http://winteriscoming.net/2013/02/breaking-george-r-r-martin-signs-development-deal-with-hbo/ Sounds like good news for him and potentially for fans of his works. He's got a lot of stuff he's written that would adapt well to a network like HBO that doesn't have an issue with outlandish show concepts as long as they're good. His Dreamsongs anthology even includes the script for a pilot he pitched back in the 80s that sounded really cool and never got off the ground. I know some people are going to pitch a fit over how this might delay him finishing writing ASoIAF, but honestly I'm happy to see him at the helm with creative control over a series with the kind of backing HBO can provide. I can't wait to see what comes of this.