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Book Title: Songs the Dead Men Sing|
The author of the book: George R.R. Martin
Date of issue: October 28th 1983
ISBN 13: 9780913165010
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.74 MB
Edition: Dark Harvest
Read full description of the books Songs the Dead Men Sing:'Boney' Moroney was living testimony to the effectiveness of the Monkey Treatment. He looked terrible but he'd shed a hell of a lot of weight. You could even see the hint of a skeleton under his skin.
"It's a miracle," he told Kenny, tucking into a big plate of ribs.
Fat Kenny Dorohester weighed in at 360 lbs-plus, and had been trying to lose most of it for longer than he cared to remember. The grapefruit diet, the brown rice diet, the liquid protein diet - none of them worked and all of them tasted awful. But a diet that encouraged you to eat like a horse and lose weight was something else.
So there and then, he signed up for the Monkey Treatment...
- The Monkey Treatment
- ...for a single yesterday
- The Needle Men
- Meathouse Man
- Remembering Melody
Read information about the authorGeorge R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.
Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin's first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: "The Hero," sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.
In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern.
As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973-1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976-1978. He wrote part-time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher.
In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.
Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.
Martin's present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (he was South-Central Regional Director 1977-1979, and Vice President 1996-1998), and of Writers' Guild of America, West.
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