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HBO Confirms New Game of Thrones Prequel

But another one might be dead

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans are definitely getting a prequel, according to HBO—although it may not be the one they were expecting. HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed Tuesday that the network had ordered the series House of the Dragon, which will be set around 300 years before the... More »

George RR Martin: HBO's GOT Wasn't 'Very Good for Me'

Author says now that show's over, it's more 'freeing' to conclude his writing of 6th, 7th books in series

(Newser) - Although the rest of us may still be in withdrawal mode after the end of Game of Thrones, there's one person who's very glad the HBO series is finally over. That would be George RR Martin, the author of the books the show was based on, who calls... More »

More Game of Thrones Is Coming

In the form of a prequel

(Newser) - Game of Thrones may have aired its final episode last night, but more is coming from the fantasy world created by author George RR Martin and brought to HBO by David Benioff and DB Weiss. A prequel, which Martin revealed last fall will star Naomi Watts, is in the works;... More »

3 New Species Named After Game of Thrones

Professor has been naming beetles for 50 years

(Newser) - A Nebraska entomologist has named three of his eight newest beetle discoveries after the dragons from the HBO series Game of Thrones and the George RR Martin book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, the AP reports. University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Brett Ratcliffe named the new scarab beetle species... More »

Game of Thrones Won't Be Back This Year

HBO confirms 6-episode final season in 2019

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans are going to have to wait a while for the final season—and it's only going to be six episodes long. HBO has confirmed that the final installment of its biggest-ever hit won't be released until some time in 2019, the Guardian reports. It... More »

George RR Martin Has Ominous Forecast After US Election

'Winter is coming. I told you so'

(Newser) - George RR Martin, the author behind possibly the bloodiest fantasy series of all time , Game of Thrones, has a dire prediction now that the US has elected soon-to-be President Trump: "Winter is coming. I told you so." The sentiment came as part of a blog post titled "... More »

Bad News, Fans of Game of Thrones

George RR Martin says he's blown deadline for latest book in the series

(Newser) - It's a tough time to be a Game of Thrones fan: The show's writers may or may not have killed off (another) major character , rumors of a movie were squelched , and now author George RR Martin says he's missed a Dec. 31 deadline for the latest book... More »

Sorry, There Is No Game of Thrones Movie Coming

At least not yet

(Newser) - Bad news, Game of Thrones fans: Rumors of a movie started flying after the UK's Daily Star claimed that series creator George RR Martin, speaking at HBO's Emmys afterparty, revealed that his world would be coming to the big screen. "There will be a movie but I... More »

Game of Thrones Author: Yep, I'm a Deadhead

George RR Martin says the band has influenced his writing

(Newser) - There have long been rumblings that Game of Thrones author George RR Martin must be a Deadhead, thanks to numerous apparent references to the Grateful Dead in his books, and in a recent 92Y interview he acknowledged as much, Business Insider reports. "I'm certainly a fan of the... More »

George RR Martin's Next Victim: Facebook Employee

Westeros' newest resident is named ... David Goldblatt

(Newser) - "David Goldblatt" may not exactly sound like a Westerosi name, but a character bearing that moniker will nonetheless be making an appearance in an upcoming novel in George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. That's because Goldblatt shelled out $20,000 for the privilege of... More »

For $20K, George RR Martin Will Kill You

Literarily speaking, of course, and to save some wolves

(Newser) - If you happen to have $20,000 burning a hole in your pocket, George RR Martin will cut you for it. The author behind Game of Thrones will slay you with all appropriate gore—on the written page, of course—if you are a top-tier donor of his current crowdfunding... More »

5 Writers Even Slower Than George RR Martin

JRR Tolkien, Junot Diaz couldn't match pace of Game of Thrones books

(Newser) - Fans are impatient for George RR Martin's next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series behind Game of Thrones. But instead of getting on his case, let's consider some authors who take even longer to write a book than he does. Yohana Desta offers... More »

Game of Thrones Author to Create New HBO Shows

George RR Martin signs two-year deal

(Newser) - HBO appears to be enjoying life in Westeros (even if nobody in Westeros ever does). The network has signed Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin to a new two-year deal that will see him not just work on the adaptation of his famous fantasy saga, but develop and... More »

Thrones Fan? HBO Has a $30K Chair for You

It's selling life-size replica of Aegon's throne

(Newser) - The "real" Iron Throne, from George RR Martin's Game of Thrones books, was forged from 1,000 swords of Aegon the Conqueror's defeated enemies, and, being full of sharp edges, it was quite dangerous to sit on. Now HBO is offering a life-size replica of the Iron... More »

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