“Nor the Many-Colored Fires of a Star Ring” (1976)
George R. R. Martin (writer).
Read in 2019.
One of Martin’s SF shorts outside the Thousand Worlds setting. While it imitates Lovecraft’s melancholy and the cosmic twist endings of a whole slew of SF like “The Last Question” (1956), “Nor the Many-Colored Fires of a Star Ring” is primarily a romantic drama lacking both colour and ideas.