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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.'"

George R.R. Martin

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A Song of Ice and Fire

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated once again, this time with another progress report regarding A Feast for Crows (no, it isn’t done) and some information about the limited edition of GRRM: A RRetrospective

Legends II (US Ed) Shipping!

The US hardback of Legends II is now shipping. If you haven’t already bought this book from the UK, now is the time to do so. GRRM’s story, "The Sworn Sword" is a great read.

AFfC Sample Chapter

Another sample chapter from A Feast for Crows has been put up on the official site. This time, it is an Arya chapter.

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Take a close look at the last panel of December 10th’s CTRL+ALT+DEL comic strip, and you’ll see a familiar book cover.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has received a partial make-over as well as been updated with some interesting news. Why not pop over there and read about, among other things, A Game of Thrones winning the Spanish Ignotus award and the upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire audiobooks?

AFfC Sample Chapter

GRRM has made a recent update to his official site, which includes a description of the current status of A Feast for Crows as well as a sample chapter from said book!

ASoIaF Audio Books

We’ve mentioned it before, but now we have definitive confirmation that unabridged audio books of A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords will indeed be released during the first quarter of 2004.

AFfC Spoilers from TorCon

For those of you who (like us) want to read every little scrap of information available about A Feast for Crows, here are a couple of links to topics on the message board that are discussing the most recent spoilers to come out of TorCon:

Spoilers for the chapter GRRM read on Friday.

Spoilers for the chapter GRRM read on Monday.

There’s also plenty of other TorCon-related discussions going on in the Brotherhood without Banners forum.

Legends II (UK Ed) Shipping

It appears that Amazon.co.uk has now started shipping Legends II, so if you want to read "The Sworn Sword" as soon as possible, hurry up and place an order.

GamePro ASoIaF Feature

GamePro has just updated with a A Song of Ice and Fire feature that includes an interview with GRRM by own of the community’s own, namely Lodengarl, a review of the comic-book adaption of "The Hedge Knight" and a competition.

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!