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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Marta Salja, books writer for the Detroit Free Press, has done an excellent job of both reviewing A Feast for Crows and profiling GRRM and the “A Song of Ice and Fire” fan community. If you’re part of the Brotherhood without Banners, you may even notice some familiar names…
Judging by our associates account, Amazon has started shipping out copies of the US edition of A Feast for Crows. So far only in small quantities, but if you haven’t ordered yet is definitely time to do so.
Guardians of Order has noted that they have copies of the beautiful poster map of Westeros included in the RPG for sale. The supply is limited, however, so act quickly. We were sent an image of the map a long time ago, and it really is the best map for the series that has been made to date, being full color and including pretty much everything that could be included at the time of publication.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with a link to a new interview, an update to what George has been watching of late (HBO’s Rome gets high marks), and some new images from his readers.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.