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Not Ice and Fire: George R.R. Martin's Other Works Quiz
by Staff
Sure, you tune in to "Game of Thrones" every week for the latest adventures in Westeros and buy each new novel the day it comes out, but how much do you know about all the other fantasy and science fiction George R.R. Martin has created?

What is the title of Martin's 1982 novel about a vampire in 19th century America?

  • "In a Glass House"
  • "Dying of the Light"
  • "Fevre Dream"

What is the goal of Joshua, the vampire protagonist of "Fevre Dream"?

  • to gain control of the Fevre Dream from Capt. Abner and run it on his own
  • to manipulate the events of the American Civil War and create a "vampire state"
  • to use a potion to cure vampires of the need to feed on human blood

What is the "Wild Cards" series, which Martin edited and worked on for many years, about?

  • a gang of Wild West outlaws who are also werewolves
  • a world with superheroes and supervillains
  • a special class at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology for geniuses with psychic abilities

What gives people superpowers in "Wild Cards"?

  • an alien virus that changes human DNA
  • a variety of effects, from magical stones to genome mutations or lab accidents
  • atomic bomb testing

What author had a "Wild Cards" story pitch rejected by Martin, though it later became a successful comic book series?

  • J. Michael Straczynski
  • Chris Claremont
  • Neil Gaiman

The shared world concept and many of the early "Wild Cards" characters were inspired by a superhero role-playing game Martin ran for his friends. What game did they play?

  • "Superworld"
  • "Champions"
  • "Mutants & Masterminds"

What is the title of Martin's 1983 novel about a fictional '60s rock band?

  • "A Song for George"
  • "The Armageddon Rag"
  • "Voyage of the Acolyte"

What's the name of the band in "The Armageddon Rag"?

  • The Seventh Sons
  • Harmellodium
  • Nazgul

What '80s anthology TV series, a revival of a popular '50s series, did Martin write several episodes of, including "The Last Defender of Camelot" and "The Road Less Traveled"?

  • "Dark Shadows"
  • "The Twilight Zone"
  • "Parallel World"

Martin wrote episodes for another '80s TV series, this one a serial drama that reimagined a classic fairy tale set in the modern world. What was the series?

  • "Beauty and the Beast"
  • "King Midas"
  • "St. Elsewhere"

Martin's work doesn’t always take place behind the scenes. What happens to him in "Sharknado 3"?

  • He's carried by flying sharks and dropped into the ocean.
  • He's eaten by a shark in a movie theater.
  • He writes down all the ways the other characters die in his notebook, then dies trying to get the notebook out of a shark's mouth.

Since 2009, Martin has teamed up with another prolific editor to curate and edit themed science fiction and fantasy anthologies, including "Songs of the Dying Earth" and "Dangerous Women." Who is the other editor?

  • Gardner Dozois
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Ellen Datlow

What is the name of the novel jointly written by Martin, Dozois and Daniel Abraham, about a man forced by aliens to hunt what turns out to be his own double?

  • "Gone to Earth"
  • "Hunter's Run"
  • "No Mercy in the Wilderness"

"Hunter's Run" was published in 2007. When did work on the novel begin?

  • 1976
  • 1990
  • 2004

Several of Martin's short stories and novels are set in the same science fiction universe, including "Tuf Voyaging," "A Song for Lya" and "Dying of the Light." What is that universe known as?

  • Mistfall
  • the Esperverse
  • the Lyaverse

True or false: Martin once worked on the science fiction TV series "Max Headroom"?

  • true
  • false

One of Martin's earlier works is the novella "Sandkings." What is it about?

  • a man who pits his sentient pets against each other until they eventually revolt
  • a desert planet ruled by quasi-mystical drug lords
  • an ancient Persian kingdom that encounters aliens

What awards did Martin win for "Sandkings"?

  • the Hugo and the Nebula awards
  • the Bram Stoker and the Locus awards
  • the World Fantasy Award and the Philip K. Dick awards

What is the title of the short story by Martin that appeared in the "Dark Visions" anthology, which also had stories by Stephen King and Dan Simmons?

  • "Arachnoid"
  • "Silent Cries"
  • "The Skin Trade"

What type of monster is "The Skin Trade" about?

  • zombies
  • werewolves
  • snake people