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SFX Book - Game of Thrones!

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Sunday, 14 April 2013 21:28

SFX Book of Game of Thrones CoverGeorge R. R. Martin, the writer behind the wildly successful Game of Thrones novels and television series, talks exclusively to SFX for its Game of Thrones bookazine and reveals how he’d love to be more involved with the television series and talks of plans to cut down the characters in his next book.

With the hotly-anticipated third season airing in April, Martin tells SFX: “There’s part of me that would like to be more involved with the television series, to write three or four scripts each season instead of just one, and to be on set every day. But I still have two gigantic books to write and I can’t possibly take off time to do that. So the books are my babies.”

Regarding the forthcoming books, Martin goes on to warn readers: “It’s my intention to cut down the number [of characters], so be afraid, be very afraid – your favourite may not survive the next book!”

Martin also talks extensively about the difficulty of striking a balance between the two audiences: “There are definitely two distinct audiences: the readers and the viewers. The readers have read the books first and some of them have practically memorised them. They’re watching the series now and in some ways they’re judging it through the prism of books. They’re very conscious of any deviation from what is in the books and of any changes or omissions, and they’re not necessarily pleased by those.”

“On the other hand, there are the viewers who are watching the TV series first and then they may go on to read the books – or maybe they won’t . . . They’re just looking at it, as a TV series first, so their idea of the characters is pretty much the actors they see on TV, and the dialogue they see on TV is sort of canon to them. They’re looking through the other end of the telescope if you will, and sometimes the two different audiences have quite different reactions to a scene, a character or a particular plot development, and that’s fascinating as well.”

The full interview can be read in the SFX Game of Thrones bookazine, on-sale now. The 180 page SFX book contains exclusive interviews, HBO episode guides, character biographies, beautiful artwork and much much more! For fans of the books and of the HBO television series who're dying to learn more about the dark gritty world of Westeros and its characters, this book by SFX is a must have.

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2013 08:45

A Dance With Dragons - A Song of Ice and Fire Book 5

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Sunday, 24 April 2011 12:00

Well it looks like Amazon has a release date for A Dance With Dragons. July 12, 2011. And Martin seems pretty confident about it, so I think it has finally arrived!

On Amazon: A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire Book 5

A Dance With Dragons - A Song of Ice and Fire Book 5

It's also available for pre-order. Yay!

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 April 2011 11:00

Getting Started ...

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Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:37

To play on A Game of Thrones, you will need Neverwinter Nights 2 and its two expansions: Neverwinter Nights 2 Mask of the Betrayer and Neverwinter Nights 2 Storm of Zehir. If you do not own Neverwinter Nights 2 yet, you can purchase the Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum Edition (from Amazon), which has everything you need bundled in one convenient package.

Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum

Before connecting to our server, please take a moment to review our rules, races, and classes. It won't take long and will get you acquainted with the bare essentials.

Once you are ready to join the game, launch NWN2 in MultiPlayer mode and login with your game credentials. At the multiplayer menu, click Direct Connect and type in the IP address of the server to join (see Server Status box at the top of the page), then roleplay!

That's it! And for those who are new to this game, it's FREE to play!

The Game of Thrones Team

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 17:34
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