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George R.R. Martin - Author

About the Author

George Raymond Richard Martin was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, Sept 20 1948. He began writing monster stories as a child, and by high school was contributing fiction to comic fanzines. His first professional sale, short story 'The Hero', written while he was in college, appeared in Galaxy February 1971.


He was story editor for CBS's The Twilight Zone series in 1986, and worked as writer, executive story consultant, producer, co-supervising producer, and executive producer on Beauty and the Beast from 1987-90. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Martin won his first Hugo for the novella 'A Song for Lya' (1974). In 1980 he won the Nebula and Hugo Awards for novelette 'Sandkings', and a Hugo Award for short story 'The Way of Cross and Dragon'. Martin won a second Nebula in 1986 for 'Portraits of His Children', a 1988 Bram Stoker Award for 'The Pear-Shaped Man', a 1989 World Fantasy Award for novella 'The Skin Trade', a 1997 Hugo for novella 'Blood of the Dragon', and is a 10-time Locus Award winner.

His novels include Dying of the Light (1977), Windhave (with Lisa Tuttle, 1981), Fevre Dream (1982), The Armageddon Rag (1983), Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand (with John J. Miller, 1990), and three novels in A Song of Ice and Fire sequence: 'A Game of Thrones' (1996), 'A Clash of Kings' (1998) and 'A Storm of Swords' (2000). He has several short story collections, notably A Song for Lya and Other Stories (1976), Songs of Stars and Shadows (1977), Sandkings (1981) and Portraits of His Children (1987), and has edited a number of anthologies, including volumes for the New Voices in Science Fiction and the Hugo-nominated Wild Cards series.

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Fire and Blood 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)

Fire and Blood 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2018

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, FIRE AND BLOOD is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever. The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones. With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bestselling author George R.R. Martin, this is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen - the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria - took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel's worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel, and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.

El caballero de los Siete Reinos

El caballero de los Siete Reinos

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2017

Las andanzas de un caballero de Poniente. Los tres primeros relatos de Dunk y EggMuchas son las historias que se cuentan sobre Aegon V el Improbable y ser Duncan el Alto, su leal comandante de la Guardia Real. Pero la magia y la pica de la leyenda esconden la verdadera naturaleza de los hroes: la determinacin de un hurfano de Lecho de Pulgas que lleg a caballero, el arrojo de un prncipe que cambi la corte por los caminos y una mistad inquebrantable capaz de vencer intrigas, traiciones...y revueltas. Durante los reinados de Daeron II y Aerys I, cuando las heridas de la rebelin de Fuegoscuro todava estaban abiertas, tienen lugar las primeras aventuras de un caballero fornido y bonachn y de su escudero, un infante real, fiel y de fuerte temperamento. A medio camino entre la fantasa heroica y la novela de caballeras, "e;El Caballero de los Siete Reinos"e; narra las peripecias de dos hroes bondadosos en una tierra despiadada. Con tono ligero y un desarrollo ejemplar, "e;El caballero de los Siete Reinos"e; retoma algunos de los temas centrales de "e;Cancin de hielo y fuego"e;, como la lealtad, la justicia y la reflexin sobre el poder, pero desde la perspectiva cotidiana de la gente comn y de su incidencia en escenarios desprovistos de fasto y oropel. El autor crea dos de sus personajes ms entraables y nos presenta una poca mtica y terrible, cuyos conflictos dejaran impronta en la historia de los Siete Reinos y acarrearn consecuencias en los hechos narrados a partir de "e;Juego de tronos"e;.

Juego de tronos

Juego de tronos

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

Tras el largo verano, el invierno se acerca a los Siete Reinos. Lord Eddard Stark, senor de Invernalia, deja sus dominios para unirse a la corte de su amigo el rey Robert Baratheon, llamado el Usurpador, hombre discolo y otrora guerrero audaz cuyas mayores aficiones son comer, beber y engendrar bastardos. Eddard Stark ocupara el cargo de Mano del Rey e intentara desentranar una marana de intrigas que pondra en peligro su vida y la de todos los suyos. En un mundo cuyas estaciones pueden durar decenios y en el que retazos de una magia inmemorial y olvidada surgen en los rincones ms sombros y maravillosos, la traicin y la lealtad, la compasin y la sed de venganza, el amor y el poder hacen del juego de tronos una poderosa trampa que atrapar en sus fauces a los personajes... y al lector. "e;El regreso triunfal de Martin a la fantasa de ms alta calidad, con personajes desarrollados con maestra, prosa hbil y pura obstinacin."e;Publishers Weekly

Choque de reyes

Choque de reyes

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

Un cometa del color de la sangre hiende el cielo, cargado de malos augurios. Y hay razones sobradas para pensar asi: los Siete Reinos se ven sacudidos por las luchas intestinas entre los nobles por la sucesion al Trono de Hierro. En la otra orilla del mar Angosto, la princesa Daenerys Targaryen conduce a su pueblo de jinetes salvajes a traves del desierto. Y en los paramos helados del norte, mas alla del Muro, un ejercito implacable avanza hacia un territorio asolado por el caos y las guerras fratricidas. George R. R. Martin, con pulso firme y enrgico, nos deleita con un brillante despliegue de personajes, engranando una trama rica, densa y sorprendente. Nos vuelve testigos de luchas fratricidas, intrigas y traiciones palaciegas en una tierra maldita por la guerra, donde fuerzas ocultas se alzan de nuevo y acechan para reinar en las noches del largo invierno que se avecina. "e;Martin supera holgadamente las expectativas creadas con el primer ttulo y contina la que est llamada a ser una de las mejores series de fantasa de todos los tiempos."e;The Denver Post

Tormenta de espadas

Tormenta de espadas

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

Las huestes de los fugaces reyes de Poniente, descompuestas en hordas, asuelan y esquilman una tierra castigada por la guerra e indefensa ante un invierno que se anuncia inusitadamente crudo. Las alianzas nacen y se desvanecen como volutas de humo bajo el viento helado del Norte. Ajena a las intrigas palaciegas, e ignorante del autentico peligro en ciernes, la Guardia de la Noche se ve desbordada por los salvajes. Y al otro lado del mundo, Daenerys Targaryen intenta reclutar en las Ciudades Libres un ejercito con el que desembarcar en su tierra. Martin hace que lo imposible parezca sencillo. Tormenta de espadas confirma Cancin de hielo y fuego como un hito de la fantasa pica. Brutal y potica, conmovedora y cruel, la magia de Martin, como la del mundo de Poniente, necesita apenas una pincelada para cautivar al lector, hacerlo rer y llorar, y conseguir que el asombro ceda paso a la ms profunda admiracin por la serie. "e;George R. R. Martin sigue elevando la fantasa pica a nuevos niveles de ingenio y elaboracin."e;Locus

Festin de cuervos

Festin de cuervos

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

Mientras los vientos del otono desnudan los arboles, las ultimas cosechas se pudren en los pocos campos que no han sido devastados por la guerra, y por los rios tenidos de rojo bajan cadaveres de todos los blasones y estirpes. Y aunque casi todo Poniente yace extenuado, en diversos rincones florecen nuevas e inquietantes intrigas que ansian nutrirse de los despojos de un reino moribundo. George R.R. Martin contina sumando hordas de seguidores incondicionales mientras desgrana, con pulso firme y certero, una de las experiencias literarias ms ambiciosas y apasionantes que se hayan propuesto nunca en el terreno de la fantasa. Festn de cuervos, como la calma que precede a la tempestad, desarrolla nuevos personajes y tramas de un retablo tenso y sobrecogedor. De todos los cultivadores de la fantasa pica, Martin es, con mucho, el mejor. Time Magazine

Danza de dragones

Danza de dragones

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

Daenerys Targaryen intenta mitigar el rastro de sangre y fuego que dejo en las Ciudades Libres y se empena en erradicar la esclavitud en Meereen. Mientras, un enano parricida, un principe de incognito, un capitan implacable y un enigmatico caballero acuden a la llamada de los dragones desde el otro lado del mar Angosto, ajenos al peligro que se cierne sobre el Norte, y que solo las menguadas huestes de uno de los reyes en discordia y la Guardia de la Noche se aprestan a afrontar. George R. R. Martin sigue aadiendo sutiles e intrincadas tramas a su impresionante retablo de intrigas y pasiones, y sumando admiradores incondicionales. Rebasa las barreras de los gneros como si nunca hubieran existido: Danza de dragones marca su consagracin definitiva entre los ms grandes creadores de la historia de la literatura, ms all de cualquier distincin de etiquetas. "e;Tolkien ha muerto. Larga vida a George Martin"e;Dana Jennings, The New York Times

Wild Cards 4-7: The Puppetman Quartet

Wild Cards 4-7: The Puppetman Quartet

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2015

There is a secret history of the world - a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces - those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others became Jokers - cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.THE PUPPETMAN QUARTET builds on the original trilogy and also introduces a new cast of heroes and villains, all trying to make their way in a changed world. But the mysterious Ace known as the Puppetman has a plan which will thrust him into a postion of immense power, and he is prepared to murder anyone who stands in his way...This quartet contains stories by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Pat Cadigan, Walton Simons, Lewis Shiner, Michael Cassutt, John J. Miller, Melinda Snodgrass and George R. R. Martin himself.Contains WILD CARDS: ACES ABROAD, WILD CARDS: DOWN AND DIRTY, WILD CARDS: ACE IN THE HOLE and WILD CARDS: DEAD MAN'S HAND

Wild Cards 18-20: The American Heroes Triad

Wild Cards 18-20: The American Heroes Triad

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2015

There is a secret history of the world - a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces - those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others became Jokers - cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.The Wild Cards series returned in 2008 with a brand new trilogy, featuring new heroes and villains and designed to act as an introduction to the world for new readers. The three books collected here tell the stories of a group of Aces chosen to compete on a reality show. But as they find their lives broadcast to the world, some will decide that they can do more with their powers then simply show off on television. Whether they will use those powers for good or ill, though, is another question.This trilogy contains stories by Carrie Vaughn, Walter Jon Williams, Ian Tregillis, Victor Milan, Daniel Abraham, John J. Miller, Melinda Snodgrass and George R. R. Martin himself.Contains WILD CARDS: INSIDE STRAIGHT, WILD CARDS: BUSTED FLUSH, and WILD CARDS: SUICIDE KINGS

Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

A century before A GAME OF THRONES, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros... A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg.A young, naive but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS brings together for the first time the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory.

Wild Cards 1-3: The Epic Beginning

Wild Cards 1-3: The Epic Beginning

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

There is a secret history of the world - a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces - those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others became Jokers - cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.Return to the beginning of the long running shared-world series edited by George R. R. Martin, featuring stories and characters who would go on to become legends. Super-heroes have never been more real. The original trilogy contains stories by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, Michael Cassutt, Carrie Vaughn, John J. Miller, Melinda Snodgrass and George R. R. Martin himself.Contains WILD CARDS, WILD CARDS: ACES HIGH and WILD CARDS: JOKERS WILD

Eighth Science Fiction MEGAPACK (R)

Eighth Science Fiction MEGAPACK (R)

Author: George R.R. Martin, Mike Resnick, Pamela Sargent, Philip K Dick, Jay Lake Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2013

"e;The Eighth Science Fiction Megapack"e; presents another stellar lineup of classic science fiction, new and old. Here are 25 stories (plus a bonus interview with best-selling author George R.R. Martin) by some of the field's greatest authors. Included are:THE TRUE DARKNESS, by Pamela SargentPERMANENT FATAL ERRORS, by Jay LakeADJUSTMENT TEAM, by Philip K. DickROBOTS DON'T CRY, by Mike ResnickNO GREAT MAGIC, by Fritz LeiberESCAPE HATCH, by Brenda W. CloughBACKLASH, by Winston K. MarksTHE PICK-UP, by Lawrence Watt-EvansPOPULATION IMPLOSION, by Andrew J. OffuttWAY DOWN EAST, by Tim SullivanTHROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT: 28, by Grendel BriartonTO INVADE NEW YORK, by Irwin LewisTHEY WERE THE WIND, by C.J. HendersonSTOPOVER, by William GerkenCONSEQUENCES OF STEAM, by Michael HemmingsonOUTSIDE LOOKING IN, by Mark E. BurgessDEAD WORLD, by Jack DouglasNEFERTITI'S TENTH LIFE, by Mary A. TurzilloQUICKSILVER, by Lonni LeesAFTER ALL, by Robert ReginaldTHE BARBARIANS, by Algis BudrysEX MACHINA, by Cynthia WardMONKEY ON HIS BACK, by Charles V. De VetTHE SURVIVORS, by Tom GodwinTHROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT: 99, by Grendel BriartonSPEAKING WITH GEORGE R.R. MARTIN: Interview conducted by Darrell SchweitzerAnd don't forget to search this ebook store for "e;Wildside Megapack"e; to see more entries in this series, covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more!

Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)

Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series.The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne.The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow's Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, returns from the smoking ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles.From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the Citadel. As plots, intrigue and battle threaten to engulf Westeros, victory will go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts.

Feast for Crows (Part Two) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)

Feast for Crows (Part Two) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2011

The fourth instalment of George R R Martin's classic A Song of Ice and Fire, continuing the most ambitious and imaginative epic fantasy since The Lord of the Rings.Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow's Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn.No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King's Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea.Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ... and the coldest hearts.

Feast for Crows (Part One) (A Song of Ice and FIre, Book 4)

Feast for Crows (Part One) (A Song of Ice and FIre, Book 4)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2011

The fourth installment of George R R Martin's classic A Song of Ice and Fire, continuing the most ambitious and imaginative epic fantasy since The Lord of the Rings.Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow's Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn.No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King's Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea.Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ... and the coldest hearts.

Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series.Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must ... and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)

Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS is the third volume in the series.The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall.The men of the Night's Watch are ready for the coming of a great cold and the walking corpses that travel with it. But now they face a horde of wildlings twenty-thousand strong - hungry savage people steeped in the dark magic of the haunted wilderness - poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown.But Robb's defences are ranged against attack from the South, the land of House Stark's enemies the Lannisters. His sisters are trapped there, dead or likely yet to die, at the whim of the Lannister boy-king Joffrey or his depraved mother Cersei, regent of the Iron Throne. Cersei's ambition is unfettered while the dwarf Tyrion Lannister fights for his life, a victim of treachery.And on the other side of the ocean, the last of the Targaryens rears the dragons she hatched from her husband's funeral pyre. Daenerys Stormborn will return to the land of her birth to avenge the murder of her father, the last Dragon King on the Iron Throne.

Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A CLASH OF KINGS is the second volume in the series.Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.From the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding lands of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms stake their claims through tempest, turmoil and war.As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky - a comet the colour of blood and flame - five factions struggle for control of a divided land. Brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night.Against a backdrop of incest, fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory is measured in blood.

Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)

Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in the series.The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies.Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin.To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault.On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all...

Dance With Dragons: After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)

Dance With Dragons: After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: AFTER THE FEAST is the SECOND part of the fifth volume in the series.The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.In King's Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell. But beyond the Wall the wildling armies are massing for an assault...On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all.

Game of Thrones (Part Two) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

Game of Thrones (Part Two) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

This first volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE is unabridged and split into two parts.Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the Game of Thrones.Winter is coming...

Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)

Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series.The Starks are scattered.Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister, Arya, has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son, the capricious boy-king Joffrey, Sansa Stark remains their captive.Meanwhile, across the ocean, Daenerys Stormborn, the last heir of the Dragon King, delivers death to the slave-trading cities of Astapor and Yunkai as she approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.

Game of Thrones (Part One) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

Game of Thrones (Part One) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series.Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the Game of Thrones.Winter is coming...

Clash of Kings (Part One)

Clash of Kings (Part One)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

George R. R. Martin's superb fantasy epic continues in consummate style as bloodshed and alchemy lay waste the Seven Kingdoms. This second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire is unabridged and split into two parts.Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer's son Joffrey - Queen Cersei's son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable.In Dragonstone, Robert's brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm's End - and Eddard Stark's fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell.A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis's child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer's end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come...The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King's daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.

Dance With Dragons: Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)

Dance With Dragons: Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: DREAMS AND DUST is the FIRST part of the fifth volume in the series.In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction.Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King's Landing with a price on his head.To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall.And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust.

Hunter's Run

Hunter's Run

Author: George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, Daniel Abraham Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2007

A new benchmark in modern SF. A sharp, clever, funny morality tale that answers the biggest question of all: what makes us human?A fight in an alley behind a bar: a visiting European is knifed by local thug Ramon Espejo and all hell breaks loose.The dead man was a diplomat on an important mission to Sao Paulo, and next day Ramon is on the run heading north in his van toward land that no one has ever explored, or even thought of exploring, land so far only glimpsed from orbit during the first colony surveys.There are women still alive on Sao Paulo who can recall the initial descent onto an untouched world. All the cities of the south have bloomed since then, like mould on a Petri dish.Ramon was among the second wave of colonists. He's gone from being nothing in the hills of Mexico to being nothing on this strange alien world. His only friend Griego tells Ramon God meant him to be poor, or he wouldn't have made him so mean. Ramon's rage has never deserted him. It was there in the alley behind the bar, but he can't actually remember why he killed the European.Leaving all the hell and shit and sorrow of Diegotown behind, Ramon's plan is to look for minerals in the unmapped lands while the heat dies down. He's made a bare living prospecting so far, expecting each trip to be the big one that'll make him rich, and this one is no different. The first samples he blows out of the mountain, however, bring down the mountain upon him as well and a whole undiscovered alien race. Ramon is tethered to one of them and set to 'perform his function'. Whatever that means, he'll find out. And he'll remember why he killed the European.