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A Dance with Dragons Part I : Dreams and Dust : A Song Of Ice and Fire : Book 5 : Landscape Cover - George R. R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons Part I : Dreams and Dust

A Song Of Ice and Fire : Book 5 : Landscape Cover


Published: 5th June 2014
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‘The Night’s Watch takes no part in the wars of the Seven Kingdoms. Our oaths are sworn to the realm, and the realm now stands in dire peril ’In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Jon Snow has been elected 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.

'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

George R. R. Martin

George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin's first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: "The Hero," sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.

In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern.

As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973-1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976-1978. He wrote part-time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher.

In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.

Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.

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ISBN: 9780007548286
ISBN-10: 0007548281
Series: Song of Ice and Fire
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 5th June 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 4.6
Weight (kg): 0.46