George R.R. Martin

  1. Entertainment

    Would Aragorn Participate In Orc Genocide? George R.R. Martin Asks The Tough Questions (And We Try To Answer)

    Yesterday Rolling Stone released a long and compelling interview with A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin about his life and work. Over the course of the interview, he happened to suggest a very interesting rhetorical continuation of the Lord of the Rings series that has made our nerd hearts swell with righteous anger.

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  2. Entertainment

    George R. R. Martin Released a New/Old Chapter From The Winds of Winter

    Can't wait for the next book of the Song of Ice and Fire series by sea captain Santa Claus author George R. R. Martin? Let this tide you over: Martin just released a new chapter from The Winds of Winter on his blog that he actually calls an old chapter.

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  3. Entertainment

    George R.R. Martin Discusses Game of Thrones Emmy Chances, Agrees that Walter White is the Worst

    Everyone's got an opinion about the last episode of Breaking Bad, including the evilest of Santas himself, A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin. The other day he took to his blog to briefly discuss how his own show, Game of Thrones, might stack up come awards season.

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  4. Tech

    Formatting eBook Error Causes George R.R. Martin’s Name To Randomly Appear In A Feast For Crows

    If you're not a regular in the comments section of Gawker Media, then you might have missed this amazing gem of a story from an io9 thread last Thursday -- according to user Teshara, an error in the ebook copy of A Feast For Crows causes the author's name and book title to appear in throughout the book's texts in the most hilarious places possible.

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  5. Entertainment

    GRRM Says the Iron Throne’s a Lot Different in the Books, Sounds Like Most of His Readers

    As someone who's read through most of A Song of Ice and Fire and who now has family members passing by my current place in DWD, I'd like to officially apologize to anyone to whom I've ever began a sentence with "But in the books, it's like this..." That being said, HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's original text are definitely pretty different, and Martin's always going to be the first person to acknowledge that. Perhaps in an effort to soften some of the criticism against the recent Oberyn Martell casting choice -- or maybe just because he needed a break from finding new ways to crush all our hopes and dreams --  he went to his blog and outlined one of the biggest differences between show and book: Namely, the Iron Throne itself.

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  6. Entertainment

    George R.R. Martin to Team Coco: “Crap, I Was Supposed to Write MORE Books?” [Video]

    Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin stopped by the set of Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show Conan for a brief chat, and while he was there he apparently gave Team Coco some fascinating "spoilers" for next season from the upcoming DVD commentary. I put the word spoilers in quotation marks because obviously none of the plot points proposed here are going to happen -- it's all too uplifting and pleasant for Martin. We know you better than that, sir.

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  7. Entertainment

    Ice and Fire Encyclopedia Delayed Because George R.R. Martin Can’t Stop Writing

    Fans of the long-running A Song of Ice and Fire series (those are the books that Game of Thrones is based on, if you didn't know) were probably a little miffed when they heard that George R.R. Martin was working on a companion book called The World of Ice and Fire Encyclopedia instead of, you know, finishing the series. Well prepare to be more miffed (miffed-er?), because the release date has already been pushed back to 2014, and it's now going to be a multi-volume "lushly illustrated retelling" of Westerosi history. Which, to be fair, sounds awesome, but we would have settled for an encyclopedia. Or The Winds of Winter. Whichever.

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  8. Gaming

    King’s Landing From Game of Thrones Built in Minecraft’s Potentially the Best Thing Ever

    Look, we know the Minecraft craze has mostly faded, but there's always something interesting being built within the confines of the sandbox game of all sandbox games. People like making things, especially if those things are scaled down versions of places represented in fiction and pop culture. We've even covered such things before, so believe us when we say that this version of King's Landing from Game of Thrones is perhaps the best thing ever built in Minecraft. No foolin'.

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  9. Entertainment

    Listen to the Stark Kids Beatbox the Game of Thrones Theme Song [Video]

    The opening theme for Game of Thrones is epic and all, but -- and there's no denying the truth, people -- it just doesn't resonate with the easily bored kids of today. While the music no doubt gets our blood pumping for that winning combination of swords and sorcery, it does absolutely nothing to pique that sense of vicarious adventure in the youth element. Placing ourselves in the shallow and misinformed mind of a network executive at HBO, how would we go about getting them excited about Game of Thrones? Simple: Get those crazy kids from House Stark -- Sansa, Arya, and Bran -- to give that totally square theme tune some overdue urban flair through the power of beatboxing, that's how! All we have to say is, score one for HBO's marketing department!

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  10. Entertainment

    Rejoice! Game of Thrones Coming to HBO

    Get excited: HBO has greenlit A Game of Thrones, ordering a ten-episode series based on the first novel in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga.

    Waaay back when, in early 2007, HBO got fantasy geeks excited by buying the rights to A Song of Ice and Fire, but that excitement slowly dissipated when proceedings went pretty slowly (the Wikipedia article on the TV series provides a good timeline; thankfully, we haven't heard "The Sopranos in Middle-earth" anywhere around the new series yet); now, they've been sparked back to life, with the series set to debut next spring.

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