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Embalmed and pacified.
In a interview with John Hodgman, Martin says: I sort of had a problem with a lot of the fantasy I was reading, because it seemed to me that the middle ages or some version of the quasi middle ages was the preferred setting of a vast majority of the fantasy novels that I was reading by Tolkien imitators and other fantasists, yet they were getting it all wrong.
It was a sort of Disneyland middle ages, where they had castles and princesses and all that. The point behind the disguise is that the process enacts a metaphysical distance between identity and representation where it becomes possible to imagine alternative identities and histories, a key feature of postmodernism.
But Martin, instead of participating in the great myth of history, uses his series to advocate for realism. George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
In it, Eco Middle Ages. Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, But we also acknowledge that our existing problems may have roots in the historical period. The practice of medievalism is our attempt to fill the space between, to explain how our culture got from point A the Middle Ages to point B modernity , but through a process that inverts the two.
We cannot know the Middle Ages impartially because we are always abstracting it at a distance and representing it as a historical mirror upon which the drama of the contemporary may play out. And he collapses the distance between fiction and reality, or past and present, by transplanting an interpretation of historical events—the Wars of the Roses—into this world of fantasy.
This world of fantasy which, as many have noted, seems to geographically and conceptually reproduce our own. All this cooperates to create a sense that the story and characters of A Song of Ice and Fire are both half-foreign and half-familiar, that the world of the text operates as a metaphorical version of our own historical reality.
The medievalized Westeros and the world of the contemporary West are really just two sides of the same coin, and the world of A Song of Ice and Fire can be utilized as a free space in which to explore a host of issues that concern modern culture.
Martin at Archipelacon in Mariehamn , Martin was already a successful fantasy and sci-fi author and TV writer before writing his A Song of Ice and Fire book series. He grew frustrated that his pilots and screenplays were not getting made  and that TV-related production limitations like budgets and episode lengths were forcing him to cut characters and trim battle scenes.
Tolkien in his childhood, he wanted to write an epic fantasy, though he did not have any specific ideas. After three chapters, he had a vivid idea of a boy seeing a man's beheading and finding direwolves in the snow, which would eventually become the first non-prologue chapter of A Game of Thrones.
I was It didn't belong in the novel I was writing, but it came to me so vividly that I had to sit down and write it, and by the time I did, it led to a second chapter, and the second chapter was the Catelyn chapter where Ned has just come back.
Martin in  In , Martin gave his agent, Kirby McCauley , the first pages and a two-page story projection as part of a planned trilogy with the novels A Dance with Dragons and The Winds of Winter intended to follow.
When Martin had still not reached the novel's end at manuscript pages, he felt that the series needed to be four and eventually six books long,   which he imagined as two linked trilogies of one long story. Bantam Books published A Storm of Swords in a single volume in the United States in November ,  whereas some other-language editions were divided into two, three, or even four volumes.
Since the events on the Iron Islands were to have an impact in the book and could not be told with existing POV characters, Martin eventually introduced three new viewpoints. Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken.
His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world.
But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others—a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.
It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce.
Or so it appears. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out.
But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction.