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A Taste of This, A Taste of That

Some of you may not realize that, in addition to my Not A Blog, I also have an actual homepage / website. You can find it here: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/ Check it out, if you have not visited before. There's lots and lots of content there, all sorts of things to explore.

I must confess, though, I don't update it as often as I should. What can I say? I'm busy.

But today we uploaded a couple of new items that some of you may be interested in: new samples from two forthcoming books.

For all the Wild Cards fans out there, we've got a taste of HIGH STAKES, due out this August. HIGH STAKES is the twenty-third volume in the overall series, and the third and concluding part of the 'Fort Freak' triad. The sample is from the pen of the talented Ian Tregillis, and features Mollie Steunenberg, aka Tesseract. You'll find it at: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/wild-cards-excerpt/

((Readers with weak stomachs be warned, HIGH STAKES is our Lovecraftian horror book, and things do get graphic and bloody and... well... horrible. Althought not so much in the sample)).

And... because I know how much bitching I'd get if I offered a new sample from Wild Cards without also doing one from A SONG OF ICE & FIRE... we've also changed the WINDS OF WINTER sample on my wesbite, replacing the Alayne chapter that's been there for the past year with one featuring Arianne Martell. (Some of you may have heard me read this one at cons).

Have a read at: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/excerpt-from-the-winds-of-winter/

You want to know what the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellaria Sand, Darkstar, and the rest will be up to in WINDS OF WINTER? Quite a lot, actually. The sample will give you a taste. For the rest, you will need to wait.

And no, just to spike any bullshit rumors, changing the sample chapter does NOT mean I am done. See the icon up above? Monkey is still on my back... but he's growing, he is, and one day...


Katie Foster
May. 12th, 2016 08:20 am (UTC)
Character name
Dear Grrm,

Thank you for all the reading and inspiration. I finally decided to write a book and have about 50,000 words that will grow into 100,000 and then have to get pared down and rewritten .

My question is, is it cool if I name a character Jeyne? She doesn't marry anyone named Robb and she doesn't pretend to be her best friend's little sister, but she does have two little fingers.

Thanks and I dig Arianne and lil Elia Sand. She reminds me of my spitfire daughter Ginger who calls GoT "mama's nerd show" and falls asleep to me reading out loud from the books.

Oh and thanks to the Maurice Druon introduction too, those were fun. Those big burly Roberts, causing trouble for everyone
May. 12th, 2016 04:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Character name
I did not make up the name Jane/ Jayne/ Jeyne , so you do not need my permission to use it.

(Actually, even if I had made it up, you would not need permission to use it. You cannot copyright a single word, not even a name).


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