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.'"

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RPG Shipping Update

From Guardians of Order’s frontpage, we learn that some delays have been introduced in the shipping of the DLE due to the printer mixing up which books were in which boxes. This has taken time to sort out, so books have been mailed in batches rather than continuously. However, GoO states that all orders will be shipped by the end of the week.

Quest Of Thrones Winners Announced

The Quest of Thrones, Bantam Spectra’s internet scavenger hunt to promote A Feast for Crows, has now finished. The winners of the first and second place prizes have been announced.

AFfC eBook Available Now

A Feast for Crows is now available from Amazon.com for immediate dowbload. Choose between the Microsoft Reader eBook format and the Adobe Reader eBook format.

More From The Ruby Ford

Tom Meier has very kindly shared with us six more pictures of Rhaegar and Robert battling at the Ruby Ford, with a number of close-in shots so that details may be seen more clearly. They’re truly works of art.

Dragon Page Talks to GRRM

The Dragon Page talk show has recently done an interview withGRRM for one of their shows. It can be listened to via their website, and among the topics discussed were the reasons for the delay of A Feast for Crows, thereissuing of some of GRRM’s earlier novels and the upcoming comic book adaption of "The Sworn Sword".

Testors Presents The Ruby Ford

Thanks to Testors and Tom Meier, we now have three images of the 54mm greens from the fateful ruby ford. We’ve posted a picture of Rhaegar previously. While no retail price has yet been determined, this set may be released as early as December. Current plans are for only 750 to be produced.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a new entry regarding what George is presently reading, confirmation regarding Dabel Brothers Productions adapting "The Sworn Sword" with the help of Mike S. Miller (pencils) and Ben Avery (script), and an update to his appearances calendar.

Emerald City Reviews AFfC

Cheryl Morgan of Emerald City has published a positive review of

A Feast for Crows in issue #122 of her long-running webzine.

A Feast for Crows UK Bestseller

Following last week’s news that A Feast for Crows was #10 on the Sunday Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, this week the series is up one place to #9, right behind Robert Jordan’s Knife of Dreams.

AGoT RPG Shipping Update

From Mark McKinnon, president of Guardians of Order:

George R. R. Martin Headlines Locus

Locus Magazine, the premiere trade magazine for the SF/F industry, will be publishing an interview with GRRM and, presumably, one or more reviews of A Feast for Crows in its 538th issue (available in November). George is featured on the cover.

GRRM Profiled In Sci-Fi Magazine

Sci-Fi Magazine, the official magazine of the Sci-Fi Channel, has a profile/interview with George R. R. Martin in its December edition. It promises to be quite interesting. If anyone has access to that magazine (its hard to come by in Sweden), please do send us a summary or a few short excerpts featuring any particularly juicy bits of information.

GRRM Audio Interview

We’ve just learned that The Dragon Page, an internet radio program, will be interviewing George next week. The interview should be made available on their site in mp3 format on the 31st.

A Feast For Crows UK Bestseller

According to the Sunday Times, A Feast for Crows debuted on the UK hardcover fiction bestseller list at #10, despite the data representing only the early, pre-embargo sales through the 15th. Next week’s list should provide a better picture of where the novel really stands in relation to other bestsellers.

Testors Miniatures Rumors

According to Carin Meier, Tom Meier of Thunderbolt Mountain is presently finishing up a 54mm miniature featuring. "a young Jon & Arya for Testors"