Portraits of His Children

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First edition (publ. Dark Harvest)

Portraits of His Children is the sixth short story collection by author George R.R. Martin. The collection was first published in July 1987 by Dark Harvest.[1] It contains 11 short stories.

The hardcover edition featured interior artwork by illustrators Val Lakey Lindahn and Ron Lindahn.[2]

The title story, originally published in November 1985 in Asimov's Science Fiction,[3] won the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and the Science Fiction Chronicle Readers Poll, and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[4]


# Title Year Note
1 "Closing Time" 1982
2 "The Glass Flower" 1986 Novelette
3 The Ice Dragon 1980 Novelette
4 "In the Lost Lands" 1982
5 "The Last Super Bowl Game" 1975 Novelette
6 "The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr" 1976 Previously published in Songs of Stars and Shadows (1977)
7 "Portraits of His Children" 1985 Novelette
8 "Under Siege" 1985 Novelette
9 "Unsound Variations" 1982 Novella
10 "With Morning Comes Mistfall" 1973 Previously published in A Song for Lya (1976)
11 "The Second Kind of Loneliness" 1972 Previously published in A Song for Lya (1976)


  1. ^ "Bibliography | George R.R. Martin".
  2. ^ "Publication: Portraits of His Children". isfdb.org.
  3. ^ "Publication: Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1985". isfdb.org.
  4. ^ "Awards DRAFT | George R.R. Martin".