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Fans of George R. R. Martin’s mega-hit series Game of Thrones are pretty accustomed to waiting a long time for new additions to the story. The next book in the series, The Winds of Winter, was supposed to be released sometime last year and has since been pushed to an unspecified time this year. With so many rabid fans chomping at the bit for anything out of Martin’s sadistic mind, it’s a bit surprising to learn that he is working on a short story set to be released later this year. Don’t freak out and slam the message boards just yet though, he is still working on The Winds of Winter and this appears to be a side-project fans of the series will likely enjoy.

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If you’re one of those people that enjoyed following along HBO‘s Game of Thrones and comparing that to the written words of the A Song of Fire and Ice series by creator George R.R. Martin, these are frustrating times. Season 6 of the show was the first to proceed without a published novel as a blueprint, and while the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have the benefit of Martin’s insight, fans have got to know that the way Martin’s going to lay out his story will be different from the way Benioff and Weiss laid out their TV version of it. Will this be the year we find out how? (more…)

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As you’re undoubtedly already aware, there are only 13 hours of Game of Thrones left, and they will be spread out over two seasons to prolong the agony of fans. With an endgame in mind for the series, it should come as no surprise that HBO would be looking for a way to keep this lucrative franchise going in some way after the series finale, and one of the ways to do that would be with some kind of prequel series. The show, and the books it’s based, refer back to a rich history in the imaginary land of Westeros, just don’t expect the guys behind the current show to want to come back and explore it further. (more…)

Recently George R.R. Martin and Stephen King spent an hour talking about life and writing in front of an audience in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Kiva Auditorium. It’s an hour-long conversation filled with interesting anecdotes from both writers and fans of either writer won’t be disappointed. While the pair do share many traits, one glaring writing trait they do not share was questioned by George R.R. Martin when he asked King “How the fuck to you write so many books so fast!?” (more…)

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Epic Rap Battles has done it again: pitted two icons against each other in a lyrical throw down that we never knew we wanted to see until we did.  This time around, the contestants were George R.R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones books, versus J.R.R Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings works.  The “audience” deems the winner via YouTube votes, so watch the battle unfold and get to commenting who you think dropped the mic harder! (more…)

Why You Need To Be Watching ‘Game of Thrones’

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It is practically impossible to find a person in an English speaking country right now who hasn’t heard of Game of Thrones. The HBO show has taken western culture by storm in a way that is almost unrivalled by any other piece of modern popular culture. Based on the still unfinished series of novels by George R. R. Martin, the series has launched the fantasy genre into mainstream viewing in an almost unique way. (more…)

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Some fans are a little worried about spoilers going into this season of Game of Thrones; and understandably so.  The HBO series has surpassed the events of the most recently released installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series: aka, their source material.  George R.R. Martin, author of the series, assures fans that there will be some events in the book that will be virtually impossible for the show to spoil. (more…)

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Spring is almost half a year away, but that doesn’t mean fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones have stopped wishing and waiting and hoping for that magical time of year filled with dragons and white walkers.  The last season ended with an uproar when a main character and fan favorite was unceremoneously offed in the finale.  Of course, this was not the first time such a thing had happened, so after the initial shock, fans broke into two groups: those who were sure he would return, and those who were sure he was dead.  Basically, those who had read the books or had the theories explained by their friends, and those who live under a rock.  In either camp, though, the minute the season five finale ended, they began counting down the days until the season six premiere.  To whet the proverbial whistle, HBO just released the first teaser for the show, and among other things, it shows that Bran is a royal pain. (more…)

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It should come as no surprise that another of George R.R. Martin‘s works is getting the premium cable network series treatment. Fans will be glad to know that Martin will not be handling the scripting duties for the new Cinemax series, The Skin Trade, instead Kalinda Vazquez (Prison Break, Once Upon A Time) will write the pilot and produce the show. What’s the series about? (more…)

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Rumors of a Game of Thrones movie have been flying around for over a year now, recently along with a pretty convincing rumor that George R.R. Martin had confirmed discussions for one.  The Daily Star reported that Martin had gone even further and revealed that a movie was not just being discussed but was currently in the works, even adding some details about it.  Here are the reported George R. R. Martin quotes that got all us GoT fans riled up: (more…)