George R.R. Martin Biography and Synopsis of a Game of Thrones.

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Do you enjoy high fantasy novels with lots of action and suspense? If this describes you, George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, from the Song of Ice and Fire series is great for you. With his unique writing style, vivid characters, and intriguing plotlines make this masterpiece the pinnacle of his career. Not even the other books in the series measure up to it. Martin was born on September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Raymond Collins Martin (a longshoreman) and Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters: Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten. He attended Mary Jane Donohoe School for intermediate school and Marist High School for high school. He began writing very young, in elementary school. He wrote monster stories for other students for 1 cent per page. Dramatic readings included. He gained an interest in comic books in high school, where he began to write fan fictions for comic fanzines, or amateur fan magazines. (“Life and Times”) The first sale of his professional career was in 1970 at age 21: The Hero, sold to the fanzine Galaxy, which was published February 1971. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He received a B.S. in journalism and an M.S. in journalism in 1971. He married Gale Burnick in 1975. They divorced in 1979 with no children. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (“Life and Times”) Martin has written 20 works. The most famous being the Song of Ice and Fire series, which has won many awards. Notable examples include a Hugo award (novella) for A Song for Lya in 1974 from the World Science Fiction Society and the Ignotius Award for best foreign novel in 2002 for A Game of Thrones. He was included in TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2001. He has also written the screenplay for 5 episodes of The Twilight Zone. (“George R.R. Martin”) The book I am focusing on is A Game of

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