Entertainment: George R.R. Martin: Why Fans of Game of Thrones boycotted his next book

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George R.R. Martin : pourquoi les fans de Game Of Thrones boycottent son prochain livre © Chris Pizzello/AP/SIPA George R.R. Martin: Why Fans of Game of Thrones Boycot his next book The thinking head of Game of Thrones, The prolific author George R.R. Martin, is about to release a new book. Available from October 25, the work presented as a reference book for fans who wish to know more about the Targaryen, is today under the fire of critics.

A controversy including George R.R. Martin, The author of Game of Thrones and executive producer of House of the Dragons , would have gone well. Eleven years after the publication of the latest novel of the Saga of the Iron Throne, the Science Fiction and Fantasy writer will soon release a new Roman entitled The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty. The latter retraces the reign of this clan, from the conquest of the seven kingdoms by Aegon Targaryen until the civil war known as " Dance of Dragons ". But the release of this book sparked a real controversy and the legendary writer taken in the crosshairs of his fans.

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The co -authors of Georges R.R. Martin accused of racism

after making public his work on Twitter on September 26, thousands of fans expressed their indignation, many denouncing the problematic behavior and the racism of His co -authors, the married couple Linda Antonsson and Elio M. García Jr. " We love you George, but we will not support Elio and Linda. They are the most racist characters to have ever honored the Fandom ", written by example a surfer. While some people call the out of the book outright, others urge Martin to break his ties with the couple. " Linda has a well-documented story of abuse towards your fans. Your silence is strong on this subject ", they answer him again. Linda Antonsoon and Elio M. Garćia are among the superfans who collaborate with Georges R.R. Martin, long before the successful adaptation by HBO of his books to Song of Ice and Fire .

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But what do they reproach them?

Shortly after Antonsson and García created the online forum Westeros.org in 1999, Martin recruited them as verifying for his book A Feast for Crows . In 2014, they even became co-authors of The World of Ice & Fire , an accompanying book illustrated for the series of novels. But many fans accuse the notorious couple of racism. In a March 2012 article for example, Antonsson complained on his blog that Nonso Anozie , a black man, had been chosen for the role of Xaro Xhoan Daxos in Game of Thrones , who is a white character in Martin's books. More recently, the author wrote that the character of Corlys, performed by Steve Toussaint in House of the Dragon , was misinterpreted. " There are no black Valyrians and there should not be some in the series," she said about the common ancestors of the Velaryons and the Targaryens. Questioned by Variety , she claims to have no problem with the choice of an inclusive cast, but firmly believes that "diversity should not prevail over history" .

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will not be buying this book given the co-author. Her attitudes Toward Diversity Disgust Me. Love you, George, but she is an example of what may be toxic in this fandom. (Also Steve Toussaint is one of the best parts of hotd).

- Skylark (@skylark86372944) September 27, 2022

we love you George, but anything associated with linda is a hard pass for me. She Boasted How All You Did Was Lend Your Name to This While She Produced this book. She has a well documented history of abuse to your fans. Your silence is loud on this.

- Shelly (@Theladyshelly) September 27, 2022

Gonna Go Ahead and Add My Voice for Whatever * that's * Worth. Not interested in buying this, or supporting your co-authors who have shown themselves to be generally awful people.

- Steve (@stevesaniceboy) September 27, 2022

we love you George, but we will not be supporting Elio and Linda. One of the Most Racist Ppl to Ever Grace the Fandom. pic.twitter.com/zх-minbytwBuu

-Kivio Dārilaros Jia (@Rhaenyra_Blacks) September 26, 2022

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