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All Sorts of Weird Stuff offers news and information about George R.R. Martin, in particular about his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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A Song of Ice and Fire

A Feast For Crows Out

A Feast for Crows has now been shipping from Amazon.com, and is today officially available in bookstores. Go out and get it today!

A Feast for Crows Audio Excerpt

With A Feast for Crows now published in the U.S., something else is available as well: Random House’s unabridged audio CD read by John Lee. His reading has gotten high marks in the two reviews we’ve seen, and just to whet your appetite, Random House’s audio division has been kind enough to send us two excerpts from the audiobook.

More Targaryen Kings

Amok has updated his website with three more of the images of the Targaryen kings that he painted for the Art of Ice and Fire art book.

He has also posted GRRM’s descriptions for these three kings, Aegon II, Aegon III and Daeron I, to his forum.

Detroit Free Press on ASoIaF

Marta Salja, books writer for the Detroit Free Press, has done an excellent job of both reviewing A Feast for Crows and profiling GRRM and the “A Song of Ice and Fire” fan community. If you’re part of the Brotherhood without Banners, you may even notice some familiar names…

US AFfC Shipping?

Judging by our associates account, Amazon has started shipping out copies of the US edition of A Feast for Crows. So far only in small quantities, but if you haven’t ordered yet is definitely time to do so.

Sci-Fi Weekly Interviews GRRM

There’s an interesting interview, conducted by Tasha Robinson, concerning the A Song of Ice and Fire series and how George writes. Note that it does contain some spoilerish material, however.

Quest Of Thrones Winners Announced

The Quest of Thrones, Bantam Spectra’s internet scavenger hunt to promote A Feast for Crows, has now finished. The winners of the first and second place prizes have been announced.

AFfC eBook Available Now

A Feast for Crows is now available from Amazon.com for immediate dowbload. Choose between the Microsoft Reader eBook format and the Adobe Reader eBook format.

Emerald City Reviews AFfC

Cheryl Morgan of Emerald City has published a positive review of

A Feast for Crows in issue #122 of her long-running webzine.

A Feast for Crows UK Bestseller

Following last week’s news that A Feast for Crows was #10 on the Sunday Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, this week the series is up one place to #9, right behind Robert Jordan’s Knife of Dreams.

George R. R. Martin Headlines Locus

Locus Magazine, the premiere trade magazine for the SF/F industry, will be publishing an interview with GRRM and, presumably, one or more reviews of A Feast for Crows in its 538th issue (available in November). George is featured on the cover.

A Feast For Crows UK Bestseller

According to the Sunday Times, A Feast for Crows debuted on the UK hardcover fiction bestseller list at #10, despite the data representing only the early, pre-embargo sales through the 15th. Next week’s list should provide a better picture of where the novel really stands in relation to other bestsellers.

Brief review of A Feast for Crows

This is a very brief review of A Feast for Crows (UK edition now available, US edition forthcoming), and will be followed up by a more thorough review in the days to come.

AFfC Official UK Release

Today is, of course, the official release date for the UK edition of a A Feast for Crows. If you haven’t already gotten the book (it has, after all, been out early from Amazon.co.uk as well as several British bookstores), its definiely time to order now.

A Feast for Crows Dispatching?

Word is flying that Amazon.co.uk has begun to ship copies of A Feast for Crows to customers who have pre-ordered it. Currently, the listing at Amazon.co.uk seems to confirm this, as it now indicates that the novel is now "usually dispatched within 24 hours". If you’ve been holding off on ordering, this may well be the time to do it if Amazon.com really is delivering the book prior to the official release on the 17th.