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Early life[ edit ] George Raymond Martin he later adopted the confirmation name Richard at 13 years old  was born on September 20, in Bayonne, New Jersey the son of longshoreman Raymond Collins Martin and his wife Margaret Brady Martin. He has two younger sisters, Darleen and Janet. His father was of half Italian descent, while his mother was of half Irish ancestry.
Inthey moved to a federal housing project near the Bayonne docks. He also wrote stories about a mythical kingdom populated by his pet turtles; the turtles died frequently in their toy castle, so he finally decided they were killing each other off in "sinister plots".
Fans who read his letters then wrote him letters in turn, and through such contacts, Martin joined the fledgling comics fandom of the era, writing fiction for various fanzines ;  he was the first to register for an early comic book convention held in New York in Martin persuaded Guthridge who confesses that at that time he despised science fiction and fantasy not only to give speculative fiction a second look, but to write in the field himself.
Guthridge has since been a finalist for the Hugo Award and twice for the Nebula Award for science fiction and fantasy. Martin "wasn't making enough money to stay alive", from writing and the chess tournaments, says Guthridge. He resigned from his job, and being tired of the hard winters in Dubuque, he moved to Santa Fe in His first sale was "The Hero", sold to Galaxy magazine and published in its February issue; other sales soon followed.
In his story " His first novel, Dying of the Lightwas completed in right before he moved to Dubuque and published in That same year the enormous success of Star Wars had a huge impact on the publishing industry and science fiction, and he sold the novel for the same amount he would make in three years of teaching.
The need for a day job occurred simultaneously with the American chess craze which followed Bobby Fischer 's victory in the world chess championship. Martin's own chess skills and experience allowed him to be hired as a tournament director for the Continental Chess Association that ran chess tournaments in the weekends.
This gave him a sufficient income, and because the tournaments only ran on Saturdays and Sundays, it allowed him to work as a writer five days a week from to When the chess bubble subsequently burst and no longer provided an income, he had become much better established as a writer.
Martin was nominated for two Hugos that year but lost both awards, for the novelette " Martin considered Sandkings the best known of these.
Another was the novella Nightflyerswhose screen and television rights were purchased by Vista inwhich produced a film adaptation, Nightflyerswith a screenplay co-written by Martin.
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The unexpected commercial failure of The Armageddon Rag"essentially destroyed my career as a novelist at the time", he recalled. In the new editor of Baen Books, Betsy Mitchell, called Martin to ask him if he had considered doing a collection of Haviland Tuf adventures.
Martin, which had several favorite series characters like Solomon KaneElricNicholas van Rijn and Magnus Ridolphhad made an attempt to create such a character on his own in the s with his Tuf stories. He was interested, but was too occupied with the writing of his next book, the never completed novel Black and White and Red All Over, which occupied most of his writing time the same year.
But after the failure of The Armageddon Rag, all editors rejected his upcoming novel, and being desperate for money, he accepted Mitchell's offer and wrote some more Tuf stories which were collected in Tuf Voyagingwhich sold well enough for Mitchell to suggest a sequel.
Martin was willing and agreed to do it, but before he got started he got an offer from Hollywood, where producer Philip DeGuere Jr. The movie never happened, but they stayed in touch, and when he became the producer for the revival of the Twilight ZoneMartin was offered a job as a writer.
Working for television paid a lot better than writing literature, so he decided to move to Hollywood to seek a new career. After the CBS series was cancelled, Martin migrated over to the already-underway satirical science fiction series Max Headroom.
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