Game Of Thrones writer makes Time’s Top 100

George RR Martin named one of the most influential people of 2011

The success of A Game Of Thrones, the runaway TV adaption of respected fantasy author George RR Martin’s novel of the same name from his A Song Of Ice And Fire series, has propelled Martin into Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in 2011.

He sits alongside such diverse and divisive personalities as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, First Lady Michelle Obama and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber.

You can read what Time had to say about him, here, and pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow for a Game Of Thrones exclusive.