George R.R. Martin has stated on several occasions that “A Song of Ice and Fire” is a fantasy with magic, not science fiction. However, he has also declared that he is doling out the magic in small doses so that it does not overwhelm the plot. 2,274 more words
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Forget Joffrey and his crossbow. Or even Ramsey Bolton and his dogs (and his knife, and his sausage, etc.). It could just be that the biggest, most monstrous villain that Westeros has ever seen is, in fact, Bran Stark of Winterfell. 3,022 more words
Taking as a given George R. R. Martin’s repeated assertions that “A Song of Ice and Fire” is a fantasy with magic, not science fiction, we need to explain the magic of the story in a way that is something more than “a wizard did it” (The Simpsons, Treehouse of Horror X). 2,050 more words
George RR Martin has given an update on The Winds Of Winter.
Fans have been (very) patiently waiting for the next chapter in his A Song Of Ice And Fire series, but we finally have some news – even if it is pretty vague. 280 more words