A Song of Ice and Fire

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Name: A Song of Ice and Fire
Abbreviation(s): ASOIAF, ASoIaF
Creator: George R.R. Martin
Date(s): 1996-
Medium: book
Country of Origin: USA

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A Song of Ice and Fire is a fantasy series written by George R.R. Martin and set primarily in the fictional kingdom of Westeros. It focuses on a war for supremacy between a number of different noble families, including House Stark, House Lannister, House Targaryen, House Baratheon, and more.

In January 2007, HBO optioned the rights to the series,[1] and on November 11, 2008, Martin announced on his blog that the network had ordered a pilot episode of Game of Thrones, to be written and produced by David Benioff and DB Weiss. The first season aired in 2011, with the third season scheduled to air in March 2013.

The Books

  1. A Game of Thrones
  2. A Clash of Kings
  3. A Storm of Swords
  4. A Feast for Crows
  5. A Dance With Dragons
  6. The Winds of Winter (tentatively scheduled for publication 2015)
  7. A Dream of Spring (publication date TBC)


Fanfiction is relatively rare in the ASOIAF fandom, because Martin disapproves of it.[2] However, there are a number of popular fanartists, and the Archive of Our Own shows 217 A Song of Ice and Fire works on April 8, 2011, before the television series has aired. There is also a kink meme LJ comm.

TV Series

The first episode of the TV series aired on 18 April 2011 on HBO, and is also shown on Sky Atlantic. This prompted some growth in the fandom, including a Dreamwidth community http://game-of-thrones.dreamwidth.org, and a LiveJournal community http://game-thrones.livejournal.com.


  1. HBO Options A Song of Ice and Fire, January 17, 2007. Archived February 18, 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. The Citadel, May 09, 1999. Archived July 19, 2014 at the Wayback Machine