George Raymond Richard Martin is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He is also a screenwriter and television producer.
The prolific author behind Game of Thrones is also a lifelong movie buff and invited us to interview him at his very own theater, The Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico. George and Leonard compared notes about starting out as a fan and contributing to fanzines, back in the pre-Internet era. (For more on this, go to www.leonardmaltin.com.) George went on to teach writing and enjoyed success as a novelist before moving to Hollywood, where he spent a decade working in television. Ultimately he returned to his roots as an author, little dreaming that his novels would inspire one of the most elaborate and successful television shows ever produced. George is a great conversationalist and was a gracious host to Leonard and Jessie; you can join them vicariously by listening in.
Dragons, skinchangers, the undead – Neil Tyson explores Game of Thrones with George R. R. Martin. With co-host Matt Kirshen, medieval expert Racha Kirakosian, Bill Nye, paleontologist Mark Norrell, Dr. Steven Schlozman aka Dr. Zombie, and astrophysicist Charles Liu.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/playing-the-game-of-thrones-with-george-rr-martin/Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
Recorded at SDCC 2013 from his hotel room, it's George RR Martin! He tells stories about the early days of comic book conventions, the journey of adapting his books to the screen and football...!?
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Sep 20th, 1948
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
3 hours, 27 minutes