Upcoming Scifi and SFF TV shows

I haven’t been able to find an easy way to track upcoming Scifi and SFF shows on TV, so I decided to create this page to keep track of them and share it with the interwebs instead of just keeping it a private list in Evernote. As such, I am only tracking TV shows I am interested and potentially interested in. This is not intended to track everything SFF related, nor be strictly hard scifi/fantasy. You probably won’t see most of the zombies or vampires or superheroes or reality here :) But please feel free to convince me to give them a try!

Latest Update: 6/3/15 – added Mr Robot

JUNE 2015

  • June 1 (Mon): The Whispers on ABC [SERIES PREMIERE!]
  • June 5 (Fri): Sense8 on Netflix [SERIES PREMIERE!]
  • June 12 (Fri): Defiance Season 3 on Syfy
  • June 12 (Fri): Dark Matter on Syfy [SERIES PREMIERE!]
  • June 19 (Fri): Killjoys on Syfy [SERIES PREMIERE!]
  • June 20 (Sat): Star Wars Rebels Season 2 on Disney xD
  • June 24 (Wedn): Mr Robot on USA [SERIES PREMIERE!] (pilot free and ad-free in HD on Vudu, MGo, Amazon, Google Play)
  • June 25 (Thur): Under the Dome Season 3 on CBS
  • June 28 (Sun): Humans on AMC [SERIES PREMIERE!]
  • June 28 (Sun): Falling Skies Final Season on TNT

JULY 2015

  • July 1 (Wedn): Extant Season 2 on CBS
  • July 9 (Thur): Dominion Season 2 on Syfy
  • July 12 (Sun): The Strain Season 2 on FX

LATER in 2015

  • The Expanse on Syfy [SERIES PREMIERE!]

JANUARY 2016

  • January 24 (Sun): X-Files Event Series (6ep) on Fox

NOTE: always check with local and online listings! This list is not updated automatically and there’s always the possibility of rescheduling and changes.

List of Game of Thrones and aSoIaF Podcasts

This tracks the many podcasts for the Game Of Thrones TV show and the A Song Of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. R. R. R. Martin. For additions, corrections, updates and such, please let me know on Twitter at @iontrone.

LATEST UPDATE: June 26, 2015… Season Recap and Predictions Tracking Hashtag added below… updated, added and corrected various podcast links… Yes, this looks different – a new WordPress Theme is installed, that’s why!

ON SPOILERS
Unfortunately I cannot listen to every minute of every episode of every podcast, so there’s always a risk for spoilers of some kind. Some rules of thumb to minimize spoilers: 1) Podcasts with a spoiler policy upfront are less likely to leak spoilers, 2) Podcasts who have been around for a while are often more experienced dealing with spoilers and foreshadowing, 3) Podcasts with TV viewers only are less likely to spoil – unless they got spoiled themselves 4) If you read earlier books, you are much more likely to discern minor spoilers and foreshadowing in podcasts; in other words, the more you know, the more likely you are to get spoiled (which is why I had to read all the books after Season 3).

SEASON 5 EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE
In order to keep track of the waves and waves of new episodes, I am trying a couple of experiments, a hashtag list of podcasts on Twitter and a Playlist on YouTube (for video podcasts). This is a experimental at the moment.

* Season 5 Recap and Predictions: Twitter List
* Episode #10: Twitter List
* Episode #9: Twitter List
* Episode #5: Twitter List and YouTube Playlist
* Episode #4: Twitter List and YouTube Playlist
* Episode #3: Twitter List and YouTube Playlist
* Episode #2: Twitter List and YouTube Playlist
* Episode #1: Twitter List (roughly reverse chronological order)

NEW FEATURE
Next to each podcast’s name, I added in parenthesis whether each podcast covers the TV show and/or the BOOKS. Hopefully this will make it a little easier to find what you are looking for. NOTE: this only indicates whether they cover the TV show and/or the BOOKS, it is not an indicator of Spoiler Policy!

PODCASTS with new EPISODES ALL YEAR LONG!
History Of Westeros (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesSoundcloudTwitterPatreonFacebookTalk ShoeYouTube with Aziz and Ash and FriggenItalian (in earlier episodes) – covers the World Of Ice and Fire from an in-depth Historical Perspective, with each podcast focusing on an individual topic (families, regions, events, etc). Some episodes are spoiler-free, some are with spoilers but they are clearly marked with warnings.

Podcast Winterfell (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesTwitterStitcherTalkShoe – podcast by former LOSTie podcaster Matt from @MusicalConcepts. Started for Season 2! Recurring guests include @DJTimmHines and @DonaldJr and @Klbardster and @Fittentrim (Bubba) and @Tracee2ez and @HeathActor and @WAxelFoley and @JohnMarius and @TSH_Matt and @gcswift2 and more. Clear spoiler warnings and buffer music are included when talking about the books and spoilers.

Cast of Thrones (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesTwitterRSS – ensemble podcast with all but one of the co-hosts having read the books. Regular podcasts do not have spoilers, and sometimes have fake spoilers which can mask and cover-up actual spoilers :) Spoilercast episodes include spoilers. Co-hosts: @JenniferCheek, @TimLanning, @RBristow, @ThriftyNerd and @MikeDao in earlier episodes.

Boars, Gore & Swords (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesLibsynTwitter – with real-life comedians co-hosts @Red_Scott and @Ivan_Hernandez with third chair Kelly Anneken. A new episode every week. Now part of the Boing Boing podcast network.

Game of Owns (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesTwitter – started with Season 2 with @selinawilken and @zackluye and @spielerman and @mjtbaum – now in co-operaton with WinterIsComing.net who join as guests on some episodes but without spoilers (unless otherwise indicated). Multiple episodes every week.

Vassals of Kingsgrave (TV, BOOKS) – TwitteriTunesRSS feedforum (registered users): this is a community podcast by members of the forums of the “A Podcast Of Ice and Fire” podcast. Covers the aSoIaF Books and many other topics as well. These are the #asoiaf-related podcasts. Spoilers for TV viewers! During the TV season, they have three (3!) different podcasts, the Krakencast (Asia/Oceania time zones), the Wolfcast (European time zones) and the Dragoncast (American time zones)

Podcast Of Ice and Fire (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesTwitterStitcher – the longest running A Song of Ice and Fire podcast – covers things from the books perspective unless otherwise indicated. For Book Readers Only!

Lawyers Guns and Money (TV, BOOKS)- YouTubeTwitter – with SEK and Steven Attewell (of Race To The Iron Throne) – historical and political analysis for #asoiaf book readers

Close The Door And Come Here (TV, BOOKS) – StitcherTwitter – a Tumblr community podcast with a focus on the Brienne x Jaime duo – for aSoIaF book readers only (spoilers for TV viewers)

Unspoiled Show (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesTwitter – the only podcast so far to cover ALL FIVE books chapter by chapter with over 350 podcast episodes waiting for you. Also covers TV show through Bandcamp ($)

Fire And Lunch PieCast (TV, BOOKS) – PodbeanSoundcloudTwitter – for aSoIaF book readers – spoilers for TV viewers!

Behind The Iron Throne (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesHipcastStitcherTwitterRSS feed – started with Season 3, part of Total Nerd Takeover, offering background and historical information along with episode by episode TV show discussion with @militant_marker and @ChrisJGray7 and @_Amoria_ and @nerdygurl22

Boiled Leather Audio Hour (BOOKS) – iTunes – with Sean T. Collins and Stefan Sasse and special guests. Book Readers Only! This is a book-centric, so spoilers for TV viewers.

Radio Westeros (BOOKS) – iTunesYouTubeRSS FeedTwitter – a podcast for aSoIaF book readers (spoilers for all TV viewers). As the name suggests, it has an actual radio show format. With Lady Gwynhyfvar and Yolkboy.

Davos Fingers (BOOKS) – iTunesTumblrFacebookTwitter – covers the books chapter by chapter, for new book readers (read along in-between TV seasons).

Wars Of Ice and Fire (BOOKS) – PodbeaniTunesTwitter – military & political analysis for ASOIAF book readers only (spoilers!)

PODCASTS with new EPISODES during the GAME of THRONES SEASON
The Joffrey of Podcasts (TV) – iTunesPodomaticStitcher: singing the praises of the Great King Joffrey, the First of His Name with Bubba and Catfish

The Bjork Brothers (TV) – iTunes – with @NateTheBjork and @LeviBjork and Natalie (I can’t find the Twitter) – quite possibly the first podcast launched for the TV show? All book readers but no spoilers unless otherwise indicated

Sistah Speak (TV) – iTunesTwitterUstream – with Sistah K and Sistah J started with Season 2, both co-hosts TV watchers, so no spoilers. With extended feedback segments.

Tyrion’s Landing (TV) – iTunesLibsynTwitterGonna Geek with co-hosts @Rachel1975 and @AsetIsis and Nikkie, all book readers. There is some foreshadowing.

Tuning into Scifi TV (TV) – iTunesTwitterGame of Thrones feed – posts a new podcast episode every two TV episodes, looks for over-arching themes and patterns with blend of TV watchers and book-readers, but no spoilers. Anchored by @WendyHembrock

Fat Pink Cast (TV, BOOKS) – iTunesTwitterFeedburner: all-female perspective with Jonelle, Marissa, Sade, all book readers. First five episodes have spoilers. The rest have spoilers at the end with a warning before the spoiler section. Quite possibly the best new podcast launched with the Season 3 wave.

A Pod of Casts (TV) – iTunesFeed – started with Season 2 with Roberto and Robin – interplay of one book reader (Roberto) and one TV watcher (Robin). No spoilers unless otherwise indicated.

Cast of Kings (TV) – iTunesTwitter – started with Season 2 with Joanna and Dave Chensky of /Filmcast – interplay of book reader (Joanna) and TV watcher (Dave)

Lions, Dragons, Wolves (FosWar) (TV) – iTunesTwitter – covers Games of Thrones during the HBO season with co-hosts @Marissa and friends – spoiler leakage in some episodes

Watching the Iron Throne (TV) – iTunesTwitterStitcher – started with Season 2 with Vladz, TinPan and Andy

Beyond the Wall (SpecFic Media) (TV) – iTunesYouTubeStitcherfeed – started in April 2011

A Sea of Crests (TV) – iTunes – do not remember their spoiler policy

Dark Wings, Dork Words (TV) – iTunesPodbeanTwitter – perhaps the cleverest podcast name. May have mild spoilers.

A Chat Of Ice and Fire (TV) – iTunesPodbeanTwitter – started with Season 2

Demon Monkey Podcast (TV) – Feed with @petebarta and @steveheikkinen and @Jay_Fischer – started with Season 2 episode “A Man Without Hodor”

After Buzz (TV) – iTunesRSS – audio from their video podcast, started with Season 2, After Buzz style.

Sound On SightiTunesTwitter

PODCASTS that started with GAME of THRONES SEASON #3 Wave
DVMPE’s Game OF Thrones Podcast (TV) – iTunesTwitterFeed – part of the DVM Podcast Empire

Tower of Babble Podcast (TV) – iTunesTwitterStitcher – started with the “Kissed by Fire” episode

Stark Raven Mad (TV) – iTunesRSSFacebookBlubrry – Philly based podcast

A Flood Of Talk (TV) – iTunesRSSTwitter – started with TV Season 3

Clash Of Words (TV) – iTunes – started with TV season 3

A Storm Of Words (TV) – LibsynStitcherPodcast pagesTwitter – started with TV season 3

Bannermen Podcast (TV) – TwitterPodbean – started in mid-May 2013

7 Hells PodcastStitcherTwitter – started with season 3

PODCASTS that started with GAME of THRONES SEASON #4 Wave
Beyond The North (TV) – iTunesStitcher – by Film Dispenser with @flatEarthScott and @Tyrufus_McCoy – two unspoiled TV viewers offering serious, consistent and even-keeled analysis

Bald Move’s Game Of Thrones (TV) – TwitterStitcher with A.Ron (read the books) and Jim. This is a new podcast by Bald Move. The Night’s Watch was retired.

Faceless Men Cast (TV) – iTunesStitcherTwitterFacebookGoogle+ – This is a new podcast by two unspoiled TV viewers, the other half of the The Night’s Watch podcast

Nattercast (TV) – PodcastsiTunesTwitterFacebook – started covering Season 2, going live with Season 4

A Storm Of Spoilers (TV) – iTunesRSS – This is a spoiler podcast, book readers only, part of Fighting In The War Room (FitWR) – with @da7e and @jowrotethis and @rejects. iTunes/RSS is for all the FitWR podcasts

Talking Westeros (TV) – iTunesStitcher – brand new in 2014 before S4 began

Ice, Fire, Dragons and Wolves (TV) – iTunesStitcherRSS feedTwitter – brand new in 2014 before S4 began

Bald Guys On Books (TV) – iTunesPodbean – started in the summer of 2013 with a rewatch

Post Show Recaps (TV) – iTunesStitcherYouTube Playlist – audio and video podcast with @roundhoward and @robcesternino, part of PostShowRecaps

Eating Serial, Fire on Fire (TV) – iTunesRSSTwitter

Geek Nation’s Games Of Thrones Recap and Review (TV) – with Jenna Busch and Clare Kramer and Colin Ferguson – with a GIF recap

Game Of Thrones Recap podcast (TV) by Paschal Digital Media – iTunesFacebook

The Cast Beyond The Wall (TV) – iTunesRSSYouTubeFacebookTwitter

The Issues Guy (TV) – StitcheriTunesYouTubeTwitter

Game Of Thrones Chat – YouTubeiTunesGoogle+FacebookTwitter

An Abundance of ThronesStitcheriTunesYouTubeTwitter

AngryGOTFanSoundcloudTwitter – Defender of The Books – for Book Readers only!

Project FandomTwitter

Coffee Klutch Crew – iTunesFacebookStitcherTwitter

Sleep With Me PodcastiTunesPodbayTwitter – this podcast has a special mission, to help you fall asleep, really!

Voices Of Valyria from 8-bit Awesome – iTunesFacebookTwitter – started as “Swords! Sorcery! Sex” in Season 4, renamed to “Voices of Valyria” for Season 5

Shark Liver Oil – iTunesRSS feedTwitter – a book priority podcast

PODCASTS that started with GAME of THRONES SEASON #5 Wave
Rabble of ThronesiTunesRSSTwitter – started with Season 5, with individual recap episodes for the previous full seasons

Drunk On Ice and Fire (TV, BOOKS) – RSSTwitter – for aSoIaF book readers

Bleed TV (TV) – StitcherTwitter – two brothers talking GoT

Game Of MicrophonesiTunesOvercastTwitter – started with Season 5

The Bear and The Maiden FairRSSiTunesTwitter

All Men Must die – StitcheriTunesRSS– with @Shhhhhhley and @MattyMattyEp and @amandagavlick

Dragon BragiTunes

You Know Nothing Jon SnowiTunesRSSFacebookTwitter, new from Dark Discussions

Raven On Game Of Thrones – SoundcloudiTunesTwitter with @discostu

The Walking Naked Game Of Thrones PodcastTwitter, part of @FilmDispenser

Liberty Street GeekRSSiTunesSticherTune InTwitter – includes preview and S4 recaps

You GOT G.O.T – LibSynRSSiTunes

Holiday Movie Marathon’s A Cast Of Ice and FireiTunesTwitter

We Know NothingLibsynRSSTwitter – for #asoiaf book readers, part of Retro Zap

A Cast For CrowsTwitterTwitch

Podcast Littlefell (The Film List) (TV) – iTunesTalkShoe (1)Talkshoe (2) – with co-hosts @HeathSolo, @WAxelFoley. Discuss Game Of Thrones during the TV season. Also posted at the Podcast Winterfell feed.

APEX Fan’s Talking ThronesTwitter

The Night is Dark (The Napzok Files) – YouTubeiTunesStitcherPodomatic – with @maudegarrett and @TiffanysTweets and @Kennapzok

Cinema InferiorStitcherLibsynTwitter

Podcast of DoomiTunesStitcherTwitter

Jay and Jack Game of Thrones (TV) – from the #LOST podcast duo – covered Season 2, took a break, and returned for Season 5!

The Verdict Is InFacebookiTunesGoogle PlusTwitter

GOT ThronesSoundcloudTwitter

Thrones CastiTunes (regular) – iTunes (enhanced AAC) – blubrryTwitter

PODCASTS with SPECIAL COVERAGE
Fully Integrated Geeks (TV) – iTunesTwitter – featuring Games of Thrones primer podcasts (Spring 2011)

Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan (TV) – iTunes – with @MoRyan and Ryan McGee – cover some episodes in their weekly podcasts

Lazy Side Book Club (BOOKS) – iTunesTwitterGoodreads – book club podcast for Book #1 for people who like to read slowly (aka lazy side!) – look for the GoT book between March and June 2011

Another Ice and Fire Cast (BOOKS) – started podcasting Book #1 chapter by chapter

MMM Commentaries (TV) – Twitter – DVD commentaries for the Game Of Thrones TV show

Game Of Thrones RPG podcast (GAMES) – FeedFacebook – recording their Game Of Thrones Role Playing Game (RPG) gameplay

Two Guys One Throne (GAMES) – iTunesTwitter – this is podcast for the Game of Thrones Living Cards Game (LCG). Yes, Game Of Thrones and A Song Of Ice and Fire have enough interest intensity that there is a podcast for the card game as well!

RETIRED or ON HIATUS PODCASTS (no new episodes)
George R. R. Martin’s own podcast (BOOKS) – iTuneswebsitenot blog – eight episodes were posted in 2006 and the mini-podcast series concluded. CAUTION: This has spoilers for TV viewers! The podcast takes place after Book #4, “A Feast For Crows” came out, so it is far ahead of the Game Of Thrones Season 3 TV show!

Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things (TV) – iTunesTwitter with Ken Lopez (read all the books) with recurring guests @Fittentrim (Bubba) and @DJTimmHines and @WinterfellPod and many more. Spoiler-free podcasts unless otherwise indicated. Started in October 2012. No new episodes since August 2013.

The Night’s Watch (Bald Move) (TV) – iTunesDigital PodcastTwitterStitcher interplay of one book-reader and one TV-watcher with A.Ron (read the books) and Mad Brew (TV show only). Spoiler section at the end of the episode – with warning and buffer music. This podcast ended but BaldMove started a new one.

Beyond the Wall (TV) – iTunesFeedburner – with host @TheChrisPope – covered season 1.

A Game Of Who (TV) – iTunesFeed – a unique podcast in that it covers both Game Of Thrones and Doctor Who!

Westerosi Wildfire (TV) – YouTubeTwitterFacebookiTunes – started in season 3 with the “The Climb” episode

Midnight with Robert Shaw (TV) – iTunesTwitter – started right before Season 3 – drops spoilers without warning

Crow Cast (TV) – iTunes – short duration episodes started in June 2011 with Twitter – currently on haitus

The Narrow Sea (TV) – blubrryFeedTwitter – started with Season 2 – spoiler leakage in some episodes — most of the links no longer work

U got GoT: A Game of Thrones Podcast (TV) – iTunes – none of the links work as of May 2015

Hand Of The King – iTunesTwitter – one episode

Heirs to the Iron Throne – iTunes

A Game Of Geeks (TV) – iTunes – two authors discuss the show starting with Season 3 — links no longer work

Words are Wind (TV) – iTunesStitcherFeed – podcast by HBOWatch.com (not affiliated with HBO) – started with Season 3 — most links don’t work

TV Talk Game Of Thrones podcast (TV) – Player.fm – started with Season 3 — some links don’t work

Big Imping Game Of Thrones podcast (TV)- Stitcher – two comedians talk Thrones – started with Season 4

Drunk Television Watchers (TV) – iTunesStitcherTwitter – started with Season 4

Sand and Snow (TV) – iTunesStitcherBlogTwitterFacebookYouTube – one TV viewer, one Book reader. Provides background information from the books, some of which may be considered spoilery for some TV viewers – started with Season 4


ALL FEMALE PODCASTS
Some people unfamiliar with A Song Of Ice Fire and Game Of Thrones think that only men are interested in this show. They are wrong! There are at least six podcasts that have an all-female cast, “Tyrion’s Landing” and “Sistah Speak” and “Fat Pink Cast” and “Close the Door” and “Fire and Lunch” and “TV Talk”.

There is also at least one female co-host at “A Podcast of Ice and Fire” and “Cast Of Thrones” and “Game Of Owns” and “Cast of Kings” and “History of Westeros” and “Lions, Dragons and Wolves” (Foswar) and “Vassals of Kingsgrave” and “Tuning Into Scifi” and “Ryan & Ryan” and “Watching the Iron Throne” and “Lazy Side Book Club” and “Unspoiled” and “After Buzz” and “Beyond the Wall” (Chris Pope) and “Beyond the Wall” (SpecFic Media) and “Stark Raven Mad” and “Sea Of Crests” and “A Flood Of Talk” and “Westerosi Wildfire” and “Words are Wind” and more!

There are also recurring female guests at “Bjork Brothers” and “Boars, Gore and Swords” and “Podcast Winterfell” and “Cripples Bastards & Broken Things” and more!

Detailed links for all the podcasts mentioned in this section are at the top of this post.

VIDEO PODCASTS
It is harder to avoid spoilers while watching a video, so for season 3, I stopped watching most of the video discussions and reviews. I will add video podcasts in this segment after I read all the books in the Summer of 2013. The following two video podcasts are the only ones I watch in Season #3 because they are unspoiled TV viewers, so a low(er) risk of spoilers

Anime Real Talk TV – the video is an automated computer animation, so you can listen to it as a podcast – both co-hosts are TV watchers – best when there are two co-hosts discussing it

Otaku Assemble Video Reviews (YouTube) – TwitterFacebook – world famous for the record-breaking “Baelor” initial reactions videocast

Thronecast (Sky Atlantic) – iTunesTwitter – post-game-show video on Sky Atlantic in the UK with @GeoffLloyd and Elio and Linda of Westeros.org – has a little too much foreshadowing for my liking, so I will watch Season 3 after I read all the books

DON’T FORGET TO THANK and SUPPORT your favorite PODCASTERS
Don’t forget to thank and support your favorite podcasters! Almost all the podcasts above are provided for free and DRM-free! You can thank your favorite podcasters for all the work they put it, leave them a nice review on iTunes or give them a like on Stitcher or Facebook, or tell your friends about it, or donate on their websites or support their Kickstarters or do your online shopping using their affiliate links (Amazon.com, HBO, and others).

ERRORS? CORRECTIONS? WHAT DID I MISS?
Let me know here or on Twitter at @iontrone

Reading The Way Of Kings (Stormlight Archive Book #1) Near-Instant Reactions

Waiting for (Winds of) Winter can get tiring, so I started looking at other book series to keep me busy. I feel dirty for “cheating” on GRRM, but I can’t wait forever :) So I started reading in parallel Sanderson’s “Stormlight Archive” and Rothfuss’s “Kingkiller Chronicles”, trying to decide which one to “pick up” first. I started Stormlight first, and now, about 45% in the book, it is officially a go! I reached the point of no return in the book, that point where you know you won’t, you can’t stop reading until you finish.

In order to slow me down a bit, I am starting this “near-instant reactions” blog post. “Near instant” because a lot of the reading is late at night, and I am not going to write instant reactions at 2am :) These will be mostly raw and unfiltered and unedited thoughts and opinions.

Everything I write below will be based on what I read so far, I won’t write after-the-fact, so there won’t be any future chapter spoilers from where I currently am (since I won’t know what happens next). To keep it as spoiler free as possible, the updates below are in chronological order. Each segment talks up to the point I read. I am reading the Kindle version, so page numbers and percentages are from that.

SPOILERS BELOW if you haven’t read anything yet from the Stormlight Archive books!

PROGRESS REPORT: Finished Book #1!

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Reading The Winds of Winter after TV Season 3 [SPOILERS!!!]

This post covers the pre-release/sample/teaser chapters released from the upcoming “The Winds of Winter” Book #6 in the “A Song of Mire and Vice” series by George R. R. R. Martin. This follows up on the chapter write-ups for “A Storm Of Swords” (SPOILERS for TV viewers!) and the instant reactions chapter write-ups for combined megabook “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance With Dragons” (SPOILERS for TV viewers!).

This blog-post contains SPOILERS for TV viewers. If you haven’t read all five books, STOP READING NOW! This is the last warning! This is the last warning! This is the last warning!

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Reading Feast for Crows and Dance With Dragons as One Book (#FeastDance) after TV Season 3 [SPOILERS!!!]

Ideally I would have liked to create a detailed write-up of my first read of the combined “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons” as one mega-book, the #FeastDance, just like I did for “A Storm Of Swords” (SPOILERS for TV viewers!). Unfortunately due to time constraints and lack of patience, I can’t do a detailed write-up like that. So instead I will be writing random thoughts about random chapters and see where it goes.

This blog-post contains SPOILERS for TV viewers. If you haven’t read all five books, STOP READING NOW! This is the last warning! This is the last warning! This is the last warning!

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Reading A Storm Of Swords (after the Game Of Thrones Season 3) [SPOILERS!!!]

This is a new and exciting experiment. I will be blogging my reading of the “A Storm of Swords” book, the third book in the Song Of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. This experiment starts after the end of the HBO Game Of Thrones Season 3 TV series, in June 2013. I read the first two books multiple times in the past, and I stole a few reads of early chapters and pages from “A Storm of Swords”, trailing the TV show from behind during the TV year. But this is my first serious proper reading of the book!

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!
This blog post will discuss everything in Book #3, “A Storm Of Swords” as I am reading it. I will be frequently cross-referencing events in the HBO TV series (up to the end of Season 3). If you haven’t read this book or watched the TV series, or if you are watching the TV series only, do not read below this section! “A Storm Of Swords” covers events in the HBO TV series Season 3 and 4 and maybe even beyond.

This will include initial reactions and opinions and theories and such. I will not be doing Chapter Recaps. You can find those at Tower Of The Hand (SPOILERS!!!) and Westeros.org (SPOILERS!!!).

Comments will be closed until I read all five books since there is no other way to prevent spoilers in the comments. Once I read all five books, then I will open the comments.

ON READING
I am reading the books in e-book format and in parallel listening to the audiobooks. The first read of every chapter is typically the e-book. The second read is either the e-book or the audiobook.

SPOILERS BELOW!!!
SPOILERS BELOW!!!
SPOILERS BELOW!!!

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