George R.R. Martin has been writing A Song of Ice and Fire books for two decades, but with HBO's hit series Game of Thrones gaining steam, he's a bit worried the series might catch up to the books too soon—maybe even before he writes the finale himself.
The moment every Game of Thrones fan has been waiting for this season is almost upon us: this Sunday, the Battle of Blackwater will rock King's Landing to its core and change the lives of many of our beloved characters forever. In order to further whet our appetites for what will be an epic event in the making, HBO has released two new previews to let us know that War. Is. Here.
He may have penned the books the hit series is based on, but author George R.R. Martin has only written one episode of HBO's Game of Thrones up to this point—but now we finally have the first look at his second effort, which promises the epic battle we've all been waiting for.
The dashing clans of Westeros are inspiring much more than just the rabid Sunday night Ice and Fire faithful. Witness these breathtaking fine art portraits of lordly Lannisters, Starks and Dothraki by Anja Dalisa and revel in their royalty.
Winter is coming for the characters of Westeros, the world of George R.R. Martin's series, A Song of Ice and Fire. For us television viewers, Game of Thrones season 2 is also coming, some time in April 2012. And we'd all better be prepared.
It didn't take long after Game of Thrones debuted earlier this year for HBO to decide they wanted a second season. We've only seen glimpses of that second season so far, but rumor has it HBO wants to act even faster this time to lock down not one, but two more years of royal carnage.
We've still got a while to wait before Game of Thrones kicks off its second season next spring, but HBO has decided to torture us even further with a couple of minutes of tantalizing behind-the-scenes footage. Among the highlights: new characters, new crowns for new kings, and old characters in new trouble.
Ever since Game of Thrones season 1 ended, we've been biding our time with displacement activities, like listening to different versions of the theme song, rereading the books and wondering how long it will take for season 2 to get here. (FYI: April 2012.) But now we have something else to look forward to: not one, not two, but three videogames.
Before he started his landmark Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, which would spawn the Game of Thrones TV series, George R.R. Martin devised and edited Wild Cards, an ongoing anthology that built a gritty, realistic world of superpowered heroes and villains.
It took George R.R. Martin four years to deliver A Dance with Dragons, book five of his epic A Song of Ice and Fire, and it doesn't seem like he's off to a fast start with book six.