Monday, March 7, 2011

A Dance With Patience

Huzzah, nerds! Huzzah! After what seemed like years of what was years of waiting, the next book in George R. R. Martin's rad fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, is coming out on July 12. And here's the best part: That's July 12th, 2011 and not say 2089. For the uninitiated, ASOIAF (acronym!) is sort of what would happen if Dynasty had like really rough sex with The Lord of the Rings (the novels, not Frodo). Here, we talked about this thing before, remember?
Reclusive author George R. R. Martin shuns public appearances and is rarely photographed.
So instead here's a picture of an off-duty mall Santa moonlighting as a train conductor.
Book 1 came out around 40 B.C. and
we're just now coming up on book 5.
This new book, called A Dance With Dragons, is the fifth entry in the series and is about 48,000 pages long (hyperbole!). If the previous installments are any indication, I'll tear through it in about an hour and a half. They're that good. The problem here is that once I finish with ADWD (yup, n'other acronym), the realization that the next is years away will settle in. Normally I'd just tell myself to be patient but I'm beginning to think that the publisher is treating every page with a highly addictive psychotropic drug that leaves us fanboys and fangirls crawling out of our skin between novels.

Anyway, the July 12th publication date gives you just about four-ish months to catch up on books 1 through 4-so get kraken. What? I like krakens. They rule the sea...

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