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.'"

George R.R. Martin

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Kong Clambers To Top of Empire State…

... paper of record, the New York Times, and several of its best seller lists! With a phenomenal opening week of sales making it the fastest-selling new fiction release of 2011 to date, A Dance with Dragons stormed atop the Hardcover Fiction, E-book fiction, and Combined Print and E-Book charts, making the second #1 debut for George R.R. Martin (after A Feast for Crows back in 2005). Besides that, after briefly dipping, A Game of Thrones has surged back into the #1 Mass-market Paperback Fiction list, giving GRRM no less than 4 #1’s this week. A tremendous, and well-deserved, accomplishment!

To add to the plaudits, we note that A Dance with Dragons also debuted at #1 on USA Today’s best seller list, the first time George has managed that feat (AFfC ended up at #2).

The Times has a graphic showing the climb through the charts of all five novels of the series. Beginning with the Game of Thrones hype, the novels have climbed upward, with A Game of Thronesnow having spent 14 weeks in the top ten of the combined print and e-book charts.

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