References and Homages in A Song of Ice and Fire

Most fans have been able to spot the similarities between George RR Martin’s character Samwell Tarly and JRR Tolkien’s Samwise Gamgee. Martin was a huge fan of Lord of the Rings since the books were first published in the USA, so it’s no surprise he left a few homages to Lord of the Rings and some of his other… » 5/01/15 3:20pm 5/01/15 3:20pm

So it looks like there's a new ASOIAF book next year...

...but nope, it's not Winds of Winter. Rather it's a collection called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, collecting the "Dunk and Egg" novellas. The contents will be "The Hedge Knight," "The Sworn Sword," and "The Mystery Knight," all previously published. It might also include a new, non-Dunk and Egg story called… » 9/08/13 10:17am 9/08/13 10:17am

HBO hires George R.R. Martin to make all the shows

Perhaps ebullient over the phenomenal ratings Game of Thrones has received over the course of its two seasons (and anticipating more of the same when the show returns on March 31st), HBO has signed George R.R. Martin to a two-year deal which will allow him to continue as co-producer on Game of Thrones, but also let… » 2/06/13 11:40am 2/06/13 11:40am