Book Club: Pre-ASOIAF works transcribed here…

Hellooo and welcome to the book club. Like each book club story on this blog, the reading and commenting is done at your own pace. Have fun and enjoy!

I have started transcribing the older works of George R.R. Martin to be able to share my notes and works with anyone interested or may not have access to some of the more rare material. The full list of GRRM stories outside of the A Song of Ice and Fire series that I have read can be found on this page here.

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Please feel free to choose a story from a link below. It takes me a while to transcribe and then note each story, even the really short ones, so this page will be quietly updated as each bit of paper history makes it to this digital library.

If there is a story in particular you would like to ask about, feel free to do so in comments below. If there is a story that I have not read that is available, please also let me know so that I can add that to the mental collective.


  1. The Steel Andal Invasion– A re-read of a partial section of  The World of Ice and Fire text compared to the story …And Seven Times Never Kill Man. This has to do with both fire and ice Others in ASOIAF.
  2. A Song for Lya– A novella about a psi-link couple investigating a fiery ‘god’. Very much a trees vs fire motif, and one of GRRM’s best stories out there.
  3. For A Single Yesterday– A short story about learning from the past to rebuild the future.
  4. This Tower of Ashes– A story of how lost love, mother’s milk, and spiders don’t mix all too well.
  5. A Peripheral Affair (1973)When a Terran scout ship on a routine patrol through the Periphery suddenly disappears, a battle-hungry admiral prepares to renew the border war.
  6. The Stone City– a have-not surviving while stranded on a corporate planet. Practically a GRRM autobiography in itself.
  7. Slide Show– a story of putting the stars before the children.
  8. Only Kids are Afraid of the Dark– rubies, fire, blood sacrifice, and Saagael- oh my!
  9. A Night at the Tarn House– a magical game of life and death played at an inn at a crossroads.
  10. Men of Greywater Station– Is it the trees, the fungus, or is the real danger humans?
  11. The Computer Cried Charge!– what are we fighting for and is it worth it?
  12. The Needle Men– the fiery hand wields itself again, only, why are we looking for men?
  13. Black and White and Red All Over– a partial take on a partial story.
  14. Fire & Blood excerpt; Alysanne in the north– not a full story, but transcribed and noted section of the book Fire & Blood, volume 1.

If you want to browse my own thoughts and speculations on the ASOIAF world using GRRM’s own work history, use the drop-down menu above for the most content, or click on the page that just shows recent posts -> Recent Posts Page.


Thank you for reading the jambles and jumbles of the Fattest Leech of Ice and Fire, by Gumbo!

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