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Connection between Sandkings and Game of Thrones?

According to a related question and answer Sandkings is one of the stories by George R. R. Martin that is set in The Thousand Worlds universe. Taking this along with this related Q/A we can see that A ...
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Does A Song of Ice and Fire take place in The Thousand Worlds?

No George R. R. Martin was asked this on his "Not A Blog" and has stated that the stories are not a part of The Thousand Worlds. The original question/comment is quite long but see the link if you ...
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How did Tuf know there is an armed plasma cannon in the next corridor?

It's subtle but this passage shows Tuf finding the plasma cannon that Jefri Lion had set up (it's already been seen in the story that blinking is Tuf's only visible emotional "tell"):   &...
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What stories are set in George R.R. Martin's 'future history' universe? (the setting for Dying of the Light)

Here's what I found. The last two I'm unsure about because I haven't read them yet. I'd recommend starting with The Hero, skipping Men of Greywater Station and then reading Tuf Voyaging, Sandkings and ...
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The Ending to George R. R. Martin's First Book: The Dying of the Light

I can think of the following reasons why Dirk decides to duel Bretan Braith (and as a corollary, ways in which he has changed from the original craven, selfish, and indifferent person he had been at ...
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What are the L1?

L are psychics - telepaths and empaths. They have the ability to read thoughts and emotions and project images directly into other people's mind. Unfortunately, those abilities are poorly controlled, ...
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The Ending to George R. R. Martin's First Book: The Dying of the Light

As I see it, during the story, Dirk comes to at least partly respect the Kavalar culture and more specifically Bretan Braith, whom he at first despised. In addition, he discovers the hollowness of his ...
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The Ending to George R. R. Martin's First Book: The Dying of the Light

Both the above answers are correct, but primarily Dirk undertakes the duel so that Bretan Braith is preoccupied while Jaan and Gwen depart the planet. Dirk observes the spaceship leaving as he ...
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What happens to Dirk at the end of George RR Martin's "Dying of the Light"?

Following Dirk's thought processes we know "It will be easy", "Take one blow and give one, that's all." but also "He was very frightened" which suggests he does indeed ...
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