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.
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!
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.
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.
We kick off this week with a review of A Feast for Crows over at The Wertzone, and follow it up with reviews of books by Daniel Abraham, Mark Chadbourn, R.A. MacAvoy, and Robin Hobb.
We’ve also got some great interviews this week, featuring Robin Hobb, David Drake, and the first sci-fi author interview we’ve ever highlighted with Daniel Suarez. I heard the interview with Daniel Suarez on The Dragon Page podcast this week, and even though we cover mainly fantasy topics, this interview is just too good to miss. I love the idea of an author knowing more about internet security than the federal government, and will likely check out Daemon.
And finally, the e-book market is getting a bit rowdy, with Amazon and Macmillan doing a bit of bickering over prices this week.