Is George R. R. Martin bored with his own book series? Distracted? Did his DOS machine break down and no one knows how to fix it?
Because, he doesn’t seem very enthusiastic about A Song of Ice and Fire anymore.
Yesterday, a fan took to the author’s blog and repeated the question he probably hears on a daily basis (and on that, I do feel for him, because looming deadlines can suck):
… it has been a whole year since we have received an updated … Even if its as simple as, ‘not done yet, but ive made progress( or not) ‘, or ‘ it’ll be out this year (or not)’. Anything(or not). Either way, have a great new year, and thank you for, imo, the best fantasy series out there.”
You can almost *hear* the weariness in Martin’s response:
Personally, I’m of the mind that when it comes, it comes; I’ll read it. Those of us who’ve enjoyed A Song of Ice and Fire don’t really care that HBO’s Game of Thrones might give away his ending, or even head in a different direction. That said, at 68 years old, I imagine with each year that passes, slowdown progresses; Martin is admitting he hoped for better himself.
I have no wish to be morbid but as a fan of the series, I do worry for its completion. Perhaps he’s considering combining Winter with A Dream of Spring … at this point, it wouldn’t be a bad idea.