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Something Old, Something New

There's some crazy people out on the edge of the galaxy. Their names are Mike Resnick and Shahid Mahmud. At a time when all of the storied old magazines of our genre are struggling to survive, in the face of rising costs and declining circulations, they went and started a new one, and called it GALAXY'S EDGE.

I love the magazines... it's where I started, after all... so I'm thrilled to see a new addition to the field. Especially one like GALAXY'S EDGE, where editor Mike Resnick is making a point of featuring new writers. But every magazine needs a few established names on the cover, which is where I come in... the established name on their latest (May) issue is mine. The issue features a reprint of one of my old SF stories, "Fast-Friend," plus a new interview with me.

GALAXY'S EDGE will have a table at Balticon at the end of the month, and I'll be signing 200 copies of the issue for sale at the con.

For those who cannot make it to Baltimore, home of the ravens and the crabs, you can get a copy direct from the website at www.galaxysedge.com/ -- but maybe not a signed one, alas.


May. 17th, 2016 09:34 am (UTC)
ASOIAF The 20th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
Hello George,

Sorry for going off-topic here but I don't know how else to contact you.
Amazon and some other shops have listed a new edition of your book: A Game of Thrones: The 20th Anniversary Illustrated Edition. It looks like there will also be version of aCoK and aSoS. Do you have any more information on this or are you involved?

May. 17th, 2016 10:52 am (UTC)
Delivery to Germany :D
Dear Mr. Martin,

I am always thrilled to read your blog articles (not to mention your books, cause I am crazy for them :D ) and I would LOVE to come to Baltimore, but well... Germany is a bit too far away...
Anyways, I just noticed that they ship the magazine to Germany and the costs for this are actually not too bad.

Will you come to Germany (for signatures etc.) when "The Winds of Winter" is published?

*Your fan Melanie* (The writing mombie ;) )
Rasmus B Wayne
May. 17th, 2016 02:10 pm (UTC)
Is it true?
Some are saying that you'll read a brand new chapter at Balticon. Is it true that you will read a chapter that we have never read ourselves or heard you read?
May. 17th, 2016 02:31 pm (UTC)
Will be at Balticon and am so looking forward to it. Dragging my husband out with me. It will be his first Con, bless his heart. Hope we all have nice weather and safe travels.
May. 17th, 2016 03:58 pm (UTC)
I grew up in a small town and remember when I could find magazines such as this (or of course the top ones like Starlog or Famous Monsters) in even my heartland pharmacy's magazine rack.

I try and seek out the greats who still stick around and the new ones like Lightspeed to support these rags and I'm glad to be introduced to another one to keep track of.
May. 17th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
I just finished reading 'Game Not Over' by Ron Friedman. I found it when I visited Galaxy's Edge. It was awesome - so thanks again for a great reading tip. I fall hard for my gaming characters and often wonder what they're up to when I'm not around driving them.

Anywoo, I was sent to Amazon to buy the copy with your mug on the cover;)

Have fun in Balticon. My son is getting married that weekend - I'm starting to feel like that little current mood alien 'anxious'.
May. 17th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
Sorry to point this out but it looks like there's a printing error on the cover that makes the top title read: GALAXY'S EDGF.

Edited at 2016-05-17 07:00 pm (UTC)
May. 17th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
I think this is intended so it looks like the title is "behind" the dragon - and it's not working well at all.
That said, the design of the cover as a whole is definitely amateurish to say the least, which is really sad for the potentially interesting contents.
Diana Reyes
May. 17th, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
Love the TB pic!
Marco Sartore
May. 18th, 2016 06:34 am (UTC)
This is good news! Thanks for sharing it with us!
By the way, I know this is off topic but since I'm commenting I thought I could ask... I usually don't buy everything I read on the internet about ASOIAF (unless it comes from your blog or your official website), but I recently came upon a piece which was about the show not spoiling the books to come because the books will focus on different characters than the HBO series (specifically, the article claimed the show was focusing more and more on Dany and Jon, while the books will be focusing prominently on Tyrion and Stannis). Even if I don't believe that only two characters can be the 'protagonists' of ASOIAF, still this article got me worried (especially because it seemed to me that Dany and Jon among the others also played some important part in building up the plot of the books)... I'm not asking you whose characters will feature predominantly in the next books, of course, but could you at least confirm or deny the fact that show and books have focal points so different from each other? Thank you for everyhting you've done (and still do) for us readers!


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