Articles tagged george r.r. martin

Creator of ‘Game of Thrones’ Languages: “I put words in their mouths”

Although George R.R. Martin claimed he made up phrases on the spot, I was delighted to find that his language examples were grammatically consistent.

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Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Matters

George R.R. Martin's series looks and feels like a historical drama, except the audience doesn't know how the story will turn out. Martin's 'fantasy' is preoccupied with power -- its relations, differentials and dynamics -- because he's interested in the way 'history' is really made.

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23 May 2013 // 10:14 PM

The Women Behind ‘The Throne’

Just what is it that is drawing these new female viewers to a show and genre that has historically been the realm of a largely male audience? It probably has something to do with fact that the women of Game of Thrones are some of the most powerful and dynamic female characters on television right now.

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14 Apr 2011 // 11:30 AM

HBO goes medieval with ‘Game of Thrones’

Winter is coming. And for once, it’s not just TV weather-people who are breathless with excitement. The motto of the House of Stark, whose

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It required big thinking to re-create George R.R. Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ for HBO

PASADENA, Calif. — Gargantuan dire wolves, frozen tundras, corrupt royals, brutal deflowerings, gullets slit wide open — oh, and don’t forget the debauched dwarf. The chilling

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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse edited by John Joseph Adams

Marking the birth of post-apocalyptic science fiction with the 1826 publication of Mary Shelley's plague tale The Last Man, Adams proposes that the sub-genre's as old as science fiction itself.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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