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The Winds of Winter

Here’s That New Winds of Winter Chapter George R.R. Martin Promised

While the PR machine is in high-gear for Game of Thrones Season 4, George R.R. Martin wants everyone to know he really is working hard on that next novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. My theory? He’s way more ahead than anyone thinks and plays up the “writing slow” thing for entertainment value. You may think otherwise but here’s some fresh content from The Winds of Winter

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Winter Is Coming

A New Excerpt From George R.R. Martin’s The Winds Of Winter Has Been Released

In the midst of HBO’s promotional whirlwind for Game of Thrones Season 4, Entertainment Weekly has revealed an exclusive excerpt from George R.R. Martin’s next novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter.

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Today In Game of Thrones: New Casting, More Recasting, Book Six Spoilers

We have a bunch of Game of Thrones tidbits for you, so let’s get right to it. Hit the jump to see which character has been recast (for the second time) and which new characters we know we’re seeing in season four, plus who’s playing them.

Oh, and as for those spoilers for book six, The Winds of Winter? They’re nothing major, and they’re hidden, so people who just want the casting info can hit the jump without worry.

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It is known

My Life Is A Lie: We’ve Been Saying Khaleesi Wrong and Other Game of Thrones Language Trivia

In case you weren’t aware, the fluent High Valyrian we’ve been hearing in Season 3 of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones is completely made up. Much like the Dothraki language, author George R.R. Martin had a few words of the lost city’s tongue in his novel series but it’s David J. Peterson who made it speakable. There’s just one problem, us fans aren’t as fluent as we’d hoped. 

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George R.R. Martin Released a New The Winds of Winter Preview Chapter. And It Stars Arianne!

Hey there, A Song of Ice and Fire fans: George R.R. Martin has a new preview chapter from The Winds of Winter up on his website. So yay! Go read it. Unless, of course, you’re like me and don’t read any of the preview chapters for fear they will make the wait for the actual book about 500 times worse. Write faster, George.

(via: io9)

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Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin Is Planning To Hide After A Specific Episode Next Season

You know when that thing happened to Ned Stark in Season 1 of HBO’s Game of Thrones and everyone who hadn’t read the book (and some who had) completely freaked out? There’s more stuff like that to come and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is kind of scared about how you’ll react. So scared, in fact, he’s considering leaving the country to hide out for a while. (No spoilers for upcoming plot lines!)

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Game Of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin On Sex Versus Violence

“I can describe an axe entering a human skull in great explicit detail and no one will blink twice at it. I provide a similar description, just as detailed, of a penis entering a vagina, and I get letters about it and people swearing off. To my mind this is kind of frustrating, it’s madness. Ultimately, in the history of [the] world, penises entering vaginas have given a lot of people a lot of pleasure; axes entering skulls, well, not so much.” - A Song of Ice and Fire author, George R.R. Martin on American readers’ reactions to his sex scenes. 

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George R.R. Martin Is Worried He’s Not Writing Fast Enough For HBO’s Game Of Thrones

This week’s “DUH!” moment comes to us courtesy of A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin. Fans of his work know he’s notoriously slow when it comes to writing, and Martin himself has copped to it, but with the HBO television series now in full swing, there’s a new concern. Will Martin’s novels be finished or will the show catch up before he’s done? Hear what he had to say about it after the jump. 

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Watch George R.R. Martin Read The Winds Of Winter

We’re extremely eager for the start of HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 2 on Sunday but if you’re also a fan of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, you may find this of interest. It’s a video from TIFF Bell LightBox in which the author waxes poetic about his work but also reads an excerpt from his sixth novel in the series, The Winds of Winter.

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A Sample Chapter From the Next Song of Ice and Fire book, The Winds of Winter

Says George R. R. Martin, hard at work on the sixth installment of his seven book series A Song of Ice and Fire, the basis for HBO’s Game of Thrones:

As a Christmas gift to all my loyal fans and readers, I’ve just replaced the (long published) sample chapters from A Dance With Dragons on my website with an unpublished sample chapter from The Winds of Winter.

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