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"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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One of the things that has most often been asked of Linda and I since we started posting videos discussing the A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones, concerns the many, many books on the bookshelves behind us. In an answer to address the questions—and perhaps help people find some good, summer reading, we’ve put together a video that tries to cover a number of the books and authors that we read. Below the video, you’ll find a list of the authors and the specific works we mention, for those who just want to see what we’ve placed there:
Authors and books:
R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness that Comes Before
Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon
Ian Cameron Esslemont, Night of Knives
Robin Hobb, Assassin’s Apprentice
Steven K.Z. Brust, Jhereg, The Phoenix Guards, Brokedown Palace, The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars
Steven K.Z. Brust and Emma Bull, Freedom & Necessity
Sarah Monette, Mèlusine
Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor
Dorothy Dunnett, Game of Kings and Niccolò Rising
Mary Renault, The King Must Die, The Last of the Wine, The Mask of Apollo, Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, Funeral Games
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart and Banewreaker
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora
Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself
Mark Smylie, Artesia and The Barrow
Katherine Kerr, Daggerspell
Judith Tarr, The Hound and the Falcon, Avaryan Rising, Alamut
Guy Gavriel Kay, The Summer Tree, Tigana, The Lions of Al-Rassan, The Sarantine Mosaic
George R.R. Martin, Wild Cards, Dying of the Light, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag
Eric Shanower, Age of Bronze
Jack Vance, The Dying Earth, The Star King (first in the Demon Princes series), Suldrun’s Garden (first in the Lyonesse trilogy)
(Note: For many more recommendations, and a great deal of discussion, consider browsing the Literature sub-forum at the A Song of Ice and Fire forum.)
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