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George R.R. Martin is a name that every pop-culture fanatic knows by heart. It is his creative genesis that provided us with one of the most iconic shows of all time ‘Game Of Thrones’ and as the epic show is all set for the final battle this April, we brought you some unknown facts about Martin that even his die-hard fans do not know:-

1). George Is Very Fond Of Comic Books

George R.R. Martin has always been in the lookout for fantasies and this can be proven true with a fact that during his teenage and adulthood, Martin was very much inclined towards Marvel comics like ‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘The Avengers’.

2). He Never Felt Satisfied Whilst Writing For Television

After the failure of his novel, “The Armageddon Rag”, Martin started writing for many television shows like Beauty and the Beast, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits etc. These shows did provide Martin with financial stability but he never felt satisfied and happy until the year 1999 when his novel ‘A Song Of Fire And Ice’ became a blockbuster hit among bookaholics.

3). Martin Possesses A Library Tower

George likes to read as much as he can, which is why he got a library tower built for himself in England. The library is a two stories structure with a set of stained-glass windows with sigils of five houses from the Seven Kingdoms.

4). He Is An Ardent Sports Fan

While many think that George is a pretty serious man, the reality is quite different; the man is very cheerful and loves sports like anything. He’s also known to watch an entire NFL draft (Amazed? I know!). He’s a diehard New York Jets football fan and New York Mets baseball fan.

5). He Is An Atheist

Martin has often written thing or two about religion and spirituality but in reality, he is a fervent atheist and says that spirituality just helps him creating fascinating situations.

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- Shivam
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