Coming soon: The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

  • Posted by admin on Sep 11 2013

Published in the UK this Christmas, The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister showcases the best and most humorous quotes from George R.R. Martin’s favourite character Tyrion Lannister, the worldly, jaded, funny, highly intelligent, cynical, womanizing star of the books. A perfect stocking-filler for every fan of the books, and of HBO’s award-winning television series. Get a sneak peek inside the book, with these sample spreads below.

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Win a beautiful set of posters featuring quotes from George R R Martin

  • Posted by admin on Aug 09 2013

Earlier this year, we ran a poll through the A Game of Thrones – A Song of Ice and Fire Facebook page to find readers’ favourite quotes from the books. The votes have been cast and your top 3 quotes from the A Song of Ice and Fire series have now been chosen, so now it’s time to reveal our plans for these memorable lines…

To celebrate the page reaching over 500,000 fans, we have created some beautiful limited edition prints, and we’re giving 50 of you the chance to win the full set of three. To find out how you could win this set for your walls and to enter, head over here. This competition closes 26th August 2013 and is open to UK entrants only.

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Raymond E. Feist and George R.R. Martin coming to Supanova Australia this year!

  • Posted by admin on Feb 04 2013

Well, it’s official folks! 2013 is shaping up to be Voyager Australia’s biggest event year EVER. Not only is Raymond E. Feist’s generation-spanning saga of Pug the Magician coming full cycle this year, but he will be touring Australia in June, including 2 big Supanovas in Sydney and Perth! But wait, there’s more! Everyone’s favourite Greek fisherman’s cap wearing author of A Song of Ice and Fire, and probably the biggest fantasy author in the world right now, George R.R. Martin will be coming to Supanova in November as well!

Here’s Supanova’s official statement yesterday: “And in another coup for fans of literature, our triple play of authors is complete with our June star just outing himself today as well. We have Tad Williams in April, George R.R. Martin in November, and now it gives us the pleasure of allowing him to out himself, the imperious chronicler of one of the world’s favourite fantasy-lands, The Magician’s, Raymond E. Feist! In an additional supa-bonus, not only can Supanova fans catch him at our expos in Sydney and Perth, but fans in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne will also have their chance to see him (details to be confirmed). Its going to be epic!”

AND Raymond E Feist’s post on his Facebook page:

See more Early tour info: OK, this is what I know this weekend.  I’ll be passing along more info when I get it. Don’t ask if I am coming to your city because I don’t know.  Don’t ask if there’s a chance, because I don’t know. In March, I will be in Brussels Belgium at the Fantasy Festival called Trolls et Légendes on the 29th through the 31st.  I will be in Paris on the 1st of April, but I do not know …if we’re doing public appearances of media only. In the US I will be at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on the 17th of May.  Other US cities will be Houston, TX: Murder by the Book on the 21st, and University Bookstore at UW in Seattle on the 23rd.  We may be adding two more cities.  Information as followed.  I will also be attending the San Diego Comic in July, specific day and time TBA. I will be in the UK/Ireland (?) beginning May 4th and leaving May 12th.  Cities, venues, and times to be announced.  London, obviously, Manchester and Birmingham (likely) others could be anywhere. Lastly, I will be doing two Supernova Expos in Australia, Sydney and Perth, as well as other cities in Australia and New Zealand.   I’ll be in New Zealand on the 19th and 20th of June.  I’ll be at Sydney Supernova on the 22nd and 23rd, then to Brisbane on the 24th, Melbourne on the 25 or 26th, Adelaide on the 28 (TBC), then on to Perth for Supernova on the 29 and 30th. That’s what I have so far. When I get more information I’ll post it.”

Did we say we were excited??

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Lands of Ice and Fire – a look into the world of George R.R. Martin

  • Posted by admin on Nov 08 2012

Today sees the publication of Lands of Ice and Fire. Fans of both the popular HBO (Game of Thrones) series and books will now be able to see maps of the known world in George R.R. Martin’s magnificent creation. The hardback case holds 12 beautiful maps:

  1. THE KNOWN WORLD
  2. THE WEST
  3. CENTRAL ESSOS
  4. THE EAST
  5. WESTEROS
  6. BEYOND THE WALL
  7. THE FREE CITIES
  8. SLAVER’S BAY
  9. THE DOTHRAKI SEA
  10. KING’S LANDIN
  11. BRAAVOS
  12. JOURNEYS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If, like us, you love a good map so that you follow the story visually as you read, then this is a must-buy.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Lands-Ice-Fire-Song/dp/0007490658/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352371508&sr=8-1

Waterstones: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/george+r-+r-+martin/jonathan+roberts/the+lands+of+ice+and+fire/9191995/

 

 

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Voyager UK hosts a party at the Tower of London

  • Posted by admin on Apr 13 2012

It’s certainly been a week to remember for HarperVoyager UK. Having the great George R.R. Martin in town means that we have been able to toast his great success and to celebrate all the other fantastic authors and team members that have made Voyager the UK’s number one science fiction and fantasy publisher.

From L-R: Jon Courtney Grimwood, Sam Baker, Abdel Bakrim, George R.R. Martin, and two guests from HBO

Last night was literally the ‘crowning’ event, a party celebrating Voyager held at the infamous White Tower at the Tower of London, with George as the guest of honour. Invitees were treated to a private tour of the crown jewels (we really could have done with the royal punch bowl to fill with 100 bottles of wine) and the armoury, before heading up to the second floor of the White Tower to mingle with our guest of honour and his lovely wife Parris; fellow Voyager authors Stacia Kane, James Smythe and Stephen Hunt; and Game of Thrones cast members John Bradley West and Gethin Anthony.

George R.R. Martin with the two Waterstones competition winners

Voyager publishing director Jane Johnson and deputy publishing director Emma Coode gave a joint speech, with a well-deserved thank you to Laura Mell, publicity maven extraordinaire who organized the event as well as the rest of George’s packed schedule.

Then the rest of the evening was dedicated to champagne, canapés and ogling Henry VIII’s codpiece (who did he think he was kidding?). George, Parris and all the Voyager authors were then whisked away to witness the Ceremony of the Keys – the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, an event that has happened every night, without fail, for 700 years.

And may all our Voyager books last that long!

The tower at night - no tourists to be seen... spooky

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