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Has George R. R. Martin ever mentioned plot elements from The Silmarillion in an interview?

I was wondering if G. R. R. Martin has read The Silmarillion. Obviously, we can't know for sure, so my questions are these: Has he ever said whether or not he's read it? Has he ever mentioned plot ...
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Had Christopher Tolkien ever publicly spoken about George R. R. Martin or his work?

Since J. R. R. Tolkien died in 1973, when George R. R. Martin was 24, I imagine he probably never heard of him. However, his son Christopher died only recently, so I was wondering whether there's any ...
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Is Martin subtly insulting the showrunners of Game of Thrones in Fire and Blood?

One of the best moments in the book, hands down, is when Martin throws shade at Game of Thrones and the show runners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Under the guise of the discussion of a book called "...
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Why did GRRM choose 'Pyke' as the bastard surname for Iron Islands?

When we look at the surnames prevalent in other Kingdoms, they appear to be based on whatever object that Kingdom is famously associated with: Snow for North because of their severe winters and ...
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Why did GRRM spell the name 'Kleronomas' this way?

Quoting Nightflyers: When Kleronomas took his survey ship out from Avalon, the volcryn came within ten light-years of him. Kleronomas found many things, but he did not find the volcryn. Not then ...
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Has George R. R. Martin ever officially stated that the shape of Westeros was based on the United Kingdom?

It is well known that George has drawn a lot of inspiration from British history. For example; The War of the Five Kings draws heavily on The War of the Roses and George has even stated he is heavily ...
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Use of "shadows" as servants of light/good

I found it very profound when Melisandre said, There are no shadows in the dark. Shadows are the servants of the light, the children of fire. The brightest flame casts the darkest shadows. - A ...
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Why is George R. R. Martin not known as George Martin?

I'm curious as to why everyone insists upon saying George R. R. Martin's two middle initials. Apparently nobody refers to him as George Martin, and those initials are seemingly inseparable from his ...
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Examples of George R. R. Martin's Three step foreshadowing/revelation

In the interview quoted in this answer, Anne Groell mentions a three step revelation strategy for plot elements employed by George R. R. Martin in the A Song of Ice and Fire series: That said, now ...
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How much does George R R Martin foreshadow?

There are numerous instances of of GRRM foreshadowing with dreams and some innuendos that pop out when you re-read. But, aside from the very obvious foreshadowing of dreams how much of it is ...
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