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George R.R. Martin

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a detailed announcement regarding the Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, including a partial list of contributing artists (among them fan artists such as Jenny Dolfen and Maria Luisa Gilibreti, and the promise of a portrait of Aegon the Conquerer and his sisters by the legenday John Schoenherr). Also new is the reopening of George’s Books for Sale site.

National Book Festival Webcast

A webcast of GRRM’s talk and Q&A at the National Book Festival has now been posted. George discusses his early days as a writer, his brief stint as an intern journalist in Washington, D.C. in the early 70’s, and a number of other topics. Particularly notable among his remarks is his plan to write a total of "nine or ten" Dunk & Egg stories (primarily between novels) and collecting them into book-form.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a news item concerning the 17th Wild Cards novel, Death Draws Five, written by John J. Miller. The book has been scheduled for a January release in hardcover. More information regarding the novel can be found on the news page, as well as in this entry, which includes information concerning how to buy older volumes of the books straight from John. Also updated has been the "From My Readers" section, with a new entry in ASoIaF-inspired baby names.

For those who are really big fans of the series, it should be noted that John has been posting at the ASoIaF board, in the Other Authors forum, where he’s happy to answer questions.

Happy Birthday George

Best wishes to GRRM on the occasion of his 57th birthday!

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with news announcing the opening of the BwB Fanclub site, as well as an update in the links section to include the site. Also added are the covers for the Spanish edition of A Storm of Swords.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a detailed schedule of his UK Book Tour in late October. Also, it appears that the US tour signing at Half Moon Bay is back on. The Calendar has been updated accordingly.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a number of new pieces of information. First, the cancelling of the Kepler’s signing has been confirmed; the other signing scheduled for the same day in Half Moon Bay has also been dropped. Further, George will not be appearing at NECon 26, but has appearance at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. is back on. Our Calendar will be updated accordingly.

Finally, GRRM puts out a reminder that Subterranean Press’ Shadow Twin deluxe limited editions are running out fast. The books cover and interior art is provided by Michael Komarck. The regular limited edition can also be purchased via Clarkesworld Books.

Official Site Update

Hot on the heels of the previous update, GRRM’s official site has now received a bit of a face-lift as well as had several new sections added.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with the dates and locations for his US book tour. We’ll try to get these added to the Calendar in the near future.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with, among other things, a new sample chapter and information about upcoming releases from Fantasy Flight Games for the CCG. Also, don’t miss the sneak preview of the first miniature due from Testors.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has once more been updated. He notes (as we have already reported) that his TorCon speech has been printed by Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. He also mentions several upcoming foreign-language editions of various books, including new Swedish editions of A Song of Ice and Fire!

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated once again, following the reactions to his previous update. This update includes a response from GRRM, since he is unable to personally respond to all those who have mailed. It also includes some more news about the progress of A Feast for Crows.

Oh, and a well-chosen new banner. ;)

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with news about the progress of A Feast for Crows and some upcoming appearances.

GRRM’s TorCon Speech

Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine has published the speech that GRRM gave at TorCon on their website.

News from the WorldCon

These last few days, GRRM has been attending this years WorldCon, and from people attending we have learned the following:

  • GRRM is still aiming for six books.
  • There are twelve chapters in A Feast for Crows which grew out of the original prologue. Seven deal with the Iron Islands and five with Dorne.
  • There’s a strong possibility that a 2-hour pilot based on GRRM’s old anthology series, Wild Cards, may be produced by Sci-Fi. If it happens, and if it does well, there’s a possibility that it’ll become a weekly series.