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Excerpt: The World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin


martin-worldoficeandfireThe World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin will publish October 28, 2014!

But yesterday, George released a new excerpt, Aegon’s Conquest, from the forthcoming book! Learn more here!

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SF & Fantasy

Gifts for the Geek | Day 11: Game of Thrones Westeros 3D Puzzle Map


martin-3dmapGifts for the Geek continues today with a cool Westeros item from Game of Thrones!

A 3D puzzle! Of the map! Based on the opening show credits!

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SF & Fantasy

‘The World of Ice and Fire’: Bigger and Badder Than Ever Before


george-martinBig news today for A Game of Thrones fans: The Guardian newspaper is reporting that the hotly anticipated The World of Ice and Fire, a companion book to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, isn’t going to be out until 2014.

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SF & Fantasy

Suvudu Likes: 4/20/13


martin-worldofThere are some great sci-fi/fantasy bloggers out there, fans who are devoting a lot of time and energy into supporting authors and their readers. Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and with the menagerie of unique and very different individuals out there contributing, it produces a whole that is better than its parts.

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How Will You Die in Westeros? Find Out!


How Will You Die in Westeros? Find Out!

One of the coolest things about the success of HBO’s A Game of Thrones has been watching the characters and settings we A Song of Ice and Fire fans have loved for years become household names. While I was getting a haircut yesterday, my stylist and I talked about the upcoming season and what we [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Excerpt: The World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin


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Make the jump to view pages from The World of Ice & Fire, coming October 29th!

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Beer is Coming to Westeros and Beyond


Beer is Coming to Westeros and Beyond

Great news for A Game of Thrones fans with a taste for the occasional adult beverage: HBO has announced a partnership with Brewery Hommegang to introduce a new line of beers celebrating the themes, people and places of Westeros. While not a lot of information is available right now, Ommegang’s website states that the first [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Talking Game of Thrones: What’s in a Name?


Names can be important things.
It’s a common trope of magic in fantasy that names have power, and many stories revolve in one way or another around names and naming (a personal favorite, in this vein, is A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin). So when, in the course of adaptation, names begin [...]

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Suvudu

Noms de Guerre and Ancient Emperors: A Look at Possible Historic Inspirations for George R.R. Martin’s The Night’s Watch


Noms de Guerre and Ancient Emperors: A Look at Possible Historic Inspirations for George R.R. Martin’s The Night’s Watch

The Wall is a singular landmark of both social and strategic importance in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. As a social landmark, the Wall is a last refuge of the desperate and unwanted; a place where one’s sins are washed away for the price of a lifetime of service protecting the [...]

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SF & Fantasy

A Grand Finale: “Fire and Blood”


[Note: As usual, the brief recap runs us through the episode, while the discussion afterward will make mention of details from the novels.]

Opening where the previous episode ended, the aftermath of Lord Eddard Stark’s execution is felt throughout the Seven Kingdoms. Arya Stark is carried away by Yoren of the Night’s Watch, spirited out of [...]

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