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George R.R. Martin Stuns Fans By Refusing To Kill Someone, Writes Adorable Letter Instead - All for the wolfies!

3 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

U.K. boy donates all of his pocket money to George R.R. Martin asking to be a character in the upcoming novel. Martin politely declines, but instead donates $10,000 to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in the boy's name.

Newswire: George R. R. Martin declines to kill someone for once

He may seem to delight in traumatizing fans by murdering their favorite characters in gruesome ways, but even George R. R. Martin won’t stoop so low as to kill an innocent 13-year-old boy. Not for a mere $250, anyway.  Martin recently...Show More Summary

13-Year-Old Boy Writes to George R.R. Martin: I Want to Die a Gruesome Death in “Game of Thrones”

George R.R. Martin is currently holding a crowdfunding campaign to help a wolf sanctuary and he’s offering awesome prizes, including the chance to be killed in GOT. Unfortunately, this specific “reward” is already gone, but there are plenty of other ones still available (Just 1 day left!) After hearing about this, a 13-year-old boy wrote […]

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin pens touching letter to teen fan

"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin showed he could pen an emotionally uplifting prose as well as he can write a good, grisly death scene.

13-Year-Old Boy Writes to George R.R. Martin: I to Die a Gruesome Death in “Game of Thrones”

George R.R. Martin is currently holding a crowdfunding campaign to help a wolf sanctuary and he’s offering awesome prizes, including the chance to be killed in GOT. Unfortunately, this specific “reward” is already gone, but there are plenty of other ones still available (Just 1 day left!) After hearing about this, a 13-year-old boy wrote […]

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can download Songs of Love and Death, a speculative fiction anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois featuring an all-star list of contributors, for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:In this star-studded cross-genre...Show More Summary

Beautiful Game of Thrones Bookend [Pic]

From Thinkgeek: There are over 4000 pages in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire so far. That represents a significant investment of both your time and bookshelf space. Don’t those books deserve to have their own, dedicated bookend? Give them this fitting Iron Throne. Almost 4 lbs., this hand-painted collectible is ready to […]

George R.R. Martin's Response To A Fan's Letter Is The Happiest Ending He Ever Wrote

"Awwws" are coming. If you donated $20,000 to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary last month, you had a chance to be killed by "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin in his newest novel, "The Winds of Winter." The problem is not many people have $20K to blow, like one particular 13-year-old UK resident named Jack. Show More Summary

George R.R. Martin fan gets a letter from his hero after donating all his month

A 13-year-old Game of Thrones fan tries to appeal to GRRM personally to get killed in his novels.

George R.R. Martin Responds To A Heartfelt Letter From 13-Year-Old Fan Asking To Die A Grisly Death

Asmanyofyouknow,GeorgeR.R.Martinheld anonlinefundraiserlastmonthonbehalfofaWolfSanctuary.Thegrandprizeinthatfundraiserwastheopportunitytogoonahelicopterrideandlookatsomewolves.However,ifyoudonated$20,000,youalsogottobekilledinMartin’snextnovelintheASongofIceandFireseries,WindsofWinter.

Game Of Thrones 101: U.S. University Offers Class On HBO’s Fantasy Series

The Game of Thrones phenomenon is spilling over into academia. The University of Virginia is now offering a summer course about the HBO series and the books on which it is based, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The class’ 24 students are analyzing how the fantasy story was adapted for

George R.R. Martin Procrastinates

“Does Jerry die? Is there a Jerry? I’ll make a Jerry and then kill the Jerry.” Mint Comedy imagines why it’s taking so long for A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin to finish the remaining books in the series.

George R.R. Martin Writes Back to Young Fan's Heartfelt Letter

Who knew so many people want to be killed off by George R. R. Martin? Martin's wolf sanctuary crowdfunding campaign with Prizeo, through which fans could purchase an in-book death at the hands of the Game of Thrones author for $20,000, has raised more $450,000 — more than double its initial goal. Show More Summary

New Fantasy Book Releases: Week of July 22, 2014

4 weeks agoGenres / Fantasy : Genre Reader

Below is this week's list of new fantasy releases, according to Amazon.com: -The Book of Dragon (Vlad) by Steven Brust -A Game of Thrones: Comic Book, Issue 20 by George R.R. Martin -The Stolen: An American Faerie Tale by Bishop O'Connell -Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell (What? Kindle book is $26.99?) -Valor (The Faithful […]

George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb To Appear Together in London Next Month

4 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Famed sci-fi authors George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb are getting together for a live event in London on August 19th. At the event, the two authors discuss “how they build their fictional universes, create their characters and balance...Show More Summary

It Must Be Hard To Write Game of Thrones

When you write for a living, procrastination is a constant source of temptation. I bet A Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin gets distracted now and then. Read more...

Sean Bean’s Remarks Bolster ‘Game of Thrones’ Theory on Jon Snow

One of the mysteries of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” is the identity of Jon Snow’s parents. Sean Bean, who played Ned Stark on HBO’s “Game of Thrones," said: “I’m obviously not Jon Snow’s dad."

About That ‘Game of Thrones’ Theory Regarding Jon Snow’s Parentage

HBO’s mega-hit Game of Thrones isn’t even currently on the air (we miss you so), but that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty of information and buzz and chatter about George R.R. Martin‘s heartbreaking baby to share until the show returns for its fifth season sometime next year. Show More Summary

Free Random House 2014 Sampler

This from the folks at Random House:Maybe you’re finally ready to take the plunge into an epic saga such as George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire or Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Maybe your inner Star Wars fan lights up at the thought of new novels that expand the canon of the original trilogy. Show More Summary

A Guide to the Most Persuasive Theory About Jon Snow’s Mother

It’s less obvious, at least to me, from watching the HBO series, but reading George R.R. Martin’s books—and I’ve only just begun—it seems clear that (speculative spoiler alert) Eddard Stark is not telling the truth about Jon Snow’s parentage. Show More Summary

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