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Highs and Lows

Another Sunday, and two more football games. Sometimes it's good to have two teams. The Giants are really on a roll, looking better with each game. I'm especially pleased by the way their defense is playing. Like any old-time Giants fan, I love defense, and the swarming four-headed sack monster the G-men are fielding with Osi, Kiwi, Strahan, and Tuck is splendid to watch. So far I like what I've seen of our rookie CB Aaron Ross too. The offense is looking pretty formidable as well.

As for the Jets... oy... what can I say? Chad is getting all the blame, but truth be told, it's not all his fault. In fact, I'd lay most of the Jet problems on the defense. The run defense can't even stop backups from having 100 yard games, the pass rush is nonexistent, and the cornerbacks commit penalties at the worst possible times. Whether Mangini stays with Chad or switches to Kellen Clemens, I expect we'll be drafting very high next spring. Let's see, any superstar defensive players coming out of college?

And on other fronts, for all of you who hate American football...

The first volume of DREAMSONGS should be in U.S. bookstores by now, in hardcover. Volume two will follow in a month. Yes, this is the same collection originally published by Subterranean in 2003 as GRRM: A RRETROSPECTIVE. Same contents, but if you missed that one, here's the chance to make up for that oversight. The new edition has some nice interior artwork by Mike Kaluta as well.

The American edition of HUNTER'S RUN and the first volume of the new Wild Cards triad, INSIDE STRAIGHT, are both due for release in January. Amazing covers on both, I think. Stephen Martiniere did the HUNTER'S RUN cover, Michael Komarck INSIDE STRAIGHT. Oh, and if you're a fan of fantasy art, check out the news page on my website to a glimpse of the artwork on the new Italian edition of THE ICE DRAGON.

Meanwhile, Gardner Dozois (my friend and co-editor) and I have gotten the first stories in on the two big original anthologies we're editing -- WARRIORS and SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH (the Jack Vance tribute anthology). The books won't be out until 2009, of course, but Gardner and I are excited about them both, and it would seem our writers are as well.

And yes, I am trying to finish up the third Dunk & Egg story as my own contribution to WARRIORS. Right now I'm calling it "The Mystery Knight." That's the fourth or fifth title I've slapped on this one. We'll see if it sticks.

DANCE WITH DRAGONS? Yes, working on that too. Lately it's been Tyrion and more Tyrion. When I finish these three chapters, I will need to double back and pick up some of the other POVs lest my devious dwarf get too far ahead.

An email asked why I disabled comments on my last Not-A-Blog post, about the Dark Sword Miniatures. My intent was not to discourage comments, but to redirect them to more appropriate places. Dark Sword has its own message board. So does Tom Meier, on his Thunderbolt Mountain website. Jim and Tom have much more "hands on" (literally) involvement with the figures than I do, and I know both of them would be pleased to hear your thoughts and field your questions. So take your comments to those forums, please. I provided the appropriate links in my last post.


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Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yay for Tyrion and more Tyrion! :D
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
tyrion is awesome.
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Just rereading the first Ice and Fire books and I acn't get over how god they are. Keep up the great work and take all the time you need.
Oct. 23rd, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
Re: awesome
'how god they are'

It might be a typo, but it's the truth!
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
"Lately it's been Tyrion and more Tyrion."

No complaints here! I think he's fascinating.
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
sorry for the typos. It's been a long day.
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Hi George!
I'm currently reading THE HEDGE KNIGHT, and was wondering, is American football where you find the inspiration for tourneys? I mean, the challenge, the excitation... Well. Just a silly question anyway. :)
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
Great news on all fronts, since I'm no Jets fan. Don't dwell on Tyrion too long, lest the little bastard takes up permanent residence in your dreams. Is a list of contributors to WARRIORS available yet?
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
My intent was not to discourage comments, but to redirect them to more appropriate places.

That was my assumption, and hopefully that of most readers.
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
I must admit, I wish I had something more intelligent to say seeing as this is my first comment on your journal (and I'm still sort of in awe and thinking "oh my goodness, I'm comment my new favorite author's journal...this is surreal")...

But... Yay Tyrion! I can hardly wait for the next book :)
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
I for one am totally OK with copious amounts of Tyrion.
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
Tyrion on the loose! Good news, indeed.
Oct. 22nd, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Lately it's been Tyrion and more Tyrion.

Yay!!! Tyrion as *always* been my favourite character! :D
Oct. 22nd, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Give Tyrion a hug from me. After the last book, I'm thinking he needs it.
Oct. 22nd, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Tyrion is one of my favorites - I love his sense of humor! I can't wait to see what he's up to, as well as some of my other pets, Jon and Sandor (hey, a girl can dream). ;)

Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
These are your pets?
Wow...you are a lady of some courage. I mean Jon sure, and even Tryion as long as you treat him right but Sandor? He's scary. Hand possibly half psycotic...Don't get me wrong, I love the character but...as a pet? eesh...like I said, brave lady.
Re: These are your pets? - thestarkgirl - Oct. 24th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 22nd, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Oh I can't wait for DWD.

Hope Parris is feeling better!
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