For those who don't know, Song of Ice and Fire is a projected 7 book fantasy series (it has 4 books out currently) by George R.R Martin, and generally considered among the top 3 best current fantasy series in any list. One thing I can say about the series is that it is hard-core. There's no gallant heroes, or perfect characters here, and more often than not, there's no guarantee that your favorite character will live as the story progresses. It's gritty, dark, real, and epic in every sense of the word. It was recently reported that there will be a 7 season series based on one year for each book on HBO: Spoiler: news item X I personally think it'll be awesome on HBO, especially since they have a proven track record with such dark series (like Rome for example), and their shows are the best on TV (especially The Wire). If it's even possible that this can be done right, I'm sure HBO could pull it off. It's also good to know that George R.R Martin is penning a few episodes himself, and overseeing everything (check his X). He also said that it may be coming out next year in 2008 (let's hope!) Anyone who's read this series should be very excited, and for those who haven't, well you guys will have a pleasant surprise if you ever check it out.