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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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Warriors Wins Locus Award

The cross-genre anthology edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, Warriors (US, UK) has won the 2011 Locus Award for Best Anthology!

Congratulations to GRRM, Gardner, and all the writers involved. “The Mystery Knight”, the third Dunk & Egg story that was published in the anthology, lost out the Best Novella to Ted Chiang’s “The Lifecycle of Software Objects”. On the other hand, Neil Gaiman’s “The Thing About Cassandra” published in GRRM’s and Dozois’s themed anthology Songs of Love and Death (US, UK) won for Best Short Story (Gaiman also won for Best Novelette).

Finally, Tor Books—publisher of Warriors as well as the latest Wild Cards novels, including the recently-released For Freak—won for best publisher.Tor’s certainly earned it, and their on-line portal is among the best SF/F websites around. Not least because they’ve given Linda and I a place to expound on matters “A Song of Ice and Fire”, such as our latest essay on “the dream of dragons”.

The complete list of winners and nominees can be found here. The full results of the Locus Poll (the nominees are the top five vote getters, and the winners being the most voted in their category) will be published later in the year.

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