George R. R. Martinis the #1New York Timesbestselling author of many novels, including those of the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire--A Game of Thrones,A Clash of Kings,A Storm of Swords,A Feast for Crows, andA Dance with Dragons--as well as related works such as Fire & Blood, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, and The World of Ice & Fire, with Elio M. Garcia, Jr., and Linda Antonsson. Other novels and collections include Tuf Voyaging,Fevre Dream,The Armageddon Rag,Dying of the Light,Windhaven(with Lisa Tuttle), andDreamsongs Volumes IandII. As a writer-producer, he has worked onThe Twilight Zone,Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with his lovely wife, Parris, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Arantza Sestayo was born in the Basque region of Spain. A self-taught artist, she began her professional career with portraiture, ceramic design, and cartoon backgrounds. She was later commissioned by the Town Council of Castell n to decorate the fa ade of the Ateneo Culture House. Her work can be seen in A Game of Thrones- The Illustrated Edition, Spectrum, Infected by Art, and the ARC International Salon Competition Catalogues. She has designed several book covers for Penguin Random House as well. Some images of her work have been used in merchandising products by Schmidt, Bioworld, and Heavy Metal.