Dreamsongs: Volume II
by George R.R. Martin
Review by Andrea Johnson
Spectra Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553806588
Date: December 2007 List Price $27.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
With a less experimental feel than the first Dreamsongs volume, these are pieces written by a more mature, more experienced writer. There is more focus in many of these pieces, yet at the same time, there is less focus. These are not pure fantasy, or pure horror, or pure science fiction. They are just stories, about what happen to people in unusual situations. From official release/information:
Book Description: Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, all collected into two stunning volumes, that offer fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master. Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R.R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, highlighted in this dazzling collection. Included here, in Volume II, are acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award-winner "The Skin Trade," as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, "The Hedge Knight," plus two never-before-published screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume II, is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity—and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new.