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George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb To Appear Together in London Next Month

martinhobbsFamed sci-fi authors George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb are getting together for a live event in London on August 19th. At the event, the two authors discuss “how they build their fictional universes, create their characters and balance fantasy and reality.”

Publisher HarperVoyager UK revealed the news on Twitter today.

The event will take place at a venue in Central London. Tickets will go on sale later this week. The tickets will cost £45 each and will include a hardcover edition of Hobb’s latest novel Fool’s Assassin.

George R.R. Martin Gives the Finger to Those Speculating His Death

georgerrmartinSci-fi author George R.R. Martin does not appreciate speculation that he won’t live to finish the last two books in the Game of Thrones series.

In an interview with the Swiss daily newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, the 65 year-old author told the interviewer that he finds the subject offensive and said, “F*ck you to those people,” while giving the finger to the camera.

Follow this link to watch the video. (Via Gawker).

Inspired by George R.R. Martin, Stephen King Writes TV Episode

stephenkingStephen King got the idea to write an episode of  ”Under the Dome,” a TV adaptation of his 2009 sci-fi novel, from George R.R. Martin.

King wrote the first episode of the second season of the show, which debuts later this month. ”I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I was very jealous,” the horror author told The Los Angeles Times.

Here is more from the interview:

“It gave me a chance to set the arc in motion for the season,” he said between mouthfuls of pizza (served, much to his amusement, with a side of ranch dressing), “and it gave me a little more input into what was going to happen.”

George R.R. Martin Appears in ‘Gay of Thrones’ Web Series


The “Funny or Die” team has released the 10th installment in the Game of Thrones recap web series, Gay of Thrones. Vanity Fair reports that author George R.R. Martin makes an appearance towards the end of the episode.

During this cameo, Martin imitates the grandfather character from The Princess Bride film adaptation and pokes “fun at the show, his snail-like writing pace, and his predilection for violence.” We’ve embedded the entire episode in the video above–what do you think?

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George R.R. Martin Has Joined Twitter

georgerrmartinGeorge R.R. Martin has finally joined Twitter.

The Game of Thrones author signed up for the social network on Monday and has since only written one tweet, which directs followers to visit his live journal page.

The verified account already counts 92.4k followers. He is only following 17 people himself, including Game of Thrones actors Emilia Clark, Finn Jones and John Bradley.

Game of Books: INFOGRAPHIC

gameofthronesElectric Literature has created an infographic called, “Game of Books, How A Song of Ice and Fire Stacks Up,” which explores how George R.R. Martin‘s tome compares in size to other great literary works in history.

Check it out: “George R.R. Martin has only completed five books of his seven-book series, yet it is already one of the longest stories ever told. At roughly 1,770,000 words, the first five books are 3.7 times as long as Lord of the Rings. Here is how many times these famous novels fit into the series.”

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How to Star in George R.R. Martin’s Next Book

George R.R. Martin is hoping to raise money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe. Donors that donate $20,000 or more can star in Martin’s next novel. This option is open to two lucky donors.

For those people with a more modest donation to offer, Martin is offering up the chance to visit the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary with him in a helicopter. He has created a donation page on Prizeo.com, where you can donate to the cause and check out all of the prizes. Check it out:

If you make a small donation to my campaign, you will automatically be entered to win an incredible experience. You and a friend will be flown out (from wherever you are in the world) to meet me in Santa Fé, where we’ll share a helicopter ride to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. In addition to touring the Sanctuary together, we’ll also have plenty of time to discuss the show, A Song of Ice and Fire, direwolves - and if there’s anything you have ever wanted to ask me, here’s your chance!

Joe Hanson Creates ‘The Science of Game of Thrones’ Video

Have you ever pondered about the complexities in the world that George R.R. Martin created in the Song of Ice & Fire series? Joe Hanson, the founder and curator of the “It’s Okay To Be Smart” YouTube channel, has decided to try and provide some clarity with a video called “The Science of Game of Thrones.”

In the video embedded above, Hanson tackles two questions: “Why are the seasons so crazy?” and “What are the secrets behind Valyrian steel?” He also talks about The Wall, wildfire, milk of the poppy, and dire wolves. Fair warning, viewers may encounter spoilers so proceed with caution. (via The Huffington Post)

Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors: INFOGRAPHIC

harrypotternotesNinja Essays has created an infographic called, “Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors,” which explores the technologies used by great writers.

According to the graphic, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and Quentin Tarantino rely on pen and paper to get their ideas out. George R.R. Martin uses an old DOS machine that runs Wordstar 4.0.

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George R.R. Martin Reveals Plan to Keep ‘Games of Thrones’ From Catching Up to the Book Series

got logoHow will  author George R.R. Martin make sure that the Game of Thrones HBO series won’t catch up with him?

As fans of A Song of Ice and Fire know, Martin will pen two more installments to wrap up his popular book series. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer explained that the forthcoming fourth season is actually based on the second half of book three A Storm of Swords.

Should Game of Thrones continue in the future, Martin will consult with creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff to split books four and five, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, to prolong its story. He also noted other popular TV shows, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, did not suffer from a “hiatus inserted in the middle of the final season” so that is another option.

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