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Dreamsongsby George R.R. Martin
Synopses & Reviews
Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offer fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.
Gathered here, in Volume I, are the very best of George R.R. Martin’s early works, including never-before-published fan pieces, his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Award-winning stories—plus the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which Martin’s New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same title originated. A dazzling array that features extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume I, is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans.
Spanning the earlier years of the author's career, the first volume in a collection of short fiction includes stories, novellas, teleplays, commentary, and more, featuring such works as "The Ice Dragon," the Hugo- and Nebula-winning "A Song for Lya," and "The Pear-Shaped Man," winner of the Bram Stoker Award. 35,000 first printing.
Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, #1 New York Times bestselling
About the Author
George R.R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ‘90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.
Table of Contents
A four-color fanboy — Only kids are afraid of the dark — The fortress — and death his legacy — The filthy pro — The hero — The exit to San Breta — The second kind of loneliness — With morning comes mistfall — The light of distant stars — A song for Lya — This tower of ashes — And seven times never kill man — The stone city — Bitterblooms — The way of cross and dragon — The heirs of Turtle Castle — The lonely songs of Laren Dorr — The ice dragon — In the lost lands — Hybrids and horrors — Meathouse man — Remembering Melody — Sandkings — Nightflyers — The monkey treatment — The pear-shaped man.
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