|Editor:||Martin, George R. R.|
|Publish Date:||Dec 2011|
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|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.65|
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George R. R. Martin was born on September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He began writing at an early age, selling monster stories for pennies to neighborhood children. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University. In 1986, he worked as a story editor for the CBS series The Twilight Zone. He was also an executive story consultant, producer and co-supervising producer for CBS's Beauty and the Beast.
In 1970, he sold the story The Hero to Galaxy magazine. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1979, he has written many novels, stories, and series including A Song for Lya, Portraits of His Children, The Pear-Shaped Man, and the Song of Ice and Fire series. He has won numerous awards including five Locus Awards, three Hugo Awards and two Nebula awards.
The alien "wild card" virus has left its legacy on earth in the form of powerful "aces" and deformed "jokers'.' In 1986, a fact-finding commission of aces, jokers, and "naturals" tours the world in search of other victims of the disease that altered humanity. Encounters with voodoo sorcerers in Haiti, Islamic extremists in Syria, and Mayan activists in Central America lend an exotic air to this collaborative effort by 11 authors including Stephen Leigh, Victor W. Milan, and Melinda M. Snodgrass. Recommended for libraries that own previous Wild Card titles. JC
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