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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire

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Winter is coming . . . but so is the holiday gifting season.

Is your present situation looking dire(wolves)? That space under the tree looking kind of, well, Stark? Do you have a list laden with Lannisters?

We have the gift guide for you!


  1. Direwolf Wrapround Scarf. Perfect for warming your friends who live in the cold north. (Would also look great wrapped around a package as decoration!)
  2. Beyond the Wall. Shameless self-promotion: Smart Pop’s anthology on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series is a must-read for fans waiting for the next installment (because who knows when that will be?).
  3. Game of Thrones Map Locket. Choose the landmark featured in your locket, whether it’s Kings

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Go Beyond the Wall with editor James Lowder

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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Spring 2012”²s intro posts are here.

For Beyond the Wall, our latest anthology, on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (from A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons), we’ve asked the book’s editor, James Lowder, to write the intro post. Read his take on the book, and putting together anthologies in general, below! And don’t forget, you can sign up on the book page to get a free excerpt: Lowder’s introduction from the book itself, plus an additional

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Beyond the Wall: Unveiling the Cover

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If you, like me, have a permanent Amazon search for “Smart Pop” as one of your browser bookmarks, you might have noticed a new book that popped up a few months back, to be published in late June 2012: Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, a collection of essays on the books. You might have also noticed that this page has remained stubbornly absent of cover image.

Today, I’m very pleased to share Beyond the Wall‘s front cover, which you’ll see over there to the right of this paragraph. The design is the always-excellent work of Charles Brock over at Faceout Studio, who not only put together a whole set of fantastic comps for …

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