A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
Author
George R.R. Martin
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genre
Fantasy
Released
06 August, 1996

Synopsis

Martin unfolds with astonishing skill a tale of truly epic dimensions, thronged with memorable characters, a story of treachery and ambition, love and magic. Set in a fabulous world scarred by battle and catastrophe over 8000 years of recorded history, it tells of the deeds of men and women locked in the deadliest of conflicts and the terrible legacy they will leave their children. In the game of thrones, you win or you die. And in the bitter-cold, unliving lands beyond the Wall, a terrible winter gathers and the others - the undead, the neverborn, wildlings to whom the threat of the sword is nothing - make ready to descend on the realms of men.#50 in Australia's Top 100 2016
George R.R. Martin
About the author

George R.R. Martin

George R. R. Martin was born in 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey and studied journalism at Northwestern University after graduating from high school. He began writing from an early age, selling monster stories to neighbourhood children for pennies. In high school he was an avid comic book collector and began to write fiction for comic fanzines. George R. R. Martin made his first professional sale while at college in 1970 at age 21 with The Hero which he sold to Galaxy and this was published in the February 1971 issue. Throughout the 70s he wrote part-time while working as a VISTA volunteer, a chess director and teacher. He became a full-time writer in 1979 working as the writer in residence at Clarke College. In 1986 he made his first foray into Hollywood, working as a staff writer on the television series Twilight Zone, working his way up to Story Editor and then Executive Story Consultant. He then worked as a Producer and Executive Producer on Beauty and the Beast for CBS Television and was also the Executive Producer for Doorways, for Columbia Pictures Television. He has also written a number of screenplays and television episodes. He has written six novels, seven short story collections and edited many anthologies of science fiction and fantasy. Throughout his writing career he has been the winner of five Locus Awards, three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He has also been the finalist for the World Fantasy Awards twice and a finalist for Writers Guild Award, for best teleplay, anthology series in 1986. His work has also been translated into thirteen languages including Croatian, Hungarian and Finnish. His A Song of Ice and Fire series, which began in 1996 with A Game of Thrones is now a blockbuster TV series on HBO. George currently lives in New Mexico, USA.

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