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Book Title: Wild Cards|
The author of the book: George R.R. Martin
ISBN 13: 9780553261905
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 526 KB
Date of issue: December 1st 1986
Read full description of the books:Contents:
•1 • Prologue (Wild Cards I) • [Wild Cards] • shortfiction by George R. R. Martin
•10 • Thirty Minutes Over Broadway! • novelette by Howard Waldrop
•47 • The Sleeper • [Croyd Crenson] • novelette by Roger Zelazny
•91 • Witness • (1986) • novelette by Walter Jon Williams
•139 • Degradation Rites • novelette by Melinda M. Snodgrass
•180 • Interlude One • [Wild Cards] • shortfiction by George R. R. Martin
•185 • Shell Games • [Wild Cards] • novelette by George R. R. Martin
•232 • Interlude Two • [Wild Cards] • shortfiction by George R. R. Martin
•234 • The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato • shortstory by Lewis Shiner
•255 • Transfigurations • novelette by Victor Milán
•281 • Interlude Three • [Wild Cards] • shortfiction by George R. R. Martin
•287 • Down Deep • novelette by Edward Bryant and Leanne C. Harper
•325 • Interlude Four • [Wild Cards] • shortfiction by George R. R. Martin
•330 • Strings • novelette by Stephen Leigh
•368 • Interlude Five • [Wild Cards] • shortfiction by George R. R. Martin
•371 • Comes a Hunter • novelette by John J. Miller
•395 • Epilogue: Third Generation • shortfiction by Lewis Shiner
•399 • The Science of the Wild Card Virus: Excerpts from the Literature • shortfiction by Victor Milán
Read information about the authorGeorge R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.
Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin's first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: "The Hero," sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.
In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern.
As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973-1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976-1978. He wrote part-time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher.
In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.
Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.
Martin's present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (he was South-Central Regional Director 1977-1979, and Vice President 1996-1998), and of Writers' Guild of America, West.
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