Books by George R.R. Martin

DANGEROUS WOMEN by George R.R. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Everyone will find something to like here."
Bold and deadly female characters of many genres stride through the pages of this massive anthology. Read full book review >
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2011

"Is Ice and Fire drawing to a close? There's plenty of wiggle room for more volumes in the series, but on the evidence, one wonders if Martin isn't getting a little tired of it."
The fifth installment in Martin's (A Game of Thrones, 1996, etc.) Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. Read full book review >
A FEAST FOR CROWS by George R.R. Martin
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"Another full-immersion experience and, once again, strictly for addicts."
Another gargantuan entry, the fourth in the Song of Ice and Fire series—indeed, while writing it Martin found the undertaking growing so vast and unwieldy that he spit the action into two novels, so A Dance with Dragons runs concurrently and features characters and locations barely mentioned here. The action picks up directly following the events of A Storm of Swords (2000). Read full book review >
THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Fantasy readers who want a shorter read might like this offering. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A repackaging of a 1980 fantasy story about Adara, a winter child who is called on to save her world from destructive fiery dragons. Read full book review >
QUARTET by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2001

"For fans only."
Television fantasy-writer and SF novelist Martin (A Clash of Kings, 1999, etc.) empties his trunk of four longer works, two of which should have remained there. Read full book review >
A STORM OF SWORDS by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"Yep, Doorstopper Syndrome for sure."
Third in Martin's massive fantasy series following A Game of Thrones (1996) and A Clash of Kings (1999). Read full book review >
A CLASH OF KINGS by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"And since this one tips the scales at a gargantuan 896 pages, you can build up your biceps as you read."
Second installment of Martin's fantasy —A Song of Ice and Fire,— following A Game of Thrones (1996), that enormous yarn about the strife-torn Seven Kingdoms and the various powerful families that aspire to rule them. Read full book review >
A GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"You won't get it: Be prepared for a lengthy series with an indefinitely deferred conclusion."
After a long silence (Portraits of his Children, stories, 1987), the author of the cult The Armageddon Rag (1983) returns with the first of a fantasy series entitled, insipidly enough, A Song of Ice and Fire. Read full book review >
NIGHT VISIONS 5 by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1988

"And reader—a more sophisticated horror collection by far lurks in the forthcoming Prime Evil (p. 570)."
Seven old-fashioned, mostly dead-weight horror tales by three high-profde monster-mongers; only Martin's closing—and rousing—werewolf novella saves this collection from the Hall of Shame. Read full book review >
NIGHT VISIONS 3 by George R.R. Martin
Released: Dec. 1, 1986

"A sturdy collection, somewhat disappointing given the proven talents of the contributors, but still better than most of its kind."
A mixed bag of horror fiction from three of Britain's most innovative practitioners—Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, and transplanted Texan Lisa Tuttle—in the third volume of an ongoing series. Read full book review >
NIGHTFLYERS by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1985

"Unusual treatments of familiar ideas, then, with generous dollops of nastiness but not much genuine horror—and little that's truly stimulating."
Two long stories and four short, from the author of Fevre Dream and Windhaven (with Lisa Turtle). Read full book review >
THE ARMAGEDDON RAG by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 1983

"The result, then, is a busy, ambitious hybrid—too shallow to engage thoughtful Sixties veterans, too pretentious to please thrill-seekers, but energetic and flashy enough to keep a fair-sized audience reading."
Simpleminded, heavy-going nostalgia for the Sixties-rock counterculture—gotten up as lurid melodrama, with a murky mixture of psycho-whodunit, conspiracy-thriller, and (in the feverish, limp final chapters) vague occultery. Read full book review >
THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARDS by George R.R. Martin
Released: Jan. 9, 1983

"Painstaking, thoughtful work, but largely tepid and drab."
A better-late-than-never continuation of the defunct New Voices series, which presented stories by Campbell award nominees (for "best new writer in science fiction"); these four originals and one reprint are by the 1977 nominees. Read full book review >
FEVRE DREAM by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 8, 1982

Good vampires vs. evil vampires on the ante-bellum Mississippi—with a fat, tough old steamboat captain perilously caught in between. Read full book review >
THE SCIENCE FICTION WEIGHT-LOSS BOOK by Isaac Asimov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1982

"Simply scrumptious—however familiar some items on the menu."
At first glance this might appear an implausible anthology idea—but the upshot is a deliciously varied and diverting set of 15 yarns, from H. G. Wells to the present, examining obesity in all its ghastly guises. Read full book review >
WINDHAVEN by Lisa Tuttle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 1981

"A pleasant, undemanding read, then, without subtlety or surprises."
A longish, predictable, charming but syrupy expansion of the linked stories The Storms of Windhaven (1975) and One-Wing (1980). Read full book review >
DYING OF THE LIGHT by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1977

"Labored, inflated, intermittently arresting."
On the edge of the galaxy, the "rogue" planet Worlorn has drifted within warming distance of a star system for just long enough to attract a decade-long "Festival" created by terraformers, biologists, and architects from every neighboring world. Read full book review >
NEW VOICES IN SCIENCE FICTION by George R.R. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1976

"Nice enough stories, but the flimsiness of the anthology-peg is annoying."
Another entry in the madly lucrative game of Pin The Raison d'Etre on The SF Anthology. Read full book review >