George R.R. Martin is the author of fifteen novels and novellas, including five volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, several collections of short stories, as well as screenplays for television and feature films. Dubbed 'the American Tolkien', George R.R. Martin has won numerous awards including the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. He is an Executive Producer on HBO's Emmy Award-winning Game of Thrones, which is based on his A Song of Ice and Fire series. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
'It has captured the imaginations of millions for the same
reason the archetypal dramas of Homer, Sophocles or Shakespeare
have lasted for milennia'
'What an epic journey. I just love the whole concept' Martina Cole
'When times are tough, there is no better distraction than these magical tales' Guardian
'Martin has not only raised the bar for writers of epic fantasy but pushed and stretched the boundaries of the novel itself' The Times
'Fantasy fiction's equivalent to THE WIRE' Telegraph
'Complex storylines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing, and the willingness to kill off even his major characters' LA Times
'Mr Martin is a literary dervish, bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers' New York Times