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Just flipped over the page on my World Wildlife Fund calendar (a day late, sue me), and was amused to see that the featured animals for July are gorillas. Nothing could be more fitting for the month in which Kong is finally loosed upon the reading public. heh

On other fronts... I mentioned below that WARRIORS won the Locus Award as the best anthology of 2010, which pleased me no end... but I forgot to mention that Gardner Dozois and I have just signed with Tor for a sequel of sorts. A mammoth crossgenre book featuring contributions from an all-star lineup of award-winning writers and bestsellers from half a dozen different genres and subgenres. This one has the working title DANGEROUS WOMEN. Whether that will be the final title or not, I am less sure. Must admit, I do not love it; too generic for my taste. I wanted to call the book FEMMES FATALE, but our editor suggested that no one younger than forty would have any idea what that phrase meant. Which boggles the hell out of me, but what do I know? Could be we'll settle on WOMEN WARRIORS. Though that's limiting in a different sort of way. But whatever title it goes by in the end, it should be a helluva anthology. We have some great writers lined up, as we did with WARRIORS.

And yes, DANGEROUS WOMEN will include the fourth Dunk & Egg novella, the long-promised tale of their visit to the North, where they encounter the She-Wolves of Winterfell. I could tell you more than that, but then I'd need to kill you.

Meanwhile, Ice & Fire continues its slow conquest of the world, nation by nation and language by language. I've just signed a deal for Turkish editions, and we're negotiating with a Vietnamese publisher as well.

And my US book tour is coming up fast, so these days have been busy ones. At the moment I am finishing up the first draft of my script for the second season of the HBO series, hammering out the overplot of the new Wild Cards book LOWBALL, and of course doing what seems like ten interviews a day. Would that there were four of me.

These are exciting days.


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Jul. 4th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
I think pretty much everyone I know knows what "femme fatale" means, or has the brains to figure it out. Oi. Here's hoping you come up with a suitable title; definitely looking forward to another massive anthology. ^_^ Also, is there any chance that the Dunk and Egg stories will be given their own volume in the future?

"Would that there were four of me."
Heh... I've written a character who can exist as up to three of herself, and several times, I've wished I could do the same. Good to know I'm not the only one. Though it really confuses my bosses when they ask me to do too many things and I tell them I'm not Naomi.
Jul. 4th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Dunk and Egg
I have stories 1 and 2 - where is 3?
Jul. 5th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
I'm 33 and I've known what a femme fatale is since I was a teenager at least. I think most of your potential readers of all ages do as well. And if they don't they can still get interested and find out.
Eric Jennings
Jul. 5th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Another problem with Femme Fatales...
I agree that it's dumb to say that people under 40 don't understand the term femme fatale.

However, using Femme Fatales as an anthology title right now seems inappropriate to me given that there's an active new series on Cinemax named Femmes Fatales.


Kind of feels like you'd be stealing their title. And of course, titles get reused eventually, but this show is being made now. Maybe after it's been gone a few years...
Nikos Panagopoulos
Jul. 5th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
game of thrones tv series
i really enjoyed the series untill when i was expecting war to rage and none came...where was the battles? I see that the series may become boring for non readers of the books and maybe even for those like me that allready had 2 to 3 times reading each book in the past years...more action is expected. I am a big fan since it was published, reading it in english and in my languange too...and the action is there but missing from screen
Peter Shor
Jul. 5th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Title Suggestion

What's not to like?
Jul. 6th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's because I was in a film history class at one point or maybe it's because I'm an acting nerd, but seriously? I'm 17, and I know what femme fatales are. I know they come from the film noir genre and helped to shape new, stronger roles for women in cinema. And most others I hang out with know what a femme fatale is. And even if you don't, it looks a lot cooler than Dangerous Women on a book cover, and might draw people regardless.
Cindy Amezquita-Fairchild
Jul. 8th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Season 2 Name
GRRM, what is the name of Season 2? Thx.
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