Game of Thrones Renewed for Season 4

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From Eonline: Winter is coming…again. Coming off a record-breaking premiere, HBO has announced that Game of Thrones has been renewed for a fourth season. Sunday’s season-three opener broke series ratings records with 4.4 million viewers tuning in, up four percent from the season-two finale. It was also a good day for fantasy television shows. 12.4 [….]

Game of Thrones Prequel Series?

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From Screenrant.com: George R. R. Martin is a busy guy. In addition to his role as a producer on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Martin still has to wrap up the novel series – A Song of Ice and Fire – for which the show is based, pump out more prequel novellas, and he’s also got [….]

LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

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We’ve got a lot of things on our minds this week. From the election of a new Pope to memories of our favorite children’s novels and the power of fan-funded artistic projects, our picks this week run the gamut of thoughts we’d like to share with you, LitStackers. Check out what’s on our minds and [….]

HBO Signs George R.R. Martin to a Two Year Content Deal

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Will HBO also be giving their audiences other original programming created by Martin? From HBOWatch: Master storyteller George R. R. Martin has signed a two-year contract deal with HBO. What does that mean? It means he can develop and produce new series for the premium network. That, of course means more dramatic entertainment from this [….]

George R.R. Martin Plays ‘GRR vs. JRR’

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Who would win in a fight between Tolkien characters and Game of Thrones characters? George R.R. Martin weighs in. Warning: spoilers! Back during WonderCon, MTV consulted Martin about a series of Game of Thrones vs. Lord of the Rings smackdowns: Aragon vs. Jaime Lannister Smaug vs. Balerion Saruman vs. Melisandre Wargs vs. Direwolves Ice vs. [….]

Essay: Refuting Tolkien

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Steven Lloyd Wilson, Associate Editor of the website Pajiba, uses Tolkien as a jumping off point to explore how some authors such as George RR Martin, Joe Abercrombie and Jacqueline Carey have taken the idea of “the Epic” and moved it in a different direction.  In the short but sweet essay Refuting Tolkien,  he makes [….]

George R.R. Martin Slams Republicans

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George R.R. Martin, author of “A Game of Thrones”, has slammed “Republicans and their Teabagger allies” in so-called swing states for what he calls “voter suppression.” In a recent blogpost on Martin’s website, he refers to recent voter purges in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, saying that The people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups [….]