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Sandkings (Science Fiction Graphic Novel, SF7) Paperback – July, 1992

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dc Comics (July 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 093028920X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930289201
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #801,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
It's only a collection of short stories, and an overlooked one at that. You have to scrounge around used book stores to find a copy, but it is worth the trouble. The rest of the stories are okay, but the kicker is the title story. With a moving plot, plenty of action, and irony that has made me read it again and again, it's the best 60 page story I've read. Sandkings tells of one man whose intrest in savage and ruthless pets goes too far when he purchases the quasi-psionic haveminds that are sandkings. Sandkings are insect like creatures with a combined mind nearly as intelligent as a human's. They war, make alliances, call truces, and worship their owner. Despite the warnings to the contrary from the merchant, the main character artificially sets up war by starving the sandkings, and in doing so twists them to hatred against him.
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By A Customer on November 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is probably one of my favorites of all time. Although dark it is not without heart and is full of what i found to be absolutely wonderous places and filled with interesting people. These are stories about people who, for the most part, are not heroes but simply people who are trying to make it in a world filled with wonder and darkness. Mr. Martins imagination is wonderful to me and his stories fill me with an intense appreciation for his ancient wonders and future visions of incredible color. It is a bit of a minefield though and people who are not quite careful may fall into the philosophical traps present in it and become just as troubled as many of the characters are. I hope that it is reprinted in the wake of his recent success and if you are reading this Mr. Martin, as I have told you before, you have brought great love to my life and I thank you deeply for it!
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By A Customer on November 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is probably one of my favorites of all time. Although dark it is not without heart and is full of what i found to be absolutely wonderous places and filled with interesting people. These are stories about people who, for the most part, are not heroes but simply people who are trying to make it in a world filled with wonder and darkness. Mr. Martins imagination is wonderful to me and his stories fill me with an intense appreciation for his ancient wonders and future visions of incredible color. It is a bit of a minefield though and people who are not quite careful may fall into the philosophical traps present in it and become just as troubled as many of the characters are. I hope that it is reprinted in the wake of his recent success and if you are reading this Mr. Martin, as I have told you before, you have brought great love to my life and I thank you deeply for it!
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Love it. I read this story in Omni magazine sometime around 1980 and it stayed with me ever since. I was intrigued to find that it was now a graphic novel so bought it, sight unseen and I must say that it does not disappoint.
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Fans of George R. R. Martin's current fantasy bestsellers almost universally say that the highlight in his writing is the characters. Martin does craft some of the most captivating and complex characters in genre fiction, but equally important is his skill for gripping plots. He constantly raises the tension and stakes for his protagonists with shocking but completely plausible escalations on nearly every page. This breakneck plotting was just as finely honed almost thirty years ago in the Hugo and Nebula award-winning the novella Sandkings. Along with fascinating science-fictional zoology and a captivating unsympathetic protagonist who keeps digging himself deeper into jeopardy, the tense plot makes Sandkings still as gripping a read today as it was thirty years ago.
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