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George RR Martin asks Game of Thrones fans to stop emailing him about the TV show

'It is not my intention to get involved in Game of Thrones discussions, nor to allow them to take over my blog and website, so please stop emailing me'

By Jack Shepherd

George RR Martin is working really hard to finish the next A Song of Ice and Fire book before season six of Game of Thrones begins next year.

So hard in fact that he’s had to tell fans to stop sending him emails about the latest goings on in Westeros as he’s been inundated with them.

Writing on his blog, Not A Blog, he wrote: “Meanwhile, other wars are breaking out on other fronts, centered around the last few episodes of Game of Thrones.

“It is not my intention to get involved in those, nor to allow them to take over my blog and website, so please stop emailing me about them, or posting off-topic comments here.

“Wage those battles on Westeros, or Tower of the Hand, or Boiled Leather, or Winter Is Coming, or Watchers on the Walls. Anyplace that isn't here, actually."

The author added that being named “the third most influential writer in Hollywood” last year by The Hollywood Reporter actually means very little in terms of controlling what happens on the hit HBO show.

“What I can control is what happens in my books, so I am going to return to that chapter I've been writing on The Winter Winds now, thank you very much.”

Recently, Martin has discussed why he held out for a TV series of Game of Thrones rather than doing a movie adaption in the same vein as Lord of the Rings.

"It took Peter Jackson three movies to make Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and he still had to cut things," Martin said during an interview for The South Bank Show.

"It would take three movies for A Storm of Swords alone! And if you figure like two movies for A Game of Thrones, and two for A Clash of Kings, you're already up to seven movies and you're halfway through the series.

"Nobody's going to commit to that, and, of course, they didn't commit to that."

He also mentioned how he didn’t want the series to be manipulated into a Jon Snow hero story with a few minor characters on the side.

The Winter Winds isn’t the only Game of Thrones project Martin is working on: there is currently an official colouring book based on the series in the works which will have 45 specially commission black and white illustrations to you fill in.

Source: Independent

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