And Seven Times Kill Man! has probably the largest influence on A Song of Ice and Fire of any of Martin’s other works. First published in Analog in 1975, it tells the story of a race of primitive religious pacifists who are largely annihilated by a cult of warlike humans who seek to colonize their planet.
There is so much clear, potent influence on A Song of Ice and Fire it’s practically Martin plagiarizing his own work. Continue reading