Before writing A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin had written a series of science fiction stories that ended up all taking place in the same universe later titled The Thousand Worlds.

Do the A Song of Ice and Fire stories take place in the same universe? Has George ever commented on this himself?

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George R. R. Martin was asked this on his "Not A Blog" and has stated that the stories are not a part of The Thousand Worlds. The original question/comment is quite long but see the link if you want some more context.

Asimov and Heinlein, late in life, both seemed to feel the urge to merge all of their books and stories into one huge continuity.
So far I do not feel the urge. No, Westeros is not one of the Thousand Worlds.
Not A Blog, Last Year (Writing, Editing, Producing)

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    Which is a foolish statement from a financial point of view. If he said that the Thousand Worlds books were in the same universe, they would all get glossy new reprints and sell millions of copies.
    – Mike Scott
    Feb 2, 2018 at 14:25
  • @MikeScott Most of the Thousand Worlds books are out of print now and Thousand Worlds was only applied to the series after the fact from what I can see.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Feb 2, 2018 at 14:26
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    You're making my point for me. They wouldn't be out of print if the publishers could splash "From the universe of Game of Thrones" across the cover of new editions.
    – Mike Scott
    Feb 2, 2018 at 14:29
  • @MikeScott I know what you mean but my point was that it looks like GRRM has no interest in the series anymore. Also he's making more than enough out of ASOIAF/GoT.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Feb 2, 2018 at 14:31
  • Yes, GRRM has so little interest in the Thousand Worlds series that he has posed today on his “Not a Blog” about a TV series and new edition of Nightflyers, which is set in that universe.
    – Mike Scott
    Feb 2, 2018 at 15:37

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