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

Scenes From Game Of Thrones Season 4 Brought To Life By Artists

We're waiting to see how Game of Thrones will bring the second half of A Storm of Swords to television life, but many artists have already put their own visual spin on events we'll see in Season 4. See how they have interpreted the story's major events before we see them on screen. Huge, major spoilers below. » 3/27/14 12:00pm 3/27/14 12:00pm

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

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

Fight for your throne with the Song of Ice and Fire RPG

The Song of Ice and Fire RPG doesn't just allow you to have adventures in Westeros – it lets you inhabit Westeros, creating your own noble house to vie for control of the Seven Kingdoms and play the Game of Thrones. » 12/13/13 12:57pm 12/13/13 12:57pm

Breaking Bad inspires George R.R.Martin to make an even worse villain

A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is an avid viewer of Breaking Bad, but couldn't help but note on his blog after last weekend's episode "Ozymandias" that "Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros." His next thought? "(I need to do something about that)." » 9/18/13 11:20am 9/18/13 11:20am

This George R.R. Martin Book Might Restore Your Faith in Human Nature

Still depressed after the horrible events of Game of Thrones season three, or of George R.R. Martin's original books? The misery, the misanthropy, the savage reversals of fortune? George R.R. Martin himself has the cure. His funny, strange space opera book Tuf Voyaging has recently been reissued, after a decade out of… » 6/26/13 5:23pm 6/26/13 5:23pm

How much of the books will we see next year on Game of Thrones?

The first two seasons of Game of Thrones were pretty straightforward: one season, one book. But season three covered a big chunk of George R.R. Martin's third book, leaving some for season four. What's left of A Storm of Swords for the show to cover? And how much of books four and five could we see next year? » 6/11/13 12:29pm 6/11/13 12:29pm