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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.

"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"

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A Song of Ice and Fire

GRRM Interview

Roz Kaveney has posted her interview of GRRM that she has written for Time Out. Misspelling Cersei’s name aside, it’s quite an interesting interview, although somewhat spoilerish. In particular,  it contains a fascinating quote from GRRM when comparing Daenerys’s travails in A Dance with Dragons with those of another POV character in A Feast for Crows.

Limited Edition A Feast For Crows

Voyager UK, in partnership with Amazon.co.uk, is selling a limited edition of A Feast for Crows. Only 1,000 of these slip-cased, signed books will be made available. At the moment Amazon.co.uk is not yet taking pre-orders, but we will post again as soon as we learn that they are.

A Feast For Crows At Amazon

A Feast for Crows is doing very well at Amazon.com, reaching #2 on their bestseller list (behind an Oprah Book Club selection), and has now been selected as one of the Top 10 SF/F Editor’s Choices!

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.