George R. R. Martin has selected which books I'll have to read as my "punishment" for losing that footbal bet. Man, I still can't believe the stupid Dallas Cowboys could lose to the damned New York Giants. Even worst, I'm now forced to root for the Giants in the Super Bowl, for there is no way in hell I'm going to cheer for the cheating New England Patriots.
Ah, the humanity. . .
The first book GRRM chose is S. L. Farrell's A Magic of Twilight, which will be released next month. Looks pretty good, and I'm curious to see what it's all about. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.
His second selection is Melinda Snodgrass' The Edge of Reason, which will be published in May. I was kind of expecting this one, actually.
Lastly, GRRM wanted the Hotlist to be a vehicle to introduce a new generation of SFF readers to some "classics," so I agreed to read the first two Jack Vance Dying Earth books.
There you have it. Understandably, I would much prefer to die horribly in A Dance with Dragons, but alas. . .