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SpectraPulse to Feature DWD Sample Chapter

February 8, 2008
A new sample chapter from A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be featured in the premiere issue of SpectraPulse, the new magazine sampler from Bantam Spectra, scheduled to make its debut at this year’s New York City Comicon.

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SpectraPulse will not be available by subscription or at your local newsstand, I’m afraid. The glossy, 32-page, full color magazine will be given away free at the Bantam Spectra booth at certain select conventions throughout the year — both major comicons (New York and San Diego), the World Science Fiction Convention in Denver, and the World Fantasy Convention in Calgary, Canada… and perhaps at other cons, if the supply lasts.
The magazine will feature essays by authors, excerpts from forthcoming Spectra titles, puzzles and games, and all sorts of other fun content… and, in its first issue, a slighly abridged version of a chapter from A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. More than that I will not reveal… except to say that it’s not the Tyrion, Dany, or Jon Snow chapters that I have rotated on my website ‘Sample’ page over the past year. This one is titled, “Reek,” and it opens with a juicy description of a man eating a live rat. Just the thing to whet your appetities…
I did ask the good folks at Bantam if my fans would be able to write in and get a copy, but alas, that won’t be possible. The only way to get hold of a copy of SpectraPulse will be by turning up at one of the conventions where it is being given away. (Though I don’t doubt that the usual ripoff artists will scarf up their free giveaway copies and have them up for sale on ebay within hours of the magazine’s premiere).
If you want to get your copies signed, I do plan to attend both the Worldcon in Denver and World Fantasy Con in Calgary this year. Of course, if I can just finish DANCE this spring, there’s even a chance the book itself might be on sale in Calgary.
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