The author of the Song of Ice and Fire series is mad and he’s enlisting the help of his fans to help him catch an (alleged) thief.
George R.R. Martin is the author of the much-loved fantasy series which inspired the also much-loved HBO series Game of Thrones. Recognizing the power of his fan base, Martin wanted to auction off a couple of scripts from the first season for charity. But, according to him, someone else had other ideas.
Martin took to his blog to recount the tale of the missing scripts, which he says were taken while en route to him from Belfast. He received the package from Game of Thrones executive producer Dan Weiss, but the parcel was damaged and all that remained inside was a note from Weiss. “I am convinced the scripts were stolen,” Martin writes.
Martin then detailed the package’s missing contents: “two teleplays, final shooting scripts for episodes nine and ten of season one, ‘Baelor’ and ‘Fire and Blood,’ autographed by writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and director Alan Taylor, printed on white paper.” In the hopes that his diehard fans would help him find the scripts, he instructed them to scan the web for signs of anyone trying to sell the missing items.
This isn’t the first time that Martin has taken to his blog to blast about people tampering with his work; earlier this summer he angrily wrote about an Amazon slip-up in Germany, where 180 copies of his newest novel A Dance With Dragons were prematurely shipped. That time he vowed to “mount [the culprit’s] head on a spike.”
Though he hasn’t issued any threats this time — yet — Martin seems pretty confident that the scripts would be recovered. He notes on his blog: “Like Bloodraven, I have a thousand eyes and one. So let’s keep ’em all peeled, boys and girls.”