Anybody else read these books? Absolute shame the second book in the trilogy absolutely annihilated (lulz) all of the goodwill and interest the first book created. I bailed before book three and I don’t feel like I’m missing much. Wonder how the movie will pan out.
Andy Barefoot, just out there on the Internet, making crazy good data viz re: who all GoT smoked in all six Game of Thrones seasons and who did the smokin‘. So, so cool.
Looks like this, but, y’know, bigger & more interactive.
Watch the Throne, indeed.
Hey, there’s a new George R.R. Martin book coming out on Tuesday, 11/3. Just not the one you or anyone else wants. Instead, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones is a book about the art and history of the world of Westeros and GRRM and his co-authors stopped by the 92nd Street Y to yammer at fanboys & girls about it. You can listen to the yammering here and look at the pretty, pretty pictures below. After the jump, see my favorite depiction of The Wall, which I almost had in my grasp but I let it slip away. Sad face.
Dragonstone by Philip Straub
Castle Black & The Wall
The Red Keep by Ted Nasmith
The Iron Throne by Marc Simonetti
**UPDATE** Much more after the jump:
Rad artist Lucy Knisley has rendered 4,195 pages of beloved fantasy down into one mega-potent image, THE SUMMHARRY. Buy a copy here.
From Michael Tyznik and his Flickr page, comes a transit-map style look at the locales & environs of everyone’s favorite, Game of Thrones. You can buy prints for the cartographic and/or GoT obsessives in your life here for Westeros and here for The Known World.