Once you're hooked on Game of Thrones it's hard to move onto the softer drugs that are other and lesser TV series.
One that just might live up to your expectations is his next book adaption which has reportedly been signed up to be turned into another huge TV series. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Martin has teamed up with Jeff Buhler and cable channel Syfy to adapt his 1980s novella Nightflyers
The story is set in the future on the eve of Earth's destruction and follows a group of explorers in search of a mysterious alien spacecraft they think may hold the key to humanity's survival. The group find themselves trapped in deep space fighting for their lives. Undoubtedly a few deaths occur along the way.
Martin won't be directly involved with working on the series as his deal with HBO prohibits him from working elsewhere but Buhler and Robert Jaffe who wrote the 1987 film adaptation of the novel will be tasked with bringing Martin's magic to life.
Will there be as much death and suffering as in Game of Thrones? Well, knowing George...