Category Archives: Georgeverse

Episode 71: Nightflyers

After 2 years, Bastards of Kingsgrave resurrects our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works. We launch into a lengthy, spoiler filled discussion about Nightflyers, a horror short that was re-released as a novella that won the 1983 Seiun Award (called by some the “Japanese Hugo”). We discuss the questionable movie adaptation and try to find links between Nightflyers and A Song of Ice and Fire, entertaining a couple exotic theories.

Notes: Nightflyers is most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I. This episode was recorded in February 2017, exactly 2 months ago. The end music themes are from the Nightflyers movie soundtrack.

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Episode 43: Meathouse Man

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time providing spoiler filled discussion about the macabre short story Meathouse Man. We also chat about the recent Hugo nominated graphic novel adaptation, drawn by Raya Golden.

Notes: The short story is most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume 1. We will be continuing our Martinsphere reviews, but at a less regular rate. Our first novel to review will be Dying of the Light.

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Episode 39: With Morning Comes Mistfall

Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, this time providing spoiler filled discussion about The Hero and With Morning Comes Mistfall. We discuss the importance theses stories played in George’s life and alternative paths his own life story may have taken.

Notes: These two short stories are most readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications. Congratulations to Michael and Leigh for being two of the first members in the exclusive Triple Gold Club.

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Episode 37: Sandkings

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works, covering the Nebula and Hugo winning Sandkings. We have a spoiler full podcast discussion of one of our favourite short stories in the Georgeverse.

Notes: Sandkings is readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications.

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Episode 33: A Song for Lya

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Bastards of Kingsgrave hosts several vassals of Kingsgrave (Amber, Greg, Mordion) to help cover A Song for Lya, another one of George RR Martin’s short stories based in his science fiction ‘Georgeverse’. We have a spoiler full chat and tie in the discussion to some of Martin’s other short stories on romance and loneliness.

Notes: A Song for Lya is readily available in Dreamsongs Volume I, among other publications. The image above is from the ooriginalanthology cover we talked about during the podcast.

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