Editor: James Lowder
First Publication: June, 2012
Publisher: Smart Pop
Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
Next to reading science fiction and fantasy fiction, I enjoy reading all types of non-fiction about the field. In my teen years the first thing I read in the genre magazines was the book review columns. Now I do not have to wait for the monthly magazines. Between blogs and the numerous non-fiction books being published, my to be read list is growing faster than ever.
Editor James Lowder has put together a great collection of articles about Martin's wildly successful "A Song of Ice and Fire". R. A. Salvatore starts the book off with a perfect forward for this edition. One of the articles that caught my attention was Myke Cole's commentary on post traumatic stress in the series. As a reader I did not stop to think about this syndrome. I know the next time I read the series I will be keeping Cole's article in mind. That is the sign of great non-fiction writing when the author shows you something you missed in a series.
I read this as part of the "Once Upon a Time VIII" challenge.