His first professional sale would come in 1970 at the age 21 with: “The Hero,” sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. (Georgerrmartin. com) In 1970, graduating with summa cum laude “very great honors”, Martin received his B. S. in Journalism from the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. In 1971, he would further his education with an M. S in Journalism also from Northwestern. Martin would make the big move to Hollywood in 1986, signing on as a story editor for Twilight Zone for CBS Television.
In less than a year, he would become the Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. His climb continued when in 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, followed up by a move up to Co-Supervising Producer in 1989. “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. ” (georgerrmartin. com) A Song of Ice & Fire & Critical Reception
Martin would briefly return to writing novels in 1991 and unbeknownst to him he began what would eventually turn into his epic and as he called it in later years his “Magnum Opus” fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. The first novel of the series “A Game of Thrones” would be published in 1996. His Critical Acclaim truly began in November of 2005 as “A Feast for Crows”, the fourth novel in this series, claimed the No. 1 spot on both The New York Times No. 1 Bestseller List and The Wall Street Journal bestseller list. In addition, it would be nominated for both a Quill Award and the British Fantasy Award in September 2006.
Western Europe was in desperate need of change during the sixteenth century. The popular cry among the Europeans was a call for “reform”. The political atmosphere was unstable as a result of violent leadership changes during the dismantling of the feudal system. This disunity of the people created a general atmosphere among the Europeans of discontent, unrest, and frustration. Economically, the ...
His fifth book, “A Dance with Dragons”, was published in July 2011, quickly becoming a huge international bestseller also ranking No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List among many others; holding the position for more than a year. “In 2012 A Dance With Dragons made the final ballot for science fiction and fantasy’s Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, Locus Poll Award, and the British Fantasy Award; the novel went on to win the Locus Poll Award for Best Fantasy Novel. “(wikipedia. org/wiki/George_R. _R. _Martin).
The Books would go on to be adapted into an award winning Television Series in its 3rd Season on HBO.
Inspiration According to his Authors @ Google Interview “while I undoubtedly drew much of my inspiration from Tolkien, Vance, Howard, and the other fantasists who came before me, A Game of Thrones and its sequels were also influenced by the works of great historical novelists like Thomas B. Costain, Mika Waltari, Howard Pyle. ” Often travelling, he visits castles in different parts of the world; he decided to model his castles after those that were true strongholds meant for battle not just beautiful and fantastical. Conclusion In conclusion, I chose George R.
R Martin because as an amateur author he is a great inspiration to myself not only in the way he writes but his lack of fear in killing off even his most loved characters. His views of the world come out in his writing whether deliberate or not I don’t know but his writing will In belief just like the great works of Tolkien be appreciated more the more time passes. References Berwick, Isabel (2012-06-01).
“Lunch with the FT: George RR Martin” Financial Times. Georgerrmartin. com Authors @ Google Interview (http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=QTTW8M_etko) http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/George_R. _R. _Martin
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