Well, Game of Thrones followers, it is time to arrest George R.R. Martin.
As the writer of the sprawling A Song of Ice and Fire e book sequence has stored followers ready almost a decade for The Winds of Winter, the sixth installment of a deliberate seven, it is come to mild that he hasn’t lived up to his finish of a cut price struck in a blog post dated May 21, 2019.
“As for finishing my book… I fear that New Zealand would distract me entirely too much. Best leave me here in Westeros for the nonce,” he wrote to followers final yr, explaining why he would not be visiting the nation simply but. “But I tell you this — if I don’t have The Winds of Winter in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done.”
The kick-off date of CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, of which Martin is serving as (digital) toastmaster: July 29, 2020.
And what are you aware? No e book in sight.