""Beyond the Wall" is a compelling read and provides plenty of food for thought when considering Martin's writing . . . If you're a fan of the Song of Ice and Fire series, give "Beyond the Wall" a look. It's well worth the time."--GeekDad, Wired.com ""Beyond the Wall" offers bracing takes on the ingrained sexism, brutal violence, and expectations for female characters in Westeros, while reminding readers that critical thinking is key . . . If you feel like some more insight into this crew of flawed, feral, fascinating characters will inform your ["Game of Thrones"] Season Three viewing, read on--and good luck putting it down."--BiblioBitch, BitchMagazine.org "A stunning array of talented creators and critics have been gathered into this scintillating essay collection of analysis/reactions to the world created by George R. R. Martin in A Song of Ice and Fire, and "Game of Thrones.""--"The Midwest Book Review" "The essays are fascinating and insightful, thoughtful and thought-provoking, and as a whole the collection presents the complexity, depth and richness of Martin's creation . . . Highly recommended."--ScienceFictionWorld.com "A must-have for any A Song of Ice and Fire diehard . . . Whether you be Stark or Lannister, Dornish or Dothraki, "Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire" is one book you can trust to feed your "Thrones" addiction until winter finally arrives."--FanboyComics.net "If anything, this book itself proves that the series has turned academicians on their heads. Geeks, we are finally being legitimized . . . Anyone who is a fan of [A Song of Ice and Fire] should absolutely own this book."--Geekadelphia.com "A great read for anyone who loves the books."--TVOvermind.com ""Beyond the Wall" leav[es] you with plenty of food for thought but also leav[es] you thirsting for more. It's a great temporary antidote to the long wait "Game of Thrones" fanse
About the Author
James Lowder is an editor and author whose novels include Knight of the Black Rose and Prince of Lies. His short fiction has appeared in such anthologies as Shadows Over Baker Street and The Repentant. As an editor he's helmed 10 anthologies, including two collections of superhero tales and the recent Smart Pop collection Triumph of the Walking Dead, and currently serves as consulting editor for the City of Heroes novel series. His nonfiction writings on film and comics has have been published in Amazing Stories, Sci-Fi Universe, and the Smart Pop collection King Kong Is Back!