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Sanctified Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 12:34 AM
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Anyone Else Waiting Patiently for "A Dance With Dragons" by George R.R. Martin
I absolutely love the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series and cannot wait for the next book to come out. I used to be a big The Wheel of Time fan but since reading George R.R. Martin's work I have not read a Robert Jordan book since "The Path of Daggers".
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 08:26 AM
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1. Not so patient here!
I'm re-reading Wheel of Time just so I have everything fresh in my head before I start the new book. It does get bogged down, but it's still pretty fascinating to me. I hope Jordan staves off his disease for a good long while so he can finish WOT and get on to some new stuff.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 03:46 AM
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2. according to my surfing the tubes of the internets
http://www.iblist.com/series.php?id=25

Four books in the series have been published with the fifth, titled A Dance of Dragons due for release in 2007. Titles for the sixth and seventh books are The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring (previously A Time for Wolves), respectively.

a couple of other sites listed AUGUST 2007 for a release date. AMAZON's UK site has it available as a pre-order http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dance-Dragons-Song-Ice-Fire/dp/...

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice & Fire) (Paperback)
by George R.R. Martin (Author)
RRP: 20.00
Price: 17.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery. See details and conditions
You Save: 2.01 (10%)

Availability: Not yet published: you may still order this title. We will dispatch it to you when we receive it from the publisher. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk.

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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-14-07 08:17 PM
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5. There are *three* more books?!
Talk about mixed feelings! I probably won't find out what finally happens to these people in a Dance of Dragons, but then I'll still have two more books to look forward to.

When do I get to see if my hunch about Jon Snow's parentage is correct? Does Cersei - the character you love to loathe - finally get her comeuppance?

{{{{{{{{{{{sigh}}}}}}}}}}}}

I'll just have to wait.
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Efilroft Sul Donating Member (827 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 12:59 PM
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3. Here's something to tide you over...
"The Sword Sword" Issue #1 comes out on Wednesday June 20. It's the comic book sequel to "The Hedge Knight," which takes place 100 years before A Song of Ice and Fire.

Get thee to the comics shoppes!
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-07 01:55 PM
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4. patiently?
Not so much. More like a heroin addict waiting for the next fix. (twitch)
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 06:17 PM
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31. Year and a half later... still waiting.

Sigh.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 09:09 PM
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6. waiting, checking the web site, waiting, checking the website
waiting.

<sigh>
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 08:49 AM
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7. So what are you reading to tide you over?
I'm reading "the children of hurin" that I borrowed from my dad. I like it so far.

Then I have a think birding book that I got for xmas that I want to read. I like to alternate my sci0fi/fantasy reading with non-sci-fi/fantasty. After the bird book, I was thinking of reading Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy - never touched it before. Then I don't know, I may go back and re-read some Vonnegut and Dick.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:08 PM
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10. well, HP7 of course, a couple of Terry Goodkind books,
Laura Joh Rowland, a new discovery in mystery fiction (Shogun era Japan, very good)
Alexander McCall Smith...#1 Ladies' Detective Agency and its sequels
The Talisman
Black House
Carl Hiassen
Rashoman Gate

just whatever strikes my fancy, I read several genres.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:10 PM
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11. oh, yeah you should read Robin Hobbs' triple trilogy
Farseer Trilogy
Magic Ship Trilogy
Fool Trilogy.

That's 9 really good books, there
Inter related, best read in order and utterly wonderful.
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-06-07 01:25 PM
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12. I've read those - really excellent series
Have you read any of her new series - The Soldier Son trilogy? really good stuff. She does an excellent job of creating unique fantasy worlds and characters.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 02:00 PM
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19. reading "Soldier Son" series now
I'm about half way through the second one that just came out in PB. They are nothing like her previous books. Still kept me up to 4am the other day until I forced myself to put it down and get some sleep. :D
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 01:42 PM
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15. READ STEVEN ERIKSON!!!!!!!!!
The Malazan Empire series. All of you, get these books. Best. Fantasy. Series. Ever. Period.

I say this as a huge Martin fan. Erikson is better.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 04:38 PM
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8. Yep.
Definitely more so than HP7. I think I grew out of HP several years ago, and now am craving the Martin's gritty violence.
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 05:11 PM
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9. Not to mention it's much better writing. n/t
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 02:28 PM
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13. still waiting......
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 02:37 PM
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14. ...and still not patiently.

Ah well. At least Charles De Lint comes out with books more often then once every 4 years.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-07 08:48 PM
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16. STILL Waiting. and still reading samuri detective series
and still enjoying it.

come on, George, finish it already.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:12 AM
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17. Still waiting.
:twiddles thumbs:

The worst part is, I discovered the series waaaaaay back when AGOT was new and in hardcover. So I've grown used to the wait.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 05:13 AM
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18. I'm going to have to re-read the books again
just to refresh my memory to prepare for the new one... whenever that will be released...
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 11:09 AM
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20. Another suggestion to tide folks over...
I've really been enjoying the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. Think Patrick O'Brian (author of the Master and Commander nautical adventures) with dragons! Really engrossing alternate history - highly recommended. The 4th book just came out in PB. The first book is "His Majesty's Dragon".
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katamaran Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 10:40 PM
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21. I'm actually reading that right now...
I'm almost done with the first book. I picked it up on the advice of someone here on DU and finally got around to it this week. It took me until about halfway through to really get into it, but I am enjoying it. I already bought the others in the series. I'm trying to get my BF to read it after he finishes the fourth Martin book. Of course, he's trying to get me to read Martin (I read the first one years ago), but I'm hesitant because I've seen the holes in the wall my boyfriend has punched whenever Martin kills another character off ;-)
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 02:32 AM
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22. I just started the series last fall.
I'm not a fan of fantasy, to be honest, preferring not just sci-fi, but HARD sci-fi. But a friend talked me into trying it and I was very impressed. Despite the setting of kings and such, which was never an interest to me, the strength of his writing and the depth of characters got me hooked. I haven't been able to get the second one yet at my library (I may have to buy the damn thing, something I hate doing, though I could at least give it to the library after so the next poor sap doesn't have to wait like I'm doing...).

His writing reminded me of the only other fantasy stuff I do like, the novels of Robert E. Howard. People think Conan and think Arnold, but the original stories are beautifully written. And his non Conan stories are great too (Lovecraft was a good friend, and big fan, as was J.R.R. Tolkien).
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 09:42 PM
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23. characters, that is the whole thing, right there. Even his minor characters are
interesting.


write, robert, write
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 06:39 PM
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24. I'm trying to, but my patience is wearing thin.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-09-08 09:43 PM
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25. same here. The other day my husband said "Damn! I want Book Five" (we were out in the
car running errands) There is only One Book Five he could possibly mean,

We have all read these books and talk about them often, speculating, postulating, predicting, WAITING
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clixtox Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 10:01 AM
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26. I just read the four "Fire and Ice" books in the last few weeks here in Vietnam.

The first, "A GAME OF THRONES" was loaned to me by a friend here. I found the second one, "A CLASH OF KINGS" in a British edition, used (lightly) in the "backpacker" area of Saigon and numbers 3 & 4, "SWORDS" and "CROWS", were available brand new at one of the local HCMC state owned Fahasa book stores.

I am wondering if George R.R. Martin is just way too rich now to bother writing anymore. It is almost 2009 and there isn't any news about when, or if, the fifth book will ever be published. He gives the impression in an epilogue in "CROWS" that the fifth book had been already written when "CROWS" was published sometime in 2005. The fourth book followed only some of the threads developed in the first three books. Martin writes in explanation that the fifth book would fill the gaps in "CROWS" due to this limited narrow focus that ignored many of the key characters featured in the first three books.

Bummer!!!
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 08:51 AM
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27. He's still working on it, but seems like he's having a pretty crazy year
He's put out stuff for his Wild Cards project, had Ice and Fire optioned for an HBO series, and is a big Obama supporter, so you can't say he's devoted ALL his time to it. You can check his website for updates, but I think he's only going to post another update when he submits the book to his publisher.
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clixtox Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 09:33 AM
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28. "Meanwhile back at the wall..." At the conclusion of "A FEAST FOR CROWS"...

the author states that the next installment would be forthcoming the next year, 2006 I imagine, because it had already been written and could have actually been intertwined with "A STORM OF SWORDS", the third book in the series, to have made a very, very thick tome.

I will look now for the authors web presence to learn what that/he has to report.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 07:28 PM
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30. Feast For Crows was split into two books due to length. It was a long long wait for book 4
very long. Longer that the current wait.


Amazon says book 5 is due in September 2009 .. I think they are just guessing there but they are allowing one to pre order .

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 01:14 AM
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29. While you're waiting, somebody leaked the script for the pilot of the series.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 12:19 AM
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32. Why yes!
I am. :)
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