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Sorry, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, we probably won’t get ‘Winds of Winter’ in 2018 either

Ice and fire are once again at odds in the latest news of Winds of Winter, the long-awaited (and long-delayed) next installment of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice saga.

The news is not good. There’s a delay in the processAgain. This time, in a manner of speaking, it’s the dragons’ fault.

In exchanging comments with fans on a recent Not a Blog post, Martin shared a detail that all but confirms we won’t be seeing Winds of Winter in 2018. Not unless there’s a miracle.

Does anyone else feel like George is mocking us at this point?

Does anyone else feel like George is mocking us at this point?

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This latest round of depressing information began when a fan asked what writing Martin had planned for 2018. He responded that he was close to completing the first volume of his spin-off Targaryen family history series, Fire and BloodAnother fan asked how the timeline for that series would factor into the release of Winds of Winter.  Read more…

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Why Jon Snow is doomed to kill Daenerys on ‘Game of Thrones’

For years now Game of Thrones fans have been theorizing about the “bittersweet” ending that George R. R. Martin promised them. But one fan theory predicts the most perfectly sorrowful — yet satisfying — conclusion to the story, with Jon and Daenerys’ tragic romance at the center of it all.

A recent Reddit essay makes a convincing argument for an interpretation of the the Prince That Was Promised prophecy that could change everything. In line with Game of Thrones‘ history of plot twists, it proposes a finale where Jon and Daenerys don’t actually save the day with a gallant military victory over the White Walkers like we expect.  Read more…

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The most mind-blowing White Walker theories from ‘Game of Thrones’

Despite the extensive lore, history, theories, prophecies, books, and shows about the Game of Thrones universe, we know next to nothing about its central antagonists.

Honestly, can you even definitively answer basic questions about the White Walkers? Like: Who are they? What do they want? Why have they returned now? What are their abilities? Who the hell is the Night King?

Some might think the answer is simple: the White Walkers are evil. But that’s the opposite of how creator George R. R. Martin sees this fantasy story. 

“We don’t need any more, ‘Here are the good guys, they’re in white, there are the bad guys, they’re in black. And also, they’re really ugly,” he said in an AssignmentX interview about the usual good vs. evil dichotomy of every other Lord of the Rings knock-off. For Martin, “a villain is a hero of the other side.” Read more…

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A guide to coping with the latest death on ‘Game of Thrones’

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 6, titled “Beyond the Wall.”

So tonight I learned that my worst nightmare was watching a dragon spiral to his death while spewing fire (and a boatload of blood) like a falling star before sinking down into his icy grave.

Oh, only to then have his carcass dragged out and touched inappropriately by a White Walker.

To those still in shock and horror at the death from Game of Thrones‘ “Beyond the Wall,” we’re here to help. Because we suffered much more than just the death of a CGI reptile. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, we lost a (literal) beacon of hope in the otherwise hopeless war to come. Read more…

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I’m George R.R. Martin’s copy editor for ‘Winds of Winter’ and I’m just super swamped with other stuff right now

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Hello I am George R.R. Martin’s copy editor for Winds of Winter, and let me tell you, I am just so busy with other stuff right now, I can’t possibly edit this thing right now. 

In all honesty the book has been done for like a year now, they’re just waiting for me to look it over and edit it. And honestly I wish I could. But I am just slammed at the moment. I’m like so behind on emails, and I got like three documentary series I still gotta watch (Don’t you even think about spoiling The Keepers for me haha.) I barely have time for anything right now, and now you want me to copy edit this mammoth of a book just because YOU want to know what happens in the next installment of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy thriller saga A Song of Ice and Fire, a book series unlike anything in the cultural zeitgeist before?  Read more…

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George R.R. Martin posts a vintage pic of himself and Twitter explodes with joy

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This is probably one of the most glorious throwbacks of all time. 

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin shared a photo of himself on Twitter with the caption #TBT circa 1976. 

#TBT circa 1976 pic.twitter.com/d51nuFTf7c

— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) May 25, 2017

Back then Martin was 27, he was wearing exactly the same glasses and sporting the same beard style. But the rest? 

OMG. The necklace, the vintage clothes, the patterns on the furniture and walls. And what about that TV with antenna? 

GoT fans were thrilled and started making jokes and comparisons with the show: 

@GRRMspeaking Like an aged Jon Snow

— Bran Long (@A_Long_Bear) May 25, 2017 Read more…

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Those ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs will be prequels, and now there are FIVE in the works

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If you’re freaking out about the possibility of four Game of Thrones spinoffs, we’ve got good news — George R. R. Martin has revealed that there are actually five potential projects in development over at HBO, and they’re not what you might expect.

The first four, as previously announced, are being written by Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland, and Carly Wray, with Martin collaborating with the scribes on all four of the potential shows. 

“Every one of the four has visited me here in Santa Fe, some of them more than once, and we’ve spent days together discussing their ideas, the history of Westeros and the world beyond, and sundry details found only in The World of Ice & Fire and The Lands of Ice & Fire,” Martin wrote in a blog post on his LiveJournal. Read more…

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