Don’t have cash for HBO or Starz?

Premium cable can be expensive or, if you’re like me, you like to marathon an entire season of a show instead of waiting impatiently for the season to unfold.  (Thank you, Netflix for indulging me on this.)

Well, you Game of Thrones and Outlander fans, have we got the solution for you: Check out the book versions of your favorite series!

See all the additional people killed and maimed in books 1-5 of George R.R. Martin’s awesome fantasy epics before the new season starts on April 12 on HBO:

Game of Thrones Books 1-5 book spine image

The book series thus far. Will George RR Martin be able to finish the next book before HBO finishes it for him?

See how much manlier and brawnier Jamie is (and how different Frank is) in book 1 of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series before season 1, part 2 starts on April 4 on Starz:

Outlander book cover

Book 1 in the series of, currently, 8 big ol’ books

(Need more Jamie and Claire?  Ask a librarian about interlibrary loan to get your fix.)

Click on the images to go to the Durham Tech Library Catalog.

About Meredith Lewis

Meredith is a reference librarian at Durham Tech on both the Main and Orange County Campuses. She likes fantasy, science-fiction, and historical fiction and is trying to be a better reader of non-fiction (just after she finishes that stack of novels on her bedside table...)