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George R.R. Martin Adaptation Opens New Amazon Comic Imprint

Amazon has launched its own comic book imprint called Jet City, adapting stories by George R.R. MartinHugh Howey and Neal Stephenson.

The comics will be released in Kindle editions “as standalone comics, as serialized comics released over multiple episodes, and as bundled graphic novels.” The graphic novels will also be sold as print editions on Amazon and comic book sellers. In October, the imprint will adapt “Meathouse Man,” a George R.R. Martin short story. Martin had this statement, in the release:

My fans have been clamoring for the return of Dunk & Egg ever since the graphic novels of “The Hedge Knight” and “The Sworn Sword” went out of print several years ago … so I am delighted to announce that Jet City Comics is bringing them back—newly formatted for digital readers, and in paper for those who still prefer the traditional formats. And Jet City will be bringing you something new as well: the graphic novel “Meathouse Man,” adapted from one of my strangest, darkest, and most twisted short stories by the amazingly talented Raya Golden. I’m pleased and excited to be a part of Jet City’s takeoff. May they fly high.

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Mongoliad Authors in Google+ Hangout

On the Sword & Laser book club this week, hosts Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt interviewed nearly all of the c0-authors of the epic book, The Mongoliad. Novelist Neal Stephenson joined the interview while working out on his treadmill.

Check it out: “Tom and Veronica sat down with 6 of the 7 authors of the Mongoliad, including Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey, E.D deBirmingham, Cooper Moo, Neal Stephenson, and Mark Teppo.”

The used Google+ Hangouts (video embedded above) to host and record the interview. Find out more about the new tool in our AppNewser feature: How to record & share video interviews on Google+.

Neal Stephenson Stars in Book Trailer about the Inherent Silliness of Book Trailers

Amazon Publishing’s 47 North imprint has released a book trailer for The Mongoliad: Book One, the first installment in a group-written novel headlined by Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear.

Instead of making a Hollywood version of the book or hiring actors, the video actually reflects on the inherent silliness of making a book trailer in the first place. It ends with the tagline: “Some books are so good, a trailer just seems Medieval.”

Here’s more about the book: “The Foreworld medieval adventure saga was actually born out of swordfighting. Stephenson and the other authors are avid practitioners of Western martial arts and they are part of an enthusiastic study group in Seattle. Stephenson realized that the descriptions of swordfighting in his novels would have been much better with contributions from people with fighting expertise. Thus the idea for a saga about the complex, bloody history of Western martial arts was born, co-written by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, E.D. deBirmingham, Joseph Brassey, Erik Bear, and Cooper Moo.” (Via Reddit Lit Video)