Thursday, November 12, 2015

The first Supreme Court of Westeros ebook is available!
Rejoice, everyone! With proven editor Marc Kleinhenz from Blue Buddha Press on board, Amin Javadi and Stefan Sasse finally published the long-anticipated ebook with a collection of the first 60 rulings of the Supreme Court of Westeros! Expect a book packed full with deliberations about theories, critical analysis and great opinionating about the best fantasy series that was ever written. 

The Supreme Court of Westeros, now running for close to two years, presents one ruling per week, taking on three questions from the fandom. Amin Javadi from the Podcast of Ice and Fire and Stefan Sasse from The Nerdstream Era, Tower of the Hand and the Boiled Leather Audio Hour serve as recurring judges, alternating in writing a main opinion or commenting on it, with a third judge commenting on the main opinion drawn from the fandom. Some judges are known participants in discussions on sites as widespread as Reddit, Tower of the Hand, Boiled Leather, or the POIAF-forums, while others are distinguished writers or only silent readers - in the court, we are all alike. 

More than simply collecting all the rulings, we also made a selection of the best and most insightful comments that the rulings gathered. The discussions about the rulings are what keeps us out of the ivory tower and deep in the weeds. This allows you to have a look at the ongoing discussion of these topics. 

Without further ado, let's present to you our official anouncment text and guide you over to Amazon: (German Amazon)

"Who do you think will win the Battles of Meereen and Winterfell, and why?"
"Is Ser Meryn Trant part of Varys’s plan? He always seems to be on guard when something goes wrong or Varys’s plans spring into action."

"Is A Song of Ice and Fire ultimately an analogy to climate change?"

"Who would win in a fight between Bronn and the Hound?"

"Does Varys know that Sansa is in the Vale? He keeps a close eye on Littlefinger and knew of his desire for Sansa."

These are just a sampling of the 180 questions that the justices of the Supreme Court of Westeros convene to address and definitively answer. Using their intimate expertise of both A Song of Ice and Fire, specifically, and George R.R. Martin, generally, from their years of writing, studying, reporting on, and podcasting about the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones and its source books, they are able to provide an analysis that is always penetrating and occasionally irreverent.

Who, exactly, are the judges? Amin Javadi is a co-founder and -host of A Podcast of Ice and Fire, the longest-running (and award-winning) podcast devoted to all things Ice and Fire. Stefan Sasse is an essayist at the venerable Tower of the Hand, co-host of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour, and the purveyor of The Nerdstream Era, where the Supreme Court of Westeros goes into session every week. Both are contributors to the two Tower of the Hand ebook anthologies, A Flight of Sorrows and A Hymn for Spring, providing some of the strongest sections of each.

Joining them are a cavalcade of guest judges, ranging from such big-name celebrities in the Song of Ice and Fire fandom as Elio Garcia and
Linda Antonsson (authors of The World of Ice and Fire alongside George Martin himself) to average readers and fans from the various forums and communities from around the Westeros web.

Looking to reconsider your theories of what is happening in Martin's sprawling story or, even, to stumble across your new favorite crack-pot theory? Look no further – The Supreme Court of Westeros will be the perfect companion in your wait for the next novel, short story, or television season.

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