In what is the biggest undead author cameo since Zombie Shakespeare, George R.R. Martin makes a brief appearance in an upcoming episode of the zombie apocalypse series Z Nation. In his cameo, the A Song of Ice and Fire writer plays a zombified version of himself, sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment in a small room and using his muscle memory to autograph novels. “I have hundreds of these! I’m gonna make tons of money when eBay comes back,” his captor brags.
In the world of Z Nation, Martin is turned into a zombie after attempting to flee Comic-Con after the outbreak. Remarkably, this isn’t the first time a dead/undead Martin has appeared on SyFy: The author was previously killed off this summer in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No, a decapitation sequence that was inspired by the fate of Ned Stark in Game of Thrones. The Martin-featuring episode of Z Nation will air Friday on SyFy.