George R. R. Martin posted this past weekend that two autographed scripts from the first season of HBOâ€™s Game of Thrones, based on his A Song of Ice and Fire series, were apparently stolen from while traveling via the USPS. The scripts were meant to be auctioned for charity at the World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, Nev., this week. The final shooting scripts for â€œBaelorâ€ and â€œFire and Bloodâ€, episodes nine and ten of season one, were autographed by writers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, and director Alan Taylor.Â Hopefully, the authorities are questioning the following ‘persons of interest’ in this theft.
George R. R. Martin’s Davos Seaworth
Yeah, sure, maybe he’s a Lord and all now, but Davos has a shady background.Â The Onion Knight was originally a smuggler, and his left hand is a testimony to his criminal past.
Â Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora
Does the Thorn of Camorr and the leader of the Gentlemen Bastards have an alibi for the time when the scripts were stolen?
Raymond Feist’s Jimmy the Hand
Jimmy is another crook-made-good who goes on to hold a title, but his real father was, after all, the Upright Man, and bad blood will out.
Steven Brust’s Kiera the Thief
Just as whenever there’s an unsolvable assassination, we say that Mario did it, this unsolvable theft might be the work of Kiera.
Fritz Leiber’s Gray Mouser
Don’t discount the archetype of contemporary fantasy thieves, Fafhrd’s smaller companion.Â Mouse might have pulled this off just to remind everyone of the old-school roots of the genre.