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October 21, 2011

TV adaptations and the Butterfly Effect

Adam Pasick interviews George R.R. Martin as he starts work on The Winds of Winter.

We had ten hours for the first season, and the same for the second. Boardwalk Empire has twelve, Treme has twelve — if we'd had two more hours we could have told a lot more of the story. Storm of Swords [the third book] is enormous and it will have to be broken up into two seasons, I think. ...

The other thing that concerns me is what I call the butterfly effect. If you're familiar with the Ray Bradbury short story, you'll know what I mean. On TV, we saw the death of Mago, but we will see him in the books — he's still alive.

Also, he's beginning to wish I had never bothered with the colour of people's eyes.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 21, 2011 07:23 AM