George RR Martin

‘They never make it better’: George RR Martin calls out TV and film adaptations

Renowned author George RR Martin, the creative mind behind the "Game of Thrones" series, has voiced strong criticism against TV and film adaptations of books, asserting that they often fail to measure up to their source material. In a recent blog post, Martin lamented the trend of screenwriters and producers altering beloved stories to "make them their own," often to the detriment of the original work.

‘House of the Dragon’ season 2 teaser promises ‘war between kin’

HBO released the initial teaser for the much-anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon”, at the CCXP fan expo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The season 2 teaser of the show strongly hints at an intense dragon battle.

George RR Martin reveals status of ‘Game of Thrones’ projects during strikes

In light of the ongoing writers and actors strike, George RR Martin, the creator of “Game of Thrones”, took to his website to share the current status of the projects.

Everybody hates fantasy. Let’s talk about it.

Based on anecdotal evidence, complaints about the genre being “pure escapism”, “childish” and “uninteresting” are common. There are also reviews which accuse fantasy literature of being “formulaic”, “out of touch” and even “outdated”.

THE SHELF / Post-SSC musings: Books that helped me navigate my vacation

Despite the regret I felt for not studying them with honest academic interest, the goal of having to go through those academic books did provide me a sense of purpose. However, now that exams were over, I realised that I had to replace those mundane books with more fascinating ones.

Why I’m excited about ‘House of the Dragon’

Fire & Blood is the historical retelling of the reign of the Targaryens as told by the fictional Archmaster Gyldayn, and it is a compressed version of all the things that make A Song of Ice and Fire so fun.

HBO stuns with House of the Dragon trailer

HBO revealed the trailer of House of the Dragon, late on July 20, to widespread admiration and excitement.

Game of Thrones movie rumours debunked by author

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin quashes rumours that a big screen spin-off is being made, although he admitted he would "love to see one".

George RR Martin making new HBO show

Fans of George R.R. Martin are fully aware of the author's slow progress in getting projects brought to completion, such as the latest “Song of Ice and Fire” novel “The Winds of Winter”.

May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024

‘They never make it better’: George RR Martin calls out TV and film adaptations

Renowned author George RR Martin, the creative mind behind the "Game of Thrones" series, has voiced strong criticism against TV and film adaptations of books, asserting that they often fail to measure up to their source material. In a recent blog post, Martin lamented the trend of screenwriters and producers altering beloved stories to "make them their own," often to the detriment of the original work.

December 3, 2023
December 3, 2023

‘House of the Dragon’ season 2 teaser promises ‘war between kin’

HBO released the initial teaser for the much-anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon”, at the CCXP fan expo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The season 2 teaser of the show strongly hints at an intense dragon battle.

July 26, 2023
July 26, 2023

George RR Martin reveals status of ‘Game of Thrones’ projects during strikes

In light of the ongoing writers and actors strike, George RR Martin, the creator of “Game of Thrones”, took to his website to share the current status of the projects.

June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023

Everybody hates fantasy. Let’s talk about it.

Based on anecdotal evidence, complaints about the genre being “pure escapism”, “childish” and “uninteresting” are common. There are also reviews which accuse fantasy literature of being “formulaic”, “out of touch” and even “outdated”.

October 21, 2022
October 21, 2022

Post-SSC musings: Books that helped me navigate my vacation

Despite the regret I felt for not studying them with honest academic interest, the goal of having to go through those academic books did provide me a sense of purpose. However, now that exams were over, I realised that I had to replace those mundane books with more fascinating ones.

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

Why I’m excited about ‘House of the Dragon’

Fire & Blood is the historical retelling of the reign of the Targaryens as told by the fictional Archmaster Gyldayn, and it is a compressed version of all the things that make A Song of Ice and Fire so fun.

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022

HBO stuns with House of the Dragon trailer

HBO revealed the trailer of House of the Dragon, late on July 20, to widespread admiration and excitement.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

Game of Thrones movie rumours debunked by author

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin quashes rumours that a big screen spin-off is being made, although he admitted he would "love to see one".

April 5, 2015
April 5, 2015

George RR Martin making new HBO show

Fans of George R.R. Martin are fully aware of the author's slow progress in getting projects brought to completion, such as the latest “Song of Ice and Fire” novel “The Winds of Winter”.

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