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Winds of Winter: George R.R. Martin Says that Fans Have Already Predicted End ‘Game of Thrones’ Books

With no tentative release date for upcoming novel Winds of Winter, George R.R. Martin said that some fans of “Game of Thrones” and the “A Song of Ice & Fire” series have already predicted the end correctly.

Martin obviously didn’t reveal what the end would be, but he said that some fan prognosticators were accurate.

He added that the fates of minor characters have yet to be decided, but he said that major deaths have already been planned out.
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Martin said that while some the correct predictions left him somewhat distraught, he’s not going to change his approach.

“So what do I do then? Do I change it? I wrestled with that issue and I came to the conclusion that changing it would be a disaster, because the clues were there,” he said. “You can’t do that, so I’m just going to go ahead.”


...Good to know that he is not letting himself get influenced by the fans. What remains to be seen is whether he will be influenced in his writing by the way the TV series has developed.
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Who are Jon Snow's parents? )
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(Based on arguably the best scene in the Game of Thrones series so far)... (click to enlarge)


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From classic novels online, to books searches and databases, to the full texts of political speeches, and various genres of historical fiction, history, sci-fi, mystery, romance and children's literature; from Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H G Wells, George Orwell, Alexandre Dumas, George Eliot and Charles Darwin; and even art books, web-design books, fashion books, banned books and rarer titles... the following link provides an enormous list of perfectly legal places to download tons of books. So... enjoy, and don't thank me! =)

Mapgasm!

Dec. 8th, 2013 08:01 pm
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Fantastic Cartography Tips From the Guy Who Mapped Game of Thrones



“The first thing I do when I get a commission is see if it makes sense,” he says. Realism is important, and even imaginary worlds need to have geographic logic; No sense unduly challenging a reader’s suspension of disbelief. This means rivers need to converge as they flow to a coast, mountains form in clusters or lines, and deserts that transition gently into forests. “If you can give people things that make sense to them, then they’ll buy into the world,” says Roberts.
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I loved the way he did all those hundreds of distinct characters throughout the audiobooks.
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I think, when it is all said and done, this will be the most important passage in all of the A Song of Ice and Fire books.  A Feast for Crows is redeemed if only for this monologue...


The Septon's take on war, kings, and broken men )
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Q: How many times does GRRM use 'boiled leather' in his books?

A: Let us see now... )
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As I am about to delve in GRRT's two last books (last so far), I have found that the storylines go very much simultaneously between book #4 and #5. GRRT has split the chapters into two books, mostly on a geographical principle. The chapters from the South of Westeros (plus Braavos) are in AFFC, while the chapters from the Wall and from Essos are in ADWD.

This list presents a curious and very ingenious way to actually merge the two books in one, and read the chapters as one book, without disrupting the chronology of events, thus ending up with one huge book.

I think I will try it. =)

 

Btw I have found that GRRM has a blog here on LJ! Awesome!
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I have been going through book 3 of the Game of Thrones saga (actually it is the Song of Ice and Fire saga). And I saw this on the web. It is hilarious! =)

What is so awesome about Daario Naharis anyway!? )
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The Ecology of Commerce outlines the environmentally destructive aspects of many current business practices, but offers the vision of businesses adopting new practices to promote environmental restoration.

Table of Contents of The Ecology of Commerce

1. A Teasing Irony
2. The Death of Birth
3. The Creation of Waste
4. Parking Lots and Potato Heads
5. Pigou's Solution
6. The Size Thing
7. Private Lives and Corporate Rights
8. When an Ethic is Not an Ethic
9. The Opportunity of Insignificance
10. Restoring the Guardian
11. Pink Salmon and Green Fees
12. The Inestimable Gift of a Future

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