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Portraits of His Children

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Portraits of His Children

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Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Asimov's Science Fiction, 1985

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Horror
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Nebula Award winning and Hugo Award nominated short story.

Richard Cantling didn't regret the sacrifices he had made for his work, but he had expected his daughter to forgive and forget. When the painting arrives, it seems a gesture of reconciliation--until he's brought face to face with another of his offspring, one he never planned to meet...

It originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1985. The story can also be found in the anthologies Nebula Awards 21 (1986), edited by George Zebrowski and Future on Ice (1998), edited by Orson Scott Card. It is included in the colledtions Portraits of His Children (1987) and GRRM: A RRetrospective (2003).


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