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Religion and Prophecy in "A Song of Ice and Fire"

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

Game of Thrones: Why Bran Stark is the Super Villain No One Saw Coming

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


The Four Elements of "A Song of Ice and Fire"

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

'I think it will be out this year': George RR Martin gives an update on The Winds Of Winter

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


The Others Are Not Evil

There are several reasons why the commonly believed, purely negative characterization of the Others, aka White Walkers, as evil is incorrect. The first is that George R. 3,934 more words

Will We Feel the Winds of Winter in 2017?

Death, taxes and George R. R. Martin never releasing new books. A Dance With Dragons, the last book to be released in Martin’s wildly popular… 425 more words

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