LitStack Recs: Without & Old Venus

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Without Donald Hall It doesn’t matter what I’m doing or what time of day or night it is, when I pick up this collection, it’s the only one I read from first page to last. Published in 1998, Without traces the illness and death from leukemia of Hall’s wife, the poet Jane Kenyon, in an [….]

Behold: All. The. Haters.

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From The Huffington Post: The “Red Wedding” episode ran Sunday night on HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s beloved Game of Thrones series. Martin kills off several major characters and, needless to say, a lot of people are infuriated/sad/confused/heartbroken. Twitter feed @RedWeddingTears began cataloging people’s reactions, and, though we feel everyone’s pain, it’s actually pretty [….]

Jon Snow Actor Talks Game Of Thrones Books

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From The Huffington Post: Jon Snow actor Kit Harrington talked to Abbey Huntsman on HuffPost Live about George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series as well as its HBO adaptation, Game of Thrones. During the segment, a fan of the books and show asked if Harrington had read the books in order [….]

Literary Pin-Up Calendar from The Tinker’s Pack

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For The Tinker’s Pack 2013 calendar, the not-for-profit organization founded by Patrick Rothfuss, has teamed up with some of the best authors in the fantasy genre: Peter S. Beagle, Ray Bradbury, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Jacqueline Carey, Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Robin Hobb, N.K. Jemisin, George R. R. Martin, Terry Pratchett, and Patrick Rothfuss. The [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Plot Twists

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Spoilers ahead: Sirius Black was not, in fact, hellbent on killing Harry Potter in Prisoner of Azkaban. Oh and Aaron Stampler in Primal Fear? Well, let’s just say that there was far more behind his quiet stammer and poor-little-country-boy persona than he led us all to believe. Some plot twists we can see coming a [….]

Official Maps of George R.R. Martin’s World

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Via i09: We’ve seen some amazing maps of the lands of Westeros and Essos, from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. There are nifty maps in the front of every volume of Martin’s series, but also fans have created detailed, stylized, spoilery and Easter Egg-filled cartographies. But now at last, there’s [….]