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George Raymond Richard Martin (born September 20, 1948): sometimes referred to as GRRM, is an American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He is best known for A Song of Ice and Fire, his bestselling series of epic fantasy novels that HBO adapted for their dramatic pay-cable series Game of Thrones.
Martin was selected by Time magazine as one of the "2011 Time 100," a list of the most influential people in the world. He is an author of many books as : Dying of the Light (1977) Windhaven (1981, with Lisa Tuttle) Fever Dream (1982) The Armageddon Rag (1983)
A Song of Ice and Fire series: A Game of Thrones (1996)A Clash of Kings (1998) Storm of Swords (2000) A Feast for Crows (2005) A Dance with Dragons (2011)
A Game of Thrones is the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of epic fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on the 6th of August 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award, and was nominated for both the 1998 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award.
The novella Blood of the Dragon, comprising the Daenerys Targaryen chapters from the novel, won the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella. In January 2011 the novella became a New York Times bestseller and reached #1 on the list in July 2011.
In the novel, presenting various points of view and plot-lines, Martin introduces the noble houses of Westeros, the Wall, and the Targaryen plot-line. The novel has lent its name to several spin-off items based on the novels, including a trading card game, board game, and roleplaying game.
The novel comprises the first season of a television series of a similar name created by HBO, which premiered on April 17, 2011.
RECEPTION: A Game of Thrones received a very positive reception from reviewers. Writing in The Washington Post, John H. Riskind commented that "many fans of sword-and-sorcery will enjoy the epic scope of this book" but felt that the book "suffers from one-dimensional characters and less than memorable imagery."Phyllis Eisenstein of the Chicago Sun- Times wrote that although the book used many generic fantasy tropes, Martins approach was "so refreshingly human and intimate that it transcends them." She described it as "an absorbing combination of the mythic, the sweepingly historical, and the intensely personal.
John Prior, writing in the San Diego Union-Tribune, called Martins writing "strong and imaginative, with plenty of Byzantine intrigue and dynastic struggle" and compared it to Robert Jordans Wheel of Time books, "though much darker, with no comedy or romance to relieve the nastiness." Steve Perry told readers of The Oregonian that the plot was "complex and fascinating" and the book was "a rich and colorful novel" with "all the elements of a great fantasy novel". Lauren K. Nathan of the Associated Press wrote that the book "grip[s] the reader from Page One" and was set in a "magnificent" fantasy world that is "mystical, but still believable".
Awards and nominations Locus Award – Best Novel (Fantasy) (Won) – (1997) World Fantasy Award – Best Novel (Nominated) – (1997) Hugo Award – Best Novella for Blood of the Dragon (Won) – (1997) Nebula Award – Best Novel (Nominated) – (1997) Ignotus Award – Best Novel (Foreign) (Won) – (2003)