After George R. R. Martin managed to piss off just about every nerd on the planet by effectively coming out and saying that the next Game of Thrones book isn’t coming out this year, he decided to do something nice for a change. Mr. Martin recently donated a rare, first edition of The Hobbit to the library at Texas A&M in honor of their receiving their 5 millionth volume. Not only is this an impressive feat for a library, but it’s also nice to see Martin celebrating it with the college through his gift. Additionally, Martin will have a public reading of excerpts of the book, which will be free and on a first come first served basis. Martin became familiar with the library in the 70’s, when he started attending local scifi/fantasy cons at the school.
Martin has previously donated several other items to the library.