Violence, sex, and an awesome story! It is FANTASY, but its so believable and gritty it will make you sweat, cry, and gasp in shock! As a fan of the books, i thought i would start a thread for the new TV show which im sure will be something we are all talking about in 2011 and beyond! Game of Thrones is HBO's planned adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy book series. In Jan. 2007, HBO purchased the rights to author George R. R. Martin's book series. Since that time the show runners, David Benioff and Dan (D.B.) Weiss, have been working with HBO to adapt the books for television. They have also been consulting with the author to ensure the TV series remains as true to the books as possible. The plan is for one book to translate to one season. For more info about the series, be sure to check out the FAQ. A Song of Ice and Fire is an ongoing fantasy series by American author George R. R. Martin. Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, GRRM has seen his series grow in popularity with the most recent release landing on the New York Times bestseller list. The books follow several powerful families as they struggle to gain control of the throne, all while an evil, supernatural force gathers on the outskirts of the kingdom. The thing that makes these novels unique among fantasy is their gritty realism. Heroes can fall, villains can triumph, those you though were good can turn out to be evil, those you thought evil can turn out to be good. And while there are magical and fantastical elements present in the series, they are rare and regarded as fairy tales by most characters. The series is expected to last seven books, four of which have already been published. The author is currently writing the fifth book and hopes to complete it soon. At present the filmed pilots show are being shown to HBO, and im praying it gets the GREENLIGHT!! For more info go to the following website: WINTER IS COMING! http://winter-is-coming.net/ any other fans of the books out there?? SEAN BEAN is NED STARK!!!! Its going to be so good....... Fingers crossed!