George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons

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THE HIT ORIGINAL SERIES FROM HBO
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
 
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE
 
Includes GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS ...
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Overview

THE HIT ORIGINAL SERIES FROM HBO
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
 
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE
 
Includes GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
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These boxed set contains all five volumes of G.R.R. Martin's modern classic A Game of Thrones: the namesake launch, A Class of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. The first boxed set consists of trade paperback editions; the second, the mass market versions.

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Praise for George R. R. Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire
 
“The only fantasy series I’d put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings . . . It’s a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don’t read fantasy.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“Martin amply fulfills the first volume’s promise and continues what seems destined to be one of the best fantasy series ever written.”—The Denver Post, on A Clash of Kings
 
“Martin has produced—is producing, since the series isn’t over—the great fantasy epic of our era. It’s an epic for a more profane, more jaded, more ambivalent age than the one Tolkien lived in.”—Lev Grossman, Time
 
“Addictive . . . George R. R. Martin has created the unlikely genre of the realpolitik fantasy novel.”—Rolling Stone, on A Feast for Crows
 
“Epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post, on A Dance with Dragons
 
“I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan
From the Publisher
Praise for George R. R. Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire
 
“The only fantasy series I’d put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings . . . It’s a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don’t read fantasy.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“Martin amply fulfills the first volume’s promise and continues what seems destined to be one of the best fantasy series ever written.”—The Denver Post, on A Clash of Kings
 
“Martin has produced—is producing, since the series isn’t over—the great fantasy epic of our era. It’s an epic for a more profane, more jaded, more ambivalent age than the one Tolkien lived in.”—Lev Grossman, Time
 
“Addictive . . . George R. R. Martin has created the unlikely genre of the realpolitik fantasy novel.”—Rolling Stone, on A Feast for Crows
 
“Epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post, on A Dance with Dragons
 
“I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345535566
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Series: Song of Ice and Fire Series
  • Pages: 4272
  • Sales rank: 974
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George R.R. Martin

George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Biography

As a child growing up in New Jersey, George R.R. Martin displayed an early interest in "the writing life" by selling monster stories of his own invention to the children in his Bayonne neighborhood. In high school he became an avid comic book collector and began to write for comic fanzines. He sold his first story to Galaxy in 1970 when he was 21 years old.

Martin received his bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University. After graduation he served two years in VISTA, then worked as a teacher and chess tournament director in the Midwest, while continuing to craft award-winning short fiction. His first full-length novel, Dying of the Light, was published in 1977. A dark, lyrical sci-fi tone poem set on a doomed world without a sun, the book was nominated for a Hugo Award.

Throughout the 1980s, Martin worked in television, writing for science fiction- and fantasy-themed shows like The Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast. At this time he became involved with Wild Cards, a long-running anthology series composed of "mosaic stories" written by multiple authors and set in a shared universe. In addition to editing the series, Martin has contributed stories to the Wild Card books.

In 1996, Martin published A Game of Thrones, the first installment of his magnum opus, the epic fantasy series A Song of Fire and Ice. Set in the Seven Kingdoms, a realm resembling medieval Europe, the internationally bestselling series has provided the ultimate showcase for Martin's formidable world-building and characterization skills.

During the course of his long, prolific career, Martin has accrued every major literary prize for science fiction or fantasy writing, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Daedelus, and Locus awards. But what endears him especially to his readers is his extraordinary accessibility. A tireless participant in genre conventions and festivals, he maintains a cordial relationship with his fans through his website and blog. He is also a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Good To Know

Christened George Raymond Martin, the author has this to say about his unusual name: "I arrived short one 'R' but fixed that at my confirmation 13 years later."

As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service from 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation.

Martin was class valedictorian of his high school. In 1970, he graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University.

In the mid-1970s, Martin supplemented his income by directing tournaments for the Continental Chess Association.

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Fe, NM
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 20, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bayonne, NJ
    1. Education:
      B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971
    2. Website:

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    great christmas gift

    i got this for my brother (age 22, equal parts jock and secret nerd) for christmas and his reaction when he opened the wrapping paper was unprintable - from excitement. he's seen the tv show and reading it after actually adds an extra, deeper layer to the story. the show helps sort the characters, plot lines, history, etc., while the books add that delicious extra detail only books can give. the box set is gorgeous and my christmas gift to my college student brother was a big hit.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Excellent series! And, if you're like me, I'm anxiously awaitin

    Excellent series! And, if you're like me, I'm anxiously awaiting book 6!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Intense! Recommended series!

    Also, quick shipping from B&N

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Cheaper on AMazon , Why?

    Cheaper on AMazon , Why?

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    I LOVE the series, book and tv..BUT, as a Loyal fan who was PROM

    I LOVE the series, book and tv..BUT, as a Loyal fan who was PROMISED book ^ in EARLY 2014 I am BITTERLY disappointed that Mr. Martin has Apparently SOLD OUT to the media and is withholding it !! BOOOOO

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Recommended Book Set

    This was purchased as a gift and was requested by the receiver. He was pleased.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    This is the reason why I wake up in the morning! Amazing, It's a

    This is the reason why I wake up in the morning! Amazing, It's always good to know where the show did right and where they did wrong!

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