Apple and George R.R. Martin Debut 'A Game of Thrones' Enhanced Edition iBook

Apple today launched an "Enhanced Edition" for A Game of Thrones [Direct Link], the first book in George R.R. Martin's fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (via The Guardian). The new digital edition marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the novel, and its four subsequently published sequels are also coming soon in the new remade format: A Clash of Kings (October 27), A Storm of Swords (December 15), A Feast for Crows (February 2), and A Dance with Dragons (March 30).

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The enhanced editions offer interactive maps, author notes from Martin, glossaries, family trees, and illustrations that "add to the adventure, whether you're new to the books or speak fluent Dothraki." For fans still waiting for the sixth book in the series, The Winds of Winter, each enhanced edition comes with an excerpt from the upcoming novel that was previously published on Martin's website.

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“We’re now entering a new period in the history of publishing,” said Martin, announcing the new edition. “The digital book gives readers the ability to experience all this rich secondary material that had not been possible before. These enhanced editions, available only on iBooks, include sigils and family trees and glossaries. Anything that confuses you, anything you want to know more about, it’s right there at your fingertips. It’s an amazing next step in the world of books.”
In a video on the iBooks page for the new collection, Martin calls his partnership with Apple "an amazing next step in the world of books," thanks to the interactivity infused in each edition that can help explain the sometimes overwhelming nature of his novels. Fans interested can purchase A Game of Thrones for $8.99 today [Direct Link], and pre-order the other four books for $11.99 each.

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31 months ago
This looks amazing!

Winter is Coming.
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31 months ago
Not as good as watching Daenerys getting raped and falling in love.
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31 months ago

Ummmm.... you were pleased watching her get raped? Not sure you thought that post through

Not sure you thought that post through
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31 months ago

These were a good read initially, but not something I'd likely read again, and definitely not buy again. What WOULD be nice though is, oh, I don't know... the next book in the series!


I think Martin is waiting on a new MBP to write it on.
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31 months ago

Not as good as watching Daenerys getting raped and falling in love.



Hopefully this vile post glorifying rape will be removed ASAP. Sad, but revealing that there are people who enjoy watching rape scenes and brag about it.
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31 months ago

Not as good as watching Daenerys getting raped and falling in love.


Ummmm.... you were pleased watching her get raped? Not sure you thought that post through
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31 months ago
The Enhanced Edition looks interesting!
There is a video online that gives an overview:
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31 months ago

Ummmm.... you were pleased watching her get raped? Not sure you thought that post through

You realize that one of the most central themes in Game of Thrones is rape and violence against women, right? Apparently, a legion of millions of GoT fanatics (readers, TV series viewers, gamers) don't seem to be bothered by such adult themes. Go figure.
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31 months ago

Hopefully this vile post glorifying rape will be removed ASAP. Sad, but revealing that there are people who enjoy watching rape scenes and brag about it.


Let me give you a tip. The show ain't real. It's fiction (nobody was raped). Maybe what we call rape today was called "making love" in medieval times. Who knows?

But you shouldn't be worried since now she's a protagonist. Very empowered by the way.

My advice? Stay away from TV and books. There's too many offensive material out there.
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31 months ago
I've held off buying these books until the whole series has been published (so that the artwork of the covers of form the same theme; I'm kind of anal like that!), and now I'm really glad. These enhanced editions look really cool!
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