Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin was the guest of Conan O'Brien last night, and among other things they've talked about was the one thing the show is most famous for: characters unexpectedly dying off.

Well, according to him the HBO showrunners are the bloodthirsty ones when it comes to killing a main character. They just make him seem the merciful one.

And here's another clip, where George R. R. Martin tells Conan how he writes the Game of Thrones books on Wordstar 4.0, a DOS word processor from the 80s.

George R. R. Martin: The "Game of Thrones" Showrunners Are More Bloodthirsty Than Me [Team Coco, YouTube]

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