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Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

BONUS: Each selection includes extensive commentary by author George R. R. Martin.

© 2003 by George R. R. Martin. "Under Siege" ©1985 BY Omni International, Ltd. From Omni, October 1985. "The Skin Trade" ©1988 by George R. R. Martin. From Night Visions 5 (Dark Harvest, 1988). "Unsound Variations" ©1981 by Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc. From Amazine Stories, January 1982. "The Glass Flower" ©1986 by Davis Productions, Inc. From Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 1986. "The Hedge Knight" © 1998 by George R. R. Martin. From Legends (Tor, 1998). "Portraits of His Children" ©1985 by Davis Publications, Inc. From Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1985; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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"Fans, genre historians, and aspiring writers alike will find this shelf-bending retrospective as impressive as it is intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)

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