Sometimes, as much as you want to dive into a pile of pages and emerge with ink-stained fingertips, infused with that new-book smell, there just aren't enough hours in the day.
There is something going on with George R.R. Martin, the author whose work forms the basis for the HBO series Game of Thrones. Or two things, really. His books are getting longer, and they are coming out even more slowly.
People often complain that a movie or TV series isn't "as good as the book." With SyFy's The Expanse, the opposite is true: the writers have improved...
I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."
While most Game of Thrones fans are mourning the loss of treasured characters, as a longtime admirer of George RR Martin, I wonder how the great man would have written the wedding the fans have been cheated of -- Jon Snow and Ygritte.
I must see her do evil, and I must revel in it. All of the evil that can be done, I must see done by Cersei Lannister. I can't get enough. I am aware that this is an unpopular sentiment. Or, at least, it's an uncommon admission.
Some writers will enter into alternate minds better than others, but the success of the attempt will depend upon talent and technique, not gender. Authors are as unique as the characters we create.
It has been the talk of the web the past week, as dear Sansa, tragic Sansa, victimized Sansa -- was just put through the grinder. Yet again. Damn, that was a hard scene to watch, and one I'm sure I'll never watch again.
Fevre Dream is about friendship as much as it is about ghouls in the night. It is about the violence in us all and the choices that determine our character. It is also suspense at its finest, paced to maximize dread.
It wasn't until Game of Thrones was aired on HBO that the names began to have an influence on American baby naming. In honor of the new season, presented below are the most surprising names to show up on the Social Security Administration's list of U.S. baby names.
By bringing together a group of people gathered not because of their age, race, occupation, or wealth but because of their commitment to shared values and experience, the liturgy breaks down the divisions between us.
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WINTERFELL... is ARRYN'S KEEP.
Conn Iggulden is internationally known for his historical fiction. Now, he's begun the Wars of the Roses series with the first of three books, Stormbird.
The best art is that which is both imaginative and mimetic, providing scenarios that engage our sense of wonder while in some way mirroring the processes of our own world.
Writing in The Guardian, Danielle Harrison says that she gave up watching Game of Thrones at the end of Season Three because of the scene where Daener...