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He taught at Clarion West in 1998, he collects medieval-themed miniatures and has a house devoted to his collection. In the early 1970s he was in a relationship with fellow [[pro]] [[Lisa Tuttle]]. He later married [[Gale Burnick]], but divorced her in 1979.  He is married to [[Parris McBride]].
 
He taught at Clarion West in 1998, he collects medieval-themed miniatures and has a house devoted to his collection. In the early 1970s he was in a relationship with fellow [[pro]] [[Lisa Tuttle]]. He later married [[Gale Burnick]], but divorced her in 1979.  He is married to [[Parris McBride]].
  
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2011 -- One of Time Magazine's 'Most influential people of 2011'
 
2012 -- [[World Fantasy Convention Life Achievement Award]]
 
1999 -- [[Archon Hall of Fame Award]] Grand Master
 
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* 1975 -- '''[[1975 Best Novella Hugo|Best Novella Hugo]]'''
 
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* 1997 -- [[Archon 21]], '''[[1997 Best Novella Hugo|Best Novella Hugo]]'''
 
* 1997 -- [[Archon 21]], '''[[1997 Best Novella Hugo|Best Novella Hugo]]'''
 
* 1998 -- [[Thylacon 2]]
 
* 1998 -- [[Thylacon 2]]
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* 1999 -- [[Archon Hall of Fame Award]] Grand Master
 
* 2001 -- [[Boskone 38]], [[Archon 25]]
 
* 2001 -- [[Boskone 38]], [[Archon 25]]
 
* 2002 -- [[Parcon 2002]], [[Jack Williamson Lectureship]]
 
* 2002 -- [[Parcon 2002]], [[Jack Williamson Lectureship]]

Latest revision as of 04:02, 2 August 2020

(1948 --)

Born in New Jersey, George R. R. Martin, sometimes called “Railroad” for his middle initials, made his first pro sale to Galaxy in 1971 and quickly became a leading short sf writer getting Hugo and Nebula nominations.

A fan as well as a pro, Martin regularly attends cons. In 1976, at MidAmeriCon Martin and Gardner Dozois conceived of and organized the first Hugo Losers Party for the evening following the convention's Hugo Awards ceremony.

He attended college at Northwestern University and lived in Chicago during the 1960s and ’70s, where he was active in local fandom, and regularly attended Midwestcon. Next, he moved to Iowa, where he was one of the founders of ICON.

Besides written sf, he worked in Hollywood on a revival of Twilight Zone, and on Beauty and the Beast, while also developing the multi-volume, multi-author Wild Cards series.

He has become stunningly successful with his Game of Thrones series which has sold quintillions of copies and been turned into a very successful HBO series, leading Martin to be declared the American Tolkien.

He taught at Clarion West in 1998, he collects medieval-themed miniatures and has a house devoted to his collection. In the early 1970s he was in a relationship with fellow pro Lisa Tuttle. He later married Gale Burnick, but divorced her in 1979. He is married to Parris McBride.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:


Person Website(IA) Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 1948

Also involved: - 1973 Campbell Award - 1974 Best Short Story Hugo - 1976 Best Novelette Hugo - 1976 Best Novella Hugo - 1978 Best Novel Hugo - 1981 Best Novella Hugo - 1982 Best Novelette Hugo - 1983 Best Novella Hugo - 1984 Best Novelette Hugo - 1986 Best Novelette Hugo - 1988 Best Other Forms Hugo - 2001 Best Novel Hugo - 2006 Best Novel Hugo - 2012 Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form Hugo - 2012 Best Novel Hugo - Alfie Awards - Archipelacon - Archon 23 - Astronomical ConFusion - Brotherhood Without Banners - CONgestion - Capclave 2013 - Cepheid Variable - Con-Version 7 - ConQuesT 16 - Contradiction 6 - Disclave 15 - Disclave 27 - J. R. R. Tolkien - Jerry Pournelle - Kirby McCauley - LepreCon 36 - Marcon 41 - Melinda Snodgrass - MileHiCon 22 - MileHiCon 25 - Nebula Awards - Olympus 2012 - Omni - TitanCon 2019 - Windy City - Windycon II

This is a biography page. Please extend it by adding more information about the person, such as fanzines and apazines published, awards, clubs, conventions worked on, GoHships, impact on fandom, external links, anecdotes, etc.

Also- 1973 Campbell Award - 1974 Best Short Story Hugo - 1976 Best Novelette Hugo - 1976 Best Novella Hugo - 1978 Best Novel Hugo - 1981 Best Novella Hugo - 1982 Best Novelette Hugo - 1983 Best Novella Hugo - 1984 Best Novelette Hugo - 1986 Best Novelette Hugo - 1988 Best Other Forms Hugo - 2001 Best Novel Hugo - 2006 Best Novel Hugo - 2012 Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form Hugo - 2012 Best Novel Hugo Also- Alfie Awards - Nebula Awards