high points.
Tuf Voyaging (play on words here) involves a former trader who has happened upon a seed ship for a project of many years before. As...more
And then I was left with nothing. Fine, I said, le...more
This book however is anything but that - yet before you turn away from it, remember that it was written by the same creative and engaging wordsmith who crafted that saga and while this is an older work, it has it's impressive qualities nonetheless!
Now unlike many novels that we are used to today, this one i...more
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...more
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...more
What I enjoyed here was the central character of Haviland Tuf. He is a large, bald, portly man, fond of cats and mistrusting of humans. Rather than being the archetypal lantern-jawed, barrel-chested superman o...more
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...more
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...more
Not the best sci-fi I ever read, but certainly up there.
This is a review of Tuf Voyaging, by a Game of Thrones hater.
Where I found GoT to be the antithesis of humour, I found this book made me laugh on every page; where I found GoT to be well-written but clogged down with unnecessary detail, I found this book a smooth page-turner; where I found GoT to have incredibly unlikable characters lacking true depth, I found this novel possessed deeper characters—and more deserving of empathy.
This is a compilation book made up of Haviland Tuf's many adventures in Ecological Engineering and I absolutely loved it! Haviland Tuf was a simple space trader until he came to be the owner of the Ark, a thousand year old seed ship capable of being the saviour or destroyer of worlds. After the trechery and betrayal of the first story Haviland Tuf decides to...more
However, the book also falls short in terms of character development. Tuf appears to be a highly intelligent man, with high morality and forward thinking. However, it is disappointing that he is portrayed without a...more
In each story there seem to be opportunities for moral and emotional dilemmas that would have been fascinating to see someone work through. Unfortunately, Tuf comes off as a cold character who has little interest in connection with anyone or thing other than his cats. He doesn't have to wor...more
That's why I love Tuf Voyaging. You get all Martin's awesome story-telling power plus a book that actually ends. The main character, Tuf, is well-portrayed, and Martin, as always, does a great job of putting you in the character's head.
Tuf's love of cats makes fo...more
Avec ce voyage, il va vivre sept aventures, précédées d'un prologue, que je vais vous détailler ici (avec sans aucun doute des spoilers).
Bon, le prologue sert à poser un oeil assez déprimant sur le monde autour duquel orbite l'ét...more
Tuf's ownership to this EEC ship is a coincidence. Maybe the ship slept in space and darkness for centuries just waiting for him. He is the one for this ship, when such a power could only be taken by a single person. All the others have s...more
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Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,...more