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New York, New York... and Providence Too

October has arrived, the leaves are turning, and I am headed east.

The U.S. hardcover of THE WORLD OF ICE & F IRE is scheduled for release on October 28, and Bantam is bringing me to New York to help launch it.

WOIAF cover

I will be making an appearance on the Seth Meyers show on Tuesday, October 28 and doing an event at the 92nd street Y with Laura Miller on Sunday,October 26.


Tickets for the latter are still available, but they are going fast, so if you want one, move quickly. I will be signing a thousand copies of THE WORLD OF ICE & FIRE for the Y, and the ticket price will include the autographed book.

((Sorry, no plans for other signings while in the city)).

I will also be turning up in Providence, Rhode Island on this trip. Brown University is honoring me with the Harris Literary Collection Award, and I'll be attending a dinner there on October 23 to accept. My friend Tom Doherty, esteemed publisher of Tor Books, is also being honored. It will be a real delight to share the journey, and the moment, with Tom. Brown students will have first dibs on tickets to that one, I am told... I'll add a link here as soon as I have one.

((Never been to Providence before, aside from speeding through it on the Acela. If I have time, I will try to make a pilgrimage to H.P. Lovecraft's grave, which I believe is required of anyone who has ever written horror)).


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Oct. 2nd, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
New Title?
I'm just wondering why you've changed the title of this new "song of ice and fire" series? As far as I was aware, It was due to be named "winds of winter"
I was just wondering if that is still written seperately, and on what dates they will be due to be released in the U.K?
Thankyou for reading this message and I am a great fan of your series Mr Martin. They are very well written and exciting! Thankyou again as you have brought so much joy to my life whilst reading your books sir!
Ramona green
Oct. 2nd, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Re: New Title?
Two completely different books. WORLD OF ICE & FIRE is not a novel.
Oct. 2nd, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
This very nice and very old library is right next to Brown's campus: http://www.providenceathenaeum.org

If you're in the mood for a sandwich, this place is near the library as well: https://plus.google.com/108738046379897440142/about?gl=us&hl=en
Raquel Fernández Andrés
Oct. 2nd, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
That moment when I've pre-ordered the book in amazon from Spain because if I have to wait Cristina Macía.... I will grow a beard
Oct. 2nd, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
UK Release Date
Hi George, I am super excited to read this but I am not sure whether to purchase the U.S. edition so that I can get it sooner. Will the UK release date be the same day as the U.S. or not?
Oct. 3rd, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Re: UK Release Date
It will.
Steven Hernandez
Oct. 2nd, 2014 10:44 pm (UTC)
Dare I ask
Hi Mr. Martin, I was wondering, will you ever make a trip to Puerto Rico? would love to shake your hand one day, love your stories =)
Oct. 2nd, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
I find the history of Westeros fascinating so I'm very excited to read this one. Can't wait to check it out!
Jason Kenney
Oct. 3rd, 2014 05:03 am (UTC)
Be careful of coyotes.
Swan Point (where Lovecraft is buried) has coyotes, and they become active around the evening, so make sure to not be there when it starts to get dark.

You may also want to contact someone in the Lovecraft Historical Society to guide you, Lovecraft's grave doesn't stand out, and the place is rather big.

Also, be sure to look out for the grave of the civil war veteran that is adorned with the cannonball that killed him.

(And please if you do manage to go to Swan Point, get pictures ^_^ )
Oct. 3rd, 2014 09:21 am (UTC)
It looks amazing! Do you know something about this book adaptation for mobile devices? Random House LLC has very good application "George R.R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire". Will your new book be integrated into this application or it will have it's own application?
Oct. 3rd, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'm from Providence. It's a cute little place, I'm sure you'll love it. The Brown campus is beautiful, and if you have time, you should head to Federal Hill and get some delicious Italian cuisine. (I recommend Mediterraneo).
Oct. 4th, 2014 03:05 am (UTC)
Don't forget Poe in Providence
While in Providence, remember Edgar Allan Poe, who allegedly romanced Sarah Helen Whitman in the Providence Athenaeum. Some say they walked in Swan Point Cemetery, long before Lovecraft was buried there. Face it; the town is just strange (and for four happy years at Brown, I loved it!). And make sure someone at Brown explains about Josiah Carberry. I am sure Professor Carberry would wish to attend your event, if only the timing were different...
Michael Karpathakis
Oct. 5th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
I don't know if its obvious but me and my uncle just got tickets and we can't wait, we wanted to know if your signing the books and giving them to us or your signing them before hand and we get them, my uncle has the first copies of all the books and has been a fan since they came out and was wondering if he can get them signed and it would be totally bad ass if you could sign my limited edition breaking bad jacket because of how much that show mimics your style of I kill your favorite characters first and laugh at your questions of "why" later mentality :), probably a no but never hurts to ask
Oct. 6th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
I will sign the books ahead of time, and they will be distributed to the attendees at the door. Or so I am told.
Jimmy Potter
Oct. 6th, 2014 07:44 am (UTC)
In RI!
I can't believe one of my all time favorite authors is going to be in my home state of Rhode Island for the first time... and I'm in Japan! Wish I could be there, though I doubt that I would have had a chance to meet you again. Now, if you would like to go on a quick tour of Japan...
Oct. 7th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
Just pre-ordered it
I'm not quite a reader, but this should be exciting to get hands on. Just wondering, will it spoil anything for me since I haven't read the books?
Oct. 7th, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Just pre-ordered it
Most of the material contained within is history, set centuries before the events depicted in the novels, so spoilage should be minimal... but there are very passages that will give things away, yes.
William Olejarz
Oct. 7th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
The world or Ice and Fire
I am really looking forward to a world of Ice and Fire. I a long time fan I started reading the series when Clash of Kings was in hardcover and just finished my 4th re-read of the series. I just love anything to do with ASOIF.

Edited at 2014-10-07 07:41 pm (UTC)
Oct. 8th, 2014 05:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for the Bday gift!
The 28th is my birthday, but alas, I'll be in Pittsburgh. Your allowed to send me a name day gift though of your choosing. Remember, what George sows on Jims name day, the Jets shall reap throughout their season. 😉
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