A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESFrom a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere. A GAME OF THRONESA SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.From the Hardcover edition.
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The Tales of Dunk and Egg series by George R. R. Martin

Dreamsongs

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, collected into two stunning volumes, that offer fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

Gathered here in Volume I are the very best of George R.R. Martin's early works, including never-before-published fan pieces, his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Award-winning stories plus the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which Martin's New York Times bestselling children's book of the same title originated. A dazzling array that features extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume I , is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans.

Introduction by Gardner Dozois
One: A Four-Color Fanboy (2003)
Only Kids Are Afraid of the Dark (1967)
The Fortress 2003)
And Death His Legacy (2003)
Two: The Filthy Pro (2003)
The Hero (1971)
The Exit to San Breta (1972)
The Second Kind of Loneliness (1972)
With Morning Comes Mistfall (1973)
Three: The Light of Distant Stars (2003)
A Song for Lya (1974) novella
This Tower of Ashes (1976)
And Seven Times Never Kill Man (1975) novelette
The Stone City (1977) novelette
Bitterblooms (1977) novelette
The Way of Cross and Dragon (1979) novelette
Four: The Heirs of Turtle Castle (2003)
The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr (1976)
The Ice Dragon (1980) novelette
In the Lost Lands (1982)
Five: Hybrids and Horrors (2003)
Meathouse Man (1976) novelette
Remembering Melody (1981)
Sandkings (1979) novelette
Nightflyers (1980) novella
The Monkey Treatment (1983) novelette
The Pear-Shaped Man (1987) novelette

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Wild Cards series by George R. R. Martin

Wild Cards

The alien virus arrived on Earth just after World War II - and the world was never the same. For those who become infected, there are two results: death, or transformation. And depending on the recipient, death is sometimes the preferable outcome. Only a few lucky ones become super-human "aces" as a side effect of the virus; the rest are turned into horrible, grotesque "jokers." It's a strange and wonderful, terrible and terrifying world where anything can go. A world that, in a twist of fate, could lie just outside your door. A world of Wild Cards.

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