Books: George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Dance with Dragons’ to hit Shelves in July

From EW: Huge ‘Game of Thrones‘ news: ‘Dance With Dragons’ publication date revealed! — EXCLUSIVE (via Shelf Life)

This is wonderful news!

While one could draw strong parallels between the ‘A Dance with Dragons‘ series and the legendary Duke Nukem Forever video game series, author George R.R. Martin‘s long-promised-never-delivered work is about to drop.

As an adult, I rarely read fiction; I tend to gravitate towards books about contemporary politics and technology. Whenever I crack the page of a novel a mild anxiety manifests itself in the form of imaginary opportunity cost about the ‘real life’ things I could be learning.

This, of course, is silly. In addition to providing much-needed escapism, fiction creates metaphors that help us understand and solve real-world problems.

A Song of Ice and Fire‘ is nothing if not a great metaphor for politics and human desire.

If you – like me – primarily read non-fiction I cannot more strongly recommend George R.R. Martin’s brilliant fantasy series. Start with ‘A Game of Thrones‘ – you’ll be hooked, I guarantee it.


Are you ready for the biggest fantasy news since HBO decided to make a TV show called Game of Thrones? The next book in George R.R. Martin’s bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series has a publication date. Yes, we swear, after waiting six long years since the release of the last novel in the saga, the fabled Book 5 A Dance With Dragons … Read More

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