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George R. R. Martin
Martin's three-books-and-counting fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" were made into a movie -- well, OK, at least a hour miniseries -- it would require a director on the order of D. Griffith or Cecil B. For the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are indeed made up of a cast of thousands. Among those thousands are some deeply realized characters in what are even by fantasy-literature standards freshly imaginative and intricate situations. Between the titles is the second novel in the series, "A Clash of Kings.
Winter is coming to the Seven Kingdoms, a killing winter that will last for decades. The house is adobe, all rounded-off right angles and earthtones on the outside, all heavy wood beams and dimness within. The living room is dominated by a couch carved with dragons, something Martin picked up during his years as a Hollywood scriptwriter. The walls are covered with fantasy art, much of it the original cover art from his books. Although his early work was hard science fiction, he wrote two horror novels in the s and then went off to Hollywood to script TV series, among them The Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast.
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Added by 1 of our members. There is a secret history of the world - a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces - those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others became Jokers - cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.
Added by 49 of our members. Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen - the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria - took up residence on Dragonstone. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel's worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies?