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Dangerous Women - George R.R. Martin

Hardcover

Published: 1st December 2013
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George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have put together a towering anthology of specially-commissioned stories from the most stellar names in the genre, set in a number of readers' favourite fantasy worlds.

The collection will also feature a new and unpublished 100pp novella by George R.R. Martin set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire - now the award-winning HBO show, Game of Thrones. The novella, entitled The Princess and the Queen, will reveal the origins of the Targaryen Civil War, otherwise known as The Dance of the Dragons, a war that split a then-fledgling Westeros in two, pitting Targaryen against Targaryen and dragon against dragon.

The Dangerous Women anthology also contains contributions from the following worldwide bestselling authors:

  • Some Desperado by Joe Abercrombie - A Red Country story
  • Nora's Song by Cecelia Holland
  • Bombshells by Jim Butcher - A Harry Dresden story
  • Wrestling Jesus by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Neighbours by Megan Lindholm (who also writes as Robin Hobb)
  • Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson
  • A Queen in Exile by Sharon Kay Penman
  • The Girl in the Mirror by Lev Grossman - A Magicians story
  • Virgins by Diana Gabaldon - An Outlander story


About the Author

George R.R. Martin has written six novels and many screenplays for television and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

'The Dying Earth is one of the best and most influential fantasy works of the twentieth century' Terry Pratchett

ISBN: 9780007549405
ISBN-10: 0007549407
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 1st December 2013
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.5  x 6.8
Weight (kg): 1.16

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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