Ursula le Guin gave us an anarchist society on another world; we brought it back to Earth.
Busloads of people rubber-necking their favourite movie location can be a pest, but fan tourism is a growing business.
What makes ‘Game of Thrones’ so popular?
A scholar argues that like many sacred books, the popular television show encourages men and women to reflect on their lives and choices.
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All men must die, so the young women have grown up to take control.
They are too well-behaved on Westeros – real-life queens often resorted to tears, temper tantrums and toilet humour.
Plotting total victory: Cersei in the Lannister war room at King’s Landing.
Who has the biggest map – and what are they plotting on it?
Classic conflict analysis can tell us whether there's a chance that the warring factions can reach a peaceful resolution. Probably not, is the answer.
In history, as in historical fantasy, women have an uneasy and dangerous path to power.
Not everyone got to see Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey ) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in the opening season seven episode of Game of Thrones.
The problems some people had trying to watch Game of Thrones via the internet shows we still have a long way to go before we can live-stream major events to a mass online audience.
Costumes tell a story through their design and give the viewer a look at the character’s personality.
Game of Thrones is brutal, shocking and great fun for fashion experts. Not confined to historical accuracy, its influences stretch from medieval northern Europe to 20th-century high fashion.
It's gritty and gripping in equal measure, but the swords and snowstorm narrative also answers a number of basic human needs.
Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime in Game of Thrones.
The new series will bring several strong women into conflict with each other – just like the Wars of the Roses.
A unique set of circumstances allowed HBO to beat Netflix to the punch.
A comic ending - in the sense of Shakespeare’s comedies - would see Jon Snow marry Daenerys and live happily ever after.
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'Winter is Coming' and 'All Men Must Die' are Game of Thrones' watchwords. But do they offer clues to an ending for the show – and the books?
Seventy real horses mixed with the fake to create the chaos of battle.
An Australian VFX company has won an Emmy for its work on season six of Game of Thrones. Over eight months a team of 120 pulled out every trick in the book to create the visceral 'Battle of the Bastards'.
Much of academic philosophy, even on the African continent, is openly and unashamedly in love with the idea of the West as destiny.
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Scientists have discovered two new types of ants in the rainforests of New Guinea thanks to an advanced X-ray imaging technique.
The first flower grown on the International Space Station.
Have some much needed non-Brexit news.
Physics says Game of Thrones dragons can fly. Whoever said maths was useless?
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This week’s episode of Game of Thrones saw a battle scene that some have claimed to be the greatest TV has ever seen.