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Book Title: Dreamsongs, Volume II|
Date of issue: November 27th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780553806588
The author of the book: George R.R. Martin
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 713 KB
Edition: Bantam Spectra
Read full description of the books Dreamsongs, Volume II:Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, all collected into two stunning volumes, that offer fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.
Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R.R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, highlighted in this dazzling collection. Included here, in Volume II, are acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award-winner The Skin Trade; as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight;, plus two never-before-published screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume II , is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new.
Six: A Taste of Tuf (2003)
A Beast for Norn (Expanded) (1986) novelette
Guardians (1981) novella
Seven: The Siren Song of Hollywood (2003)
The Twilight Zone: The Road Less Traveled (1986)
Eight: Doing the Wild Card Shuffle (2003)
Shell Games (1987) novelette
From the Journal of Xavier Desmond (1988)
Nine: The Heart in Conflict (2003)
Under Siege (1985) novelette
The Skin Trade (1988) novella
Unsound Variations (1982) novella
The Glass Flower (1986) novelette
The Hedge Knight (1998) novella
Portraits of His Children (1985) novelette
Read information about the authorGeorge 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.
Martin's present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (he was South-Central Regional Director 1977-1979, and Vice President 1996-1998), and of Writers' Guild of America, West.
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