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A Dance With Dragons [SPOILERS!]


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#61 Andy Whitman

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:42 AM

I don't mind that Martin strings us along. I don't even mind that he expects us to wade through 5,000+ pages, and counting. I do mind that the chapter where Jon Snow sends Sam, Gilly, and Maester Aemon off to the ship is repeated, almost word-for-word, from Book 4 to Book 5. Did he think we wouldn't notice?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:48 AM

I don't mind that Martin strings us along. I don't even mind that he expects us to wade through 5,000+ pages, and counting. I do mind that the chapter where Jon Snow sends Sam, Gilly, and Maester Aemon off to the ship is repeated, almost word-for-word, from Book 4 to Book 5. Did he think we wouldn't notice?


Is it really word for word? The dialogue is the same, but since it's from Jon's point of view this time, I thought it was pretty different and fairly illuminating.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

Did you know that Martin has a Twitter account? He's never used it, though, which might be a good thing:

I'm glad @GeorgeRRMartin has never used his Twitter account--by now he probably would have eliminated all 140 characters.



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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:45 AM

Alfie Allen -- who plays Theon in Game of Thrones -- asked Martin about one of the biggest secrets in the series:

You know, I asked him about who Jon Snow's real parents were, and he told me. I can't say who, but I can tell you that it involves a bit of a Luke Skywalker situation. It will all come to fruition eventually. The whole thing with all the fight over proper succession is partly inspired by the War of the Roses in the late 1400s, and back then, to ensure pedigree, the monarchies were kind of inbred. It's definitely fucked up, but it definitely happened back then, so that's why there's incest with the Targaryen line. It's toned down, though.

If this is on the up and up -- and frankly, I'm a little suspicious that Martin would be so forthcoming -- then I think this lends credence to the theory that Snow's real father is Rhaegar Targaryen, not Ned Stark.