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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.'"

George R.R. Martin

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Word from Testor

The recent addition of a number of new images of Testors resin miniatures sparked so much interest and discussion that a member of the company posted to the forum, answering many of the questions and comments that had been made to date.

Random House Interview

Random House has posted an interview with George from around the time of the publication of A Feast for Crows. It can be found here.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "News". The last of these concerns news related to Subterranean Press’s limited editions of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and GRRM: A RRetrospective, as Subterranean offers a special deal on purchasing both sets of books.

SF Site Readers’ Choice Awards

It seems it’s that time of year for SF/F sites to host end-of-the-year awards, because SF Site has gotten into the game with its 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards. Instructions can be found here. In 1999, A Clash of Kings took the #1 place. In 2000, A Storm of Swords took first place as well. After five years, can A Feast for Crows
continue the sweep?

2005 Asimov’s Reader Awards

Asimov’s Science Fiction, one of the top SF/F fiction magazines, is holding its annual reader awards for the best works published in their pages. GRRM is nominated in the “Best Novella” category for the story “Shadow Twin”, written in collaboration with Daniel Abrahamson and Gardner Dozois. It’s an excellent story, among other excellent stories in the magazine. Vote now!

New Miniatures Images

Testor has sent us fifteen new images of prototypes for their line of “A Song of Ice and Fire” resins. These can be seen at All Sorts of Weird Stuff’s gallery. For the first time, we get an idea of what the resins may look like once painted, as there’s a (very large) image featuring a number of Stark figures (plus Theon Greyjoy) captured at various moments from A Game of Thrones.

News from Guardians of Order

Guardians of Order was pleased to announce a number of new items recently which are related to the A Game of Thrones RPG:

New York Times Profile

The New York Times has published a lengthy profile of GRRM. It’s well worth checking out.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "What I’m Watching".

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "What I’m Watching".

Hedge Knight Third Edition

From Broken Frontier, we learn that the Dabel Brothers are preparing to release a third edition of their Hedge Knight graphic novel. The third edition will contain new bonus material from the upcoming adaption of GRRM’s, "The Sworn Sword", which we have previously reported on here.

2006 Raven Awards Announced

The Brotherhood without Banners has announced the latest recipients of its Raven Award, the fans known as Mormont and Skylark!  Congratulations!

GRRM on Fictionwise, one of the leading e-book sites, has recently added several of GRRM’s stories to its already-sizable collection (which includes a number of GRRM’s novels, including parts of the Wild Cards series). Particularly notable additions are “A Song for Lya”, “Portraits of His Children”, and “The Glass Flower”. The full list of the e-books available for purchase can be found here.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new pictures from fans and an updated sample from A Feast for Crows (the second Daenerys chapter; it’s unclear whether any substantial changes have been introduced to previous previews of this chapter). Also, George’s bookselling page has been re-opened.

Amok and the Dragons

Amok has decided to try and fill out his Targaryen portraits by doing drawings of other, notable Targaryens. He’s calling for names of those Targaryens, and descriptions (if any can be found), so as to try and produce this work prior to Christmas. You can read about it here. While you’re at it, go and vote in the polls for which other characters Amok should try his skilled hand at in the future.