George R.R. Martin didn’t just create a story and characters, but an entire world that he has carefully documented with detailed maps and histories. Every mountain, river, and plain is painstakingly recorded in those maps and now scientist Miles Traer has defined the geology to match.
In Generation Anthropocene, Traer has created a geologic history that shows not just where everything is, but how things like the Red Mountains and the Hills of Norvos were formed. He worked with Mike Osborne and Hari Mix to combine observations about places, characters, and events in the stories with principles of geology that apply to the real world. It’s a little of our world and a little of Westeros combined into one extraordinary study.