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A Game of Thrones : The Story Continues : The Complete Box Set of All 6 Books - George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones : The Story Continues

The Complete Box Set of All 6 Books

Paperback

Published: 28th June 2012
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2012 is the year of George RR Martin, America’s answer to JRR Tolkien. Since the release of the HBO series Game Of Thrones, George RR Martin has dominated the Dymocks SF&F bestseller list, holding 8 out of 10 slots for 30 consecutive weeks. Martin’s books are reaching a huge audience outside the fantasy genre.

George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R. Tolkien’s, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years. Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world.

About the Author

George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A Song Of Ice And Fire, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
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    5.0

    everything I wanted!

    By rabid reader

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      Comments about A Game of Thrones : the Story Continues:

      I watched this series and wanted to read the books to savour the detail of this highly complex saga - and am not disappointed!

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      4.0

      a song of ice and fire 6 book set

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        Comments about A Game of Thrones : the Story Continues:

        i should have waited for the seven book set, it came out a week after i bought the six book set, more fool me :-)

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          Very happy, but knew what to expect.

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            Delivery is the best! No problems at all. Thankyou

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            5.0

            Convenient box set - amazing series!

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            'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best' Time Magazine 'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome' SFX 'The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads... Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias' Guardian

            ISBN: 9780007477166
            ISBN-10: 0007477163
            Series: Song of Ice and Fire
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 5232
            Published: 28th June 2012
            Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
            Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 11.5  x 18.3
            Weight (kg): 2.9

            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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