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George R.R. Martin turns 66: Say cheers to the great man

Hey guys, George R.R. Martin, the author behind the hit book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the hit TV series, Game of Thrones just turned 66. His fantasy novel is one of the most popular books in history and has gone on to sell over 30 million units worldwide.

The TV series based on the books is also highly successful and is aired on HBO. Earlier this year, Game of Thrones ended its fourth season to much excitement and as the plot is slowly closing in on itself, which is causing several major characters to come face to face.

At the moment, the fifth season is currently being filmed and is expected to be available for hungry viewers come 2015. Things are definitely heating up as the story is coming around full circle, paving the way for more action and more deaths.

George R.R. Martin once said that as the story slowly comes to a close, he will have more room to increase the death toll. This means that several favorite and most hated characters will eventually die, creating a bitter-sweet moment for fans, but hopefully a happy ending.

We've come to understand that Martin writes one episode per season for the Game of Thrones TV show, though we are not certain which ones.

George R.R. Martin, which stands for George Raymond Richard Martin, was born on Sept. 20, 1948 in New Jersey. The man is an avid fan of comics, and even had some of this letters to Marvel ending up in the Fantastic Four comics back in the day.

We don't have much else to say apart from, have a happy and merry birthday, George R.R. Martin. We the fans are overjoyed for the creation of the Game of Thrones novels and TV show.

By the way, has anyone realized how much George R.R. Martin resembles Santa Claus? Food for thought.

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