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George R. R. Martin finally getting time to finish A Song of Ice and Fire thanks to Covid-19 self-isolation

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Covid-19 may be bringing A Song of Ice and Fire fans an unexpected bit of good news, as it turns out the slow-burning mind of author George R. R. Martin is finding some time to write the next book in the series while in self-isolation to prevent contracting the disease. A wise move given his age group is at quite a high risk for being severely affected by it.

Martin shared the news with fans through his blog (and as published by Entertainment Weekly) reassuring them that he is in good health and committed to finally finishing The Winds of Winter, the planned sixth novel in his epic fantasy series that was famously adapted for TV by HBO as Game of Thrones.

For those of you who may be concerned for me personally… yes, I am aware that I am very much in the most vulnerable population, given my age and physical condition. But I feel fine at the moment, and we are taking all sensible precautions. I am off by myself in a remote isolated location, attended by one of my staff, and I’m not going into town or seeing anyone.

Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day,

It’s been 9 long years since Dance of Dragons, Martin’s last Song of Ice and Fire novel, so fans will no doubt be overjoyed. Especially those fans that were left quite disappointed by the lacklustre end to Game of Thrones. After starting its run with mountains of praise and awards, the last two seasons of the popular TV series were widely deemed to be the worst in its 9-year run. A large part of that was due to the fact that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ran out of material from Martin’s books and took things their own way.

With Martin finally working on this novel, hopefully, it can start to give fans a conclusion that they feel serves the story and its characters better. Or perhaps that’s what was Martin was waiting for all along. To see how the Tv series ended and then if things aren’t well-received, do something different in the books. I guess, fans may soon be able to find out.

Last Updated: March 18, 2020

12 Comments

  1. Original Heretic

    March 18, 2020 at 15:03

    Still not holding my breath.

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  2. Caveshen Rajman

    March 18, 2020 at 14:41

    Please god let this happen before humanity collapses, I will be okay with that.

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    • Guz

      March 18, 2020 at 16:25

      Nope over it the TV series spoiled it now I will never be able to enjoy it even if the ‘story’ changes

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        March 18, 2020 at 17:14

        lol, same, that final season killed it for me. I don’t even want to re-read the books.

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 18, 2020 at 14:55

    R10 says he’s writing another prequel.

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    • Guz

      March 18, 2020 at 16:24

      I didn’t even bother reading the prequel cause I was pissed with him …..

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  4. Guz

    March 18, 2020 at 16:18

    Really sad, I have given up on this series so many other book series out anyway,

    If fantasy fiction is your jam then check out Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, Mark Lawrence, Michael Sullivan Brain McClellan, Anthony Ryan. These just off the top of my head.

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    • Guz

      March 18, 2020 at 16:25

      Hence my profile pic, its from The way of Kings xD

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      March 18, 2020 at 17:14

      Yeah, I absolutely agree with you, it’s best to move on, and find new book series to get immersed in – and there are plenty!

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  5. Son of Banana Jim

    March 18, 2020 at 17:14

    lol, he’s not finishing the books. George is going to procrastinate as usual and then write TWO + 900 page treatises on the evolution and history of legal theory in Esteros.

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    • Chris Summers

      March 18, 2020 at 22:08

      And then off a heart attack or the ‘beetus

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        March 18, 2020 at 23:11

        It’s safe to say, we’re probably not getting an end to the books, and the tv series will be how it all came crashing down in the greatest pop culture garbage fire of 2019…. :/

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