George R.R. Martin Novella Picked Up for TV Pilot

George R.R. Martin Novella Picked Up for TV Pilot

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As fans prepare themselves for another season of Game of Thrones, they have yet another event to look forward to: The pilot for George R.R. Martin’s 1980 novella Nightflyers has been ordered by Syfy.   The @SYFY Channel has greenlit the pilot for a proposed NIGHTFLYERS series, based on my 1980 novella, one of my SF/ horror hybrids. — George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 26, 2017   Set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, this story is to be produced by the NBCUniversal-owned studio Syfy. The plot follows a group of intelligent scientists and one powerful telepath on a spacecraft …

Did This Super Fan Figure Out Jon Snow’s Real Name?

Did This Super Fan Figure Out Jon Snow’s Real Name?

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After watching the Tower of Joy scene from the season six finale close to 50 times, one fan possibly figured out Jon Snow’s real name. Be warned: Possible spoilers ahead!   In the episode, we see the Tower of Joy in a Bran flashback, which confirms the Rhaegar + Lyanna = Jon theory. In the scene, Lyanna starts telling Ned the baby’s name that starts with J and contains three syllables. Using Game of Thrones history, Reddit user and general GoT lover, sparkledavisjr figured that Jon’s real name might be…   Jaehaerys!   Jon Snow doesn’t even know his real name…     Here is sparkledavisjr’s explanation …

The 8 Coolest Castles in Fiction

The 8 Coolest Castles in Fiction

Nothing jazzes up an epic story like an awesome castle! Literature is full of fantastic fortresses, but we think that these eight are the best. Share your own favorites in the comments!   Camelot from Arthurian legend King Arthur is the original fantasy hero, and Camelot remains the most iconic castle ever conceived. Some scholars think that there was once a real Camelot somewhere in Great Britain, but most agree that it’s a strictly fictional location. Too bad, because it looks very cool.   Castle Caladan from the Dune series by Frank Herbert How about a sci-fi castle? Castle Caladan is from Frank …

Sad Puppies Lose in Historic Hugo Awards Vote

Sad Puppies Lose in Historic Hugo Awards Vote

George R.R. Martin urged readers to make this year’s Hugo awards “fandom’s finest hour,” and they heard him. Beset by controversy, the Hugos saw a surge in new voters and a historic outcome. The controversy this year centered around angry science fiction authors and fans who sought to control the voting process. Convinced that the Hugo awards had become “political” and too favorable to women and minority authors, the “Sad Puppies” flooded the nomination vote with candidates they favored – mostly white, male writers. The attempt to control the voting called the Hugo’s format into question, prompted some nominees to withdraw, and led to public …