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Testors Miniatures Now On Sale

We’ve received word from Testors that the first of their 54mm miniatures are now on sale. Press release follows:

Interview Teaser

Patrick, of Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, has posted a teaser for his forthcoming interview with George R. R. Martin. The rest of the interview will be posted in May, to coincide with the U.S. paperback release of A Feast for Crows.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a new entry at his Not a Blog. In it, he remarks about several HBO dramas, his inability to write a journal with any regularity, the fact that he has been working on A Dance with Dragons (the last week of work has been focused to Jon and the Wall, a storyline which he thinks is greatly benefiting from the split), and finally that he has settled on a new title for the seventh (and hopefully final) novel in the series.

Scalzi Deal at Subterranean Press

From John Scalzi (who’s one of GRRM’s competitors in the Best Novel Category at the Hugos for his novel, Old Man’s War), we learn that those who pre-order his forthcoming book about writing from Subterranean Press and mention him and his blog, “Whatever”, in the comment field for the order will get 30% off their entire order (for most items; A Storm of Swords, for example, isn’t part of this special deal). Which means you could also buy the limited/lettered editions of Fevre Dream  or GRRM: A Rretrospective all at 30% off. It’s a great opportunity, which comes to a close after tomorrow, so order quickly!

More information can be found at Scalzi’s blog.

Robert Jordan Seriously Ill

George R.R. Martin has been unstinting in his thanks to Robert Jordan for his support for the series (including providing the key blurb which helped secure a great number of readers at the start of the series), and Jordan has been equally-unstinting in his praise for GRRM’s work. So, we are saddened to report that all those foolish rumors of the past have now come to pass, as Robert Jordan himself writes to Locus magazine to report that he has been diagnosed with a rare, likely-terminal blood disease. All the details can be found in the linked letter.

Our thoughts are with Mr. Jordan, his wife, and his family. We hope he gets the 30 years he wants so as to be able to write all the stories he wishes to write.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a news entry announcing the previously-reported September 2006 publication of GRRM’s novella The Ice Dragon, in a slightly-redacted form, from Tor’s Young Adult imprint. He’s given some concrete details that help to explain some of the oddities mentioned earlier, including the fact that it will be "lavishly illustrated" by Yvonne Gilbert. There is also a small image from the book on the page.

GRRM has also updated his Not a Blog with a post discussing the Hugo Award final ballot.

Feast for Crows Hugo Nomination

This year’s Hugo nominees have been announced with the terrific news that A Feast for Crows has been nominated in the Best Novel category! The award will be handed out at this year’s Worldcon in Los Angeles, and suffice it to say the Brotherhood without Banners will be ready to party.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a news entry concerning the demise of iBooks but the promise that Wild Cards would soon return with a new, exciting trilogy. The "Links" section has been updated with several new links to Wild Cards fansites. Finally, the "What I’m Reading" section has been updated with glowing praise for Daniel Abraham’s A Shadow in Summer.

Gallery Update

All Sorts of Weird Stuff’s Gallery has had its Art section updated with several piece from Jamie Sims, the artist who’s worked as designer for Testors and who has most recently received some commissions from Fantasy Flight Games for their card game. Four of the pieces are pictures of original designs Jamie has made for Testors, which will soon be for sale. The last piece if an early, rejected sketch for card featuring Oberyn Martell.

Wild Cards Tidbits

Via Wild Cards thread at the ASoIaF forum, John J. Miller (most recently author of Wild Cards: Death Draws Five) drops a few little hints about the future of the superhero series.

SF Site’s Readers’ Choice Announced

SF Site has just published its 2005 Readers’ Choice Top 10, and A Feast for Crows came out as #2 on the list! It was edged out by Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys.

Calendar of Ice and Fire

Fantasy Flight Games, producers of the Art of A Song of Ice and Fire artbook, the Game of Thrones card game , and the Game of Thrones Board Game, have announced their 2006 release line-up at their Rants page.

Two More Makeovers

The last two sections, The Citadel and Blood of Dragons, have now been redesigned in the same style as the rest of Westeros.

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Another Targaryen Painting

Amok has just posted his depiction of Queen Naerys Targaryen, sister to Aemon the Dragonknight and Aegon IV the Unworthy (whom she married). It can be found here (at the bottom). Amok has posted GRRM’s description of her here, which reveals some of her history.

All Sorts of Weird Stuff Makeover

The third of five sections has now received its new design, complete with sidebar and all.

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