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Beyond the Wall

Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire

Edited by James Lowder

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.
  • founders Linda Antonsson and Elio M. García, 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. García, 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

There were a number of books about A Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire published last year . . . the one that impressed me most was James Lowder’s Beyond the Wall.” —George R.R. Martin

About the Editor

James Lowder has worked extensively on both sides of the editorial blotter. His novels include Knight of the Black Rose and Prince of Lies, and his short fiction has appeared in such anthologies as Shadows Over Baker Street and The Repentant. As an editor he’s helmed 10 anthologies, including two collections of superhero tales, and currently serves as consulting editor for the City of Heroes novel series from CDS Books. His nonfiction writing on film and comics has seen print in Amazing Stories, Sci-Fi Universe and the BenBella collection King Kong Is Back!

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Publication Details

Title: Beyond the Wall

Subtitle: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire

editor: James Lowder

Publication Date: June 19, 2012

Publisher: Smart Pop, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc.

Price: $14.95 US

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 240

ISBN: 9781936661749