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AbeBooks Puts George RR Martin on the $20 Bill

What author would you like to see printed on our money?

Inspired by Jane Austen‘s upcoming spot on the British £10 note, AbeBooks printed some imaginary money featuring great authors–including George RR Martin on the $20 bill. Here’s more from the bookseller’s blog:

He’s been writing since 1970 and yet Martin is the author of the moment thanks to the continuing success of Game of Thrones on the telly. We also liked the idea of having an author of science fiction, fantasy and horror on some money. With those glasses, hat and beard, George is more recognizable than Andrew Jackson.

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George R.R. Martin Reveals True Shape of the Iron Throne

George R.R. Martin revealed this week that HBO’s “Iron Throne”–the throne of melted swords that has become a trademark part of the show–is “not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see.”

Martin shared a painting of the Game of Thrones centerpiece by Marc Simonetti, you can visit his post to see that image.  Above, we’ve embedded another painting of The Iron Throne by Simonetti from deviantART. Check it out:

That’s the Iron Throne as painted by the amazing Marc Simonetti (and if you haven’t gotten his 2013 Ice & Fire calendar, better hurry, the year’s half over) for the upcoming concordance, THE WORLD OF ICE & FIRE. It’s a rough, not a final version, so what you see in the book will be more polished. But Marc has come closer here to capturing the Iron Throne as I picture it than any other artist to tackle it. From now on, THIS will be the reference I give to every other artist tackling a throne room scene. This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few.

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Game of Thrones Is Most Pirated TV Show

Adaptations of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead placed high on the list of the most pirated TV shows last season.

AppNewser has all the details:

The HBO adaptation of George RR Martin‘s Game of Thrones series has been named the Most Pirated TV Show of the Season by TorrentFreak. The website counted an estimated 5,200,000 downloads per single episode on public BitTorrent trackers, compared to the 5,500,000 estimated viewers for an episode on HBO. The real piracy numbers are hard to calculate as online storage lockers and other services are also used by pirates.