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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

Legends II due September 1st

According to HarperCollins, the UK version of Legends II (which contains the new Dunk & Egg novella
"The Sworn Sword") is due out on September 1st!

Slashdot Review

A review of A Game of Thrones, as well as lots of discussion of the series itself, can be found at Slashdot. Luckily, Westeros doesn’t seem likely to get Slashdotted from being linked to a couple of times. But if it is slower than usual right now, you know why. ;)

Legends II News

In other news, the final piece (an original "Lord John" novella by Diana Gabaldon, set in her Outlander universe) for Legends II has been delivered. Legends II, edited by Robert Silverberg, is an antholgy of previously unpublished stories by some of fantasy’s most exciting writers scheduled for release in January 2004. All of the stories are based in the respective authors’ most popular worlds. Works by George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, and Orson Scott Card are among the eleven stories that will round out this collection.

ASoIaF as eBook

You can now purchase all of the first three books as eBooks:

A Game of Thrones & A Clash of Kings (both in one eBook) in Microsoft Reader or Adobe Reader format.

A Game of Thrones in Microsoft Reader or Adobe Reader format.

A Clash of Kings in Microsoft Reader or Adobe Reader format.

A Storm of Swords in Microsoft Reader or Adobe Reader format.

A Storm of Swords Paperback

The US edition of the A Storm of Swords paperback is finally out, and unlike the UK edition it was not split in two parts. And, even better, it has a sample chapter from A Feast for Crows in it, the second chapter from one of the new PoVs!

Another Award!

The Hebrew translation of A Storm of Swords has won the Geffen Prize for the best fantasy book of the year in Israel.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has just been updated with a status report. A Feast for Crows is still being written and there is no certain publication date yet. However, as we have already reported, an excerpt from the book will appear in issue #305 of Dragon Magazine. Called "Arms of the Kraken", it makes up part of the prologue for A Feast for Crows (the prologue is not just one chapter this time around, but rather several with different viewpoints in each) and deals with the struggle for the Seastone Chair following the death of Balon Greyjoy.

GRRM has already read several chapters from A Feast for Crows at various conventions, and reports on these can be found here. Among the chapters being reported on are two other prologue chapters, these two set in Dorne. As it happens, we have actually read the second of these two chapters, and we are happy to report that it was a great read. Well worth preording the book already from either Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

AFfC Excerpt in Dragon Magazine!

The next issue (no. 305) of Dragon Magazine, to be published in February, will contain an excerpt from A Feast for Crows called "The Arms of the Kraken".

Furthermore, issue 307 will feature Westeros as a D&D setting.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with some more images from the CCG as well as an update on the status of A Feast for Crows. Although various on-line bookstores list both a publishing date and a page count, none of this information comes from GRRM. The book is still being written, and he doesn’t know when it will be done or how long it will be.

As soon as it is finished, he will announce this on his website, and we will naturally have the information here as well as soon as we learn of it. So, please don’t email GRRM and ask when the book will be out, it will only delay it.

A Feast for Crows UK Cover

The cover image for the UK version of A Feast for Crows can now be found here (click on the image for a larger version).

Voyager has confirmed that the figure on the left is Jon and the figure on the right is Brienne.

The cover image for the US version has already been available for quite some time, but if you have missed it you can find it here (click on the image for a larger version).

More AFfC Spoilers

Since ConJose has come and gone, you will find more juicy spoilers for A Feast for Crows in this forum on the board.

Report from Bubonicon

The first reports from Bubonicon are in, and if you want some juicy spoilers for A Feast for Crows, try this thread on the board.

Larger AFfC Cover Image

A larger image of the cover can now be found at Amazon.com (just click on the small one).

AFfC Cover Preview & Pre-Orders

How about a sneak preview of the cover for A Feast for Crows? You can also pre-order the book, now both from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Previous News

This is a summary of previous news relating to GRRM and A Song of Ice and Fire which we felt should be preserved.