Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Something I've been working on...

I'm now officially allowed to talk about this. For the last couple of weeks I've been working on an essay for a forthcoming book about A Song of Ice and Fire. I turned in the first draft a few days ago and anticipate quite a lot of work to bring it up to standard, but I'm excited as this will be my first work published in book format (not to mention my first paid writing job ever).


The book is called Beyond the Wall and is due out in June 2012 from BenBella, as part of their Smart Pop line. The editor is novelist and former TSR fiction editor James Lowder. A full list of contributors should be available soon.

26 comments:

Sunny said...

Congrats!! How very exciting!

Elfy said...

Congratulations, Adam. With your depth of knowledge and outlook about the subject this should be an interesting and informative read.

Benjamin Blattberg said...

Congratulations

Anonymous said...

Well done Wert.

Aidan Moher said...

Very, very cool, Adam! Can't wait to read it.

Russ said...

Congrats...Can't wait to read it.

RyanTaylor said...

...And well deserved.

Bookmarking the link to remind myself to pick it up - available in the U.S. at the same time, I hope?

RobB said...

Nice going, congrgats!

Nathaniel Katz said...

Congrats, Adam, and looking forward to the book!

Ryan said...

Nice! That is awesome. Congrats sir. You deserve it. I can't wait to hear more about it.

philnorris63 said...

Well done Adam, you must be really pleased with this! When saw you tweeting over christmas about an essay I thought it was something for your site. Can't wait to read it.

Vyrastas said...

That's pretty awesome, congrats.

d.orin said...

Cooool!!!

Peadar said...

Brilliant! And very well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Is this book fan fiction do you have GRRM's permission? Is it related to The World of Ice and Fire in any way? Don't we already have more than enough ASOIF material out there whats the point of adding another accompanying book.

Cursed Armada said...

So bad ass... Well done Good Ser *Golf Clap*

neil whitehead said...

Well done son. Is this real money, not Smarties?

Dov said...

Congratulations, I am looking forward to reading it.

Adam Whitehead said...

GRRM is aware of the book and suggested some of the writers for it. It's a non-fiction book 'about' ASoIaF and some of the themes, tropes and ideas it raises and uses.

F said...

Congratulations!

Hopefully, there will be no contribution by Pearson Moore...

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations!

I hope you will a bit more about it soon.

Mark Lawrence said...

Congrats! Sounds interesting. There are essentially no other books/series I'd be interested in reading this sort of analysis/opinion on, but ASOIAF really does generate that kind of enthusiasm in people & I'm going to have to get me a copy!

Larry said...

Missed seeing this until now. Congrats. Hope you had fun writing about the topic, as essays can be a blast when it's a labor of love as well as a paid gig :D

seanmay said...

Congratulations!

Desk Jockey said...

Awesome. Congrats.

Suttree said...

Congrats Wert! That is great news, best of luck moving forward. Always appreciate seeing your posts pop up on DM.