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George R.R. Martin
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Due to the confusion regarding the release date for AFfC, here’s the official word:
No, the book is not coming out in July, despite what any book store or friend of a friend might tell you. Even Random House’s website is inaccurate at present.
The book isn’t coming out in August, either.
GRRM has said that he thinks late September or October are probable, as those are the target dates which his publishers (both the US and the UK) are working towards. This isn’t absolutely fixed in stone, however, from anything we’ve been told.
For those of you who were holding out for the news to come straight from the horse’s mouth, GRRM’s official site has now been updated with the news of the completition of A Feast for Crows and an explanation for why some characters won’t be appearing until A Dance with Dragons.
Straight from ConQuest 36:
"George told us a long tale. His publishers told him the mostest it could be was 1600 manuscript pages. He passed that and a decision was made that it would have to be split in two. He thought about that and rejected it and proposed an alternative.
AFFC will be the size of AGoT. There will be no Daenerys chapters. There will be none of the chapters up North. The chapters in the South are done and in the hands of the publishers - George expects to announce a specific fall publication date. That means he can spend a little more time cleaning up the events in the North and present a coherent tale with a beginning and an end.
He expects some of his fans to be upset when their favorite characters don’t appear."
This has been confirmed by Parris, Martin’s SO, and these reports have also been added to the So Spake Martin collection.
So, those of you who haven’t yet pre-ordered your copy (or copies), why not do so at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk? Apparently they are supposed to come out more or less at the same time this time around, although the UK may be some weeks ahead.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with, among other things, a new sample chapter and information about upcoming releases from Fantasy Flight Games for the CCG. Also, don’t miss the sneak preview of the first miniature due from Testors.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with information about the release of the limited edition of A Clash of Kings and more information about the upcoming series of miniatures based on A Song of Ice and Fire.
According to Meisha Merlin, the limited edition of A Clash of Kings will finally ship on April 11th.
And yes, the cover you see at Amazon is the new cover, and all the previous books will be re-released with matching covers.
Subterranean Press notes on their site that they are in negotiations with Meisha Merlin to take over the publication of the limited editions of A Song of Ice and Fire. A Clash of Kings would still be published by Meisha Merlin, but A Storm of Swords and all future volumes would be published by Subterranean Press.
GRRM’s official site has been updated, among other things, a new entry regarding A Feast for Crows. No, it is not done yet, but significant progress has been made.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with a new sample chapter from A Feast for Crows.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with a special Christmas offer. GRRM has purchased the last remaining copies of the limited edition of A Game of Thrones, published by Meisha Merlin, and will be offering those on sale for the publisher’s price of $250 until the end of the year. After that, the price will rise to 299.99.
GRRM’s official site has once more been updated. He notes (as we have already reported) that his TorCon speech has been printed by Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. He also mentions several upcoming foreign-language editions of various books, including new Swedish editions of A Song of Ice and Fire!
GRRM’s official site has been updated once again, following the reactions to his previous update. This update includes a response from GRRM, since he is unable to personally respond to all those who have mailed. It also includes some more news about the progress of A Feast for Crows.
Oh, and a well-chosen new banner. ;)
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