You-Know-Who Is Not Dead: A Game of Thrones Theory

Jay Hathaway · 06/15/15 10:40AM

Pretty great final two minutes of Game of Thrones season 5, huh? How about that part where a character you were absolutely sure was crucial to the ultimate resolution of the show—the small matter of a battle between “fire” and “ice”—just got mercilessly snuffed out before your eyes and then the credits rolled?

Arya Stark Is Sick of Snobby Game of Thrones Book Readers

Jay Hathaway · 07/30/14 11:35AM

There are two competing schools of thought when it comes to Game of Thrones spoilers. One holds that anything that hasn't appeared on HBO is a spoiler that should be kept tightly under wraps. The other argues the books have been available for years, and viewers who don't want to be surprised by unaired plot details have a responsibility to read them.

George R.R. Martin: Fuck You If You Think I Won't Finish the Series

Jay Hathaway · 07/09/14 08:30AM

George R.R. Martin, the 65-year-old author of A Song of Ice and Fire, isn't exactly the fastest writer, much to the chagrin of fans who've gotten used to waiting years for their next fix. And then there's the nightmare scenario: What if GRRM dies before he completes the seventh book?

See a Game of Thrones Scene That Was Cut From Season One

Jay Hathaway · 06/12/14 08:55AM

Not every scene from George R.R. Martin's immense A Song of Ice and Fire series can be filmed for Game of Thrones. Something has to be cut, even if it's something Martin himself really likes.

George R.R. Martin Is Still Writing A Song of Ice and Fire in DOS

Jay Hathaway · 05/14/14 09:38AM

George R.R. Martin, the man the world is counting on to bring Game of Thrones to a satisfying conclusion where Tyrion and Daenerys rule Westeros side-by-side (with Ser Pounce the cat as Hand), still writes on a DOS machine with Wordstar 4.0 (released in 1985!).