George RR Martin Wanted More House Of The Dragon Time Jumps

George RR Martin Wanted More House Of The Dragon Time Jumps

Annoyed about the time jumps in House of the Dragon? If George R.R. Martin had his way, there would have been even more. In a video interview posted to Penguin Random House’s YouTube channel, the A Song of Ice and Fire author asked Pride of Carthage novelist David Anthony Durham if he was “troubled” by … Read more

A Look Inside George R.R. Martin’s New Targaryen History Book

A Look Inside George R.R. Martin’s New Targaryen History Book

Art by Hristo ChukovImage: Ten Speed Press Known to me only by the nickname “Ser Incel,” I’m delighted to learn here, for the first time, that the gross creeper dies. The Rise of the Dragon will be available on October 25. Preorder it here.  Reprinted from THE RISE OF THE DRAGON: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF … Read more

‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 7’s Twist Ending is the Biggest Change From the Books Yet

‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 7’s Twist Ending is the Biggest Change From the Books Yet

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die—unless, as it turns out, there’s some middle ground after all. Previously thought to not exist, House of the Dragon offered a third way to play the game in its seventh installment, “Driftmark,” delivering an episode-closing twist that surprised show-only viewers and book-readers alike. … Read more

Kevin Smith Planning Screenings With Russo Brothers, Zack Snyder and George RR Martin at His Movie Theater

Kevin Smith Planning Screenings With Russo Brothers, Zack Snyder and George RR Martin at His Movie Theater

Earlier this week, filmmaker Kevin Smith reopened his childhood theater in New Jersey under the name of Smodcastle Cinemas. Smith announced the deal back in August, and has big plans for the moviehouse, which includes a merch store in the lobby, a “film school camp” for young, aspiring filmmakers, and of course, plenty of special screenings of … Read more

56 New Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Releases

56 New Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Releases

LuteImage: Tor Nightfire This month’s new sci-fi, horror, and fantasy books bring authors you’ll recognize—including Veronica Roth, Alan Moore, Terry Brooks, and George R.R. Martin (no, not that book). But there are also plenty of potential new favorites among these 56 titles. It’s spooky season this month, but it’s always reading season! Luke Macfarlane | … Read more

Why does George R.R. Martin hate weddings?

Why does George R.R. Martin hate weddings?

Image: Ollie Upton/HBO The most recent episode of House Of The Dragon featured one of the most tense extended sequences we’ve seen on the show so far, and it didn’t involve dragons or a clash of swords on the battlefield. No, it was an event even more terrifying and dangerous in the world of George … Read more

How is House Of The Dragon doing so far?

How is House Of The Dragon doing so far?

House Of The Dragon (Photos: Ollie Upton/HBO) Graphic: Jimmy Hasse House Of The Dragon dropped its fifth episode on Sunday night, which means we’re officially halfway through the first season of this Game Of Thrones prequel. (We did it, everybody!) And that means that it’s high time for The A.V. Club to take a step … Read more

Season 1, Episode 5, “We Light The Way”

Season 1, Episode 5, “We Light The Way”

Milly Alcock and Theo Nate Photo: Ollie Upton/HBO Over the course of its eight-season run, critics and fans alike dinged Game Of Thrones for its failures of representation. Characters of color were thin on the ground and often viewed through a regressive colonialist lens; violence and cruelty toward women was handled with graphic abandon; and … Read more

House of the Dragon Had a Wedding, So You Know What That Means

House of the Dragon Had a Wedding, So You Know What That Means

Image: Ollie Upton/HBO It is not a spoiler to say that weddings in the Game of Thrones franchise don’t often end well. There was, of course, the infamous Red Wedding, where Robb and Catelyn Stark were murdered after the former spurned a marriage/political alliance with House Frey. Then there was the wedding of the horrible … Read more