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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Sites of Interest
RRetrospective Nominated for WFA

George R.R. Martin: A RRetrospective has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award in the Best Collection category.

New Short Story

Late August/Early September will see the publication of the October issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine, which will contain a memoir by GRRM titled "The Heart of a Small Child".

Fevre Dream Limited Edition

Subterranean Press, the makers of GRRM: A RRetrospective, will also be producing a limited edition of GRRM’s Fevre Dream. This book can be pre-ordered straight from Subterranean Press or from Clarkesworld Books.

As owners of the RRetrospective (bought from Clarkesworld Books, who made sure it arrived in perfect condition) as well as another edition of Fevre Dream, we can thoroughly recommend both the quality of books from Subterranean Press and the novel itself.

AFfC Preview on Amazon.com

The Daenerys  chapter previously available on GRRM’s official site can now be found on Amazon.com.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with news about the progress of A Feast for Crows as well as another sample chapter.

THK Trade Paperback Available

The trade paperback collection of the comic book adaption of "The Hedge Knight" has now been released. If you don’t have a store that carries it nearby, you can order it from Amazon.com. They are currently listing it as not yet released, but they should likely begin shipping soon.

Boston WorldCon Info

This years WorldCon in Boston is fast approaching, and if you are considering going, you should check out the information provided by the Brotherhood without Banners, who once again will be organizing a great WorldCon party. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow fans and, of course, GRRM himself.

To help cover the costs of organizing the party, the BwB is holding a raffle. Tickets can be purhcased both by those who are going and those who won’t be attending, and the prizes will undoubtedly be of great interest to GRRM fans.

"Shadow Twin" Info

GRRM’s official site has been updated with, among other things, more information about the novella which will be published by Scifi.com during June.

Signed RRetrospective On Auction

An auction to benefit author Charles L. Grant has been arranged by the Horror Writers Association.  Among the auctioned items is a signed edition of GRRM: A RRetrospective.

The auction ends on May 30th.

DB Pro Freebie

The creators of "The Hedge Knight" graphic novel adaption, Dabel Brothers Productions, have made available a pdf with short previews of all their current and many of their forthcoming titles.

It includes a brief look at "The Hedge Knight", and if you haven’t already picked it up, why not preoder the trade paperback collection of the whole series that is due out in June.

New GRRM Novella

A novella called "Shadow Twin", George RR Martin, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham, will be published by Scifi.com during

June.

AGoT RPG Delayed

The A Game of Thrones RPG has been pushed back from its intended August 2004 release date to a fall release date. Guardians of Order, the makers of the game, states on their board that the reason is that until GRRM has finished A Feast for Crows, he does not have enough time to work with them on the RPG.

Short Story Update

As previously mentioned, the trade paperback collection of "The Hedge Knight" comic book will contain additional material in the form of a short story. We have now learned that this story will be a comic book adaptation of the the story of the battle of the Redgrass Field as told in "The Sworn Sword".

More Westerosi Coins

The Shire Post, producers of coins from history and fantasy, have added another coin to their lineup of Westerosi coins; a silver stag from shortly after Aegon’s Conquest.

New GRRM Short Story

The trade paperback collection of "The Hedge Knight" comic book will, according to Dabel Brothers Production, contain a new short story by GRRM!