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A Win is a Win

October 31, 2016 at 11:57 am
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A win is a win. And any win is better than a loss.

Still… it is hard to get to excited about the Jets’ victory yesterday.

They beat the Cleveland Browns. The hapless, winless Cleveland Browns, who are clearly the worst team in the NFL this season, stumbling ahead toward next year’s number one draft choice.

They barely beat the hapless, winless Cleveland Browns. In fact, they were losing for much of the game. Gang Green came out sleepwalking, and snoozed through the entire first half, allowing the Browns to run up a 20 – 7 lead. The offense was asleep, the defense was asleep, and Fitz was just awful.

They woke up in the second half, hallelujah, and scored 24 unanswered points to take the lead. Then, with the game seemingly in hand, they went back to sleep again in the final two minutes, to let Cleveland score a late TD and a 2-point conversion, so the whole thing came down to an onsides kick. Final score 31-28.

It was ugly and it was sloppy and it was way too close. A win, sure, but not one for a Jets fan to feel very good about. If the Jets are only twelve seconds and three points better than the Browns, it is hard to imagine they are going anywhere this year.

But at least it wasn’t a loss.

(The Giants had a bye)


Now On Sale

October 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm
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The 20th Anniversary edition of A GAME OF THRONES, with all of its gorgeous art, is now on sale everywhere, I’m pleased to say.

You should be able to find it at your local bookstore, if you’re one of the folks who is lucky enough to have a local bookstore.

If not, it is of course available from all the usual online booksellers.

You can find it at:

Or any one of hundreds of independent bookstores or B&N outlets. Just find your favorite.

And if you’re looking for an autographed copies, those are available too, from the Jean Cocteau Cinema Bookstore:

The Cards Get Wilder

October 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm
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Some cool new stuff to announce for you Wild Cards fans out there.

We have a couple of brand new original never-before-published Wild Cards coming up on, and available for free. The first of them is “The Thing About Growing Up in Jokertown,” by Carrie Vaughn, a prequel of sorts to FORT FREAK, featuring two of your favorite 5th precinct joker cops as teenagers. John Picacio just sent us the cover art, and as usual it’s wonderful.

Carrie’s story will be uploaded to on December 21. Hope you’ll enjoy the read. (I did).

Meanwhile, on other Wild Card-ish fronts… Tor taped hours of interview with myself and a whole legion of my Wild Cards writers in Kansas City, during the big launch event for HIGH STAKES, and will be releasing them in a series of videos. The first came out in late August. The second has just been released. Enjoy.

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More videos will be forthcoming in future months.

HIGH STAKES is available now from your favorite local bookstore and online bookseller. And if you’re an autograph hound, we do have copies at the Jean Cocteau Bookshop with signatures from Melinda Snodgrass, John Jos. Miller, Ian Tregillis, and yours truly.

Two for the Win Column

October 24, 2016 at 12:54 am
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Life is magical and full of joy? Well, that may be overstating the case this weekend. Let’s just say life is tolerable and full of hope.

By which I mean, hell yes, the Giants and the Jets both won this week, and that was good. But neither win was convincing enough to have me turning cartwheels. The Giants beat the Rams in London, and the Jets beat the Ravens at home. Neither of those teams is exactly a powerhouse this season, however, and both games were a lot closer than I would have liked or hoped.

The Giant offense was supposed to be lights out this year with Eli and three terrific wideouts, but it looked anemic yesterday. Big Blue has no running game whatsoever. The highlight of the game in London was an insane pick six runback by Landon Collins that changed the whole momentum of the game. Aside from that, and one cool catch by ODB, there wasn’t much.

As for Gang Green, well, this was the week that Geno Smith got his starting qb jon back. He held on to it for almost a quarter before an injury sent him back to the sidelines, and brought Fitz back in again. Good thing Fitz did not get hurt, since neither one of the young Jet quarterbacks was active. The win broke the losing streak, which is good, but at 2-5 the Jets have little or no chance of making the playoffs, so I think the debate over whether Fitz or Geno should start next week is pointless. It’s time to give Petty and Hackenberg some playing time, to see if either of them is the long awaited savior Jets fans have been waiting for since Joe Willie.


NYC Subway Reads delivers SANDKINGS to commuters #GRRMinion

October 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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Good News New Yorkers, last week our friends over at Penguin Random House in conjunction with NYC Subway Transit Wireless rolled out a new program to help ease boredom during your commute.

And here it is, a shiny new link to SUBWAY READS

On Sunday, Subway Reads started delivering novellas, short stories or excerpts from full-length books to passengers’ cellphones or tablets.

The idea is for riders to download a short story or a chapter and read it on the train. Subway Reads will even let riders choose what to read based on how long they will be on the subway — a 10-page selection for a 10-minute ride, a 20-page selection for a 20-minute excursion, a 30-page selection for a 30-minute trip. Delays not included.

And one of the top stories available now to read is GRRM'S chilling horror tale SANDKINGS.

And here is the LINK leading to the Free Transit Wireless Wifi station map for availability in your area.

Happy Reading!


Once Upon An Election…

October 19, 2016 at 11:59 am
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We’re on the cusp of the third and final (thank god) presidential debate of the 2016 presidential election. All the signs point to this one being even uglier than the last, which itself was the ugliest debate in the history of our nation.

Most of you reading this are younger than me. You may not know what presidential debates used to be like… what they should be like… but I remember.

Take a look below. (But be warned. You may find it boring. Serious discussions of policy are a lot less “exciting” than what we have today).

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The Lincoln/ Douglas debates were pretty impressive as well, but alas, no video exists. ;(


Godzilla Stomps on Santa Fe

October 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm
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The big green guy with the bad bad breath is back… and the Jean Cocteau has him.

SHIN GODZILLA, the first new Japanese Godzilla film in ages, is showing at selected theatres around the country for a limited run, and we’re one of the theatres selected! (The only one in New Mexico, I believe).

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It IS a limited run, though, and we have only two more screenings remaining — Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm, Sunday evening at 7:30 — so if you want to get your kaiju fix for the year, go the Cocteau website and snap your tickets up now.

NEW Valyrian Steel Blades

October 10, 2016 at 11:18 am
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This post is brought to you by the Minions of Fevre River…

#GRRMinion 🙂

Howdy All,

We Minions here at Fevre River wanted to let you in on some great new products brought to you by our friends at Valyrian Steel.

This time Valyrian Steel is bringing to life, for your pleasure, a set of two blades belonging to the dashing Daario and the recently acquired and renamed Oathkeeper, last seen in the possession of Brienne of Tarth.  Both of these blades are based on the Book series versions, but keep an eye out as our friends at Jalic regularly put out great work based on the television series as well.

Have a look at these impressive reproductions, they can come in damascus or classic steel and each have a lovely letter of authenticity as well as a decorative plaque to mount on your wall and intimidate burglars.

Have a look:

And here are some links to the order pages:

Here is the oathkeeper listing
Here is the daario listing

These outstanding reproductions will only be available on a limited run so get your soon!

Thanks everyone!

This post is brought to you by the Minions of Fevre River…

Special Boxed GoT 20th Anniversary edition

October 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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*This Message has been brought to you by the Minions of Fevre River*

We’re happy to announce in conjunction with Random House publishing and other amazing licensee’s of SoI&F such as Dark Sword Miniatures, Shire Post, and Fantasy Flight Games;

The 20th Anniversary Edition of A Game of Thrones BOXED EDITION.

As part of the celebration Random House is releasing not only the book itself, which is fully illustrated and leather bound, but also three special LIMITED editions that will include exclusive hand picked items in a gorgeous wooden display box.

Random House will be hosting a live online unboxing event on Face Book page tomorrow if you want to catch this live sneak peak showing of just what to expect in one of their special, limited, and ultra limited editions of the one and only GRRM box.

If you’re more of a hands on kind of person the Box itself will be displayed at the PRH booth at New York Comic Con from October 6-9th.

These boxes will only be available for a short time, with only 200 Ultra Limited Editions available, so check out the website listed below to get a better idea of all the excitement.

And to sweeten the pot for you guys Random House will be giving a FREE Stark Ornament to the first 1,000 pre-orders!

Check it out and get caught up in the Game all over again!


Signed Books at the JCC

October 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm
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The illustrated anniversary hardcover edition of A GAME OF THRONES is scheduled for release on October 18. They will be available across the nation from your favorite local bookstore or online bookseller.

We also expect to have a couple hundred for sale the Jean Cocteau Cinema Bookstore, and available by mail order. And those will be signed (my manager twisted my arm). ((Sorry, no personalizations or inscriptions, just straight signatures)).

To preorder, go to

We also have on hand RIGHT NOW some autographed hardcovers of the latest Wild Cards book for Tor, HIGH STAKES. These are signed by yours truly, and by John J. Miller, one of the writers.

Of course, ALL the books sold by the JCC are autographed by the authors, so we also have many other titles available signed. Here are a few of them:

To check out the full list, go to

And happy reading.