All Sorts of Weird Stuff: Books

All Sorts of Weird Stuff offers news and information about George R.R. Martin, in particular about his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"

George R.R. Martin

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George R. R. Martin's first rose to prominence as an author in the 1970's where he quickly proved himself to be one of the very best short story writers of his day. Most of his numerous awards were given to acknowledge some of these stories, a number of which are considered seminal works in the SF genre. Among the most famous of his stories are, "The Way of Cross and Dragon", "Sandkings" and "A Song for Lya". It's no surprise that when he moved into writing novels, he garnered acclaim with works such as Dying of the Light and Fevre Dream, which have been included in the Fantasy and Science Fiction Masterworks series in the UK, while a third, Armageddon Rag, won the Balrog Award for best novel in 1984.

After a a long hiatus in Hollywood, Martin returned to genre literature and took it by storm with A Game of Thrones, the first novel in a series introducing a whole new landscape and cast of characters to fantasy fans. Eschewing a story pitting good and evil, the A Song of Ice and Fire series features relatively little magic to season the byzantine political machinations, brutal wars, and complex characters that have made the series a New York Times bestseller while also achieving continuing critical praise, including numerous award nominations and prizes.

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