We Reached The "Everybody's Broken Past Fixing" Part of Game of Thrones

Remember when all the characters on Game of Thrones were shiny and new? Now Tyrion Lannister can't get laid in a whorehouse. His brother Jaime has lost his groove. The Stark girls have death in their hearts. Jon Snow's a traitor forever. Last night's premiere showed these characters aren't just broken, but broken… » 4/07/14 8:38am 4/07/14 8:38am

Remember When HBO Said Game Of Thrones Could Last 20 Seasons?

There seems to be a disconnect lately between HBO, which wants Game of Thrones to last just seven seasons, and George R.R. Martin, who seems to think the show could last years and years, devoting a couple seasons each to Feast For Crows and Dance With Dragons. But where did Martin get this impression? Maybe from HBO. » 4/02/14 5:47pm 4/02/14 5:47pm

A Quick And Dirty Refresher Course On Game Of Thrones' First 3 Years

It's been nearly a year since Game of Thrones was on our screens, and that's a long time to keep the complexities of Westerosi politics straight in your head. And there's less than two weeks left before the show returns. Don't have time to marathon the first 30 episodes before April 6? We've got a quick refresher for… » 3/25/14 12:24pm 3/25/14 12:24pm

George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Film Being "Actively Discussed"

As we count the days until Game of Thrones returns to our screens, we're also obsessing about another ticking clock: How long until the TV show overtakes George R.R. Martin's books? How can the show end when the story hasn't ended on the page? And now, Martin says they're seriously talking about ending it with a movie. » 3/20/14 3:40pm 3/20/14 3:40pm

All Hell Breaks Loose In That New Winds of Winter Chapter

All your favorite characters had kind of a rough time in A Dance With Dragons, the most recent book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. And judging from a chapter from the next book that's available today, their lives aren't about to get any nicer. Some super-vague spoilers ahead... » 3/20/14 5:00am 3/20/14 5:00am

Two Reasons That Explain Why We're All Obsessed with Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones comes back to television in just a few weeks, and already we're feeling the imperative: All Men (And Women) Must Freak Out. But why is Game of Thrones such a huge cultural phenomenon, among all other fantasy series? It comes down to two huge cultural trends, that are rooted in our widespread anxieties… » 3/18/14 1:19pm 3/18/14 1:19pm

Game of Thrones is catching up to George R.R. Martin: "It's alarming."

When HBO decided to make a TV series of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff sat down with Martin and he told them how the story ends, in broad strokes. But now that the show is catching up to Martin's books, he's told them in much greater detail, character by… » 3/11/14 12:40pm 3/11/14 12:40pm

Fan-Made Game of Thrones trailer is better than all the HBO trailers

Instead of using hyper-fast cuts of characters looking ominously just past the camera YouTube user LadyDogTrailers cobbled together all the official Game of Thrones trailers HBO's released, and recut it so you can see what's actually happening, to Lorde's cover of the Tears for Fears song "Everybody Wants to Rule the… » 2/24/14 2:36pm 2/24/14 2:36pm

An Exclusive Look at Winter is Coming, George R.R. Martin's Art Show!

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series has inspired some brilliant art, from calendars to fan art. But now there's a new gallery show coming in March, featuring art from some of the best artists working today, presented by Martin himself. We've got an exclusive sneak peek at eye-popping images, plus… » 2/11/14 11:41am 2/11/14 11:41am

The Most Unusual Alternate History Novels Ever Published

Tired of alternate history books where the Axis won World War II, or the South won the Civil War? Luckily for you, there are a ton of allohistories that pick more obscure and interesting points of divergence. Here are 15 alt-history books (or series) that break the mold. » 2/07/14 12:30pm 2/07/14 12:30pm

New Game of Thrones photos show why season 4 will be the most intense

The premiere of Game of Thrones season four may be months off — but you can get a good look at what's new in Westeros right now, with these newly released images. Including all your favorite (surviving) characters, like Tyrion, Daenerys and Jon, plus a few new faces. And they all look pretty miserable. Can't wait. » 1/30/14 11:47am 1/30/14 11:47am

Let's break down the Game of Thrones season 4 trailer, shall we?

Well, of course King Joffrey isn't excited about Game of Thrones season 4. He's an asshole. But for the rest of the planet, last night's trailer was awesome — so awesome that we had to crank up the ol' screencap machine in order to suss out every single detail. Don't worry, it's spoiler free! » 1/13/14 10:00am 1/13/14 10:00am