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SF & Fantasy

Looking Through the Palantir: July 15th


Darth Internous continues his weekly round-up of SFF news with Looking Through the Palantir. So cozy on up to your favorite seeing-stone and check out this week’s divinations.

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Suvudu

Happy Birthday, George R.R. Martin!


Happy Birthday, George R.R. Martin!

It’s George R.R. Martin’s birthday! The A Game of Thrones author is 65 today. Happy birthday, George! It’s Friday, and I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to have an excuse to party it up. How about a toast?
Let’s all raise our glasses to the father of A Song of Ice and Fire with [...]

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Suvudu

‘A Game of Thrones’ Conquers Your Local Comic Shop!


‘A Game of Thrones’ Conquers Your Local Comic Shop!

Check out the excerpt for first volume of A GAME OF THRONES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL!

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SF & Fantasy

Gifts For the Geek: Day 22


A Game of ThronesThere are some really cool geeky items out there and this is the season I begin thinking, “Wouldn’t it be neat if I had X or X?”

For the month of December I’ll post some of my own personal picks for holiday gifts, some of which I’m sure will also excite some of you, maybe to the point you add them to your gift lists!

Day 22: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010: We Have a Winner!


You know the little kid on the trike in The Incredibles? After they beat Syndrome? How he just stares at them standing in the force field, until he finally explodes “That was totally wicked!”

Well, I think that pretty much sums up my experience with Cage Match 2010.
Now I’m pretty lucky–I have a super-fun [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010, Championship: 5) Rand Al’Thor versus 15) Jaime Lannister


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Image courtesy of Michael Komarck

Rand Al’ThorThe Dragon Reborn

Age:
20s

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Callandor

Special Attack:
Channeling world destructive amounts of the One Power

Jaime LannisterThe Kingslayer

Age:
34

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Sword (Valyrian steel; borrowed from Tommen)

Special Attack:
“Call Tyrion”

Advantages

Trained to the hilt in swordsmanship–is an unofficial blademaster
Can channel enough One Power to end all life
Has an indestructible sword [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010: A Response from Rand Al’Thor to Jaime Lannister’s Challenge


A response from Rand Al’Thor to Jaime Lannister’s “challenge.”
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“Ser Lannister, you do not fool me with your ‘challenge’–nor do I feel challenged in any way by our upcoming match.
“I will meet on whatever field of battle you deem fit; it makes no difference to me. If you prefer for your people to be able [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010, Round 4: 14) Kvothe versus 15) Jaime Lannister


Image courtesy of Kim Kincaid

Image courtesy of Michael Komarck

KvotheThe Kingkiller

Age:
Mid-20s

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Magic and his sharp wit

Special Attack:
Misdirection

Jaime LannisterThe Kingslayer

Age:
34

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Sword (Valyrian steel; borrowed from Tommen)

Special Attack:
Insanely hot

Advantages

Mesmerizes foes with his lute and sing-song voice
Master Namer
A living legend

Advantages

The greatest swordsman of his age
Golden hair, flashing green eyes, killer smile (18 Charisma)
Has no qualms [...]

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SF & Fantasy

George R.R. Martin 2011 Calendar


This is one of those posts where the less said, the better. Just look at how gorgeous artist Ted Nasmith’s paintings are of the castles from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. You can see twelve of them here. There’s a thirteenth castle that appears as a double page poster, but [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010: Fans Respond to Naomi Novik’s Temeraire versus Jaime Fight


So, if you’ve been following the Round 3 match between Jaime Lannister and Temeraire, you’ve probably read Naomi’s excellent imagining of how the fight would go (not surprisingly, it differs somewhat from Suvudu’s). If you haven’t, when you go to the match’s page, click the link that says “Click here to see what author [...]

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