George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire has been an immense journey for the writer and fans alike. Starting in 1991, Martin has been writing the stories of Westeros and Essos for almost three decades, although it feels longer for many of his fans.
The previous instalment, A Dance With Dragons, was published in 2011, and fans eagerly await the next book, The Winds of Winter. Meanwhile the television series based on the books, A Game of Thrones, has taken on a life of its own…
Martin has been talking about his latest, yet to be finished, book but unfortunately is not yet telling us the release date.
Fans of the HBO series, A Game of Thrones, inspired by the books may have noticed that the stories have overtaken the books. Many characters have died while George is still writing book six, so will they end up with the same fate in his novels?
Fans will be intrigued to hear that George has hinted that the TV version of the Game of Thrones universe is not a mirror of the novels, nor will the novels mirror the TV series.
“Winds of Winter will be different in some ways, but will parallel the show in others,” he said, “At this point, there are probably a dozen characters who are dead on the show but alive in the books, so it would be impossible for the two to remain the same… Also, of course, there are characters in the books who have never even existed on the show, like Victarion Greyjoy, Jon Connington, Penny, Arianne Martell…”
So there we have it, Game Of Thrones fans, you can rest easy (ish) knowing that the fictional inhabitants you know and love may not be dead after all… However, knowing what Martin has done to some favourites in the past I wouldn’t put any money on it.
Keep your eyes peeled here at For Reading Addicts for more GOT/SoFaI news as it develops.
The Man Booker Prize was first established in 1969 and, to celebrate its upcoming 50th anniversary, a one-off award is set to be given to the writer of the best work of fiction from the last five decades. The candidates have been chosen by five judges, but the final say will be given to the public who can vote for the writer they deem most deserving. Read More
The vinyl recording will be narrated by actor Nate Corddry, and will feature a special cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” recorded specifically for the record. The Dark Carousel vinyl package will include original artwork (see below), two colourful special edition records, and a full-length download of the audiobook.
The first vinyl printing of Hill’s Dark Carousel will be for a limited 2,500 copies, and will be out on the 20th of April.
Keep an eye out here at For Reading Addicts for where to pre-order yours.
How familiar is this… you see the title flash up of one of your favourite books and you realise it’s being made into a film. You sigh. Will they ruin it? Will they cut out huge chunks? Will the actors look right? Will I wish they’d never made the film and ruined the book? Read More
The Hexagonal Phase is arriving in 2018 on BBC Radio 4 for the 40th anniversary of the popular book/radio play/film/television series. The radio play is based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams, and adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs.
And Another Thing… was commissioned in 2009 by the Douglas Adams Estate to mark the 30th anniversary of the first novel. It is set to include unpublished material by Douglas Adams, sourced from notebooks full of Hitchiker’s notes that have been kept safe in the library at St. John’s College, Cambridge.