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Publication Order of A Song Of Ice and Fire Books

A Game of Thrones (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Clash of Kings (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Storm of Swords (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Feast for Crows (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dance with Dragons (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Game Of Thrones Collection Books

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Game Of Thrones Graphic Novels

A Game of Thrones, Volume 1 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Game of Thrones, Volume 2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Game of Thrones, Volume 3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Game of Thrones, Volume 4 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Clash of Kings, Volume 1 (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Clash of Kings, Volume 2 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Clash of Kings, Volume 3 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Clash of Kings, Volume 4 (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Game Of Thrones Non-Fiction Books

The Art of George R.R. Martin's a Song of Ice and Fire (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Art of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice & Fire, Volume Two (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook (With: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel,Sariann Lehrer) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lands of Ice and Fire (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Ice & Fire (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of History Of House Targaryen Of Westeros Books

Fire and Blood (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Targaryen History Books

The Rise of the Dragon (With: Linda Antonsson,Elio M. García Jr.) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wild Cards Books

Wild Cards (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aces High (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jokers Wild (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aces Abroad (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down and Dirty (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ace in the Hole (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Hand (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
One-Eyed Jacks (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jokertown Shuffle (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Solitaire (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dealer's Choice (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn of the Cards (With: Victor Milán) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deuces Down (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Draws Five (With: John J. Miller) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Busted Flush (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside Straight (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suicide Kings (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fort Freak (With: Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Button Man and the Murder Tree (By: Cherie Priest) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elephant in the Room (With: Paul Cornell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lowball (With: Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prompt. Professional. Pop! (By: Walter Jon Williams) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Discards (By: David D. Levine) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Stakes (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thing about Growing Up in Jokertown (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atonement Tango (By: Stephen Leigh) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Devil Drives (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evernight (By: Victor Milán) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flight of Morpho Girl (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knaves Over Queens (With: Melinda M. Snodgrass,Paul Cornell,Kevin Andrew Murphy,Caroline Spector,Charlie Stross,Peter Newman,Emma Newman,Mark Lawrence,Peadar Ó Guilín) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long is the Way (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked, Stoned, and Stabbed (By: Bradley Denton) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Hero (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Kings (With: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ripple Effects (By: Laura J. Mixon) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joker Moon (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin Deep (By: Alan Brennert) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts of Stone (By: Emma Newman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grow (By: Carrie Vaughn) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pairing Up (With: Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham,Gwenda Bond,Marko Kloos,Christopher Rowe,Bradley Denton,Peter Newman,Kevin Andrew Murply) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wild Cards: USA Triad Books

by Melinda M. Snodgrass
Mississippi Roll (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Low Chicago (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Hold'em (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Starlady and Fast-Friend (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dying of the Light (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Windhaven (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fevre Dream (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Armageddon Rag (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightflyers (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tuf Voyaging (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter's Run (With: Gardner Dozois,Daniel Abraham) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightflyers (Short Story) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ice Dragon (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skin Trade (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pear-Shaped Man (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood of the Dragon (in Quartet) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hedge Knight (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Knight (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Song for Lya (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of Stars and Shadows (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sandkings (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portraits of His Children (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quartet (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Venus (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
NightflyersOther Stories (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Y la muerte, su legado (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

with Daniel Abraham, Raya Golden
Sandkings (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin Trade (With: Daniel Abraham) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Cards (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the House of the Worm (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doorways (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Meathouse Man (With: Raya Golden) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starport (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hedge Knight Graphic Novel Books

The Hedge Knight (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Knight: A Graphic Novel (With: Mike S. Miller,Ben Avery) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards - Comics Books

with Daniel Abraham
George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards (By: Daniel Abraham) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hard Call (With: Daniel Abraham) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dangerous Women Anthologies

Dangerous Women 1 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Women 2 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Women 3 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dreamsongs Books

Dreamsongs, Volume I (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreamsongs, Volume II (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Night Visions Books

Night Visions: In the Blood (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 2 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 3 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 6 (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 8 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 9 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 10 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 11 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 12 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wild Cards Mosaic: New Cycle Anthologies

by Melinda M. Snodgrass
Card Sharks (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marked Cards (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Trump (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Daniel Abraham Short Stories/Novellas

with Daniel Abraham
The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairytale of Economics (By: Daniel Abraham) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter's Run (With: Gardner Dozois,Daniel Abraham) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
When We Were Heroes (By: Daniel Abraham) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Daniel Abraham Graphic Novels

with Daniel Abraham
Skin Trade (With: Daniel Abraham) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hard Call (With: Daniel Abraham) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Andromeda Books

with Harlan Ellison, Brian W. Aldiss, Robert Holdstock, Michael G. Coney, Naomi Mitchison, Peter Weston
Andromeda 2 (By: Peter Weston) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Andromeda 3 (By: Gino d'Achille,Peter Weston) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books

Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (By: Isaac Asimov,Tanith Lee,Phyllis Eisenstein,Gene Wolfe,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Arnie Bateman,Alan Dean Foster,Martin Gardner,Randall Garrett,Rob Chilson,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,Richard S. McEnroe,Jeff Duntemann,R.N. Bracewell,K.W. MacAnn,G. Richard Bozarth) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (By: Isaac Asimov,Frederik Pohl,Carter Scholz,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Jack Williamson,Darrell Schweitzer,John Brunner,Juleen Brantingham,Martin Gardner,Richard Wilson,Milton A. Rothman,Elizabeth Anne Hull,Sharon Webb,Somtow Sucharitkul,Lee Weinstein,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre,William Tuning,Francis E. Izzo,Paul David Novitski,Lee Russell,Seth S. Horowitz,Tol E. Rant,S. Dale,Julie Flores,Tony Sarowitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (By: Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,Lee Killough,Mary Gentle,Mildred Downey Broxon,Shawna McCarthy,Sharon Webb,Leigh Kennedy,Stephanie A. Smith,Cherie Wilkerson,Julie Stevens,Sydney J. Van Scyoc,Cyn Mason,P.A. Kagan,P.J. MacQuarrie,Janet O. Jeppson,Beverly Grant,Hope Athearn) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (With: Connie Willis,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard,Scott Baker,Lillian Carl,Juleen Brantingham,Lee Killough,Ian McDowell,Daphne Castell,Sharon N. Farber,Richard Kearns,Shawna McCarthy,Leigh Kennedy,Gregg Keizer,Kristi Olesen) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov,Rob Chilson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legends Books

Legends (By: Stephen King,Anne McCaffrey,Robert Silverberg) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: Diana Gabaldon,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Neil Gaiman,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends 3 (By: Terry Pratchett,Tad Williams,Robert Jordan,Robert Silverberg,Ursula K. Le Guin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Year's Best Fantasy Books

Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy 4 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Andromeda 1(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog Annual(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Discoveries(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Voices I(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy Science Fiction, September-October 1979(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons of Light(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fiction Weight Loss Book(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Annual Collection(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy!(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Splatter-Punks: The Definitive Anthology(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundations of Fear(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Omni Best Science Fiction Two(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galileo's Children(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Twin(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Futures Past(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Living Dead(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors 1(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of Love and Death(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down These Strange Streets(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors 3(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necro Files(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extreme Zombies(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eighth Science Fiction Megapack(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future Games(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Stories of Heroes and Villains(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Women(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Mars(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogues(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy For Good(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Venus of Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Venus(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unidentified Funny Objects 4(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior Women(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Swords(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Of Swords: Part 2(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knaves Over Queens(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Magic(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinite Stars(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conversations From the Edge: The Galaxy's Edge Interviews(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pairing Up(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

George Richard raymond Martin, also called: GRRM. He was born on september 20, in New Jersey, he is a short story writer, novelist, producer, scenarist, journalist, and a professor of journalism. He is also a fan of chess and organized many competitions. He is very famous for his international bestselling series: “A song of Ice and Fire” which was adapted recently by HBO for the TV series “Game of Thrones”. He sold his first story in 1971 and since then exhibited a profound talent and passion about writing. He had been working on many films and television series in Hollywood, such the beauty and the beast, and the twilight zone. Today he is living in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Parris MacBride, and Augustus and Caligula, his two cats. He was named amongst the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011 by the “Time Magazine”.

His early life

Born to a family with mixed origins, containing German, French, and English ancestors. His father Raymond Collins Martin was half Italian, whereas his mother Margaret Brady Martin was half Irish. He spent his childhood in Broadway before moving with his parents and his two young sisters: Janet Martin Patten and Darleen Martin Lapinski to Bayonne.

He went to Mary jane Donohoe school, and Marist High school, a catholic boys school, where he played chess, and became a comic-book fan and collector, and owned the very first issues of “The Amazing Spider-man” and “Fantastic Four”.

He started writing in elementary school, where he sold stories about monsters to children for pennies. In high school, he started writing fiction, and sold his first work “The Hero” to Galaxy, and the story was published in February 1971, but before that, he won comic fandom’s Alley award for his story “Powerman VS. the blue barriere”.

Martin received his B.S Northwestern University journalism degree, and decided to complete his M.S in journalism the year after at the same university.

For two consecutive years, Martin was involved in an alternative service work during the period from 1972 to 1974 with VISTA. He directed chess tournaments from 1973 to 1976, then spent two years at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa as a college professor. The reason he resigned, later, from his job, was a sudden death of his friend Tom Reamy in 1977, which forced him to check his priorities, and decided to become a full time writer.Two years later, he moved to Santa Fe after his divorce with Gale Burnick who he married in 1975, and had no children with her.

His works:

The author began his career in writing very early. He started selling short stories at the age of 21. After successfully selling and publishing “The Hero”, other sales followed. He also wrote many short stories one of them “With Morning Comes Mistfall », which had been published in 1973 ny Analog magazine, was his first work to be on the Hugo Awards and Nebula Awards nominees. Shortly afterwards, he was again nominated and won a “Best Novella” Hugo Award for his tale “A song for Lya” in 1975. A short story that was inspired to Martin by his first serious and romantic relationship. It talks about two telepaths, Robb and Lyanna visiting a planet whose inhabitants commit mass suicide by worshiping a mold-like organism.

The following year, Martin published his first novel “After the Festival ». However, the original title changed before its first hardcover publication into “Dying of The Light”. A science fiction novel that had been nominated for the hugo award best novel in 1978, and the british Fantasy Award in 1979. In this book, Martin’s obsession with killing his main characters appears clearly, as many of this novel’s characters die by the end of the war that takes place under the dying light falling on Worlorn, the dying planet of the Kavalar race, morally complex humans who live strange lives and follow their own agenda.

Martin’s works, so often, feature brutality, violence, sexuality, and religion, with usually unhappy and unsatisfied characters. Although fantasy and horror are his best category of writing, some of his previous works are fiction tales taking part in some future history. He also wrote a political fiction “Night of the Vampyres”. In general, he loves to create complicated, but realistic characters, and throw them into masterfully handed plots, this is the raison he was compared to Tolkien, and called “The American Tolkien” by the “Time Magazine”.

His characters are multi-factorial, more real and unpredictable. None of them is sheltered from sudden death, misfortune, or injury, and when asked about this “obsession” he explained: “People die in wars. People get maimed in wars, and many of them are good, likable people who you would like to not see die”

Awards:

Martin won many other awards for his works: His story “Sandkings” won a hugo and a Nebula Award in 1980. In the same year, another Hugo Award had been granted to him for the best short story “The way of cross and dragon”. In 1986, he was, again, awarded another nebula award for his Novelette “Portrait of his children”. And other awards related to his best work “A song of ice and Fire” series books had been added to his huge selection of prizes and trophies acknowledging the fact that he is a great novelist, with a very apparent taste for fasacinating characters, great dialogues, and perfect pacing as described by the “Los Angeles Times”

A game of Thrones:

This is the first novel in the high fantasy series “A song of Ice and Fire” written by GRRM. It begins in the year 298AC (After Conquest) as winter approaches and menaces to last for four decades. Several noble Houses fight over the throne of the seven kingdoms. Meanwhile, the Others Beyond the Wall prepare to march South. As Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell comes to act as the King’s Councilor, and try to defend him against the dangerous men and women conspiring against his kingdom, Daenerys, the daughter of the former king is preparing an army overseas in order to claim the throne: Her right of birth. The book also follows the story of Jon Snow, the “bastard” of Eddard Stark as he grows up in the north of Westeros, then serves at “the Night’s Watch” to protect the Seven Kingdoms from the dangers lurking behind the Wall. The center of the conflict is always the Starks Family of Winterfell. It is the start of a captivating tale of wars, kings, betrayal, lords, and ladies, sorcerers, and soldiers, each character’s fate is hangs perilously in balance as everyone claims the throne.

The second book of the series “A song of Ice and Fire”

Chaos reigns the realms as a comet with the color of blood rips through the sky. Princess Arya Stark flees the capital of King’s Landing where her father had been executed, disguised as a boy. Other characters stand out, such as Queen Cersei, her brother Tyron Lannister, the Dwarf, and Arya’s brother Brandon. Each following a quest, plotting, and trying to avoid others’ plots. Joffrey, Queen Cersei’s son ascends the throne after the death of Robert Baratheon, and starts ruling the Seven Kingdoms in a sadistic manner. While his family “The Lannisters” try hardly to keep the throne for him as Stannis and Renly Baratheon both start seeking the throne. Robb Start is declared King of the North and starts fighting battles to avenge the death of his father and retrieve his sister from the court of the Lannisters. All the while, Daenerys, the daughter of the former king nurtures three dragons and prepares her way to the Iron Throne.

Cinematic Interpretations of GRRM’s works:

GRRM turned into Hollywood television career right after the failure of his fourth novel “The Armageddon Rag » in 1983. He first worked as a staff writer, then as a story consultant. He wrote scripts, and created “Ped Xing” character. He also helped in writing-producing the dramatic fantasy series “Beauty and the beast”. He also contributed in the editing of other TV series such as “Wild Cards” and “The Twilight Zone”.

Other works of Martin had inspired TV series and films, such as “Nightflyers”, a 1980 novella that had been adapted into a science-fiction horror film in 1987, and The series “A song of Ice and Fire” which had been adapted by HBO into the very famous TV series “Game of Thrones” in 2011 which counts now four seasons. It has known a very large success, and is being watched all over the world. Martin was also involved heavily in this TV series production, participating in the scriptwriting, and the selection of the production team. Ultimately, HBO’s first season of the series, based on the first book, won two Emmy Awards, as for the second season, based on his second book, won six awards. The show won many other awards, including a 2012 Hugo Award.

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