Fun Facts Friday: George R. R. Martin
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / September 20, 2013

While I’m not a big fan of fantasy books, I do love the movies and TV shows. Games of Thrones, the HBO show, has been a favorite of my wife and I since the third season (we watched the first and seconds seasons on demand and got hooked). The author George R. R. Martin was born this day in 1948 in Bayonne, NJ. As the oldest of three children, George liked to watch such shows as The Twilight Zone. In high School Mr. Martin wrote fan fiction based on comic books and even created new superheroes. During the Vietnam War Mr. Martin worked with the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation as part of his alternative service, since he was a conscientious objector. The first story Mr. Martin sold was called The Hero. The story was sold to a science fiction magazine called Galaxy in 1971. In the 1980s Mr. Martin became involved in script writing. He was involved in the 1986 remake of the Twilight Zone and on TV shows. However, whenever he handed a screen in the producers would say: “George, this is wonderful, but it would cost five times our budget to produce it” (as told in a…

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