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Five Days...

... till Kong is loosed upon the world.

Feels strange, after so many years. I know that some of you thought I would never finish. Believe me, there were dark nights of the soul where I had my doubts as well. But now the day is almost at hand, and the dragons will fly.

In fact, they are already taking wing. Bantam informs me that DANCE has just gone back for its 6th hardcover printing, and it isn't even on sale yet. The first reviews are breaking today, and so far (knock wood) they have all been great. And in the UK, Waterstone's in Glasgow has put up a brilliant window display:

Exciting times.


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Jul. 7th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
I will be buying the book on the 14th at B&N in Union Square so I can get a better spot in line. I am not sure if I can hold out that long. :(
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Best wishes! Looking forward to the book, meanwhile - don't wear yourself out at the book signings/publicity. We want you around for a long time, you have plenty more books we want you to write.
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
If you're in London on the 12th, Waterstones in Picadilli will have the actual Iron Throne from the series, not a replica, the actual 6' high throne, in store.

And some lucky punters will get to sit on it and have their pic taken.
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
why isn't it next tuesday yet?? SOB
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
Glasgow!? (runs off to see for himself)

I bought one of the red-cover hardbacks of Feast for Crows out of that store. Found it in the sale section for cheapness and it had a GRRM scribble inside! THAT was a good day.

Tuesday may well surpass it though.
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
I got my Feast signed there back in 2005, making a special trip to Glasgow for it. I only found ASOIAF with the first 2 books in a charity shop a couple of months before that.
Siobhan Mooney
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'm exceedingly excited for the release! I've pre-ordered it on Kindle so I'll get it on the release day without even having to leave the house. It will have the honour of being the first book I will have paid for on kindle (as I just bought the device a few weeks ago and have contented myself with free classics and ebooks I already owned until now). I'd say it feels strange to finally be getting it after however many years, but I felt the same way about Feast as well, in addition to ever-so-many other releases from long-running fantasy series. Waiting is kinda part of being a fantasy fan. But the wait being over? Definitely the best part.
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Was ready to preorder on Amazon last week. Unfotunately they all must be on reserve for their stock because will not let me order it!
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Are you sure? I'm going to the page right now and it's letting me preorder. I don't think Amazon will run out of stock, it is the number one selling book on the world's largest on-line retailer.
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Daisy May
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
/happy dance
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
I am taking the 12th off form work and got two copies pre-ordered from Mysterious Galaxy. I can't wait to crack that book open and will see you at the signing on the 24th!
Anthony Westover
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
Can't wait...
but I am also not done with rereading yet. Just got a new job and new place to live so was running a little behind, started Storm of Swords this morning. I'm going to either Meijer or Wal-Mart at midnight on Tuesday to get my first reading copy, then will buy a second copy at B&N to get it signed in Indianapolis on the 16th
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
Can't wait! And hope you're excited about New York. :D
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Great things are always worth the wait! :D Awesome for you for finishing, and, of course, thank you.
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
and I will have to wait even a bit longer! it'll surely take a couple of days for my sweet little dragons to travel to me to Poland from England ^^ that's why I will definitely have no option but to avoid reading comments here after July 12th ;P
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Preordered it for the Nook. <3 ebooks, they never run out! Fingers crossed B&N/Amazon's servers don't melt as a result of the massive flood of people downloading simultaneously. ;)

I'll probably get a hard copy as well, but wanted to wait and see if there's a chance I can make it to a signing!
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
how many copy?
6th hardcover printing? that means?
do you have any number how many books got printed?

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