George R.R. Martin sold his first short story, "The Hero," to Galaxy in 1971. He worked as story editor for a remake of the Twilight Zone in 1986. In 1990s, Martin began a high epic fantasy series inspired by medieval England’s “Wars of the Roses” called The Song of Ice and Fire. By the forth volume, A Feast for Crows (2005), the series was a top bestseller. The series was adapted into the television show Game of Thrones by HBO, which debuted in 2011and now is in its third season. In 2011, Martin also published the fifth title in the series, A Dance with Dragons.
“Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next. Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you. Remember that, Sansa, when you come to play the game.”“What . . . what game?”“The only game. The game of thrones.” -Game of Thrones