Mistä löysit kirjavan sähköpostin. Itse olen yrittänyt pitkään etsiä, mutta en ole löytänyt kuin kirjavan sivuilta sähköpostin josta voi tilata kirjoja suoraan heidän kautta. Loistava uutiset joka tapauksessa, nyt voi aloitella Ensimmainen laki -trilogian tietäen että kolmannen kirjan käännöksen julkaisu on lähellä.
Jussi kirjoitti: Sain vastauksen sähköpostikysymyksiini Kirjavalta. A Knight of the Seven Kingdomsin sekä Abercrombien Ensimmäisen lain päätösosan suomennokset menevät painoon lähiaikoina – tarkka päivä ei ole tiedossa. Fire and Bloodin käännösoikeuksista neuvottelut ovat kesken. Kirjava toivoo, että tämäkin teos saataisiin suomeksi.
Olisiko sarjanimenä sitten "A History of the Targaryen Kings", joka lukee brittipainoksen etukannessa? Jää nähtäväksi...
FIRE & BLOOD, the first volume of my history of the Targaryen kings, will be published on November 20.
I will be an executive producer on the show(s) as well, though my on-going exclusive deal with HBO and the various book deadlines will preclude me from having any sort of day-to-day involvement. But with Andrew and Melinda on board (and possibly more Wild Carders as well), Hulu will a great team.
The author says he’s hard at work on ‘The Winds of Winter,’ the long-awaited sixth installment in the fantasy series that spawned HBO’s hugely popular ‘Game of Thrones.’ He’s offering a series prequel, out this month, in the meantime.
George R.R. Martin is in hiding. He’s talking to me from a remote mountain hideaway whose location he refuses to disclose. It’s a cabin he visits when he wants to hunker down to finish a book—and he’s hard at work on “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth installment in “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the fantasy series that spawned HBO’s hugely popular “Game of Thrones.”
Events in the HBO show have moved beyond the timeline in Mr. Martin’s books, but he says the television version hasn’t changed his own plans for the final sixth and seventh books. “I’m still going to finish it the way I always wanted to finish it, the way it’s been in my head for 25 years now,” he says, declining to provide any details.
Mr. Martin says that he writes seven days a week, except during fall football season, when he takes Sundays off to watch Giants and Jets games on TV. He and his wife Parris live in Santa Fe, where he resurfaced from his mountain hideaway before this article’s photo shoot.
Jos Martin saa TWoW:n valmiiksi vuodenvaihteessa, niin se ehtii ilmestyä huhtikuun alussa. Vuonna 2011 A Dance with Dragons valmistui 27. huhtikuuta, ja kirja julkaistiin 12. heinäkuuta.
Huomasin äsken uutisen, että Game of Thronesin viimeinen kausi alkaa ensi huhtikuussa. On käytännössä varmaa, ettei The Winds of Winter ehdi ilmestyä ennen sitä. En ole saanut Martinin viimeaikaisista viesteistä sellaisia viboja, että kirjan valmistuminen olisi lähellä.
Huomasin, että Booky.fi myy tällä hetkellä Fire and Bloodin brittiversiota varsin edulliseen hintaan: 20,40 eurolla. Toimitus on ilmainen, kuten Adlibriksella. Bookyn hinnat saattavat vaihdella nopeasti, ja voi olla, että huomisaamuna se on jo noussut korkeammalle.
Jussi kirjoitti: Adlibris väittää toimittavansa Fire & Bloodin amerikkalaislaitoksen 2-5 arkipäivässä. Hintana on noin 26 euroa.
Fire & Blood
Being a History of the Targaryen Kings of Westeros
from Aegon I (the Conqueror) to the Regency of Aegon III (the Dragonbane)
by Archmaester Gyldayn of the Citadel of Oldtown
(here transcribed by George R.R. Martin)
What was interesting from The Guardian interview you did, is this book — as daunting as it would seem for most authors to attempt, and as tough as Winds has been for you — this was curiously easy for you to write.
Yes. Partly because it’s linear. Although it covers 150 years or so, it’s very straightforward — here’s what happened in the year 30, here’s what happened in 25. In Winds, I have like 10 different novels and I’m juggling the timeline — here’s what’s happening to Tyrion, here’s what’s happening to Dany, and how they intersect. That’s far more complicated. And the history book, I only have one voice to do. It’s supposedly by the Archermaester Gyldayn who has his own particular voice; he’s a crotchety old academic. When I’m doing Winds, I switch voices every time I switch chapters. Each has their own style and voice and have their own cast of supporting characters in different places in the world.
Are there any hints here in terms of what’s to come in your Ice and Fire saga?
There are a few that are definitely important, but I’m not going to flag them. Readers will have to find them and puzzle out whether they’re hints or red herrings.
Before we go, here’s a standard question I missed asking you at the start: What excites you most about Fire and Blood?
The book is a lot of fun. The people who are open to reading an imaginary history and not a novel — which I realize is not everybody — have enjoyed it so far. But honestly, the single thing that excites me most is that I finished it. I know there are a lot of people out there who are very angry with me that Winds of Winter isn’t finished. And I’m mad about that myself. I wished I finished it four years ago. I wished it was finished now. But it’s not. And I’ve had dark nights of the soul where I’ve pounded my head against the keyboard and said, “God, will I ever finish this? The show is going further and further forward and I’m falling further and further behind. What the hell is happening here? I’ve got to do this.” I just got the [Fire and Blood] copy and, holding it in my hand, it’s a beautiful book. The illustrations by Doug Wheatley are great. It’s been a long while since I had a new Westeros book and nobody knows that as well as I do. I know that just as much as the angriest of my hardcore fans. And I have continued to publish other things. It’s not like I’ve been on a seven-year vacation. I have Wild Cards books coming out every six months. But not like this, one that’s entirely my writing. So to finish a book that I’m proud of and excited by was emotionally a big lift for me.
He confirmed that the sixth instalment was his next priority: “The Winds of Winter is next, then I’ll decide what comes after that – whether it’s to go on to A Dream of Spring, the last one, or whether I switch back into Fire and Blood II, do another Dunk and Egg story or two. But I’ll worry about that one thing at a time – that’s too far ahead.”
Onhan uusi painos Martinin vanhasta kirjasta uudella kansikuvalla aina mahdollinen.
Roughly translated, it reads: “This stays between us, but I just finished a cover for a book by George R.R. Martin.”
Oh, boy. You can’t do this to us, Enrique. Is the Song of Ice and Fire illustrator saying that he finished the cover for a new A Song of Ice and Fire book? But maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves. After all, Martin writes more than just A Song of Ice and Fire. The first volume of Fire and Blood, his history of the Targaryen dynasty, comes out next month. Maybe that’s what Corominas was talking about.
Then came the follow-up tweet:
Roughly translated: “It’s not for Fire and Blood.” You’re killing me, Enrique.
Look, there are still lots of other things this could be talking about. There could be a new book in Martin’s Wild Cards anthology series coming out…although Corominas has never done any art for a Wild Cards book. Maybe this time…
Adlibriksesta saa nyt kaikki kirjat 15 prosentin alennuksella koodilla BLACK15. Fire and Bloodin brittilaitoksen hinta on 22,50 euroa, ja alennuksen jälkeen se putoaa 19,13 euroon.
Jussi kirjoitti: Viikon päästä on musta perjantai, jolloin kirjan voi saada halvemmalla jostain nettikaupasta (jos tulee sopiva alennuskoodi).