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SubPress Announces ADWD

Just got word from Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press -- Marc Fishman has delivered the last of his artwork for their limited, illustrated edition of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. Some 90 interior illustrations as well as the two covers and the other full-color plates.

Here's a look at one of the covers:

The text is now being proofed, the artwork is all in the hands of Subterranean's book designer, and Bill hopes to go to press in about six weeks. Accordingly, he has announced the edition and made it available for purchase (for those with "rights") on the SubPress website, here:


Those who purchased the limited (numbered or lettered) of A FEAST FOR CROWS have first right of purchase for DANCE, and will have until the end of September to place their orders.

After that date, any unsold copies will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis to readers new to the series. Subterranean does NOT maintain a waiting list, so you can't order now unless you are already one of the subscribers to the series. But there are always dropouts, so some copies should be available to newcomers. Not many, no, but some. If you hope to snag one of those, your best bet is to subscribe to Subterranean's online newsletter, since that's where their availability will be announced, come October. (And if and when you see such an announcement, ACT AT ONCE, or you'll be shut out by those who do).

As with previous volumes in the series, the Subterranean edition of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be limited to 448 numbered and 52 lettered copies, slipcased, and signed by me and by artist Marc Fishman. The lettered copies will also include remarques by Fishman.

I have only seen a small portion of the art myself at this point, but I'm eager to have a look at the rest. Fishman is a major talent, and I don't doubt that his vision of Westeros will stand right up there with the work of Jeff Jones, John Howe, Tom Canty, and Charles Vess on the first four books.


Sep. 4th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
ah, would that I could!!!
Sep. 5th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Mmmm. Very nice to have a sort of atmospheric idyll in the midst of all the usual choppin' swords and spurtin' blood and explodin' flames.
Sep. 5th, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
Holy crap! It's Scott Lynch! Looking forward to my LE adwd and Republic of Thieves!
Sep. 5th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
The cover
Jon Snow wears Longclaw across his back! This picture is an obscenity!
Sep. 5th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Sep. 5th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
In the limited edition, probably. Look at the SubPress A Storm of Swords or A Feast For Crows. Both of those books were broken into two volumes for the limited edition as well.
Sep. 5th, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
Cannot wait till Winter is coming
Today the book fell from my hand as the daggers were coming! "Oh my.... 5 books (six really) read from the start of my holidays till the end. My world has been the one you wrote and it has been awesome and amazing adventure. I have never read books as good as these. I say "I will read for 5 more minutes" and forty minutes fly by. Often I read into the early hours of the morning. I read on holiday by wheat laden fields, in car parks, at home with the roar of the M3 behind me. Money cannot buy the pleasure these books have given me and nothing is going to stop this ache how I wish that "Winter is Coming" were on sale now. Keep writing George - you have a unique gift and if I could thank you face to face I would buy you a slap up London roast,many pints of Kentish real ale but leave out a whore. Yours Andy Phillips, Sunbury, Middlesex, near Hampton Court.
Sep. 5th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Very cool. :)

Any word on that script that was stolen from the mail?
Sep. 5th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Spanish dance With dragons
George, one question. when dance with dragons translate to spanish ?
i have really wanted to read in my language.
thank you very much.
Sep. 6th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Re: Spanish dance With dragons
You'll have to ask Gigamesh.

All I know is that my translator is at work on it even as I write.
Sep. 6th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the latest installment
I finished up DANCE just before the Labor Day weekend, and it blew me away. I'm waiting now for my assistant to finish reading it so we can compare notes. I had been rereading the previous books, but had only gotten through 1 & 2 when 5 came into my possession. I skipped right to it, and fell back into the story, despite the time since I last read 3 & 4 (which I'm now re-reading).

DANCE was well worth the wait, and I'm sure the next will be as well. Thanks for such a well-conceived world; interesting, complex characters; and for twists to please even the biggest roller coaster fan.

Sep. 7th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Ok, this is completely offtopic, but just in case.

Because i was born in the 80s, and i always liked playing videogames, i think this is completely awesome. I thought you could laugh about it, so

Sep. 8th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
That is filled with so much WIN!
Sep. 8th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
By the way!
Please, don´t click the link if you haven´t read the first book and you haven´t watched the first season of the series
Sep. 8th, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
A song of ice and fire (Canción de Hielo y Fuego)
I never really liked to wait for something or someone... But 5 years ago I started to read "Game of thrones", I was very surprised when I realized that it was a serie of books called "A song of ice and fire", they were so amazing that I read... not, I didn't read them, I eat them!!! It was so sad to realize that "A dance with dragons" will be "soon" published (FIVE YEARS AGO!!!)... I started to read the book on the original version, because It was so hard to find them in spanish!!
I'm so happy that you finally finish the 5 book... and I beg you... PLEASE DON'T TAKE ANOTHER FIVE YEARS TO FINISH THE LAST ONES!!! (I want to die knowing the full story...)


Sep. 10th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Mr. Martin,

A pox on both your gods, thought Asha Greyjoy

(A Dance with Dragons)

Did you intentionally almost quote Shakespeare? Just curious.
Also it might affect translations of your books as well.

Edited at 2011-09-10 07:07 pm (UTC)
Sep. 14th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
These look GORGEOUS!


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