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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...

Comments

slancet27
May. 13th, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
bitching?
I have always been understanding of the time it takes for you to write your masterpieces and I appreciate you releasing the sample, but to be honest I am a little off put on how you worded the delivery of it.

Most of your fans aren't assholes, we wouldnt of been bitching at you for releasing a sample of another work of yours. I am a little sad that you think we are all like this. You should know better than anyone that the actions/words of a few do not represent everyone.

It's funny, I've read your blog for a while, I am a die hard jets fan too and have thought about commenting on your jets posts, but this is the first time ive felt compelled to write.

Not all your fans are that petty, I really hope you don't actually think that. I'm gonna chalk this up to you being stressed and annoyed by negative fans and I really hope you dont see all of your fans as whiny children ready to bitch at you for not getting a morsel. Good luck George and go JETS

Edited at 2016-05-13 08:14 pm (UTC)

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