I have a new post on the Kirkus Reviews blog this week: Before ‘Game of Thrones’: 5 Books by George R.R. Martin.
If ever there was a success story coming out of the field of literary science fiction and fantasy, it has to be the story of George R.R. Martin. These days, Martin is famous because of HBO’s adaptation of his fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, an ongoing, multivolume series of epic fantasy novels depicting the struggle for control over the fictional continent of Westeros. But long before the drama unfolded in House Lannister, Martin was involved in many other worthwhile projects.