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Own the Iron Throne

June 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm
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In Westeros they have to fight and kill and scheme for the Iron Throne.

Out here in the real world, you can just buy it.

The HBO Shop is offering a full-sized (yes) replica of the Iron Throne for sale. You can own your very own for a mere $30,000. Plus shipping and handling:

I don’t who keeps records of these things, but this may well be the largest and most expensive item of merchandising ever offered for a TV show. Unless STAR TREK sold a full-sized flyable ENTERPRISE when I wasn’t looking.

Hey, maybe if they sell enough of these, they will do the Painted Table next!

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Audiobooks Times Three

June 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm
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Some cool news for those of you who like listening to books as well as reading them… Random House Audio will be producing brand-new audiobook versions of three of my older novels. If you’re not familiar with any of the work I did before A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE… well, here’s your chance to sample some of it.

And we’ve got some great narrators lined up to read the books as well… names that should need no introduction for fans of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES series.

RON DONACHIE (Ser Rodrik Cassel) will be reading my historical horror novel, FEVRE DREAM.

MICHELLE FAIRLEY (Lady Catelyn Stark) will read WINDHAVEN, the SF adventure I wrote with my dear friend and collaborator Lisa Tuttle.

IAIN GLEN (Ser Jorah Mormont) will be doing the honors and reading my first novel, DYING OF THE LIGHT, a romantic SF tale set in my “Thousand Worlds” history.

These won’t be out for a while yet — recording sessions have to be scheduled, etc — but I will be sure and let you know when they are, so you can give a listen.

It’s a thrill for me to have these three great actors bringing my characters to life again.

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