A collection of short fiction. Introduction by Roger Zelazny.
PORTRAITS FROM BEYOND THE KNOWN REALMS BY A MASTER OF SF AND FANTASY
Winner of a Nebula and three Hugos, and famed for his work on TV on The Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast, George R.R. Martin now invites you to view a gallery of very unusual portraits... of such strange subjects as the author who began to be visited by the characters in his novels, who were not amused by his treatment of them. Or you might prefer to view the painting of the last Super Bowl game that was ever played... or inspect a sketch of the little girl whose best friend was a dragon made of ice. Also captured on canvas is the man who travelled back in time to reverse the mistakes and humiliations of his past, but received justice instead. And more portraits equally strange in a variety of styles, some bizarre, some touching, all unforgettable...
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 ... (more)