According to Variety (and then reported on SCI FI Wire ), HBO is planning to turn the epic series A Song of Ice and Fire - beginning with A Game of Thrones - into a TV drama. Movie folk David "Troy" Benioff and DB "Halo" Weiss will write and produce, with Martin himself scripting one episode. Martin's novels are very popular, and it will be great to see some fantasy on the small screen. Our most recent interview with the author was in SFX138. Readers are discussing this news right now on our forum: click here .