Game of Thrones Author Offers Up Details on the Art of Killing Characters

Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin, has offered up some scoop on the art of killing characters in his next book, "The Winds of Winter," which is still yet to receive a release date.

Buzzfeed reports that he was discussing info with fellow author Robin Hobb, when he said:

"The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that, and now it's getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in, and the viewpoint characters are occasionally meeting up with each other now and being in the same point at the same time, which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people."

Martin also discussed how he played with alien toys as a child, remembering, "They were space pirates. They didn't have names, so I made up names. These were the first stories I wrote. Even as a little kid I was thinking about torture."

George R.R. Martin is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fictiongenres, and a screenwriter and television producer. He is best known for A Song of Ice and Fire, his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels that HBO adapted for its dramatic series Game of Thrones. Martin serves as the series' co-executive producer, while also scripting one of each season's 10 episodes. In 2005 Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien", and the magazine later named him one of the "2011Time 100", a list of the "most influential people in the world."

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