George RR Martin Book List

George RR Martin Book List

Cover of "Windhaven"
Cover of Windhaven

George Raymond Richard Martin (born September 20, 1948), aka GRRM, is an American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He is best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.

Novels

* Dying of the Light (1977)
* Windhaven (1981, with Lisa Tuttle)
* Fevre Dream (1982)
* The Armageddon Rag (1983)

A Song of Ice and Fire

A Game of Thrones (1996)
A Clash of Kings (1998)
A Storm of Swords (2000)
A Feast for Crows (2005)
A Dance with Dragons (forthcoming)
The Winds of Winter (forthcoming)
A Dream of Spring (forthcoming)

Selected novellas & novelettes

Tales of Dunk and Egg series - set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire
o "The Hedge Knight" (1998)
o "The Sworn Sword" (2003)
o "The Mystery Knight" (2010)

* "A Song for Lya", originally in Analog, June 1974.
* Night of the Vampyres, originally in Amazing, 1975, re-published in The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
* "The Skin Trade" (1989) from the three-author collection Dark Visions. The werewolf novella "The Skin Trade," (1989 )has been optioned for film by Mike the Pike Productions.
* Sandkings, Martins most anthologized story to date and the only one of his to win both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.
* Meathouse Man, first published in 1976, in Orbit 18. (Originally intended for Harlan Ellison's notorious "The Last Dangerous Visions" anthology, GRRM has admitted that this is probably the darkest, most depressing story he has ever done and that he still finds it painful to re-read nearly thirty years after its publication.)

Children's books

* The Ice Dragon (Originally printed in 1980 as a short story, illustrated and re-printed as a children's book in October, 2006)

Collections

* A Song for Lya (1976)
* Songs of Stars and Shadows (1977)
* Sandkings (1981)
* Songs the Dead Men Sing (1983)
* Nightflyers (1985)
* Tuf Voyaging (1987, collection of linked stories)
* Portraits of His Children (1987)
* Quartet (2001)
* GRRM: A RRetrospective (2003; reissued 2006 and 2007 as Dreamsongs)

Editor
Wild Cards (also contributor to many volumes)

* Wild Cards I (1987)
* Wild Cards II: Aces High (1987)
* Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild (1987)
* Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (1988)
* Wild Cards V: Down & Dirty (1988)
* Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole (1990)
* Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand (1990)
* Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks (1991)
* Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (1991)
* Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire (1992)
* Wild Cards XI: Dealer's Choice (1992)
* Wild Cards XII: Turn of the Cards (1993)

* Wild Cards: Card Sharks (1993) (Book I of a New Cycle trilogy)
* Wild Cards: Marked Cards (1994) (Book II of a New Cycle trilogy)
* Wild Cards: Black Trump (1995) (Book III of a New Cycle trilogy)

* Wild Cards: Deuces Down (2002)
* Wild Cards: Death Draws Five (2006)
* Wild Cards: Inside Straight (2008) (Book I of the Committee triad)
* Wild Cards: Busted Flush (2008) (Book II of the Committee triad)
* Wild Cards: Suicide Kings (2009)(Book III of the Committee triad)
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About George RR Martin

George RR Martin Biography

George R. R. Martin was born in 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. As a youth, Martin became an avid reader and collector of comic books. Martin wrote short fiction in the early 1970s and while one of his stories was rejected by different magazines forty-two times, he was not discouraged and went on to win both Hugo and Nebula Awards. His first story to be nominated for Hugo and Nebula Award was With Morning Comes Mistfall. For more information on Martins short stories please refer to the wikipedia source document below.

His first novel, Dying of the Light, was set on a mostly abandoned planet that is slowly becoming uninhabitable as it moves away from its sun. This story, and many other of Martin's novels, have a strong sense of melancholy. Critics have described Martin's work as dark and cynical. His characters are often unhappy - trying to stay idealistic in a ruthless world. As an author, Martin is also quite ruthless with his characters and kills them off with little regard to his audience's attachment to them.

Martin holds a master's degree and has been an instructor in journalism. He has also been a chess tournament director. In addition to writing, Martin is known for his regular attendance at science fiction conventions and his accessibility to fans. In the 1980s he turned to work in television and as a book editor. On television, he worked on the Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast series.

As an editor, he oversaw the lengthy Wild Cards cycle, which took place in a shared universe in which an alien virus bestowed strange powers or disfigurements on a slice of humanity during World War II, affecting the history of the world thereafter . Contributors to the Wild Cards series included Stephen Leigh, Lewis Shiner, Howard Waldrop, Walter Jon Williams and Roger Zelazny. His own contributions to the series often featured Thomas Tudbury, "The Great and Powerful Turtle", a powerful psychokinetic whose flying "shell" consisted of an armored VW Beetle.

In 1991 Martin began what would eventually turn into his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire (apparently inspired by the Wars of the Roses and Ivanhoe), which is expected to run to seven volumes. The first volume A Game of Thrones was published in 1996. In November 2005, A Feast for Crows, the fourth book in this series, became The New York Times #1 Bestseller and also achieved #1 ranking on The Wall Street Journal bestseller list. In September 2006 A Feast for Crows was nominated for both a Quill award, and the British Fantasy Award. Martin announced on the 15th of February 2010 that he was '1,200' pages into finishing A Dance with Dragons.

Martin's novella, Nightflyers, was adapted into a 1987 feature film. HBO Productions purchased the television rights for the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series in 2007, and greenlit the first season in March 2010, for a predicted 2011 premiere. The first season will be based on the first novel in the series.

Source: Wikipedia contributors, 'George R. R. Martin', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 May 2010, 05:21 UTC,  

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About Steve Martini

About Steve Martini

Steve Martini is an American writer of legal and suspense thrillers, best known for The Judge and Undue Influence . In 1984, Martini turned his talents to fiction. Compelling Evidence, the novel that introduced attorney Paul Madriani, was published by Putnam in 1992. A national bestseller, that novel earned Martini a critical and popular following.

Steve Martini was born in 1946 in San Francisco, California, and raised in the Bay Area and Southern California. Martini currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and travels extensively.

An honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Martini’s first career was in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues.

In 1974, after he graduated from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, he entered private law practice in California where he appeared in both state and federal courts. During his law career he worked as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California, served as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program, and was an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer.

He is currently works full time as an author of best selling legal thrillers.

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Paul Madriani Series

1. Compelling Evidence (1992)
2. Prime Witness (1993)
3. Undue Influence (1994)
4. The Judge (1996)
5. The Attorney (1999)
6. The Jury (2001)
7. The Arraignment (2003)
8. Double Tap (2006)
9. Shadow of Power (2008)
10. Guardian of Lies (2009)
11. The Rule of Nine (2010)

Stand Alone Novels

* The Simeon Chamber (1987)
* The List (1997)
* Critical Mass (1998)

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About John Lescroart

About John Lescroart

John Lescroart was born in 1948 in Houston, Texas and is an American author best known for two series of legal and crime thrillers featuring the characters Dismas Hardy  and Abe Glitsky.

Lescroart graduated from Junípero Serra High School, San Mateo, California and went on to earn a B.A. in English with Honors at UC Berkeley in 1970.

Lescroart has said in interviews that he draws greatest inspiration for his books while observing oil rigs near his  home! He has apparently written over 500 songs and enjoys playing guitar (having written over 500 songs).

He has also written several screenplays, including a musical adaptation of T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral.

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