Back in 1988, Tad Williams published the first book of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series, which inspired George R.R. Martin to start writing A Song of Ice and Fire. Now, more than twenty years after publishing the last installment (and just as the new season of Game of Thrones begins), Williams announced that he’s writing a sequel, The Last King of Osten Ard. You could also read our own Janet Potter’s review of the first Game of Thrones book.
"If people want to call my novel a literary horror novel, that’s fine. I know it makes them feel better in a neat-freaky sort of way. Like balling their socks and organizing them in a drawer according to color. But really, people, it doesn’t matter." The Millions talks shop with Red Moon author Benjamin Percy.
Beef and bacon pie anyone? Janet Potter brings to life the culinary flair of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire using the fan-made cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire. Fortunately, no illegitimate heirs were stabbed, poisoned, or otherwise harmed during the course of the subsequent dinner party.
“Angelmaker is Nick Harkaway’s second novel. His first, The Gone-Away World, had the distinction of being entirely uncategorizable: it’s a dystopian adventure, it’s a love story, it’s literary, there are monsters. It inspired unusual devotion among the booksellers of my acquaintance. It can’t have been an easy act to follow.”
— Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker reviewed by Emily St. John Mandel