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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…
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.
A Feast for Crows in issue #122 of her long-running webzine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
C-SPAN’s Book TV aired a panel program featuring several book reviewers, titled NYT Great Read in the Park: Book Reviews and Publishing (RealVideo stream available).
Amazon.co.uk has a new synopsis for A Feast for Crows, one that seems to be rather more accurate about what this book entails compared to previous ones. You can find the new one here, as the synopsis on the hardcover page has yet to be updated.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.