Gaiman is about as ubiquitous as a modern fantasy writer can be. He's
written comic books, and an impressive stack of novels for kids, teens
and grown-ups alike. Then there are his screenplays: he wrote the
scripts for the film adaptations of Stardust and Coraline, adapted Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke into English and penned a recent episode of Doctor Who
Santa 8000 is the star of an animated web series, in which he must kill
hordes of mutants in order to survive a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Fans of George R. R. Martin's fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, have been itching to see footage of HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones, ever since the show got greenlit last March. HBO has finally given us this video, which includes brief interviews with Martin and the actors as well as shots of the filming in progress.
The doorstop-size fantasy tomes in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series should be on the bookshelf of every avid geek-lit reader. Martin's clever story-crafting might better be classed as magical realism rather than fantasy; it's as much about political intrigue as it is about dragons.
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