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Skins for Capclave

October is going to be an absolutely insane month for me.  I have so many things coming out, even I can't keep track of them all.

But I've just gotten the green light to announce one of the coolest.

Those of you who check out my Appearances list regularly know that I'll flying to Washington DC in a few weeks, to be Guest of Honor at Capclave.  Well, as it happens, WSFA Press likes to release a "Capclave book" every year, to honor the con's GOH.

This year, that book will be a new collector's edition of my novella "The Skin Trade" (a World Fantasy Award winner, donchaknow), illustrated by the amazing award-winning artist RICK BERRY.  You can check out the details here:


CapClave attendees will get first crack at this book, after which unsold copies will be offered to the general public.  This illustrated SKIN TRADE will be limited to 1000 copies -- 500 signed by me and Rick, and 500 unsigned.  (Must remember to bring my pen to Washington).

So add THE SKIN TRADE to the list of stuff I have coming out next month, along with OLD MARS, MEATHOUSE MAN, THE DANCE WITH DRAGONS paperbacks, and THE WIT AND WISDOM OF TYRION LANNISTER.


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Sep. 20th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my favorite author.
Cyndi Cole
Sep. 20th, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
Happy Name Day George.

I'm looking forward to Meathouse Man. I've already read it, but it should be really messed up with pictures to go with all the disturbing things that happen in it.
Jezabel Nightroad
Sep. 20th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Mr Martin! :)
Sep. 20th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
Happy day name GRRM!! Seven protect you!!!!
Ricky Brown
Sep. 20th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
Happy Nameday!
Happy nameday Mr Martin.
Hans Erik
Sep. 20th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Us
Happy Birthday George!

Cheers from Brazil!

It's my 25th birthday and it is an honor to share it with you.
I am one of your new fans, discovering your work only 3 years ago, but it blew me away so much that I jumped head on.

Nowadays I've been spending so much time reading about words and phrases to grasp meanings and clues that it can be used as grounds to put me on a straight jacket.
Well, if reading and rereading passages on books was a crime we would have to arrest all priests in the world.

I guess what has drawn me so much was the prose and amount of detail you put into it. I also like how you switch archtypes and play around with exterior and interior perceptions.

I really hope to write something good one day.

Brazil isn't big on local authors and we only have lame conventions, but eventually something must give on this subject.

I'm not really used to sending fanmail, but since its our birthday I thought it would be nice.

*lifts glass*

Here is to us, dreamers! Let those born in September always hold a strong gaze upon the fields of imagination!

Hans Erik

Sep. 20th, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
[0:27:45] Алексей Провоторов: Congratulations from Ukraine! Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best! A best new books and a best series based upon those books!
Sorry it's little late, but it is still night here in our time zone))
Sep. 20th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Sep. 20th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday !!!
Just a small note to wish you the happiest of days today. May this year be another magical journey for you.
Donnie Drama Brummer
Sep. 20th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday
To the man I wish was my grandpa, (or brother). Thank you for sharing your gift with the world... and with HBO so they could share it with us.
Sep. 21st, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, GRRM!
Sep. 21st, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
Let me be the 942nd to wish you a Happy Name Day, ser!
Sep. 21st, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Happy birthday you magnificent bastard!
Joy Leftow
Sep. 21st, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
at the end of book IV
I love your books. They are exciting and I'm unable to put down and flew through the first IV and intend to keep going. The amount of detail combined with imagination and research of historical eras make it more fascinating. Got to get back to book IV before my library loan ends.

Thank you for inspiring me!
Sep. 21st, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
Excited for Capclave
I have always been a sci-fi fan (since Star Wars) and once I saw GOT on HBO I bought all the Ice and Fire story and have been all over westors since. Your writing has inspired me to write and explore my own new worlds and characters. I live only a few miles from the Capclave and look forward to attending and getting my hands on Skin Trade. Is there any time line or schedule of events for the convention. I have been looking everywhere and can't find it. Anyways thanks and I look forward to the convention. Happy birthday!
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