Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cue Fanboy-ism

I've known about this for a while, but it hasn't been officially announced by other sources, so I kept my feelings/girlish screams of joy to myself.

HBO has ordered a pilot for George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.

If you've listened to anything I've said regarding my character naming scheme, you might have an idea as to how much I like the series. And to wit, I'm not an avid fantasy/sci-fi reader.

I once sat with a friend and brainstormed what a cast for a major feature about the series would look like. We had a listing of actors/actresses we would love to see play some of the prominent characters.

I've frequently wandered into book stores to check and see if they had heard anything about the release of the next book in the series. The next book is the one and only new book I want to read for pleasure at the moment.

I've been contemplating re-reading all 5,000 pages or so of the series to date, just to make sure it stays fresh.

Needless to say, I am going to be watching this development intently.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you must have, but have you read the two short stories set in the same universe, from the Legends compilations? They do scratch the itch of wanting to visit that world again, while you wait for the next book.


Josh said...

The Dunk & Egg stories?

Haven't yet, plan on doing so over the winter though.

Cynra said...

Omigoodness! That's definitely worth some excitement!

I was reading through a gaming magazine in the car and talking to the boytoy about how this new The Old Republic Star Wars MMO could be the only game to take me from World of Warcraft. Then I turned the page and saw that they had an article on the game Otherworld, based on Tad Williams' wonderful books. I squeed and said that I had lied -- there was another game.

Anonymous said...

As exciting as it is to see favorite stories come to life on the television, I've learned that it's almost impossible for a show to live up to the book. The latest example of this is the horrible series "Legend of the Seeker" based on the fantastic "Sword of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind. So dissapointing.

Ratshag said...

If the HBO series happens, that would be way, way cool.

As far as when the next book will be ready, don't bother asking the bookstore. About once a month on his webste ( he says "no it's not done yet no I don't know when it will be done I'll tell you as soon as it's done STOP ASKING ALREADY" or sumthin' like that.

Josh said...


Yea, I check GRRM's site now and again. Doesn't stop me from praying/hoping that the bookstores know something and I just missed it on his site.