GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, the series "Game of Thrones" is based on . . . and he's raising money for a wolf sanctuary in New Mexico.

He set up a fundraising account on  As of late last night, he'd raised over $100,000 of his $150,000 goal . . . but there's still time to claim the TOP prize.


For a $20,000 contribution, you'll be entered in a contest . . . and the winner will have a future "Song of Ice and Fire" character named after them.  (That is, assuming Martin ever gets around to finishing another book.)


There's one male character and one female character available, and the page says the winners will, quote, "certainly meet a grisly death!"


Other prizes still available include:  Having breakfast with Martin ($15,000), tickets to the 'Game of Thrones' Season Five premiere ($7,500), and even Martin's trademark hat, which is "worn" ($7,500).