|| Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. George R. R. Martin is an American science-fiction/fantasy author from New Jersey. He is most well known for his series, A Song of Ice and Fire. A lifelong comic book fan, Martin became interested in writing at a young age. In the 1980s, he began writing for several science-fiction television series. After writing for television, Martin was struggling with a new book in the 1990s. In his story, he developed a scene where a group of children find a dead direwolf and several direwolf pups. This scene would go on to plant the seeds for A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones is the first installment in his series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Martin is finishing the seventh and final installment in the series, which was originally intended to be a trilogy. The series has been translated into 27 languages and was recently made into an award-winning television series on HBO.