If you follow many of the posts on Pixelated Geek (and, you know, own a computer and have access to the internet) you’re probably already aware that the new season of Game of Thrones starts on April 6. Obviously that means the Tumblr posts, plot speculations, and the rivalry between fans of the TV series and fans of the books (not getting into that, thanks) will all be reaching a fever pitch over the next couple of months. With that in mind, it might be helpful to take a breather, step back for a bit, and remember that while George R.R. Martin’s magnum opus first started in 1996, the man has been writing professionally since 1971. There are a lot of his works out there. Some of them, like this short-story collection, have been out of print for a while, but they’re definitely worth hunting for.
If you love Martin’s The Song of Ice and Fire series, if you can’t wait for the next one to be released or the next season of the TV show to start, and you want to spend all your time re-reading the series and reading anything that reminds you of it, then Sandkings…is probably not for you. This book is nothing like that.