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Wild Cards To Brazil

My fantasy novels have been doing very well in Brazil, thanks in no small part to my wonderful publisher LeYa and some gorgeous Marc Simonetti covers... and now my Brazilian readers will have the chance to sample my other long-running series as well. WILD CARDS is coming to Brazil.

I am thrilled to announce that I've just signed a deal with LeYa for Brazilian (Portugese) editions of the entire Wild Cards series, all twenty-two volumes, from the original WILD CARDS to the still-in-progress LOWBALL.


I couldn't be happier, and my Wild Cards compatriots and contributors are doing cartwheels. I hope my Brazilian fans will enjoy reading about Jetboy, the Turtle, Dr. Tachyon, Bugsy, Yeoman, Curveball, Golden Boy, Capn Trips, Rustbelt, IBT, the Sleeper, Oddity, and the rest of the Wild Cards gang as much as we've enjoyed writing about 'em.


(And yes, I know, one of these days I must go down and visit Brazil. I'd love to, really. Just a matter of finding the time. Maybe some year for Carnival, I hear that's pretty wild).


Igor Oliveira
Feb. 24th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
I... don't think it would be such a good idea to come here during the carnival. I mean, it is wild, yes, but it's also noisy and makes quite a mess: in my experience, it will give you more headache than anything, especially if you happen to be a more "quiet" kind of guy (don't know if you are, just sayin')

Nevertheless, there's plenty of pretty places to visit in Brazil. Our contry is rich on natural beauty, so I would really recommend that you come here for a visit if you would like to relax.

Also, on the topic of your works and less on "oh-please-come-to-my-country!", it is good to know that the wild cards are being translated!

(Can someone tell me what is a "wild card"? Please?)

By the way, George, could you tell me if the Tales of Dunk and Egg have or will be translated? I tried finding them in some bookstores I went and had no luck. Would really like to see how Westeros was under the rule of the Targaryens and see The Dunk.
Feb. 25th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: Err
The Dunk & Egg book won't be out for a while yet, and I have no idea whether it will have a Brazilian edition... though I think the chances are good.

You can find the three novellas that comprise it in the anthologies they originally appeared in: LEGENDS and LEGENDS II, edited by Robert Silverberg, and WARRIORS, edited by me and Gardner Dozois.
Igor Oliveira
Feb. 25th, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: Err
I see. Well, I really there will. The universe of ASOIAF fascinates me. It would be good to see how things where when... y'know, there's less crazy sociopaths, kings and Littlefingers?

Never really saw any of your other works... thinking I may buy one of the Wild Cards, see how they're like (any suggestions?). Though ASOIAF really does get my time... I'm on my freakin' fifth re-read of the series... and I STILL find out things I didn't catch on before! Dammit!

Oh, on a similar note... someone probably asked you this before, but do you have any plans on writing about the events on Harrenhal and the War of the Usurper? I (for one) can see you finishing the main series (hope it's not a sweet summer dream), and I am quite interested in the backstory of everything... besides, it would be good to see characters such as Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon again, in a younger self. So, I guess my question is if you plan in writing a book about it one day (please say yes... I have to see Ned have at least SOME happiness in his life... I just love that dude... in a totally heterosexual way, of course. Ahem.)

Oh, and thank you for the answers! Since I began leaving comments here, you always answered them. It's really good to see that you spare some time to read and interact with us!
Feb. 27th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Err
Good news for ye, George (may his beard grow ever longer!) is currently working on a book called "The World of Ice and Fire", basically a "history" of.. well, the world of ASOIF! Last time he mentioned it, he said it was turning into a "monster". Well, I hope it turns into a huge, twelve-headed behemoth of a monster! I have my own set of notes with the bits and pieces about past events mentioned throughout the series, and I can't wait to fill all the gaps.

It's a truly fascinating world. I just hope people won't rush him and let the man do his job, for I am pretty sure the wait will be very much worth it.
Feb. 28th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Err
There was talk, a while ago, of Dunk and Egg being translated collected in one volume here after the fourth tale is published. Or maybe that was the plan for Portugal and they meant to adapt and publish that version here? Either way, that's all I've heard on the subject.


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