A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on 6 August 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award, and was nominated for both the 1998 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award.
Game of Thrones (2011 - ) is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO. It is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos interweaves several plot lines with a broad ensemble cast. The rampant sex and gratuitous violence probably add to the immense appeal of this must-see drama!