Posts tagged with george-r-r-martin

Jul 18 2019



HAH: According to The Wrap, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have bowed out of appearing at the show's final Comic-Con panel, presumably because they don't want to listen to a lot of flak from fans of the show about its critically-panned final season...

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May 22 2019

Clear as mud


George R.R. Martin addressed the controversial ending of Game of Thrones on his blog recently, answering his fans' most urgent question: will the books end the same way as the show?

"Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes."

I hope that cleared everything up for you, GoT readers...

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Apr 22 2019

The Mystery Knight, by George R. R. Martin


With all the hype and thinkpieces and merchandising tie-ins, I sometimes wonder if I should be watching Game of Thrones, even though I have thoroughly disliked the bits of the books that I've read and I can't stomach depictions of sexual violence. Still, the fan reaction to the show is so enthusiastic and thoughtful that I almost caved—but then I was sent a copy of The Mystery Knight, and it was a helpful reminder of why I've bowed out...

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Apr 22 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Mystery Knight, by George R.R. Martin


This week's Book Giveaway is The Mystery Knight, a graphic novel adaptation of one of the Dunk and Egg novellas from George R. R. Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. (It's a distant prequel to the events in Game of Thrones.) A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/15/19...

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Nov 8 2018



I recently saw the latest trailer for Syfy's Nightflyers, based in the 1980 novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. Writing about it on his blog, Martin sounds like he's giving the series a cautious thumbs-up...

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Jun 19 2018

I think we all know what to expect.


According to Deadline, HBO has made the sensible decision to keep milking their cash cow until it dries up completely: they've greenlit a pilot for a Game of Thrones prequel series. Details are scarce, but the as-yet-untitled show is apparently set thousands of years before the events of A Song Of Ice And Fire...

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Aug 22 2017



Game of Thrones fans, take note: according to the Smithsonian website, on September 24th, you can visit Castle Ward in Northern Ireland (the location of the show's version of Winterfell) for a single-day celebration of the series. Tickets to...

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Jan 7 2016

Maybe by 2020?


I don't actually care about this (not a Game of Thrones fan), but George R.R. Martin nerds everywhere were chagrined to learn that he has zero chance of finishing the next installment of his best-selling series on schedule...

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Jun 10 2015

No, thanks.


In a leave-no-stone-unturned effort to extract every possible penny from the George R. R. Martin media empire, Bantam Books recently announced that they're planning a Game of Thrones-themed coloring book. While I've written before about my love for coloring books for adults, I'll be skipping this sucker...

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Mar 31 2015

I expect there will still be plenty of violence, though.


The Game of Thrones fan site Winter Is Coming informs me that India is planning its own TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin's wildly popular series. It won't be an exact remake...

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