The official, definitive oral history of the blockbuster show from Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd, published with HBO's official support. It was supposed to be impossible. That was the whole idea. George R.R. Martin was a frustrated former television writer who created his bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels to be an unfilmable saga bound only by the limits of his vast imagination. Then HBO took an enormous gamble and launched Game of Thrones anyway, and everyone knows what happened next: The show became a global ratings blockbuster, an Emmy record-breaker and an endlessly debated pop-culture obsession. But there is one Game of Thrones story that has yet to be told: the epic, decade-long struggle to pull off this extraordinary series. In All Men Must Die, Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd chronicles the inside tale of making Game of Thrones, from the producers' very first meeting with Martin to the staging of the fiery series finale to all the epic battles in between. The book features revealing new interviews, rare and stunning behind-the-scenes photos, and unprecedented access to the creators, cast, and crew who took an impossible idea and made it into the biggest show in the world.