George R.R. Martin talks to John Hodgman about killing off charactersCharlie Jane Anders9/22/11 9:30amFiled to: Game Of ThronesGeorge R.R. MartinBooksA Song of Ice and FireWritingPublishingJohn HodgmanFantasy86EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkA Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin does a fair number of interviews, but his Sound of Young America interview with John Hodgman might be the best one ever. Hodgman does a great job of getting Martin to talk about his thoughts on writing and geek culture — starting with the fan mail a teenage Martin wrote to the Avengers comic.