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On the Plus Side, Maybe George R.R. Martin Will Finish Winds of Winter Now

Things are... bad, right? There’s a deadly disease spreading across the planet. The world’s governments and health organisations are struggling to catch up. Most people are isolated to their homes hoping to curb the panic, events are cancelled, and gathering places are almost all closed. Read More >>

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George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Could Have Ended With a Cinematic Trilogy

Game of Thrones’ series finale came, we watched it, and... that was that. But according to George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones’ final season could have potentially worked out much differently had an early pitch to HBO for the series gone differently. Read More >>

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The Creators Behind Game of Thrones Apparently Had No Idea What They Were Doing

Regardless of how you feel about how the climax of Game of Thrones ultimately came together, it’d be foolish to not at least acknowledge that there are reasons the HBO show became one of the biggest televisual events of the last decade. At a recent talk for the Austin Film Festival, however, it seems that D.B. Weiss and David Benioff admitted that they were not among them. Read More >>

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George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Ending Was Freeing as a Writer

Writing a fantasy epic is hard. Writing a fantasy epic while also competing with a television show that adapts said epic, and will finish before you? Apparently that’s way harder. Read More >>

Summer Is Fading, But There Are Tonnes of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Coming to Brighten Up August

This month’s crop of brand-new sci-fi and fantasy horror books include space battles with hostile aliens, multiple mages, a pet crow who’s got a front-row seat to the zombie apocalypse, ghosts, dragons, salty heroes, and even a few tales of tech gone wild. Dig in! Read More >>

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Oh No, George R.R. Martin Feels Less Pressure to Finish His Books Now That Game of Thrones Is Over

With Game of Thrones now over, fans of the world George R.R. Martin created can turn their attention to the yet-to-be-published final two books in the series. Not that fans haven’t been doing that for a while now, of course...but it should come as no surprise that the author isn’t planning on speeding up his pace. Read More >>

How Jon Snow’s Story Came Full Circle

On Game of Thrones, Jon Snow seemed like a man who was destined for greatness. But he ended up right back where he started. Read More >>

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George R.R. Martin Just Set a Very Peculiar Winds of Winter Deadline Threat for Himself

Now that Game of Thrones is over for good, the focus is on when George R.R. Martin is finally going to complete his side of the story. Thanks to an airline’s offer to fly Martin out so he can have some peace and quiet to finish The Winds of Winter, he’s jokingly promised a deadline. If he doesn’t meet it, New Zealand gets to arrest him. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin Has a Lot to Say About His Books After the Big Finale

Now that Game of Thrones’ series finale has come and gone, even more attention is being paid to author George R.R. Martin. He’s mostly been minding his own business and living his life while the rest of the world harangues him about the final two entries in the series of novels that started it all. Read More >>

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Why This Character’s Game of Thrones Ending Was the Most Satisfying

The final episode of Game of Thrones gave us closure for many beloved characters, with some of them getting to fulfil a destiny they may not have even known they had. None of them stood out more than the person who started out as a child, but became a champion. Read More >>

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The Game of Thrones Has Been Won

We’ve been through eight seasons, countless battles, a war that lasted lifetimes. Kings and queens have risen, and they have fallen. All leading us right here, to the bitter end. HBO’s Game of Thrones is over, the people of Westeros have spoken, and here’s who ended up on the throne. Read More >>

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Do Dragons Ever Run Out of Fire?

Game of Thrones has clearly lost its own thread, and I can’t help but feel held captive by the eight years I’ve already sunk into this series as I begrudgingly plod through its mercifully short final season. And yet, something wonderful happened in the midst of last week’s episode – “The Bells” – that I’ve been unable to shake since. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Saved Its Most Tragic, Vicious, and Devastating War for Last

The final battle between Daenerys and Cersei. Other long-awaited confrontations. Major character deaths. Justice. Heartbreak. Much more than the fight against the White Walkers, this penultimate episode of Game of Thrones had everything it needed to have. And while it wasn’t perfect, it was still perfect for Game of Thrones. Read More >>

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Turns Out Game of Thrones’ Dragons are Pretty Weak

Game of Thrones has made an incredibly big deal out of how important Daenerys’ dragons, the last ones in existence, have been in Westeros, because of the unique advantage they’ve always afforded the Targaryen family. Over the course of the last two seasons, though, the show’s been trying to tell us something about the magical beasts that finally came to a head last night: on their own, and in small numbers, dragons really aren't that great. Read More >>

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How Game of Thrones’ Azor Ahai Prophecy Could Still Be Fulfilled

The latest episode of Game of Thrones shocked audiences when it seemingly ended one of the show’s greatest conflicts and dashed hopes about a prophecy that’s been in place since the beginning. But we still have three episodes left, and the return of Azor Ahai and Lightbringer could still be fulfilled. But it would come at a cost that would change Westeros forever. Read More >>