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"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"
George R.R. Martin
New to the series? Read our spoiler-free review of A Game of Thrones.
From Marc N. Kleinhenz—who’s written for us before, and for many other sites bsides, comes a new volume of his work focused on A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, including the transcript of a round table discussion in which Elio participated. This looks to be worth checking out, especially
http://www.amazon.com/It-Is-Known-Analysis-ebook/dp/B00BV8U58C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1363471956&sr=8-3&keywords=marc+n.+kleinhenz/”>And now he has a new ebook out.
It Is Known: An Analysis of Thrones, Vol. II is a collection of nearly two dozen articles – two exclusive to this release – that delve into the very heart of the HBO series’s second season. Covering not only what was changed from the novels, but also why, as well as offering commentary on the character and thematic development seen across the season, the book is an indispensable companion piece to Game of Thrones.
Here’s a complete list of its contents:
Primers and Introductions – two concise-but-complete breakdowns of Game of Thrones’s 8,000-year backstory, including a recap of season one
It Is Known – all 10 columns analyzing the second season/book, covering the series both as an independent production and as an adaptation
Anatomy of a Throne – all four columns (plus one brand-new, exclusive installment), breaking down one specific scene from one specific episode in exacting detail
The Roundtable Discussions – five in-depth debates on the second (and third) season, featuring the exquisite expertise of Mo Ryan (TV critic for The Huffington Post), David Barr Kirtley (author and contributor to Wired), James Poniewozik (TV critic for Time), Doug Cohen (author and former editor of Realms of Fantasy), Elio Garcia (co-founder of Westeros.org and co-author, with Martin himself, of The World of Ice and Fire), John Jasmin (co-founder of ToweroftheHand.com), Phil Bicking (founder of WinterIsComing.net), and Amin Javadi (co-host of A Podcast of Ice and Fire)
Meditations on Being – two comprehensive essays, including one never-before-published, exploring the thematic structure of both A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones
http://www.amazon.com/It-Is-Known-Analysis-ebook/dp/B00BV8U58C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1363471956&sr=8-3&keywords=marc+n.+kleinhenz/”>It Is Known, Vol. II is available now exclusively at Amazon for $3.99 (that’s only two-thirds the price of A Flight of Sorrows with a word-count of 4,000 more words).
Even better, if you want to get totally caught up on Game of Thrones, the price of the first http://www.amazon.com/It-Is-Known-Analysis-ebook/dp/B007LS7LEM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1363472539&sr=1-1&keywords=it+is+known/”>It Is Known has dropped to just $.99. You can veg out on a complete run of Martin goodness for less than five bucks!
Marc N. Kleinhenz has written for 19 sites, including IGN, Gamasutra, and Orlando Attractions magazine. He has co-created and –hosted two podcasts, including Sorrowful Men, and has had his creative writing published through Smashed Cat magazine and Alterna Comics, among others. Oh – he also likes mittens.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.