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- Just Write It!
- Initially familiar, but ultimately unique
- Queenship and the Women of Westeros
- George R. R. Martin
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In , Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien ",  and in , he was included on the annual Time list of the most influential people in the world. His mother's family used to be wealthy, owning a successful construction business, but lost it all in the Great Depression , something Martin was reminded about every day when he passed what used to be his family's dock and house.
It made him feel that even if they were poor, they came from greatness that had been taken away from them. His mother was of half Irish ancestry. However, while he also believed he was a quarter Italian because of who he was told was his paternal grandfather, a DNA test on the show confirmed his Irish and other ancestries but excluded any Italian ancestry, showing instead he is approximately a quarter Ashkenazi Jewish.
The family first lived in a house on Broadway, belonging to Martin's great-grandmother. In , they moved to a federal housing project near the Bayonne docks. He also wrote stories about a mythical kingdom populated by his pet turtles; the turtles died frequently in their toy castle, so he decided they were killing each other off in "sinister plots".
While there he became an avid comic book fan, developing a strong interest in the superheroes being published by Marvel Comics ,  and later credited Stan Lee for being one of his greatest literary influences; "Maybe Stan Lee is the greatest literary influence on me, even more than Shakespeare or Tolkien. Fans who read his letters wrote him letters in turn, and through such contacts, Martin joined the fledgling comics fandom of the era, writing fiction for various fanzines ;  he bought the first ticket to the world's first Comic-Con , held in New York in The Blue Barrier".
In , Martin earned a B. Martin persuaded Guthridge who later said that at that time he despised science fiction and fantasy not only to give speculative fiction a second look, but to write in the field himself. Guthridge has since been a finalist for the Hugo Award and twice for the Nebula Award for science fiction and fantasy. Martin "wasn't making enough money to stay alive" from writing and the chess tournaments, says Guthridge. While he enjoyed teaching, the sudden death of friend and fellow author Tom Reamy in late made Martin reevaluate his own life, and he eventually decided to try to become a full-time writer.
When his wife graduated from Clarke in , he resigned from his job, and being tired of the hard winters in Dubuque, they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in , which they had "fallen in love with" after a visit the year before on their way to the worldcon in Phoenix.
Martin began selling science fiction short stories professionally in , at age His first sale was "The Hero", sold to Galaxy magazine and published in its February issue; other sales soon followed.
In his story " His first novel, Dying of the Light , was completed in right before he moved to Dubuque and published in That same year the enormous success of Star Wars had a huge impact on the publishing industry and science fiction, and he sold the novel for the same amount he would make in three years of teaching.
The short stories he was able to sell in his early 20s gave him some profit, but not enough to pay his bills, which prevented him from becoming the full-time writer he wanted to be. The need for a day job occurred simultaneously with the American chess craze which followed Bobby Fischer 's victory in the world chess championship.
Martin's own chess skills and experience allowed him to be hired as a tournament director for the Continental Chess Association that ran chess tournaments on the weekends. This gave him a sufficient income, and because the tournaments only ran on Saturdays and Sundays, it allowed him to work as a writer five days a week from to When the chess bubble subsequently burst and no longer provided an income, he had become much better established as a writer.
Martin was nominated for two Hugos that year but lost both awards, for the novelette " In , Martin recalled that he had started writing science fiction-horror hybrids in the late s to disprove a statement from a critic claiming that science fiction and horror were opposites and therefore incompatible. Martin considered Sandkings the best known of these. Another was the novella Nightflyers , whose screen and television rights were purchased by Vista in , which produced a film adaptation, Nightflyers , with a screenplay co-written by Martin.
In , Martin published a vampire novel titled Fevre Dream set in the 19th century on the Mississippi River.
Unlike traditional vampire novels, in Fevre Dream vampires are not supernatural creatures, but are rather a different species related to humans created by evolution with superhuman powers. Critic Don D'Amassa has praised Fevre Dream for its strong 19th century atmosphere and wrote: "This is without question one of the greatest vampire novels of all time". The unexpected commercial failure of The Armageddon Rag "essentially destroyed my career as a novelist at the time", he recalled, and made him consider going into real estate instead.
In , the new editor of Baen Books, Betsy Mitchell, called Martin to ask him if he had considered doing a collection of Haviland Tuf adventures. Martin, who had several favorite series characters like Solomon Kane , Elric , Nicholas van Rijn and Magnus Ridolph, had made an attempt to create such a character on his own in the s with his Tuf stories.
He was interested, but was too occupied with the writing of his next book, the never-completed novel Black and White and Red All Over , which occupied most of his writing time the same year. But after the failure of The Armageddon Rag , all editors rejected his upcoming novel, and desperate for money, he accepted Mitchell's offer and wrote some more Tuf stories which were collected in Tuf Voyaging , which sold well enough for Mitchell to suggest a sequel.
Martin was willing and agreed to do it, but before he got started he got an offer from Hollywood, where producer Philip DeGuere Jr. The film adaptation did not happen, but they stayed in touch, and when DeGuere became the producer for the revival of The Twilight Zone , Martin was offered a job as a writer.
Working for television paid a lot better than writing literature, so he decided to move to Hollywood to seek a new career. After the CBS series was cancelled, Martin migrated over to the already-underway satirical science fiction series Max Headroom. He worked on scripts and created the show's "Ped Xing" character. However, before his scripts could go into production, the ABC show was cancelled in the middle of its second season.
Martin was hired as a writer-producer on the new dramatic fantasy series Beauty and the Beast ; in , he became the show's co-supervising producer and wrote 14 of its episodes. In , Martin published a collection of short horror stories in Portraits of His Children.
During this same period, Martin continued working in print media as a book-series editor, this time overseeing the development of the multi-author Wild Cards book series, which takes place in a shared universe in which a small slice of post— World War II humanity gains superpowers after the release of an alien-engineered virus; new titles are published in the ongoing series from Tor Books. In Second Person , Martin "gives a personal account of the close-knit role-playing game RPG culture that gave rise to his Wild Cards shared-world anthologies".
In August Martin announced that Universal Cable Productions had acquired the rights to adapt the Wild Cards novels into a television series. In , Martin briefly returned to writing novels. He had grown frustrated that his TV pilots and screenplays were not getting made  and that TV-related production limitations like budgets and episode lengths were forcing him to cut characters and trim battle scenes. Tolkien in his childhood, he wanted to write an epic fantasy, though he did not have any specific ideas.
Though Martin originally conceptualized it as being three volumes,  it is currently slated to comprise seven. Titled Game of Thrones , it ran weekly for ten episodes, each approximately an hour long. Martin was heavily involved in the production of the television series adaptation of his books.
Martin's involvement included the selection of a production team and participation in scriptwriting; the opening credits list him as a co-executive producer of the series. The series was renewed shortly after the first episode aired. The first season was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards , ultimately winning two: one for its opening title credits, and one for Peter Dinklage as Best Supporting Actor.
The first season was also nominated for a Hugo Award, fantasy and science fiction's oldest award, presented by the World Science Fiction Society each year at the annual Worldcon ; the show went on to win the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form , at Chicon 7 , the 70th World Science Fiction Convention.
Martin took home one of the three Hugo Award trophies awarded in that collaborative category, the other two going to Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D. The second season was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards, including another Supporting Actor nomination for Dinklage. It went on to win six of those Emmys in the Technical Arts categories, which were awarded the week before the regular televised awards show.
In addition to Martin, show-runners Benioff and Weiss who contributed several scenes to the final screenplay and episode director Neil Marshal who expanded the scope of the episode on set received Hugo statuettes. The company confirmed on July 18, that season 7 would consist of seven episodes instead of the usual ten, and would premiere later than usual, in mid, because of the later filming schedule. This was necessary in order to be shooting during the winter season in Europe.
The first footage from the season was revealed in a new promotional video that featured clips from its new and returning original shows for the coming year on November 28, , showcasing Jon Snow , Sansa Stark and Arya Stark.
For season 8, in November , President of Programming Casey Bloys indicated that he had had preliminary discussions about a prequel spinoff to the Game of Thrones series with Martin. All of the writers are to be working individually with Martin. Martin's work has been described as having "complex story lines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing" by literary critic Jeff VanderMeer.
This story has a strong sense of melancholy. His characters are often unhappy or, at least, unsatisfied, in many cases holding on to idealisms in spite of an otherwise chaotic and ruthless world, and often troubled by their own self-seeking or violent actions, even as they undertake them.
Many have elements of tragic heroes or antiheroes in them; reviewer T. Wagner writes: "Let it never be said Martin doesn't share Shakespeare's fondness for the senselessly tragic. The overall gloominess of A Song of Ice and Fire can be an obstacle for some readers; the Inchoatus Group writes that, "If this absence of joy is going to trouble you, or you're looking for something more affirming, then you should probably seek elsewhere.
Many find that this is what makes the series' story arcs compelling enough to keep following despite its sheer brutality and intricately messy and interwoven plotlines; as TM Wagner points out:. There's great tragedy here, but there's also excitement, humor, heroism even in weaklings, nobility even in villains, and, now and then, a taste of justice after all.
It's a rare gift when a writer can invest his story with that much humanity. Martin's characters are multifaceted, each with intricate pasts, aspirations, and ambitions. Publishers Weekly writes of his ongoing epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire : "The complexity of characters such as Daenerys , Arya and the Kingslayer will keep readers turning even the vast number of pages contained in this volume, for the author, like Tolkien or Jordan , makes us care about their fates.
Martin has described his penchant for killing off important characters as being necessary for the story's depth: "when my characters are in danger, I want you to be afraid to turn the page, so you need to show right from the beginning that you're playing for keeps".
In distinguishing his work from others, Martin makes a point of emphasizing realism and plausible social dynamics above an over-reliance on magic and a simplistic " good versus evil " dichotomy, for which contemporary fantasy writing is often criticized.
Notably, Martin's work makes a sharp departure from the prevalent "heroic knights and chivalry" schema that has become a mainstay in fantasy as derived from J. Tolkien 's The Lord of the Rings. He specifically critiques the oversimplification of Tolkien's themes and devices by imitators in ways that he has humorously described as "Disneyland Middle Ages",  which gloss over or ignore major differences between medieval and modern societies, particularly social structures, ways of living, and political arrangements.
Martin has been described as "the American Tolkien" by literary critics. Just having good intentions doesn't make you a wise king. Scott Bakker "says he wouldn't have been able to publish his fantasy novels without the success George R. Martin achieved first". The author makes a point of grounding his work on a foundation of historical fiction , which he channels to evoke important social and political elements of primarily the European medieval era that differ markedly from elements of modern times, including the multigenerational, rigid, and often brutally consequential nature of the hierarchical class system of feudal societies  that is in many cases overlooked in fantasy writing.
Even as A Song of Ice and Fire is a fantasy series that employs magic and the surreal as central to the genre, Martin is keen to ensure that magic is merely one element of many that moves his work forward,  not a generic deus ex machina that is itself the focus of his stories, which is something he has been very conscious about since reading Tolkien; "If you look at The Lord of the Rings , what strikes you, it certainly struck me, is that although the world is infused with this great sense of magic, there is very little onstage magic.
So you have a sense of magic, but it's kept under very tight control, and I really took that to heart when I was starting my own series. Martin actively contributes to his blog, Not a Blog ; in April he moved his blog from Livejournal to his own website. Martin is known for his regular attendance at science fiction conventions and comics conventions, and his accessibility to fans. In the early s, critic and writer Thomas Disch identified Martin as a member of the "Labor Day Group", writers who regularly congregated at the annual Worldcon , usually held on or around the Labor Day weekend.
Since the early s, he has also attended regional science fiction conventions, and since Martin has participated annually in Albuquerque 's smaller regional convention Bubonicon , near his New Mexico home. In , Martin gave a speech at the Hugo Awards event in which he mispronounced several names, including that of R.
Kuang , which she considered a microaggression. Martin later apologized for mispronouncing the names.
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In , Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien ",  and in , he was included on the annual Time list of the most influential people in the world. His mother's family used to be wealthy, owning a successful construction business, but lost it all in the Great Depression , something Martin was reminded about every day when he passed what used to be his family's dock and house. It made him feel that even if they were poor, they came from greatness that had been taken away from them. His mother was of half Irish ancestry. However, while he also believed he was a quarter Italian because of who he was told was his paternal grandfather, a DNA test on the show confirmed his Irish and other ancestries but excluded any Italian ancestry, showing instead he is approximately a quarter Ashkenazi Jewish.
The writer George R. Martin left Hollywood in , determined to do what he wanted for a change. He wanted castles and vistas and armies, and producers always made him cut that stuff. On the printed page, however, he could have it all. A following was born, albeit a spotty one.
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Ноги Беккера скрылись из виду за поворотом, и Халохот выстрелил, но тут же понял, что выстрел пришелся в пустоту. Пуля срикошетила от стены. Рванувшись вниз за своей жертвой, он продолжал держаться вплотную к внешней стене, что позволило бы ему стрелять под наибольшим углом.