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BenBella to Publish Beyond the Wall Essay Anthology

We mentioned this last night Twitter and Facebook, but it was quite late so we saved this post for today.

BenBella Books will be publishing Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire in June of this year, as part of their Smart Pop series. Edited by James Lowder, the anthology collects critical essays from a number of writers that examine the novels from various perspectives. We’ve seen a partial list of topics, and there promises to be some very interesting material in there.

The full list of contributors or topics can’t be shared yet, but we can name a couple, at least: us.

Having previously written essays for TorSuvudu during the course of the first season of Game of Thrones, Linda and I have contributed a new essay covering the topic of romanticism in A Song of Ice and Fire, looking at vestiges of the the Romantic movement of the 19th century which GRRM has identified himself with in the past.

And one more contributor can be mentioned: review blogger Adam Whitehead, of The Wertzone, who’ll be covering the reliability (or lack of it) of history in the novels, a subject that’s recently received a great deal of attention on the forums, and with good reason. It should be a good read.

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