How Nightflyers movie saved George R.R. Martin's career

Novelist George R.R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire series was adapted into HBO's Game Of Thrones.
Novelist George R.R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire series was adapted into HBO's Game Of Thrones.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

NEW YORK • When George R.R. Martin learnt that his 1980 novella Nightflyers was being turned into a television series, his first reaction was shock and outrage.

"Wait a minute. No one purchased any rights from me."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2018, with the headline 'How Nightflyers movie saved George R.R. Martin's career'. Print Edition | Subscribe