The Women and the Thrones

Game of Thrones

a television series created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, based on A Song of Ice and Fire and George R.R. Martin
HBO, DVD box sets, Seasons 1–2, $59.99 (also available on Blu-ray)

A Song of Ice and Fire

a fantasy series by George R.R. Martin:

When Game of Thrones, the HBO television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s books, began airing in April 2011, many critics and viewers dismissed the series as “boy fiction.” And yet the show has been a tremendous hit. This is, in part, a testament to the way in which fantasy entertainment—fiction, television, movies, games—has moved ever closer to the center of mass culture over the past couple of decades.

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