About a decade before writing A Game of Thrones, Martin wrote this series of novellas featuring Havilland Tuf. He is a space trader with a dry sense of humour and a love of cats. He is also highly ethical, in a universe where most people are not (sound familiar?).
He comes into possession of a massive spacecraft with awesome powers. He decides to use it for the good of the galaxy, and travels to various planets, looking for people who need help. However, there are some who wish to possess the power of Tuf’s spacecraft for their own purposes. This is a hilarious and often thought-provoking read.
By: Calvin Scholtz, Wordsworth Longbeach