Happy birthday, George R.R. Martin, writer of amazing stories. Known for his detailed and dark plots, compelling, often flawed characters, and intriguing dialogue, Martin writes at his own pace. When asked why he kills off main characters, he asserted he wants his readers to genuinely fear for their favorites, fear turning the page when one is in danger. His most notable book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” serves as the inspiration for the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” His written works have earned Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, and his adaptation has garnered many Emmy and other awards. He produced television’s “Beauty and the Beast,” is an active member of SFWA, and speaks at conventions. He announced good news for his fans. His “Wild Cards” will be adapted for television, and he will produce Nnedi Okorafor’s “Who Fears Death.” He and his wife support a Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary near his home in New Mexico, USA.