Giveaway – Inside Game of Thrones (31/12/2012)

Yay! New Year! And I have to choose between Ezio and jumping out of haystacks to murder people now and then or else Dishonoured and murdering people in other ways. Last week I polished off a handful of short stories that I can’t talk about yet and started the opening chapters of an SF project that I’ll explain once there’s a signed contract. Right now I’m in the middle of an SAS-supported drug bust going down in a skating rink. Bit different to writing dragons.

This week I’m offering the Gollancz hardback Inside the HBO Game of Thrones. Usual deal – comment on this post before January 5th and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy of the book. Valid entries must contain a vaguely preposterous proposed New Year’s Resolution for either a well-known fantasy author or character (like for me to deliver a manuscript in which no major characters die and everyone lives happily ever after or for Cersei Lannister to retire to a nunnery and take up knitting) .

Although, though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer. Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. Well, so far. Previous winners – I’m afraid I’m a bit behind with the posting, but they’ll go out some time this week.


13 Responses to “Giveaway – Inside Game of Thrones (31/12/2012)”

  1. Leanne says:

    Ooo, yes please! :)

  2. Dan says:


    New years resolution for Joe Abercrombie – i will write a nice friendly book about pink bunny rabbits that don’t kill anyone or are killed by anyone.
    I reckon that’s nicely preposterous enough. Although thinking about it now, an Abercrombie-inspired pink bunny rabbit that does kill people would probably make for an interesting read, so maybe i should remove that last proviso.

    Alternatively, the wizards of Unseen University to go on a diet, cutting down from 9 meals a day to 8.

  3. Barb Petersen says:

    New Year resolution for George R R Martin: to write the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series with not one description of feasting or food in it.

  4. Mish Varney says:

    Jamie Lannister should resolve to try country dancing next…

  5. Samantha Pett says:

    New Years Resolution for Ned Stark: Keep your head in all situations.

  6. Aleksandra Kesek says:

    Neil Gaiman’s New Year’s resolution would be wearing all colours but black.
    Sarah Pinborough decides to drink only milk.
    Bilbo eats only one breakfast.
    Inquisitor Glokta loves stairs and signs up for the stairs marathon – first prize: life lon

  7. Aleksandra Kesek says:

    Clicked send before finishing! First prize: lifelong supply of porridge.

  8. Ian Taylor says:

    Fantastic series. Plural (books and TV), whatever the plural of ’series’ is.

  9. Enchante says:

    Peter Brett: To write a book with no boobs, butts or balls.
    GRRM: To write so the Starks aren’t killed off.

  10. Sue Carroll says:

    For Ben Aaronovitch – write faster, just discovered his great Peter Grant books and finished all 3 in a week… his blog has word of next book, but no sign of dates of publication yet… *drums fingers impatiently*

  11. Weirdmage says:

    New year’s resolution for Richard Rahl: To not be a right wing arsehole this year.

  12. Susanne says:

    Oooh, fun game!

    GRRM: I will stop killing everyone’s favourite characters.

    Hermione Granger: I will not let Harry Potter take all the credit for my genius.

    Pat Rothfuss: I will continue to be awesome.

    Anomander Rake: I will make a joke. Soon.

  13. Stephen says:

    OK Dan, you win – I’ll talk to Joe about it the next time I see him… ;-)

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