George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin, September 20, 1948), also known as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer.
He is best known for his series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien", and in 2011, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow on him.
Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?
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.