All Sorts of Weird Stuff: News

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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Chelsey Awards

Yvonne Gilbert has been nominated for the Chesley Awards in the Best Interior Illustration category for her work on George R.R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon. Also nominated in the same category is Justin Sweet (set to illustrate The World of Ice and Fire world book) for his contribution to Kull: Exile of Atlantis.

Hunter’s Run Preorder Availability

Hunter’s Run, the novel that grew out of George R. R. Martin’s collaboration with Gardner Dozois’s and Daniel Abraham’s science fiction novella “Shadow Twin”, is now available for preorder via Amazon.com.

Warriors Anthology

According to this interview with Robin Hobb, she’ll be contributing to an anthology titled Warriors edited by Gardner Dozois and George R.R. Martin. She indicates that the anthology won’t be published for at least a year, however, so it seems it’s in the early stages yet.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with news concerning the forthcoming publication of Hunter’s Run, his collaboration with Daniel Abraham and Gardner Dozois which has been extended to novel-length from an original novel.

Subterranean Press on Fevre Dream

Bill over at Subterranean Press has provided an update on the forthcoming, illustrated limited edition of Fevre Dream. The update includes a look at the gorgeous cover. Also included in the update is news regarding the Thomas Canty-illustrated limited edition of A Feast For Crows, which is quickly approaching completion.

Second Life GRRM

It’s been announced that George R. R. Martin will be doing a reading of a story from Dreamsongs (Volume 1, Volume 2) on Second Life, a graphical secondary world social game. He’ll also take questions from readers. GRRM’s avatar will be selected by people who vote at Bantam Dell’s website, so vote now!

Audiobook of Dreamsongs

GRRM has posted on his "Not a Blog" that an audiobook will be produced of Dreamsongs (Volume 1Volume 2), the massive and exceptional collection of a large part of the body of George’s short fiction from his earliest days to the present. A number of different readers will be involved, and most fascinating of all is that George himself will be reading the interstitial introductions to each section of the book. These are some of the best parts of an already-great collection, thanks to the autobiographical insight into George’s life and work.

Note that the "Not a Blog" entry also includes word on A Dance with Dragons, including semi-spoilerish information.

Hard Call

Daniel Abraham provides a few more details on the previously reported new Wild Cards comic book series from Dabel Brothers Productions and Marvel Comics.

According to Abraham, the first story arc which he will be writing is titled “Hard Call”. Read his LiveJournal entry for more details.

Hunter’s Run

Over at his blog, Daniel Abraham has provided a brief remark on the status of the novel-length expansion of the “Shadow Twin” novella, written in collaboration with Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin:

Wild Cards Comic Book Series

At the New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics and Dabel Brothers Productions announced that Wild Cards, a seminal superhero setting created by and written about by authors such as George R. R. Martin, will see new life in comic book publishing through a brand new series which will be entirely original. Instead of adapting previous stories as the previous Epic series did years ago, the first six issues will feature the work of author Daniel Abraham (who has recently become a part of the Wild Cards team of writers, including writing the interstitials for Tor’s forthcoming new Wild Cards volume, Inside Straight). Daniel’s own announcement follows:

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with news of the fact that the latest entry in the Wild Cards series, Inside Straight, has been delivered to the publisher. The news item includes a full list of the stories in the volume, including a story titled “Crusader” written by GRRM, as well as the next title in the series, Busted Flush.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a new sample chapter, this time from the forthcoming new Wild Cards novel, Inside Straight. The piece is written by Daniel Abraham (co-author with George and Gardner Dozois on The Shadow Twin and author of the first in a new fantasy series, A Shadow in Summer).

Ice Dragon Bestseller

GRRM’s The Ice Dragon has appeared on the New York Times Children’s Bestseller List at #6. Congratulations to George!

iBooks on the Block

The former publisher of Wild Cards reprints and the latest entry into the series, Death Draws Five, has gone on the auction block.

A Feast for Crows Sightings

With the close releases of George’s The Ice Dragon and the paperback edition of A Feast for Crows, it’s no great surprise that the finely-tuned marketing publishing marketing machine is going all-out to capture attention. Following on the heels of ]this advertismentbeing spotted on CNN.com and this promotional interview for The Ice Dragon on YouTube, we’ve just learned that there has been at least one television spot on the History Channel promoting Feast.

If anyone’s seen the TV spot, please fill us in on the details of its content!