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    HBO has decided to create a TV Series out of George R.R. Martin's first book and the first season will be 10 Episodes.

    Any Song of Fire and Ice fans here?

    I am currently reading A Storm of Swords, which is the 3rd book in the Series.

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    Fantastic books. Tyrion is the awesomest midget ever. Hell, he's just plain awesome. But especially for a midget.

    I'd prefer Martin get the rest of it written BEFORE throwing his time into a tv show though.

    At least its on HBO. It'll probably rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbybedfart View Post
    Fantastic books. Tyrion is the awesomest midget ever. Hell, he's just plain awesome. But especially for a midget.

    I'd prefer Martin get the rest of it written BEFORE throwing his time into a tv show though.

    At least its on HBO. It'll probably rock.
    Yeah, I am told the 5th Book is suppose to be done this year but who knows how long it will take for the other 2 books to be completed.

    Yes, Tyrion is the bomb. I'm almost done with the 3rd book and things have gotten extremely interesting as you probably already know.

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    I have all four books and I am waiting on the fifth....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickgreen58 View Post
    Yeah, I am told the 5th Book is suppose to be done this year but who knows how long it will take for the other 2 books to be completed.
    The 5th book was supposed to be done six months after the 4th book. He was supposedly writing them simultaneously and split it because it got too big.

    Its been like, 4 or 5 years since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbybedfart View Post
    The 5th book was supposed to be done six months after the 4th book. He was supposedly writing them simultaneously and split it because it got too big.

    Its been like, 4 or 5 years since then.
    I know...it sucks. At least, I'm thinking of tracking down the hardcovers now and rereading this awesome series. I don't have HBO, but I'll watch this somehow.

    Also, Sean Bean as Eddard Stark, fucking fantastic.

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    Boromir is playing Ned?

    Well, thats great casting. But at the same time... the parallels...
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbybedfart View Post
    Boromir is playing Ned?

    Well, thats great casting. But at the same time... the parallels...
    I know.

    Spoiler:
    If Sean Bean is in something, and he either plays the villain or someone who dies, then it's a good/great piece of media.

    See: Lord of the Rings, Equilibrium, National Treasure, Goldeneye, and because I actually enjoyed it, Crusoe.

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    Here is a video of some of the actors who have signed on already:


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    Oh damn. that music is giving me CHILLS.

    Awesome.

    Shame its not an official thing. ANy idea where that music is from?
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    I definitely cannot wait to see Martin's masterpiece in action. I've been following this series for over 10 years and I've often thought about how much I'd like to see a on-screen adaptation of the books. I hope they'll have a good budget, they'll definitely have to go full CG for the dragons and probably a lot of the place settings as well (Dragonstone, the Eyrie, Valyria, and the Wall immediately come to mind). I'll also be interested in seeing how they'll portray the direwolves, if they'll start off with real animals until they reach a certain size or if they'll just CG them from the start. Of course, I'm somewhat concerned about how the production crew will handle some of the more mature content, such as the level of violence and the, uh, romantic scenes between certain under-aged characters. Speaking of the latter, I wonder if the producers will decide to make some of the characters older to bypass this problem, or if they'll stay true to the story. I do hope they'll try to keep as much of plot intact as they possibly can, the grittiness of G.R.R.M's writing is one of the things that I really like about this series. Good thing it's HBO, that gives everyone a little more creative freedom.

    Here's a list of most of the cast members, for those interested--although keep in mind that Jennifer Ehle is out and will no longer be playing Catelyn Stark, and I've heard that HBO is still doing auditions for Daenerys, so there is a chance she will be recast as well. I think Mark Addy is perfect as King Robert and of course, I couldn't imagine anyone other than Peter Dinklage as Tyrion. Rory McCann seems like a good choice for The Hound, although I'm not really familiar with his work. Not sure how I feel about Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau as Jamie and Cersei, they don't looks even remotely alike (but perhaps their acting will make up for that). Since this list was posted, Martin confirmed that Bran will be played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright, and Benjen by Joseph Mawle as well.

    Regarding the next book, as I understand it, Meereen seems to be the primary cause of the delay his time (and I supposed the scrapped time-skip must have cost him a lot of time as well). I haven't heard anything about when the next book is supposed to be out. G.R.R.M. usually just alludes on his blog that "it'll be done when it's done," so I'm trying not to get my hopes up for a 2010 release, just in case. I can't wait to read the latest book when it's finally published, even though I know I'll probably just finish it in one day and then it's back to another 3-5 years of waiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by robbybedfart View Post
    Fantastic books. Tyrion is the awesomest midget ever. Hell, he's just plain awesome. But especially for a midget.
    This. I think he inherited all of the better qualities of House Lannister, with the exception of their good looks. Easily one of my favorite characters (and ten times the man his brother is, in my humble opinion).

    The song in that video is "Until It Sleeps" by Apocalyptica, btw.


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    I'm almost done with the A Storm of Swords, I think I will be finished with it today.

    I don't think I've ever laughed as much in my life as I did when reading about some of the testimonies during Tyrion's trial, especially Shae's testimony.

    What is amazing about the Song of Fire and Ice Series is there is not one weak Point of View Character.

    Of course, once I read A Feast of Crows, I will be among the many who will wait with much alacrity for the 5th book.

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    Finished A Storm of Swords yesteday.

    George R.R. Martin is one of the best storytellers I have ever come across. Out of the 3 books I have read thus far, I believe this one had the best ending and it had a Fellowship of the Ring type of ending (even though I wish one character would have stayed dead). Also, "The Red Wedding" was sad and is one of the events that makes you hate some of the characters.

    The Free Cities are going to be extremely interesting in the next book.

    Unfortunately, once I read A Feast of Crows, I am going to join all the other poor souls who wait with alacrity for A Dance with Dragons and who knows how long that is going to be .

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    (even though I wish one character would have stayed dead).
    Yeah... that has... reprecussions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dervish View Post
    Regarding the next book, as I understand it, Meereen seems to be the primary cause of the delay his time (and I supposed the scrapped time-skip must have cost him a lot of time as well).
    Martin originally planned a timeskip? Interesting.

    I think the characters will be a little bit older. Also, I am told that each Season will represent 1 book, so I imagine they may have to exclude some things depending upon how many episodes they have per season.

    Quote Originally Posted by robbybedfart View Post
    Yeah... that has... reprecussions.
    Yeah, I am wondering what role she will play in the 4th book. I really never liked her character but I would love to see her give the Frey's their just comeuppance.

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    Has anyone read this serial.... It the best stuff there is. It's op of the book world maybe even a little better then op. OK it's a little unfair to compare those two because that are two completly different thing. While op is for children and teens and for people who feel's like ones(like me hehe). Song of ice and fire is very serious fantasy. The man who wrote is a even greatter legend then oda.


    A Song of ice and fire

    "The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world, primarily upon a continent called Westeros but also on a large landmass to the east, known as Essos.[5] Most of the characters are human but as the series progresses other races are introduced, such as the cold and menacing Others from the far North and fire-breathing dragons from the East, both races thought to be extinct by the people of the story. There are three principal storylines in the series: the chronicling of a dynastic civil war for control of Westeros between several competing families; the rising threat of the Others who dwell beyond an immense wall of ice that forms Westeros' northern border; and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter of a king who was murdered in another civil war fifteen years previously, to return to Westeros and claim her rightful throne. As the series progresses, all three storylines become increasingly interwoven and dependent on each other.
    The series is told in the limited third-person through the eyes of a number of point of view characters. By the end of the fourth volume, there have been seventeen such characters with multiple chapters and eight who only have one chapter apiece.
    The growing popularity of the series led to it being optioned by HBO for development of a television adaptation, named Game of Thrones.[6] A pilot episode was produced in 2009 and a series commitment for nine further episodes was made in March 2010.[7]"


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    Yes, it IS a very good series, its a darn shame its never going to finish.

    Book 5 was supposed to be out nearly 4 years ago.

    At this point I worry the series will hit the same fate as Wheel of Time.
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    This series is absolutely fantastic.Brilliant. Got me literally glued to the fucking books and wanting more and more...

    But it's been so DAMN LONG since I've read the books, that I forgot a lot of things. I should re-read everything again, but untill I see a confirmed date for book 5, I'm not gonna do it for the moment. . .

    And of course, really looking forward to the tv series adaptation. HBO have never chickened with the sexual and violent content in their series, so it won't be a problem, I guess.

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    I've been keeping myself occupied by reading the Malazan series. Now THERE'S a guy who can write a shitload of good, solid content in a short amount of time.


    I'm still holding out hope that this clusterfuck Martin's written himself into represents the only part of the series he's truly unsure about, and that the rest will follow relatively painlessly, because I didn't like the fourth book much, and when something is delayed THIS long it's usually because it turns out to be garbage.

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    Supposedly he was originally going to have a five year time skip and just jump ahead on events, but that didn't work out for whatever reason.

    So yes, that could be a large cause for the blatant writer's block but... considering book 4 was split in half to make book 5 easier to do in the first place, and book 4 took 5 years to get out, and this one is taking nearly 5 years to get out...

    I dunno. I think if you're taking 5/10 years to suffer through the next bit of content, maybe a timeskip would have been the way to go. But yes, hopefully his notes and master plan are set and good to go after this book.
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