Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fantasy Blogosphere: May 30, 2011

A slow week capped off with a holiday weekend. Enjoy a few interviews, a review of Shadowheart by Tad Williams, and then get out and enjoy the start of Summer!

Game of Thrones: Episode 7, Preview 1

Game of Thrones: Episode 7, Preview 2

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, May 29, 2011

A Game of Thrones celebrates is 7th week in first place, and George R.R. Martin cruises into his second week owning all 5 books in the fantasy bestseller list on Amazon.

  1. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Storm of Swords (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Feast for Crows (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin

 

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Fantasy Blogosphere: May 23, 2011

Reviews of a few classics by Tolkien, interviews with great authors like Rotufuss, Abraham, and Orullian, and more previews from the Greatest TV Series of All Time, Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones: Episode 6 Preview 1

Game of Thrones: Episode 6 Preview 2

Game of Thrones: Episode 6 Preview 3

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, May 22, 2011

Mark your calendars, kiddies. This is the first week any author has owned all 5 top slots since I started tracking the Amazon.com top 5 bestselling fantasy novels on a weekly basis. The first four books in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series make up 4 of the top 5 slots, with the fifth slot being filled by the collection of all 4 novels. For good measure, A Dance with Dragons, the fifth novel in the series, is currently in both 6th and 7th in hardcover and paperback form. Bravo, Senor Martin, Bravo.

  1. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Storm of Swords (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Feast for Crows (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: May 16, 2011

Interviews galore this week, with Joe Abercrombie interviewing George R.R. Martin, Peter Orullian interviewing Patrick Rothfuss and Jeff VanderMeer interviewing Mark Hodder. Check out the Game of Thrones infographic, really cool stuff.

Joe Abercrombie interviews George R.R. Martin: Part 1

Joe Abercrombie interviews George R.R. Martin: Part 2

Peter Orullian interviews Patrick Rothfuss: Part 3

Game of Thrones: Episode 5 Preview

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, May 15, 2011

Dead Reckoning drops from second to fourth, while George Martin owns the other 4 spots for the second straight week. Its good to be the king.

  1. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
  4. Dead Reckoning (Hardcover) by Charlaine Harris
  5. A Storm of Swords (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: May 9, 2011

Great reviews this week including A Feast for Crows, more Game of Thrones HBO series previews, and a preview of the Game of Thrones: Genesis video game. Interviews with Joe Abercrombie and Guy Gavriel Kay, and don’t forget to check out the history behind popular fairy tales post.

Game of Thrones: Episode 4 Preview 1

Game of Thrones: Episode 4 Preview 2

Conan The Barbarian Trailer

Interview with Guy Gavriel Kay

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, May 8, 2011

Westeros rules supreme this week as George R.R. Martin takes 4 out of 5 slots in the top 5 fantasy bestseller list on Amazon.com this week, the first time ever since I started tracking in 2009 that a single author has owned 4 books in the top 5. Charlaine Harris came close last year, with 3 out of 5, and ironically she’s the only non-Martin book that made the cut this week.

  1. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. Dead Reckoning (Hardcover) by Charlaine Harris
  3. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Storm of Swords (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: May 2, 2011

Great reviews of great books by great authors, from The Heroes to The Long Price Quartet to Summer Knight and more. Interviews with George R.R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Daniel Abraham and more, and Game of Thrones gets renewed for a second season on HBO.

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 Preview

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 Preview

 

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, May 1, 2011

The books stay the same, but American Vampire moves to fifth with George R.R. Martin’s works moving up the top 5. A Game of Thrones retains the top slot for the third straight week.

  1. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. Dead Reckoning (Hardcover) by Charlaine Harris
  3. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
  5. American Vampire (Kindle) by J.R. Rain
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