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A Game of Thrones

by George R.R. Martin

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


Bantam Books, 1996. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Bantam Books, New York 1996. First Edition / First Printing. Full numberline with 1 present. Black boards. Maps at the endpaper. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards, clean pages, tight spine. Light shelf wear at the spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, light shelf wear, closed tear. Short tear at the rear panel. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.


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A Game of Thrones is the first of seven planned novels in A Song of Ice and Fire, an epic fantasy series by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on 6 August 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award, and was nominated for both the 1998 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award. The novella Blood of the Dragon, comprising the Daenerys Targaryen chapters from the novel, won the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

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  "Best fantasy book I have read in decades."

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