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Tuf Contest

Pat, of Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, that unrepentant Dallas Cowboys fan, is having another one of his contests.

This time he is giving away a copy of the new Bantam edition of TUF VOYAGING.

TV 3D shot

To enter and maybe win a free book, go here:


Jan. 29th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
Sounds Jack Vance-y
Which is good.
Jan. 29th, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
cool covers!
Thanks for the head's up George! Good to see a similar design scheme to Bantam's re-issuing of the first four Ice and Fire books (as well as recent editions of your older stuff).
I hope this scheme is maintained for 'Winds' and Book 7, 'A Dream of Spring' , as it's simple yet pleasing on the eyes.
Jan. 29th, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hot damn, great to see a new edition out, but I'll take the vintage original version any day, what with the classic cover (sadly cover art has lost that gritty, awesome, used bookstore feel these days). I just bought a boxful of the old school paperback copies as I'm picking the book for my book club in February. Would have liked a signed copy, but I couldn't resist the deal on ebay. Will let you know how the group digs the title! Oh, you'll love our name... Dark Wings, Dark Words.
Jan. 30th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
Ran into Tuf at a used bookstore a few years back; of course, it was the old edition. At that time, eight copies of Wild Cards were also on the shelf. Too bad I didn't pull the trigger and purchase. All gone now.
Jan. 31st, 2013 03:36 pm (UTC)
Roman numeraled edition.
Pat's contest aside, I wish he would review more of George's classic stuff, like the Wild Card series you mentioned, but most importantly feVre Dream.

Edited at 2013-01-31 05:31 pm (UTC)
Jan. 29th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
tuf nick... lol
Gracious thanks Ser Martin.

Jan. 30th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
Hello! I'm a big fan! :)

I thought you should know that there is a post on Reddit from some guys who are currently undertaking the process of recreating Westeros in Minecraft!

Check it out if you get a chance, their King's Landing is absolutely amazing!


Edited at 2013-01-30 01:48 am (UTC)
Dani Californ
Jan. 30th, 2013 10:16 am (UTC)
Thank you, George.
Jan. 30th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
you win or you die!
Kyle Elzy
Jan. 30th, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
No matter how much you try to coax them, Cowboys fans just won't crawl out of the 1990s. They feel so safe in there, it's pitiful. Sorry to say, but phrases like "America's team" and "perennial contender" really don't apply anymore, fellas.

I kid, I kid. ;)
Jan. 31st, 2013 03:19 am (UTC)
Pat sure knows how to run contests that are amazing. I look fourward to reading about Tuf and his voyages.
Aida Galera Ortiz
Jan. 31st, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
King's Landing

See this!!!
Feb. 1st, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: King's Landing
Pretty fantastic. Will not tell you which my fave is!
Leon Friederichs
Jan. 31st, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
Heyo Mr. Martin (this will be totally off-topic, excuse me),
I'm sure you encounter a lot of people wanting you to show their fan art and I really admire your ever-friendly attitude towards them! Maybe you would like to have a look at westeroscraft.com. We're recreating the whole continent of Westeros in the sandbox game Minecraft. Around 70% are finished, for example King's Landing, which consists of >3000 unique buildings with full interiors and everything (http://www.edge-online.com/news/minecraft-players-recreate-game-of-thrones-kings-landing-in-extraordinary-detail/). You can not just look at it but walk through the (admittedly pixelated) streets.
So, if you're in the mood, consider to have a look, we would love to know you taking notice!

Edited at 2013-01-31 06:33 pm (UTC)
Jordan White
Jan. 31st, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
A couple questions
I didn't know how to contact you or if it was worth a shot to be honest but I am interested in the historical context of The Song of Ice and Fire series. I read that it is based off of the War of the Roses and that the west is supposed to be a giant representation of England and Essos is eastern Europe? I also read that the Dothraki are Mongols? I am not sure how much of this is true but I am considering doing a dissertation on contemporary fantasy writing and depictions of eastern Europe. Am I correct in the assumption that the south Eastern area of Essos is the Balkans?
Feb. 1st, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Re: A couple questions
That's all a bit of an oversimplication.

History provides the inspiration, but these direct one-for-one equations are deeply flawed.
Jeremy Myers
Feb. 1st, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
i had a question
In on of your interviews. You made a comment that winter may truly be coming. I think I had an idea of what you may mean. But would you care to elaborate?
Jeremy Myers
Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
Re: i had a question
I suppose I should have been more specific. That statement was in response to why more and more science fiction works are portraying our world dystopically. I understand that we have a myriad of issues plauging our world. But I was just wondering what you meant in particular.
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
the contest
As a french buffalo bills fan, do you believe that i can play to this contest? But,i'm also a GTO fan.I really don't know what to do.
Dave Zylstra
Feb. 2nd, 2013 04:01 am (UTC)
Tuf was my Retief
I still remember the day I realized that the guy who wrote those Tuf stories I loved as a teen was the writer of this Game of Thrones book I was reading... I thought the name sounded familiar...

I was born in 85 but I used to go to used book stores and buy old copies of Analog from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. The Tuf stories were among my favourites and the most unforgettable. Thanks for putting out the "Dreamsongs" collections, I've quite enjoyed reading your earlier work and the little autobiographical vignettes you included with them. They introduced me to the "Wild Cards" series and I've been enjoying ripping through those and finding a whole new group of writers to investigate.

Thanks for all the great storytelling you've given us, GRRM, you've been one of the biggest influences on my writing, even when I wasn't aware of it ;)

Rose Marie Holt
Feb. 5th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
I want to start writing so much and SF was always my first love since A Wrinkle in Time but seeing what people like you and other greats can do is just discouraging. I suppose one needs to start somewhere. If I ever do any writing of note, you will have been one of my major influences. If I dont, your writing has been and will be one of the joys of my life.


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