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Show will spoil books for 'Game of Thrones' fan

By Aileen Graef
"Game of Thrones" showrunner David Benioff said it will be impossible not to outpace the books, spoiling the plot for readers. UPI/Danny Moloshok
"Game of Thrones" showrunner David Benioff said it will be impossible not to outpace the books, spoiling the plot for readers. UPI/Danny Moloshok | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Showrunners for the HBO series Game of Thrones have warned readers of the Song of Ice and Fire series that spoilers lie ahead if they keep watching.

The fact is, producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff explained, is there is no way for the show not to outpace author George R.R. Martin's production of the books.

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"Luckily, we've been talking about this with George for a long time, ever since we saw this could happen, and we know where things are heading. And so we'll eventually, basically, meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going; there might be a few deviations along the route, but we're heading towards the same destination. I kind of wish that there were some things we didn't have to spoil, but we're kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. The show must go on ... and that's what we're going to do," Benioff told the Oxford Union.

Martin has already told Weiss and Benioff how he plans to end the books in order to ensure the future of the show should anything happen. He is currently writing Winds of Winter which is the sixth book in the series with seventh book Dream of Spring already on the docket.

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However, Martin's volumes are large and complex and are usually released years apart.

For readers who have been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting for Martin to finish his next book, the author recently cancelled several public appearance so he could focus on writing Winds of Winter and other projects he has in the works. He wrote on his blog he would regretfully not be able to attend the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga, New York because there are "too many things on my plate."

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