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"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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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!
Amazon.co.uk 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.
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 Amazon.com and other U.S.-based booksellers.
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.
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.
George’s classic short story of doomed romance, “A Song for Lya”, is now available for download at Fictionwise.
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.
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.
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.
He has also posted GRRM’s descriptions for these two kings, Aegon V the Unlikely and Jaehaerys II.
Roz Kaveney has posted her interview of GRRM that she has written for Time Out. Misspelling Cersei’s name aside, it’s quite an interesting interview, although somewhat spoilerish. In particular, it contains a fascinating quote from GRRM when comparing Daenerys’s travails in A Dance with Dragons with those of another POV character in A Feast for Crows.
He has also posted GRRM’s descriptions for these two kings, Aerys I and his brother Maekar I.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.