Thursday, March 3, 2011
Seeing as nearly everyone else has blogged about this (that’s the curse of living in Australia and sleeping when the rest of the world is awake) I thought I’d add in my 2 cents. Back in 2005 a bloke called George R.R Martin released a book called A Feast for Crows, he had a note in the back of that book explaining why a number of the most popular characters in his successful series A Song of Ice and Fire weren’t in A Feast for Crows. He had saved them for the second part of the story in a book called A Dance with Dragons and that it would be along in 2006 he hoped. Common sense should have told many readers that this date was extremely optimistic and highly unlikely, of course it didn’t and A Dance with Dragons has gone on to become one of the most highly anticipated books I’ve ever seen. Just yesterday George Martin announced on his site and his Not a Blog a release date of July 12. 2011 is already looking to be one of the best for the genre in quite some years. The Hugo’s in 2012 at ChiCon will be hotly contested.