Though we’ve all been temporarily distracted by the most recent episode’s awesome zombie battle (how awesome was that battle?), this current season of Game Of Thrones has been turning a lot of viewers off of the show due to its excessive depiction of sexual violence. Show More Summary
The author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, upon which HBO's "Game of Thrones" is based, speaks out
Game Of Thrones has gotten itself into controversy before over its routine portrayal of violence against women, but never more so than after the rape of a beloved character a couple episodes ago. While the actors may feel comfortable with how dark the show can get, not everyone in the audience can. [ Related: Game Of Thrones [...]
Over the past two seasons, the conversation around Game of Thrones' use of sexual violence as a storytelling tool has intensified (for a refresher, see here and here), and now, for the first time, author George R.R. Martin is addressing the concerns. In a statement to EW, Martin says that part... More »
One of the biggest criticisms against "Game of Thrones," especially in Season 5, is the show's depiction of violence against women. Multiple times over the course of the show, female characters have been raped, brutally murdered andShow More Summary
After seasons of buildup, winter finally arrived on Sunday night's Game of Thrones, in an episode that finally made clear one of the lessons of George R.R. Martin's books: The jockeying for the Iron Throne is nothing but a petty distraction; the real terror is the White Walkers and their... More »
Tony from the Starship Sofa podcast writes, "Listen to George R R Martin's The Men of Greywater Station over at StarShipSofa. It is the first time this story has appeared anywhere online. It was written with Howard Waldrop in 1976 and appeared in Amazing Science Fiction magazine." Read the rest
George R.R. Martin laid out five characters he misses from the books when he sees the show. While a few have had their plots given to others, one big one stands out. Huge spoilers ahead! Read more...
HBO said today that portions of the next season of its signature drama Game Of Thrones will be film in Spain. The premium cabler said the series based on George R.R. Martin’s book series will shoot in multiple locations including the cities of Girona and Peñiscola. Show More Summary
As an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the Game of Thrones TV series will always be compared to its source material. Given how beloved the books are, the show can usually only match them, and more often fall short. But there’s one way that the show is kicking the books’ collective ass. Read more...
Here are the five bookfolk the author wishes hadn't been left out of the HBO series.
Just for fun, George R.R. Martin has taken to EW to talk about his favorite characters from his books that have been cut from Game of Thrones. Martin himself admits that the show could never have included the entirety of his massive cast list, which meant that important figures like... More »
"Game of Thrones" might not have introduced the character of Lady Stoneheart, but author George R.R. Martin has long maintained that doesn't mean she's not an important character. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the "A Song of Ice and Fire" writer lists off the characters he wish didn't get cut from the show. Show More Summary
Spoilers for the latest episode of Game of Thrones follow, obviously. We’ve reached a fascinating point in Game of Thrones: Not only is the show departing dramatically from the plot of George R. R. Martin’s books, but they’re catching up to them, and even moving beyond them. Show More Summary
This Game Of Thrones review is written for those who have read George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire. It will not explicitly spoil events from those books that have not yet been adapted into the series, but it will occasionally refer to future events more broadly in the interest of exploring the process of adapting them into a series. Show More Summary
Spoilers through Season 5 of 'Game of Thrones' and the corresponding novels follow. Many people, including our own Paul Tassi, are speculating that the character Lady Stoneheart from George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire might show up in the Season 5 finale. (Paul still finds it unlikely, writing "unlike a few weeks [...]
In paperback:George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones is up two positions, ending the week at number 4.Mark Z. Danielewski's The Familiar: One Rainy Day in May debuts at number 5 (trade paperback). For more info about this title: Canada,...Show More Summary
This season of Game of Thrones is going to run right up to the end of George R.R. Martin's published material, which means that the next one is going to be full of all sorts of spoilers for the heretofore unpublished Winds of Winter. And now, thanks to leaked casting documents... More »
About 30 years ago, both superhero comics and fantasy novels went through a startling narrative transformation. In comics, narrative captions replaced thought balloons. In books, authors started writing “tight” third person narrative, instead of “omniscient” or first person. Why did this happen? Read more...