'Game of Thrones' author isn't writing. He's campaigning for Clinton

George R. R. Martin attends HBO's 2016 Emmy after party in Los Angeles.

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  • George R.R. Martin has repeatedly spent time speaking out against Trump
  • He has promised two more books that are not yet finished

Washington (CNN)Everyone is watching it, and they never shut up about it. It feels like it will never end, and there are constant last-minute surprises. It's a story about violence, power and sex -- all entirely divorced from reality.

It's the election, of course, not "Game of Thrones."
    But given the parallels, how could George R.R. Martin, author of the book series on which the show is based, stay away?
    Martin spent some of his finite time on Earth speaking to volunteers for Hillary Clinton in New Mexico after having written several online posts about the election.
    ""Hold the door!" George R.R. Martin surprised volunteers in Santa Fe today to encourage early voting. Learn more: IWillVote.com," tweeted the Hillary Clinton for New Mexico campaign account, linking to a DNC voting tool along with a photo of Martin speaking.
    On November 4, Martin warned that New Mexico, a state CNN has rated as "leans Democrat," was apparently competitive and bemoaned the ads he had seen from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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    Martin also wrote about the difference between the ads and went on to dismiss Trump at length, who he argued had "said the vilest things any presidential candidate has said since George Wallace."
    Martin has yet to finish two of the remaining books in his acclaimed series, currently billed as "The Winds of Winter" and "A Dream of Spring."