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MISHMASH | NPR Top List, Dread Empire Covers, & GoT Parody

Publisher's Marketplace is reporting the sale of A Game of Thrones parody novel.

George R.R. Costanza's A GAME OF GROANS, a parody of George R.R. Martin's bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series, set in a world where seasons can last decades (and comparisons to Tolkien a lifetime), the warmth is returning, and in the thawing tundra to the North of Summerseve, the future of the Bark family, their BFFs, and their enemies dangles in the balance, to Thomas Dunne Books.
Clearly it was only a matter of time before this happened. Many on twitter wonder when the Porn Parody will happen. Probably sooner than we all expect. No release date is available for A Game of Groans, but I'd be surprised if you saw it any later than around the premiere of season two of Game of Thrones. I'm sure we're in store for lots of bad midget jokes.


NPR has released their survey of the Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels.  It is a very expected list as it is based off popularity over quality. No real surprises, but it does serve as a good beginners list. I've read about 45 from those listed (they combined series books so it is actually more) and many of those would make it into my own top 100 including Lord of the Rings perched at number 1. LofR wouldn't be my number 1, but it would probably make the top 30. The list also leaves out Urban Fantasy instead choosing to put those in their own survey for a later date, which is a little baffling.


A brief study claims that knowing spoilers about a book can improve the experience for them. I don't buy into it especially since only several dozen people were involved in the testing and they were all of college age. Also, I hate spoilers, so there.


Seen above are the new covers from Orbit for the trade paperback versions of Joe Abercrombie's last two novels, which again go a completely different way from all his other covers with the company. They are okay, but nothing to jump up and down about.  Now the next set of covers is something to jump up and down about.

Come on you know you want to click on each to embiggen them. Do it.

Night Shade has announced they are releasing the final three volumes of Glen Cook's Dread Empire series, which includes the never before released A Path to Coldness of Heart along with An Ill Fate Marshalling and Reap the East Wind. Now I'm not the biggest fan of Cook, but I am a huge Raymond Swanland fan who has does all of the covers for the series along with the omnibuses for The Black Company series.

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Laplace's Demon said...

Large swathes of Game of Thrones ARE the porn parody of ASoIaF.