of AP/Hollywood Reporter
Courtesy of AP/Hollywood Reporter
Some Game Of Thrones
fans are so observant that they even (momentarily, of course) stumped the genius
behind it all.
George R.R. Martin admitted at the Edinburgh International Book Festival that fans have picked up on subtle clues within his books, and their resulting theories have been spot on.
"So many readers were reading the books with so much attention that they were throwing up some theories and while some of those theories were amusing bulls**t and creative, some of the theories are right," the author said. "So what do I do then? Do I change it? I wrestled with that issue and I came to the conclusion that changing it would be a disaster, because the clues were there."
Surprises are fun, and this series especially would be nowhere without its jaw-dropping twists, but those of you who have put your detective skills to work and guessed upcoming details correctly will have bragging rights.
"Some of my readers who don't read the [online fan] boards - thankfully there are hundreds of thousands of them - will still be surprised and other readers will say, 'See, I said that four years ago, I'm smarter than you guys'," Martin added.
Martin announced last month
that he won't be writing for the HBO series' upcoming season, nor will he be visiting the set.
Instead, he'll be dedicating his time to finishing The Winds Of Winter
, the sixth Game Of Thrones
novel. During the show's first four seasons, Martin contributed at least one script for each, but he has said that he trusts the directors to carry on the project without his presence.
"...At this point, we're five seasons in, we have the best casting director in the business in Nina Gold, David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] have been running the show, and it's a well-oiled machine, so it really doesn't need me down there with the oil can squeaking at the wheels," he explained.
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