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George R.R. Martin

  1. Two Hugo-Nominated Authors Withdraw Their Works From The Awards This Year

    This is what THIS puppy thinks of the Sad Puppies

    We've been writing a lot about the Hugo/Sad Puppy Controversy this year - particularly the thorough responses by George R.R. Martin about what the Hugos have seemingly become. Well, now other authors are expressing their dissatisfaction with what the Hugos have become by withdrawing entirely from the proceedings.

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  2. George R.R. Martin Talks Gamergate, Online Hate and Representation of Straight White Men

    "There was never any need for Sad Puppies to "take back" the Hugos. The feminists, minorities, literary cliques, and Social Justice Warriors never took them in the first place."

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  3. George R.R. Martin Continues to Address ‘Puppy-gate’ Controversy, Says the Hugo Awards May Be Broken

    After publishing an initial blog post yesterday afternoon addressing the controversy surrounding this year's Hugo Awards ballot, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin went on last night to engage with sci-fi and fantasy fans on both sides of the debate and to share several pieces of writing about the fiasco that he's calling 'puppy-gate.'

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  4. [UPDATED] George R.R. Martin and Others Speak Out Over Hugo Awards Controversy

    This afternoon George R.R. Martin took to his Livejournal to address a growing controversy that, although seemingly niche even relative to the already niche world of geekdom, is indicative of a problem in Internet culture overall. And yes, 'gate' is unfortunately an applicable term here.

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  5. Not Content With What He’s Already Done to Us, George R.R. Martin is Considering Another Shocking Thrones Twist

    Don't worry, there's no specifics as to who or what this is about exactly, it was just that Maisie Williams' Red Wedding reaction face was too perfect to pass up.

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  6. Your Favorite Character Sansa is Featured in GRRM’s New Winds of Winter Chapter Preview

    GeorgeRRMartin.com has released yet another excerpt from the upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire release, The Winds of Winter. It's Sansa time!

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  7. George R.R. Martin Will Not Write for Game of Thrones Season 6, Winds of Winter is Coming

    Writing a book sure does drag-on.

    Taking to his Livejournal earlier this week, George R.R. Martin clarified why he won't be attending SDCC this year and revealed that he'll once again be unable to write for an upcoming season of Game of Thrones.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: A Dalek Taking a Stroll at Emerald City Comicon

    Now if only we could get The Beatles in there...

    A Dalek takes a stroll around Seattle during Emerald City Comicon. All it needs is The Beatles walking in front of it to make a sci-fi homage to the Abbey Road album. Photoshop, anyone?

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  9. George R.R. Martin, the Man Who Already Knows the Ending of Game of Thrones, Doesn’t Get the Concept of “Spoilers”

    Easy for you to say, George, easy for you to say...

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  10. Margaret Atwood is a Huge Nerd, Wrote a Love Letter to Game of Thrones

    I always thought eating was a ridiculous activity anyway.

    Nolite te bastardes carborundorum/Valar morghulis! Margaret Atwood, Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Convention and Queen of Dystopia, is also apparently an amazing dork, and has written an essay for The Guardian dissecting the appeal of George R.R. Martin's work and its influences in history and pop culture.

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  11. We Will Burn You First: Game of Thrones Book Spoilers Are Coming to TV, Admits Producer

    Shhhhhhhhhh!

    Allow me to express my feelings about this in the immortal words of No Doubt: Don't speak, I know just what you're saying, so please stop explaining. Don't tell me cause it hurts. Don't speak, I know what you're thinking, I don't need your reasons. Don't tell me cause it hurts.

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  12. George R.R. Martin Will Forgo San Diego Comic-Con so He Can Finish Winds of Winter for You White Walkers

    Winds of Winter is coming.

    Why yes, I did meet A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin at San Diego Comic-Con dressed as Daenerys. Why do you ask?

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  13. This Is Why HBO Still Isn’t Into a Game of Thrones Movie, But George R.R. Martin Is on Board

    All shows must die.

    If you were hoping for a Game of Thrones movie, I've got some bad news for you: it's not happening. The good news is that you watch a show whose creators care more about the integrity of their story than price gouging you at the movie theater or dragging the show kicking and screaming into more seasons than it needs.

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  14. Sophie Turner Says Game of Thrones Season 5 Moments May Be “More Shocking Than the Red Wedding”

    We're highly anticipating Sophie Turner's turn as Young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse but we're equally excited about her return in Game of Thrones Season 5. Hear what she had to say about Joffrey, Littlefinger,  and who's on her death list.

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  15. George R. R. Martin Says Game Of Thrones Is Gonna Kill Characters Who Didn’t Die In the Books

    Dammit.

    Welp.

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  16. Things We Saw Today: Once More Unto the Beach With these Renaissance Surfboards

    Cowlabunga!

    Ye Olde Surfeboardes are also available in The Garden of Earthly Delights print.

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  17. This Letter From George R.R. Martin Imagines a Much Different Game of Thrones Than We Know Now

    SURPRISE!

    When you're writing a book, obviously you need to have some idea of where you're going to end up when you're finished. George R.R. Martin may hate writing outlines—which is probably why we're all in this mess, hungrily waiting for his sixth book— but when he sent his publisher the first thirteen chapters of A Game of Thrones, he had a much, much different idea of how the war between the Starks and the Lannisters would play out. Possible spoilers except...well, let's hope not.

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  18. George R.R. Martin’s Publisher Confirms: No New A Song of Ice and Fire Novel in 2015

    A Song of Sigh and Ire

    Ok, most of could have guessed this, but I'm not the only one who was holding out hope George R.R. Martin would get his next A Song of Ice and Fire this year, right?

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  19. Interview: Atari: Game Over Director Zak Penn On Video Games, Movie Adaptations, and Pacific Rim 2

    On February 2nd, Atari: Game Over, which documents the quest to find Atari E.T. cartridges that were buried in the New Mexico desert over 30 years ago, will be available on VOD. Our review will be up tomorrow, but in the meantime we had the chance to talk with director Zak Penn about the project, as well as some other irons he has in the fire. If you've ever thought of going into screenwriting, he has some really great tips for you all.

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  20. George R.R. Martin Posts Incredible LiveJournal Rant, Invites You To Come Watch The Interview In His Private Theater

    Dude, shouldn't you be writing?

    George R.R. Martin is truly peeved at Sony's decision not to release The interview following terrorist threats from hackers--so peeved, in fact, that he took to his LiveJournal to let off a little steam.

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