The Winds of Winter could find yourself being the ultimate ebook within the A Song of Ice and Fire books. At current it’s believed to be the sixth in a seven-part sequence, although it’s proving to be a hefty tome if George RR Martin’s feedback are to be believed. However, in one in every of his feedback he could have given away when the ebook is to be anticipated.
Will George RR Martin end this yr?
Judging by George RR Martin’s feedback on his Not A Blog web site, it appears he is not going to be completed this yr.
In reality, it appears as if he has seemingly confirmed the ebook might be out by a sure time in 2021.
Speaking on his progress, he stated: “If nothing else, the enforced isolation has helped me write.
“I’m spending lengthy hours on daily basis on The Winds of Winter, and making regular progress.
“I completed a brand new chapter yesterday, one other one three days in the past, one other one the earlier week.
“But no, this doesn’t imply that the ebook might be completed tomorrow or revealed subsequent week.
“It’s going to be an enormous ebook, and I nonetheless have an extended technique to go.”
These feedback on how enormous the ebook might be have made some followers suppose Martin’s seven-part sequence could also be decreased right into a six-part one, with The Winds of Winter turning into the ultimate chapter for Westeros.
However, in his persevering with feedback, Martin prompt Summer 2021 would be the second his ebook is out, or not less than completed.
He added: “I used to be heartbroken when CoNZealand was pressured to go digital because of the pandemic and I needed to cancel my plans (thrilling plans) for an extended journey right down to Wellington with Parris and my minions… however there’s positively a silver lining in that cloud.
“The very last thing I would like proper now’s an extended interruption that may value me all of the momentum I’ve constructed up.
“I can at all times go to Wellington subsequent yr, after I hope that each Covid-19 and The Winds of Winter might be finished.”
The conference he speaks of, often known as WorldCon, was anticipated to happen in New Zealand on the finish of this month, however was as a substitute pressured to ‘go virtual’ on account of COVID-19.
As a consequence, his new protestations could counsel he might be wrapped up with The Winds of Winter by the 2021 conference, more likely to happen in the summertime.
With this remark on the market, it might appear as if Martin has confirmed his intention to complete the ebook by summer season 2021.
However, this has occurred as soon as earlier than, as Martin beforehand promised to have the ebook prepared for this yr’s WorldCon, which is evidently not going to occur.
Back in 2019, Martin stated forward of this yr’s conference: “If I don’t have The Winds of Winter in hand after I arrive in New Zealand for Worldcon 2020, you’ve gotten right here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, till I’m finished.
“Just as long as the acrid fumes don’t screw up my outdated DOS phrase processor, I’ll be wonderful.”
His intentions could have been to have it completed by now, however sadly his promise didn’t observe via as he’s nonetheless writing to today.
With the coronavirus offering an ‘enforced isolation’ by which to jot down, possibly Martin will be capable to hold his promise for the 2021 conference.