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DRAGON TIME

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[first posted at 9 am EST on my website]

No. Sorry. Not done yet.

I'm close, though. Watch this space. When the book is done, you will read it here.


original cover 2006

Meanwhile... there is news. Big news. The end is in sight, at long long last, and we're close enough so that my editors and publishers at Bantam Spectra have set an actual publication date.


revised cover 2007

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be in your favorite bookstore on

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011


new cover 2009

Yes, I know. You've all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009. None of those were ever hard dates, however. Most of them... well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like.

This date is different. This date is real.

Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12. I hope you like it.

((For what it's worth, the book's a monster. Think A STORM OF SWORDS))


final cover? 2011

The dragons are coming. Prepare to dance.

And hey... thanks for waiting.

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lillian13
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Glee! My birthday is the 10th so it will make a great present!!!!!
wendigomountain
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Book tease! ;)
strages33
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
thanks so much!!
ezzkmo
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Congrats, thank you, and can't wait!
thudthwacker
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Excited cat ... is excited.

This is my summer blockbuster.
Towers Rice
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
Chills, sir. I have chills.
nymera
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Nice.
So tempted to pick it up in the same college bookstore I bought the first book from back in 1997.

Very nice, must be a big relief!
Kanta_Mizuno
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday to me
Ten days after my birthday. Guess I know what I'll be doing with the bookstore gift card I'm bound to end up getting. :)
mrmasman
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Mr. Martin!
makanm
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
How about the Audio Book!?
Grand news. Congrats & Thanks. Is there any indication of when the Audiobook version will be ready?

Mood: Life's good :D
_f_r_i_t_z_
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Summer is coming!

PS. I'll bet it was used 100 times above but reading all the comments just beyond me.
Way to go, George!
First the movie. Then the book. Cant wait to see them both.
xraytheenforcer
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Awesome news, George! Good luck with the wind-down. :)
tersa
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
I'll miss the 2006 cover as it would match the rest of them on my shelf, but the 2011 is very pretty as well.

Excited and looking forward to its publication! Woot!
strayth
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
This is the best news, I'm so excited! Congratulations, this has got to be a relief for you too.
nicnac
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you for letting us know!

Oh, and:

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
themadfish
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so excited! I think the new cover looks great(as well as the 2009 version).

By the way, I went to amazon to see if I could preorder it, and almost panicked. Right now they currently just have the audio book unabridged available for preorder. I didn't notice that. So I saw the list price as $70, marked down to $44.10. I think my face did look like D:
Alejandro Santiago Carrillo
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh my seven gods!!

The countdown starts...
hotclaws
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
*scribbles date in diary feverishly*
starlitgrove
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
OMG! I got goosebumps! Thank you, George!
virgoisme
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
YES!!!
I have had this book preordered on Amazon for 4 years! And they'll actually have it this time? Awesome!
ekali
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
=D It's coming out right on my birthday!!! Thank you for the best birthday present ever!!!
ragdoll
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Four months feels like nothing compared to the years we've already waited. This is a great thing!

Thanks for giving me a fantastic (albeit three days late) birthday present, George :)
bayushiboy
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Finally the Dwarf has come back to
Lee Foster
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Awesome
Mr. Martin, I must admit, I was not expecting this. I first started reading your novels halfway through my undergrad and now I'm over halfway through my master's. Congratulations! I know that as excited as we are as fans to finally get this novel, you're even more excited to show off your new creation! Thanks again!
snowpuss
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXTRA AWESOME THIS MAKES THIS YEAR.
Seriously, like everything I want is coming out.
I AM SO EXCITED.
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