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Fantasy Blogosphere: August 29, 2011

An absolute tempest of fantasy fiction this week, with reviews, interviews and top 10’s forming the perfect storm. Reviews of a pair of new novels, and a pair of classics, interviews with a few new authors, and a classic, and top 10 lists from a new author and a classic. At the eye of the storm you’ll find George R.R. Martin and Tad Williams live at the Fox Theater. Batten down the hatches and dig in.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, August 28, 2011

George R.R. Martin’s 4-novel set drops out of 5th place, making room for the fourth book in the series, A Feast for Crows. A top five filled with the first five books in your series? Not bad, Mr. Martin, not bad.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. A Storm of Swords (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Feast for Crows (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: August 22, 2011

Interviews galore this week, featuring everyone from old hands like R.A. Salvatore and Neil Gaiman, to relatively fresh talent like Lev Grossman and Mark Charan Newton. A couple of Game of Thrones scripts set for charity auction were heisted this week, and we get a first look at the new free MMO based on Tad Williams’ Otherland. It looks absolutely sick.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, August 21, 2011

George R.R. Martin retains an iron grip on the top 5 this week, with all 5 books retaining their positions. Noteworthy: Lev Grossman’s The Magicians ranked in 7th this week, following the release of the second book in the series last week.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. A Storm of Swords (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  5. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: August 15, 2011

Lev Grossman’s The Magician King hit stores this week, and created an appropriate amount of buzz in the blogosphere. While Grossman owned the week, there’s a lot going on overall, from interviews with George R.R. Martin, Peter S. Beagle and Patrick Rothfuss to a great article on the NY Times discussing fantasy’s place in the modern world. Fantasy is mainstream, people. Rejoice.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, August 14, 2011

GRRM continues 100% dominance of the top five, which the only change this week being Dance swapping places with Thrones.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. A Storm of Swords (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  5. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: August 8, 2011

A chance for Faramir, captain of Gondor, to show his quality. Quality is the name of the game this week, with fantastic stuff like Pat Rothfuss interviewing Jim Butcher, Daniel Abraham on writing the Game of Thrones comic, and Lev Grossman on wizards and orcs getting their due respect. Wait, Daniel Abraham on the GoT comic? That’s like the geekiest triple-combo ever.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, August 7, 2011

Ghost Story only lasted a week, as George R.R. Martin takes over the top 5 again this week. GRRM and Kindle seem to be the tales of 2011.

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

George R.R. Martin reviews flood the blogosphere this week, with reviews of books 2-5 in A Song of Ice and Fire crossing your internets. Shadowplay, Prince of Thorns and Perfect Shadow are also reviewed, and we round out the week with a bases-loaded interview pack: GRRM, 2 (yep, two!) interviews with Felicia Day, and a chat with Jim Butcher. Righteous!

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, July 31, 2011

George R.R. Martin owns 4 out of the top 5, making room for Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story, which debuts at number 2 this week.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. Ghost Story (Kindle) by Jim Butcher
  3. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  5. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
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