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When Simon Kress returned to his home planet of Baldur from an offworld business trip he was amused to find that his tank of Earth piranhas had cannibalized themselves into extinction and of the two exotic animals that roamed his estate only one remained Now in search of some new pets to satisfy his cruel pursuit of amusement Simon finds a new sh. Sandkings is a collection of short stories from George RR Martin in the 80s I plan on reading them all but so far I ve only read the title story Sandkings which is the last story in this bookSandkingsYou should NOT read this if you don t like short stories if you don t like science fiction if you don t like elements of horror if you don t like tiny 6 legged creatures if the thought of tiny 6 legged creatures crawling around gives you the creeps and makes you imagine things are crawling all over you when you really know nothing is if you HATE amazingly creative ideas if you CAN T STAND a book that won t let you put it down if it DRIVES YOU NUTS that some people are just that much gifted than you or anyone elseSandkings is easily the best short story I ve ever read and one I would put ahead of most full length novels Not only could I not stop reading until the end only about 50 pages anyway but I already want to reread it and I NEVER want to reread anything at least no this soonI was absolutely in love with the ideas presented So much so that I was giddy while reading I just couldn t wait to see what was next I know this is a tough book to get your hands on but DO IT it s so worth it if only for this short story AMAZING5 out of 5 Stars Debating stealing a certain someone s idea of adding an extra star or twoHere s the Goodreads summary if you re wondering what it s actually aboutWhen Simon Kress returned to his home planet of Baldur from an offworld business trip he was amused to find that his tank of Earth piranhas had cannibalized themselves into extinction and of the two exotic animals that roamed his estate only one remained Now in search of some new pets to satisfy his cruel pursuit of amusement Simon finds a new shop in the city where he is intrigued by a new lifeform he has never heard of before a collection of multi colored sandkings The curator explains that the insect like animals no larger than Simon s fingernails are not insects but animals with a highly evolved hive intelligence capable of staging wars between the different colors and even religion in the form of worship of their owner

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In the form of worship of their owner The curator's warning to Simon about the regularity of their feeding unfortunately was not taken seriously Outer Limits Episode Hugo Award Winner Locus Poll Award Winner Nebula Award® Winner Contents The Way of Cross and Dragon Bitterblooms In the House of the Worm Fast Friend The Stone City Starlady Sandkin. This novel made my hair stand on end so I guess horror would be better suited than sci fi It is than interesting and a real page turner but I don t recommend it to those who have phobia of insects although it is very goodI had no idea that GRRM can write so many genres so well I m in awe

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Op in the city where he is intrigued by a new lifeform he has never heard of before a collection of multi colored sandkings The curator explains that the insect like animals no larger than Simon's fingernails are not insects but animals with a highly evolved hive intelligence capable of staging wars between the different colors and even religion. I read it a long long time ago in a SF anthology published in another language I only recalled its name and tried for years to figure out the original English title Today I hit the jackpot and what a jackpot it is Just look at the author This is the most memorable science fiction short story I ever read


10 thoughts on “Sandkings

  1. says:

    Sandkings is a collection of short stories from George RR Martin in the 80s I plan on reading them all but so far I've only read the title story Sandkings which is the last story in this bookSandkingsYou should NOT read this if you don't like short stories if you don't like science fiction if you don't like elements of horror if you don't li

  2. says:

    This collection feels like it’s an emanation from some platonic concept of “story” At least for someone who grew up on EC Comics Poe and Lovecraft “In the House of the Worm” is an evocative novella filled with suirming horrors and wonders that will bring to mind Poe’s “Masue of the Red Death” and Vance’s Dying Earth the title story is a rightfully hailed classic; part fairy tale philosophical piece and Sweeny Todd horror

  3. says:

    My first by Martin Just plain awesome

  4. says:

    I read it a long long time ago in a SF anthology published in another language I only recalled its name and tried

  5. says:

    Just re read this one today for at least the fifth time This story never fails to impress me with its depth

  6. says:

    If you love George RR Martin's The Song of Ice and Fire series if you can't wait for the next one to be released and want to spend all your time re reading the series and reading anything that reminds you of it then Sandkin

  7. says:

    I have only read the title story Sandkings but I plan to read the whole collection and add some excitement and horror to my life

  8. says:

    What a start to the reading year I read the title story of this collection in the The Big Book of Science Fiction It won the Hugo and I can see why it is immersive and tense I highly recommend this to fans of horror I found it difficult to enjoy the cruel morally lacking protagonist his actions turned my stomach but I assume that wa

  9. says:

    This novel made my hair stand on end so I guess horror would be better suited than sci fi It is than interesting and a real page turner but I don't recommend it to those who have phobia of insects although it is ve

  10. says:

    I loved the television adaptation of the story SANDKINGS back in the nineties It was the premier episode of the new OUTER LIMITS series on SHOWTIME I think I had no idea it was written by Martin Look forward to checking this collection out

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