HBO now doing something very cool such as bringing the best fantasy novel series to television. Peter Jackson must've messed up. These are done in seasons with the first season "Game of Thrones" (book 1). Then a new book comes out in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. The books won Locus, Nebula and Hugo awards. The Song of Ice and Fire storyline must be pretty liberal for HBO to turn it into five miniseries.
Looking forward to it.