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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.

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GRRM’s official site has been updated with new details regarding George’s A Feast for Crows tour in Canada. He’ll be starting in Toronto and going on from there to Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, and Vancouver. Our calendar will be updated shortly to reflect this.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with news regarding the A Clash of Kings limited edition and new cover art. Also, George has updated his blog with a post-signing tour report.

GRRM Video Interview

Via Emerald City, we learn that Fast Forward TV features an 18 minute interview with George discussing A Feast for Crows. An audio-only download is also available for those with slower connections.

A Feast For Crows #1

A report from GRRM’s signing in Petaluma indicates that he has just gotten word that ... will enter the November 27th New York Times’ Bestseller list at #1. This has now been confirmed by Bantam Dell. The bestseller lists for the Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly also place the book at #1, while USA Today’s list places it at #2. Congratulations, George!

Order AFfC Limited Edition is now taking orders for the limited edition of A Feast for Crows. As we posted before, only 1,000 of these slip-cased, signed books will be made available, so they’re likely to disappear pretty quickly.

Webcomic References AFfC

Slightly late, but the webcomic “Least I Could Do”, created by Ryan Sohmer, made the release of   A Feast for Crows a key player in one of their strips.  Good fun.

Art Book Limited Edition

Fantasy Flight Games has now made the limited edition of the Art of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire art book available on its website. Only 230 copies are available out of the initial 250 at this time; supplies seem to be dwindling fast. The book can be purchased via their online store.

In related news, the regular edition of the art book has now begun to ship from and other U.S.-based booksellers.

AFfC A BookSense Bestsller

For the week ending November 15th, A Feast for Crows hit the number two spot on the BookSense Bestseller List . Booksense is a website for a coalition of independent booksellers throughout the 50 states, and appears to compile its list from sales from participating stores.

BwB Charity Drive

The Brotherhood without Banners is organizing a charity drive this holiday season to raise money for two charities chosen by GRRM and Parris, the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and Child’s Play. Please support this worthy cause. To learn about it, go here.

A Song For Lya

George’s classic short story of doomed romance, “A Song for Lya”, is now available for download at Fictionwise.

Lev Grossman on GRRM

Lev Grossman of Times Magazine, who has been cited before for his positive remarks concerning GRRM and A Feast for Crows, has now written a write up boldly titled, "The American Tolkien".

GRRM at GenCon SoCal

Guardians of Order are pleased to announce that GRRM’s special appearance at GenCon Socal on the 19th will include a period in the Orange County Ballroom, Salon 1, between 8 and 10 PM where he’ll be available to sign books.

Chinese Interior Illustrations

A member of the new board pointed out that illustrations from the Chinese edition of A Feast for Crows have been put up at a Chinese-language website (possibly that of the publisher). It’s not clear whether these are illustrations or cover illustrations, as the Taiwanese edition of the novel was split into three volumes.

Last Targaryen Portraits

Wrapping up Amok’s series of Targaryen rulers portraits for the Art of Ice and Fire art book are three final images.

He has also posted GRRM’s descriptions for these three rulers, the Mad King Aerys II, Viserys the Beggar King, and Daenerys Stormborn with her dragons.

Aegon V and Jaehaerys II

Amok has updated his website with three more of the images of the Targaryen kings that he painted for the Art of Ice and Fire art book.

He has also posted GRRM’s descriptions for these two kings, Aegon V the Unlikely and Jaehaerys II.