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Saw PREDESTINATION at the Cocteau on opening night, and thought it was terrific... and very faithful to the Heinlein story.  Ethan Hawke was very good, and Sarah Snook was great.  This one will be on my Hugo nominations ballot, for sure.  See it at the Cocteau if you're in Santa Fe, or at your own favorite movie palace if you're not, but see it... especially if you like time travel, SF, and RAH.

We had a great event with Carrie Vaughn on a very cold Monday night, and she signed a ton of stock for us before heading back Colorado way.  If you're looking for an autographed copy of LOW MIDNIGHT, or indeed, any of the Kitty books, we've got them.  They should be up on the Cocteau website "Signed Books" page very soon, and available for purchase.  For the Wild Cards fans out there, Carrie also signed copies of the INSIDE STRAIGHT and BUSTED FLUSH hardcovers with her stories.


We also expect to be adding some signed Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon, and the Spanish language (Mexican) editions of my own Ice & FIre books, so watch the page, you'll see them soon.  Meanwhile, we have autographed books by NEIL GAIMAN, DENNIS LEHANE, JUNOT DIAZ, and LEV GROSSMAN, all currently available at the theatre, or by mailorder.


Sean Hall
Jan. 14th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
"We also expect to be adding some signed Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon"...does this mean she's stopping by for an interview in the near future? My wife LOVES the Outlander series..she read all 8 books in about 2 months.
Jan. 14th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, we will be having Diana in at some point. She does stop by from time to time to sign books for us.
Jan. 14th, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
It's unfortunate the Jean Cocteau does not have an IMAX Screen so as to take part in this Game of Thrones IMAX trailer screening. Any plans on adding an IMAX screen to the theatre anytime soon?
Jan. 14th, 2015 07:06 pm (UTC)
No IMAX in Santa Fe, but we do hope to have a fourth season marathon at the Cocteau. Watch this space for details.
Jan. 14th, 2015 06:45 pm (UTC)
Signed SoI&F Hardcovers
I waited till just a few days ago to check on signed hardcover ASoI&F books at Jean Cocteau. Well duh! they probably all sold out before Christmas. Wondering if you are planing to replenish and sign more copies in the near future?
Jan. 14th, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Signed SoI&F Hardcovers
Today, in fact.
Jan. 14th, 2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
I loved Predestination! Fantastic spin on time travel and paradoxes. Sarah Snook was brilliant and I'll be watching whatever she does next.
Jan. 14th, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update, will check out Predestination.

How are you GRRM?! Have you been staying healthy and warm? Take it easy try to eat healthy! :)
Jan. 14th, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank You!!!
I debated about even asking such a selfish question of such a busy man. How very kind and generous of you to answer. Thank You !!!
Jan. 14th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
This sounded great until I saw the reference to time travel, which I have, so to speak a hard time with. My brain, never the most agile of organs, does a flip trying to work out whether the story makes sense, however 'clever' it may be, and in the end it doesn't seem worth it. (I vaguely recall a lauded indie film from about 10 years ago with a plot so complicated it was apparently mandatory to see it at least twice to have any chance at all of understanding it, which I didn't).

Oddly enough, however, the only Heinlein novel I've managed to finish, The Door Into Summer features time travel, and, from memory, seems to - intentionally - reinforce my view that, even if possible, it can do no good. Much as I dislike the concept artistically, however, I have to admit to fantasising about it as much as anyone, and, given the chance, would be sorely tempted (e.g. to buy the hardcover of A Game of Thrones when I saw it at a reduced price, some months after publication, and dismissed as 'another fantasy novel').
Jan. 14th, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
I highly enjoyed the film also, and I went into it blind. I will have to read the original Heinlein story asap.

The last book I read was "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline, and that was a hoot. I almost feel like it was written for me, specifically. It's the nerd bible for people around the age of 40 or so. Pretty clever stuff, but I cannot imagine the forthcoming film possibly doing it justice. In fact, it cant, period. It will have to be 10% of it.

It wasn't "A Game of Thrones" after all, George. :) THIS is the unfilmable book lol.
Bernhard Vienna
Jan. 15th, 2015 08:43 am (UTC)
Ethan Hawke was very good in Boyhood, too.
But in the movie they read Harry Potter and not Game of Thrones. Sorry : )
Steve Napier
Jan. 15th, 2015 07:44 pm (UTC)
just want to say how much i enjoy your books and am waiting with baited breath for the winds of winter i do hope jon is ok n survives as i hope tyrions outcomw is oknas well ...once more id like to say thank u very much for ur hard work
Jan. 16th, 2015 03:44 pm (UTC)
Signed W&W + Countdown error
Dear Ser George,

I would love to buy a couple of signed copies of Wit & Wisdom, but I see that the shop is still sold out. Any chance of adding some soon?

Also, I note that the Series 5 countdown clock is showing 9 days to go! The sooner the better, of course, but I suspect that it is an error - unless you are running on a different clock, that is :)

Best regards,
Phil D

PS In case you weren't aware, The King Without a Kingdom (volume 7 of the Maurice Druon Accused Kings series) is finally available in English! It is published by HarperCollins in the UK (ISBN 9780007491377). Translation is by Andrew Simpkin.

Edited at 2015-01-16 04:31 pm (UTC)
Jan. 16th, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Signed W&W + Countdown error
Refresh your browser.
Jan. 16th, 2015 06:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Signed W&W + Countdown error

Tempus fugit!
Jan. 17th, 2015 11:18 am (UTC)
I had the fortune of seeing Predestination a few months back and feel its one our best titles this year, was hoping it'd get a wider release. Love our more thoughtful sci fi titles like Moon. Thanks for the support - wish it was getting more love, but just happy it's getting the love that it is.
I was really fond of the score - (scored by one of the directors!) Pulsing, energetic, endlessly resolving, pushing the tension forward...


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