Prison bans the Game Of Thrones books because inmates might do…something…with all those maps

George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire books are a little grim as far as pure escapism goes, but that hasn’t stopped at least one Maryland prison from banning them on the grounds that their contents qualify as potential tools for escape. Per a recent piece for The Marshall Project, courtesy of Maryland…

George R. R. Martin announces release date for new book that's not The Winds Of fucking Winter

It’s a long-standing irony of the A Song Of Ice And Fire series that there are more trolls writing these books—i.e., one—than there are actually featured within them, with author George R.R. Martin apparently delighting in his continued efforts to mess with people whose only sin was loving his work, often to the…

Finally: Someone did a climatological study of the world of Game Of Thrones

For fans of HBO’s Game Of Thrones, the current, pre-final season wasteland we’re inhabiting, which both lacks new episodes and is peppered with dangerous potential spoilers, is rough. Harrowing thought it has been, it’s nothing compared to the wait fans of the books have endured since 2011’s A Dance With Dragons came…

The backstory that will make Cersei and Jon Snow’s meeting a little awkward

Since the truth of Jon Snow’s parentage was confirmed in last season’s Game Of Thrones finale, show watchers have been catching up on mapping out some of the familial relations that book readers did ages ago. Unbeknownst to the King In The North, he’s got a whole bunch of genetic connections that could complicate his…

How much do Game Of Thrones characters resemble their descriptions in the books?

Like any good film or TV adaptation, HBO’s Game Of Thrones inevitably had to deviate from its source material to best serve the medium’s appeal and aesthetics. Fans of George R.R. Martin’s series love to discuss how things really are in the books as fans of the show roll their eyes. If there’s one aspect that book…

Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass writes a campaign song for Jon Snow

While much of the internet is still reeling from the news that the next installment of George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire will not be coming in the spring—or, as far as we know, ever—the fantasy nerd set could really use a little pick-me-up. Some sort of heroic anthem to rouse us from our doldrums and give us…

George R.R. Martin offers up new The Winds Of Winter chapter, and that’s it

As he’s demonstrated many times, the only thing George R.R. Martin loves more than quasi-pornographic descriptions of food is finding excuses not to write. But apparently he’s actually been working on the fifth book in his A Song Of Ice And Fire series, The Winds Of Winter, as he shared an update on its progress on…

This paper-craft version of Game Of Thrones’ King’s Landing is pretty rad

There’s a reason why the intricate cogs-and-gears opening sequence of HBO’s Game Of Thrones is created in a computer instead of using practical materials, and that’s because the latter would be hellishly difficult. Still, given the show’s audience and popularity, those with the money, time, and the brand synergy…

Winds Of Winter won’t be out before Game Of Thrones’ season 6 premiere

We’ve been bracing ourselves for the delayed arrival of The Winds Of Winter, the sixth book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire series, for some time now. Although it looked like Martin was (somewhat) on pace to complete the book by the end of 2015—at least, according to an editor for the Spanish-language…

Stock up on red crayons, because the Game Of Thrones coloring book is available now

In June, we reported that a coloring-book adaptation of Game Of Thrones was in the works, and now, just a few short months later, it’s already available in stores. That kind of quick turnaround is virtually unheard of in the world of A Song Of Ice And Fire, which makes us a little suspicious of the fact that George…

The Winds Of Winter is coming next year, maybe

“Winter is coming” are the famous words of House Stark, a grim reminder of what awaits an unsuspecting Westeros. They’ve also probably become a regular catchphrase for A Song Of Ice And Fire’s author, George R.R. Martin. As in, “Yes, The Winds Of Winter is coming,” GRMM’s reminder that a hypothetical book awaits not…

2013 fan theory posits Game Of Thrones signifies Ragnarök, the Norse apocalypse

Next to pornography, the internet’s biggest export is theories about George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song Of Ice And Fire, and its TV adaptation Game Of Thrones. While some theories have become widespread and widely accepted (R+L=J), and some unlikely (we still can’t get anyone to take our Jon=Spongebob,…