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Robert Jordan's signed copy of A Game of Thrones


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  • Check out this heart-warming inscription George R.R. Martin gave Robert Jordan.

Back in 1997, before George R.R. Martin's fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, had exploded into mainstream popularity, he had one very special fan:  Robert Jordan.  

Jordan had read--A GAME OF THRONES, the first book in Martin's series--end enjoyed it a great deal. He wrote a letter to Martin's publisher requesting a signed copy.  Here's a copy of this letter, as obtained by Terez

Robert Jordan's letter requesting a signed copy of George R.R. Martin's GAME OF THRONES

George Martin has been very open about his admiration and affection for Robert Jordan. In fact, Jordan went on to provide Martin with a quote that the publisher put on the cover of Martin's later books.

 

"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant." --Robert Jordan on A Game of Thrones.

Robert Jordan's signed copy of A GAME OF THRONES.

Back in those years, Robert Jordan was a significantly bigger name in the fantasy genre than Martin, so his endorsement carried a lot of weight. 

Just a few weeks after Jordan sent the letter above, George Martin sent Robert Jordan a signed copy of his book. The letter accompanying the book was dated March 27, 1997. Here's a look at the inscription and signature. 

Robert Jordan's signed copy of A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

 

The inscription reads:

"For Robert Jordan, With appreciation and warm regards--May your winters all be short, and your summers bountiful." George R. R. Martin

Beautiful, right?

 

Tell us what you think in the comments.

Special thanks to Maria from Team Jordan for providing the photo.

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The fact that these 2 authors are book series are intertwined is awesome. So we know RJ read Game of Thrones...I wonder if George R.R. Martin ever read any of the Wheel of Time?

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The fact that these 2 authors are book series are intertwined is awesome. So we know RJ read Game of Thrones...I wonder if George R.R. Martin ever read any of the Wheel of Time?

He did read Wheel of Time. There's a few WoT references in his books, actually.

 

The fact that these 2 authors are book series are intertwined is awesome. So we know RJ read Game of Thrones...I wonder if George R.R. Martin ever read any of the Wheel of Time?

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LOL, of course he read the series.  I would think that's an easy assumption in this case.  Besides, how can you claim to be influenced by something if you never read/watched/listened to it?  You can't.

 

I think it's quite safe to say that most current popular writers of the genre....within the past 10 years thru today, have picked up at least WOT 1-3, if not the rest.

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