Any time an epic literary tale gets converted by the folks in Hollywood so that it fits a television or movie format, problems will result. The fact of the matter is that giant books just don’t fit into the usual 45-minute/2-hour formats without losing a little something-something along the way. Game of Thrones is one such television project and, while most people seem completely happy with the way the show has turned out thus far, those of us that read and loved the books know that there’s plenty that got left out, for better or for worse. Now, the Song of Fire and Ice scribe himself, George R.R. Martin, is stepping up to address some of the problems he’s experienced with the show. (more…)
We’ve all been waiting patiently for damn near three years now for George R.R. Martin to finish up the sixth book in his Song of Ice and Fire series. People are somewhat concerned that, at the pace Martin is going, he may pull a Robert Jordan and up-and-die on us before we get to read the end. Now, some rumors, hearsay and general sewing-circle chatter is suggesting that Song of Ice and Fire may actually end up being eight books instead of just seven. Scroll on for more. (more…)
Readers at home may be eagerly awaiting news that George R.R, Martin is finally going to finish his Fire and Ice series. Alas, we here at Nerd Bastards can not report that news, for it does not exist. But what we can say is that Martin is going to be a busy boy in the near future, seeing as how he’s just signed a new two-year deal with HBO.
In addition to sticking around as executive co-producer for upcoming seasons of Game of Thrones, he’ll be putting together some new projects for the folks at HBO. What he has planned in a mystery, but one does have to wonder if Martin’s new workload may end up delaying the sixth season of GoT for years, being that the book for that season is in limbo.
So what do the folks at home think? Are you eager to see what Martin might bring to the world of HBO programming? Or do you think we should all gather together, kidnap the author and lock him in a room until he finishes the last two damn Fire and Ice books?
At least we all have a new GoT season to look forward to, come March 31st.
TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) has posted the last part of the “In Conversation” interview with George R.R. Martin, at its Youtube channel. It’s an interesting look into Geroge’s thoughts on various subjects, but where the hell did they get this interviewer? Her hammy reactions and laugh were like nails on a chalkboard to this NerdBastard.
The last nine minutes feature George reading a short excerpt from a The Winds of Winter chapter! Definite spoilers for those who’ve not yet read all five novels in the series: