GRRM’s official site has been updated with new pictures from fans and an updated sample from A Feast for Crows (the second Daenerys chapter; it’s unclear whether any substantial changes have been introduced to previous previews of this chapter). Also, George’s bookselling page has been re-opened.
The Books section of the Citadel has been both reorganized and updated. We have included several more of GRRM’s titles (though we don’t yet have reviews for all of them), and we have reorganized how we present reviews of other books. You will now find several pages of ‘special occasion’ reviews (such as the list of Christmas recommendations, updated just a little while ago) as well as several pages by genre that pull in a random selection of reviews within that specific genre from our personal site.
The Images section has been updated with our own map of Westeros. It’s an extremely large image file (about 1 meg in total size) and is complete up through A Feast for Crows. The previous maps of the North, South, and the Land beyond the Wall have now been removed as they are no longer necessary. If you notice any errors, please let us know.
Amok has decided to try and fill out his Targaryen portraits by doing drawings of other, notable Targaryens. He’s calling for names of those Targaryens, and descriptions (if any can be found), so as to try and produce this work prior to Christmas. You can read about it here. While you’re at it, go and vote in the polls for which other characters Amok should try his skilled hand at in the future.
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour stop in Denver have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection.
Locus’s November 2005 issue features GRRM on the cover. Inside, there’s an interview as well as a review of the book. Locus has now released some choice excerpts from the interview on its official website.
Mike S. Miller, artist on The Hedge Knight graphic novel and holder of the license to produce official “A Song of Ice and Fire” lithographs, has opened a new site that features his work: Firebrand Fantasy Art.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with new details regarding George’s A Feast for Crows tour in Canada. He’ll be starting in Toronto and going on from there to Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, and Vancouver. Our calendar will be updated shortly to reflect this.
The Artwork section has been updated with a new artist, Abe Papakhian, who has contributed a number of new pieces of black-and-white art, plus an excellent watercolor triptych. He promises more to come, and we’re looking forward to it!
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour stops in the Bay Area, Huntington Beach, San Diego, and Seattle have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection.
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour stops in New York City, Petaluma, and San Francisco have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection.
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.