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…

Whoa, Kit Harrington looks a lot like a young George R.R. Martin

A Song Of Ice And Fire author George R.R. Martin has a very specific and distinctive look, a consistent “black-capped Santa Claus in a vest” vibe that’s served him well across any number of interviews and author photos. That wasn’t always the case, though, as per an old photo dredged up by Buzzfeed’s Ryan Broderick,…

George R.R. Martin is still bummed Lady Stoneheart didn’t make it into Game Of Thrones

Although he’s always had a pretty strong working relationship with Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss—dating back to a famous five-hour lunch-turned dinner where the trio outlined the initial plans for the HBO series—A Song Of Ice And Fire author George R.R. Martin hasn’t always agreed with every…

Wait, what happened on Game Of Thrones last season?

After six seasons and 60 episodes, keeping track of Game Of Thrones’ many threads can be as difficult as persuading George R.R. Martin to sit down and get some goddamn writing done. As a service to you, the reader (and a refresher for ourselves), here’s The A.V. Club’s quick catch-up guide to the goings-on in Westeros…

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Syfy lays its vision for a future filled with George R.R. Martin and Superman’s grandpa

On Tuesday, Syfy gathered reporters in New York to unveil its plans for a shiny new reboot set to launch June 19. And in addition to debuting a blocky new logo with neon design, the event served as a platform to announce some of the new series that will be joining its lineup. As expected based on that leaked trailer,…