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George R.R. Martin

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in Bayonne, New Jersey, The United States
September 20, 1948

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George 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 Journal
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Off to the sizzling hot east coast in a few hours.

Remember, all, Hugo voting closes TOMORROW.

I am closing down comments on my posts but this one, so I won't have hundreds of scattered messages to deal with on my return.

Those of you in NY and NJ and thereabouts... see you at the Direwolves game, I hope.

Those of you in NM... don't miss the launch party for DINOSAUR LORDS at the Cocteau.

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
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“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
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