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Old 11-09-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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A Game of Thrones

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Old 11-09-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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oooh, when? And did ol' George finish that series? Is it done now?
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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spring 2011?

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On October 10, 2010, at the New York Comic Con, Spectra senior editor Anne Groell states that Martin has announced he has five chapters remaining, with sections of the chapters already completed. She also wants to get the manuscript completed by December.[26]

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Old 11-09-2010, 10:43 AM   #4
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I think she probably has wanted the manuscript done by December several times already. Maybe the prospect of releasing the book with the show's premier will help him over the hump.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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pretty much why I stopped reading them. Looked to be a Robert Jordan kind of thing.

Wish they would have made the "Wild Cards" movie.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:38 AM   #6
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I saw the ad the other night. I've read a lot of George RR. (loved Tuf Voyaging), but I don't think I ever got around to these.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #7
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BEST BOOKS EVAR~!
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:57 AM   #8
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Sent samples of the first two to my Kindle.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:00 PM   #9
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They're long books; the characters are fucking savage or quite simply savages period, celibate or otherwise. What's been tough for me is to figure just what motivates these characters to go to the extremes they do -- their prize does not seem worth their efforts or their slaughters.

The supernatural Others seem even nastier and if anything even more pointless. So I tend to read that series with a gradually increasing sense of WTF.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:14 PM   #10
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:15 PM   #11
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I, too, have been waiting for this miniseries forever, and the 5th book for even longer than that. However, I don't have HBO, so I'll have to wait for Netflix to get it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:43 AM   #12
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I've read Game of Thrones, and a couple others, I think. Game of Thrones was pretty good. I was weaned into those types of stories on RA Salvatore. Everything else is just pretty good.

/drift:

I remember some 'Forgotten Realms'/'Dragonlance'/'Dungeons & Dragons'-type books where the stories all revolved around this horse-culture-type situation. The horse is like their equivalent of buffalo to the American Indian. The horse is woven into almost every nook of their society. They drink fermented mare's milk, everything is made from horses, like leather, blankets, etc.

Put me in mind of Mongolian Hordes, yurts, and khans.

Anybody know what I'm rambling about?
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:41 AM   #13
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I'm trying to knock off the last book in the thrones series, but it is caught up in a 5 book rotation...

GD, If you like that Mongol stuff Conn Iggulden has an excellent series of books. He took the time to live the life and it comes through in the writing.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #14
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:36 PM   #15
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Horselords by David Cook, by chance? (Link to Amazon). I remember the book, though I did not read it.

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I've read Game of Thrones, and a couple others, I think. Game of Thrones was pretty good. I was weaned into those types of stories on RA Salvatore. Everything else is just pretty good.

/drift:

I remember some 'Forgotten Realms'/'Dragonlance'/'Dungeons & Dragons'-type books where the stories all revolved around this horse-culture-type situation. The horse is like their equivalent of buffalo to the American Indian. The horse is woven into almost every nook of their society. They drink fermented mare's milk, everything is made from horses, like leather, blankets, etc.

Put me in mind of Mongolian Hordes, yurts, and khans.

Anybody know what I'm rambling about?
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