The geology of Westeros


GRRM will probably be amused, but will tell you if you ask that the world of the books is nothing like terrestrial (or celestial, for that matter) science here.

Some years back I came across an article about a bizarre orbit that could account for the variable length seasons in Westeros. I dropped him a note about it, and his response was as described above; approximately: “Neat, but incorrectly based on the premise that the mechanics of our world are anything like those of the world in the stories. Thanks.”


How did it explain the absence of variable length seasons in other places? At least that’s what I took from the books: It’s the North that gets the extreme seasons, the rest seems to be much moderate.

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