Lately I’ve been getting into the Game of Thrones (GoT) Universe. I love the intrigue and scope of the series and more and more people seem to be catching on. The growth and popularity of the show are incredible with a number of legitimate viewers increasing each episode. In addition to people watching on HBO, Game of Thrones is also the most torrented show in history.
Recently I started to get into the geography of the show so I started collecting maps mostly created by fans of the show. I came across an interesting theory that the weird multi-year winters in the Game of Thrones universe are because they don’t live on a planet but rather a Dyson Sphere. Made famous in the Halo or Larry Niven’s Ringworld Universe Dyson Spheres look like a thin strip or ring that surrounds a Sun.
Look familiar? Well it should as Dyson Spheres look very similar to the graphics of the opening sequence of the HBO TV Show:
However, the writer of Game of Thrones and the TV show producers have all confirmed that the story takes place on a “normal” world much like ours. The coolest map would have to be the totally interactive map of all the Houses and characters via http://quartermaester.info/. If you want to know what the political situation in Westeros after book 5 you can look at this map.
The most detailed static map of this world was made by GoT fan Ser Mountaingoat, and you can click to get more detail here:
To wrap this post up I’ve added a visual history of GoT maps created by Reddit user hotbrownDoubleDouble: