Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
Foreword by "New York Times" bestselling author R.A. Salvatore Go beyond the Wall and across the narrow sea with this collection about George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, from "A Game of Thrones" to "A Dance with Dragons." The epic game of thrones chronicled in George R.R. Martin's A... show more
Foreword by "New York Times" bestselling author R.A. Salvatore Go beyond the Wall and across the narrow sea with this collection about George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, from "A Game of Thrones" to "A Dance with Dragons." The epic game of thrones chronicled in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. In "Beyond the Wall," bestselling authors and acclaimed critics offer up thought-provoking essays and compelling insights: Daniel Abraham reveals the unique challenges of adapting the original books into graphic novels. Westeros.org founders Linda Antonsson and Elio M. Garcia, Jr., explore the series' complex heroes and villains, and their roots in the Romantic movement. Wild Cards contributor Caroline Spector delves into the books' controversial depictions of power and gender. Plus much more, from military science fiction writer Myke Cole on the way Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder shapes many of the leading characters to author and television writer Ned Vizzini on the biases against genre fiction that color critical reactions to the series. Contributors: R.A. Salvatore (foreword) Daniel Abraham Linda Antonsson Myke Cole Elio M. Garcia, Jr. Brent Hartinger John Jos. Miller Alyssa Rosenberg Jesse Scoble Caroline Spector Matt Staggs Susan Vaught Ned Vizzini Gary Westfahl Adam Whitehead Andrew Zimmerman Jones
Publish date: 2012
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Epic Fantasy
, Literary Criticism
Despite the fact that only one name is listed for author on Booklikes, this is one of those anthology collections of critical essays. The "critical" part being debatable. My notes on it are long and subdivided by individual essay. Also, it annoyed me that for a collection that was supposedly edited,...
I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! *Insert Game of Thrones Intro* WARNING: This book expects you to have actually read the books, if you're following the HBO series, stay clear from this book because you will find spoilers the size of the Wa...
I'm a fantasy lover but my biggest sin is to not yet have read any of George R.R. Martins works. Unbelievable, I know, unforgivable, I also know that.But through NetGalley I found the chance to be introduced to this author's books from the eyes of people that know what to say when it comes to writin...
"We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow...
This book really helped out with my music practicum as I had no idea what the fuck I was doing.