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Coming to London

Can't make the signings in Belfast on November 3 or Dublin on November 5?

Maybe the third time will be the charm. I'm coming to London as well.

I'll be appearing at Forbidden Planet's megastore on Wednesday, November 11, to sign copies of the new Harper Collins trade hardcover of SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH, the Jack Vance tribute anthology, and any of my other books as well.

Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Avenue

If you can't make the signing, but would like to order a signed book mailorder, phone the store at 0207 420 3666 and I am sure they will be happy to oblige you. You can also order a copy over the internet. Just click here:


The signing will begin at 5:30 pm. Or 17:30 for you folks over there.

See you there!



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Oct. 21st, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
Cool beans. See you there.
Oct. 21st, 2009 07:33 am (UTC)
Dude, Take It In.
Leapin' lollipops, you're getting around.

I know your head is awhirl with this insane schedule, but take a moment...

... a small moment ...

... a wee one, just to sit back and consider: you're a N.Y. Times Bestselling author who has created one of the most iconic fantasy series of novels of all time. Not only do you get to see your creation come alive on the small screen - every character and location created from the seed of your mind - but you have a strong hand in CHOOSING who gets to play these characters.

Top that off with the fact that you get to watch as it's being made. Every step.

Who the hell else gets to do that? I write, and I couldn't even fathom it.

Take the pressures off your brain for a sec and just consider all of this.

It's insane.

Enjoy it. Worst case scenario is you have some extremely cool memories of these early days of casting and choosing. Best case is your dreams come true and it's as good as you imagined.

Oct. 21st, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
Flying back home to dublin for a grand total of 8 hours to meet you George. Looking forward to it! Enjoy your trip up North.
(no subject) - gummitch - Oct. 21st, 2009 08:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 21st, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
How exciting! I will be there with bells on! x
Oct. 21st, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
Unfortunately i have to leave London the tuesday before at the latest, would have loved talking to you again. You really should come to the Netherlands more often...
Oct. 21st, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Have ordered because i can't be there :(
Would be awesome if you ever made it to Bournemouth!
Oct. 21st, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
Its a four hour train journey, but heck you can't miss an opportunity like this.....and Wednesday's are my day off too!
Oct. 21st, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
Life is good.
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Oct. 21st, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
You're going to be sick of the sight of some of us by the time you go home.
Oct. 21st, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I have a tradeshow in London that week. So even though we both live in the US - I just might swing by and see you in London. :)
Oct. 21st, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely try to be there! Probly will have to get a taxi as I can never get round London without getting lost :) How exciting :D
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Look right when you cross the street!
You never get used to looking right for oncoming traffic...believe me.

And try the Grenadier on Wilton Row- it's an old pub that Duke Ellington used as a mess for his men, and the food there is outstanding as are the cask ales. They mash peas, and have out of this world good mushroom soup.

Oct. 21st, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Ireland! England! Two places I would love to visit and have yet the chance to do so. I'm still holding out for a signing or two when you visit San Diego. Have fun all!
Oct. 21st, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Woo Hoo!
Oct. 21st, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
See you there, been looking forward to a chance to get a scribble off you for a long time. :)
Oct. 21st, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
After Traveling The World...
Do you think you'll ever make it back out to NYC? I heard a rumor you were here a couple of years ago and was wondering if you were going to have a repeat performance?? I know winter is coming so it would probably be around Spring (I am hopeful), you know how unpleasant winter here can be here. I start freezing as early as September as I am a native Californian and I will always have the California sunshine in my veins!
Oct. 21st, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I start work at 5.15pm. Woe. :(
Oct. 21st, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Come to Canada sometime, ok? :)
Oct. 21st, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Will def look into a phone or internet order. Hopefully they'll have Dreamsongs vol 1, cuz finding a copy has been an uphill battle. Having just finished vol 2 I want to get my hands on its predecessor and Tuf Voyaging. I must confess I was in the camp of people who'd sigh when you posted anything unrelated to aSoIaF. Wild Cards? Pfft. Football? Ugh. What about Dance, I'd think.
Reading your earlier stories and about how some of them came to be was really enjoyable. I especially enjoyed finding out your another comic geek, chess playing Jersey boy. And that Marvel Comics also turned you down. DC was much more encouraging and actually give unknowns a shot. Marvel just waits until your a known commodity then swoops in with their bigger checks. Anyway, it was an eye opener to imagine what might have never been had you got the job. You'd have definitely gnawed both your hands off at this point. So sad how many of those early creators died penniless.
In that light I was able to look at Wild Cards without the petulant attitude and was really able to enjoy the two stories I read.
In fact almost every one of the stories had me wishing I could continue with their adventures. So aside from my fervent desire to read Dance I now also hope for new full novels of Tuf, The Turtle, the Wisdom of Croan'dhenni, and even bitter ass Bunnish.
Also your thoughts on the whole concept of what is good sci fi, fantasy, western, etc. really struck a cord with me. Throughout my life I've always held my favorite authors as sort of a guilty pleasure. Both protective of and apologetic for. Many an argument with a Lit professor or high brow psuedo-intellectual stemmed from my guilty/defensive love of Stephen King or Anne Rice. Shit most recently with you. I read aSoIaF, really enjoyed it and then when I was recommending it to a friend I noticed myself dancing around the genre itself with vague descriptions of the story. Afraid of referring to it as fantasy as if I'd then be looked at as a pervert and my recommendation would definitely then be ignored. Like I was forcing a Playboy onto a friend in the school yard, hoping not to get caught.
Hearing (reading) your thoughts on Galaxy's old legend put a smile on my face and made me think not to take myself so seriously. As if what a person enjoys to read is the definitive statement of their character. I mean it's not like a person who reads Us Weekly is superficial....oh, shit! Lol. Thanks again. Won't be seeing you but hope to soon see a signed copy of Tuf or Dreamsong. Going to check the site now.
Oct. 21st, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
That's excellent - I will totally be there! Need to rebuild my GRRM collection in any case, ever sine moving across the pond; this is as good an excuse as any.

Question: will Parris be with you? She and I used to know each other in the virtual world back in the day, and worked together quite closely on some AWBW-related fallout. She might remember Nathan from the Crossroads. Anyhow, it would be nice to meet her in person after so long, if she's around.
Oct. 21st, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Parris will be with me at the Belfast and Dublin signings, but not in London, alas. Someone needs to go home and pet the cats.
Oct. 21st, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Parris
Ach, alas -- but yes, absolutely, cats must take priority! (In pretty much all things, or so my cats inform me.) I'll see you in London anyway -- I only live half an hour away from the signing. Wish I could get to Belfast or Dublin so easily. In the meantime, give Parris my best!
Oct. 22nd, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
Well, shoot. I was hoping I'd be able to make it down for the London signing, but I'm gonna be on a tour of a brewery. Of course, an alternative would be to go ahead and cancel the event and just head on up to Sheffield to enjoy some nice beer!
Oct. 26th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Life is meaningless and full of pain
Aargh! My wife and I are big fans who've been living in London for the last two years. In the back of my mind I've hoped that, seeing as London is rather higher in the pecking order for arts events than Wellington, New Zealand, you might visit. And so you are - a week after we leave to go home. So, please put us out of our misery by telling us you'll come to The Land of the Long White Cloud sometime. C'mon, we'll buy you a beer... Hope you enjoy the shoot, really looking forward to seeing the pilot.
Nov. 2nd, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Excellent, I hope to be able to attend the London signing :D
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