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Publication Order of A Song Of Ice and Fire Books

A Game of Thrones (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clash of Kings (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Storm of Swords (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Feast for Crows (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dance with Dragons (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Game Of Thrones Collection Books

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Game Of Thrones Graphic Novels

A Game of Thrones, Volume 1 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Game of Thrones, Volume 2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Game of Thrones, Volume 3 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Game of Thrones, Volume 4 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clash of Kings, Volume 1 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clash of Kings, Volume 2 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clash of Kings, Volume 3 (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clash of Kings, Volume 4 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Game Of Thrones Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of History Of House Targaryen Of Westeros Books

Fire and Blood (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Targaryen History Books

The Rise of the Dragon (With: Linda Antonsson,Elio M. García Jr.) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wild Cards Books

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

Publication Order of Wild Cards: USA Triad Books

Mississippi Roll (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Low Chicago (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Hold'em (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Song for Lya (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs of Stars and Shadows (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sandkings (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portraits of His Children (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quartet (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Venus (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NightflyersOther Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

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

Publication Order of Hedge Knight Graphic Novel Books

The Hedge Knight (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery Knight: A Graphic Novel (With: Mike S. Miller,Ben Avery) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hard Call (With: Daniel Abraham) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dangerous Women Anthologies

Dangerous Women 1 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Women 2 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Women 3 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dreamsongs Books

Dreamsongs, Volume I (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreamsongs, Volume II (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Night Visions Books

Night Visions: In the Blood (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 2 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 3 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 5 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 6 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 7 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 8 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 9 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 10 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 11 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 12 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 12 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 12 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wild Cards Mosaic: New Cycle Anthologies

Card Sharks (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marked Cards (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Trump (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daniel Abraham Short Stories/Novellas

with Daniel Abraham
The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairytale of Economics (By: Daniel Abraham) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunter's Run (With: Gardner Dozois,Daniel Abraham) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When We Were Heroes (By: Daniel Abraham) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daniel Abraham Graphic Novels

with Daniel Abraham
Skin Trade (With: Daniel Abraham) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hard Call (With: Daniel Abraham) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Andromeda Books

with Harlan Ellison, Brian W. Aldiss, Robert Holdstock, Michael G. Coney, Christopher Priest, Naomi Mitchison, Peter Weston
Andromeda 2 (By: Peter Weston) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andromeda 3 (By: Gino d'Achille,Peter Weston) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov,Rob Chilson) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Valentines (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legends Books

Legends (By: Robert Silverberg) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: Diana Gabaldon,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends 3 (By: Terry Pratchett,Tad Williams,Robert Jordan,Robert Silverberg,Ursula K. Le Guin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Year's Best Fantasy Books

Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 4 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Skin Trade Books

with Daniel Abraham
Skin Trade #1 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin Trade #2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin Trade #3 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin Trade #4 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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”


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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