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Haviland Tuf es un ser curioso un mercader independiente de gran corpulencia calvo y con la piel blanca como el hueso Es vegetariano bebe cantidades ingentes de cerveza come demasiado y le encantan los gatos Adem. So I tried to like this After all I dig SF and I m a huge George R R Martin fanboyWhich 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 problemThe point of Tuf is that he s supposed to not be the standard space opera hero He s a chalk white bald fat giant instead of a swashbuckling ship s captain He has no crew of merry misfits instead he prefers the exclusive company of his beloved cats He s polite and elouent nearly to the point of parody instead of being a merry uipster or deadpan snarker He abhorres violence and physical contact in general is scrupulously honest coming on top through his intellect and the power of his seedshipHe s also unlikable Not in the sense that he s an anti hero or a despicable character but in the sense that there s no real reason to like him other than the fact that he s the protagonist HIs personality is flat and one note he s borderline emotionless he s perpetually arrogant and aloof and has very little to recommend to him other than being the living definition of lawful neutral You never feel for him the closest you come is when tragedy strikes in the first story but even then it s done so matter of factly that it s hard to believe he gives a shit at all We know he does because the story tells us but it sure as hell doesn t show usIt also doesn t help that his ship is an almost literal Deus Ex Machina The seedship may as well be called The Plot Device because there is never a moment when he can t pull a rabbit out of his ass as needed Whatever he needs gene spliced plants to feed an overpopulated planet exotic monsters for a fighting arena even a telepathic cat he gets without any fuss There s never any conflict or sense of real threat every time a problem arises he just pulls yet another miracle out of the seedship Tuf goes from being a humble trader to being a god with next to no transition in between and the stories suffer for that lack in the middle

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Tuf Voyaging

ás es honrado Tuf consigue una enorme nave espacial el Arca la única superviviente del antiguo Cuerpo de Ingeniería de la Vieja Tierra El Arca es un artilugio desaparecido hace más de mil años pero ue revive. First read 2002Maybe 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 engaging I ve read uite a lot of Martin s work but other than his ASOIAF universe including the Hedge Knight series which is a must read for anyone who is a fan of ASOIAF and the short story Sandkings not too much has made a great impression But Tuf Voyaging I remember the first time I read it and passed it along to my college boyfriend and how much he loved it He bought his own copy and then started buying copies for other people and harassing them to read it It s that kind of book

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Gracias a Tuf y sus gatos A lo largo de siete relatos Tuf se hace con la nave la repara y resuelve un sinfín de problemas mecánicos con la ayuda de la ingeniería ecológica a la ue añade su astucia e ironía. 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 advanced technology but separation from humanity first bodily and then in attitude and spirit The stories are uneven and while I was happy to see Tolly Mune reappear a couple of times I preferred the individual tales I felt as if the ones that advanced the overall arc were too talky about the ideas of the story too expository In the very last story which almost got the book knocked down a star for the unsatisfying and abrupt ending they discuss Tuf s believed godhood instead of that leaden feeling one got reading the story directly previous when he declares simply I am the Lord GodBut the end I think it could have used an epilogue as it was given a prologue to tie some things together Some might find the uick ending edgy or brilliant I only found it jarring


10 thoughts on “Tuf Voyaging

  1. says:

    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 Orhinder them And underneath the stories there ar

  2. says:

    So I tried to like this After all I dig SF and I'm a huge George R R Martin fanboyWhich 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 sp

  3. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewThe George R R Martin that also wrote stuff other than the famigerated GoT “Tuf Voyaging” by George R R Martin“I will sit here in the coolness and talk my tho

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    First read 2002Maybe 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 lau

  6. says:

    Tuf Voyaging is George Martin's excellent earlier sci fi book It's basically a collection of short stories all focused on a space traveller named Tuf He is a vegetarian he lives with several cats and he has a gi

  7. says:

    More a novel in an unusual format than it is a short story collection as it's touted centering around the bizarre and enigm

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    ☆4755☆▪Plot 55▪Details 455▪Characters 55▪World building 55▪Logic 4755▪Writing style 55▪Enjoyment 55My very first real sci fi I am so glad I have picked it up The world building is f a n t a s t i c all the characters are insanely interesting Gosh I recommend it to everyone Spoiler You are going to enjoy it

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    Finished Tuf Voyaging by GRRM I uite 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 often than they solve them He's an

  10. says:

    If you haven't tried Tuf Voyaging you really should 1986 fixup of earlier stories Haviland Tuf is an honest space trader who