The Armageddon Rag
Balrog Award 1984, World Fantasy Award nominee 1984.
George R. R. Martin has written the ultimate novel of revolution, rock 'n' roll, and apocalyptic murder. Already a classic, The Armageddon Rag is a stunning novel that portrays not just the end of an era – but the end of the world as we know it...
One-time underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the '60s – until something unexpectedly draws him back: the bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter who made millions with the '60s band the Nazgûl.
Now, as Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself drawn back into his own past – a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the Nazgûl and the mad new beat may be more than anyone bargained for – a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death, whose apocalyptic tune only Sandy may be able to change in time...
George Raymond Richard Martin (born 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey), is an American author and screenwriter of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. He majored from Norhwestern University in 1970.
Martin sold his first science fiction story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on various television series and feature films. In the mid ‘90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with lovely Parris, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.