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    James Lowder has worked extensively on both sides of the editorial blotter. His bestselling, widely translated dark fantasy 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 over a dozen anthologies, including Curse of the Full Moon and the recent Smart Pop collection Triumph of the Walking Dead, and has directed book lines or series with subjects ranging from Arthurian Britain to zombies. His nonfiction writing on film and comics has seen print in Amazing Stories, Sci-Fi Universe, and the Smart Pop collections King Kong Is Back! and The Unauthorized X-Men.
    "There were a number of books about A Game of Thrones (the HBO series) and A Song of Ice and Fire (the books) published last year . . . the one that impressed me most was James Lowder's Beyond the Wall."
    —George R.R. Martin

    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.

    Westeros.org founders Linda Antonsson and Elio M. Garcia, 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. Garcia, 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

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    ISBN 9781936661749
    Genre LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy
    Format Paperback
    Pages 220
    Publisher Date 2012-06-19 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Benbella Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.54 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, from A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons
    Audience General/trade
    Country of Origin United States

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