Don’t Ask George R.R. Martin When ‘Winds of Winter’ Will Be Done!

By July 9, 2014

Worried that A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is going to shuffle off his mortal coil before he finishes the book series that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is based on? Better not tell him that! You do not want to piss off a guy who could kill off your favorite character. (Heck, he’ll probably do that anyway.)

In an interview with Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger, Martin was asked about that very thing. Martin, not one to shy away from giving his opinion, gave the finger and answered, “I find that question pretty offensive. So f**k you to those people.” Well, all right then. (Click here to see the video interview.)

A Song of Ice and Fire

He also reportedly has an issue with everyone getting upset that he does anything other than writing the book, like traveling or doing interviews or going to screenings. He does only write in his home, but don’t think about asking him to stay there. (Remember a little film called Misery?) As someone who read the books as they were released, I do get it. It’s gotten to the point where I’ll only read dead authors so I don’t have to wait for the next book! Still, the man does have to have a life!

He does admit, however, that he’s writing slower these days because of everything associated with the success of the show based on his books. “Winds of Winter” will be done when it’s done, okay? The showrunners of “Game of Thrones” know the ending. Just don’t anger the man! He might kill off Ser Pounce!

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Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch is the co-host of 'Cocktails With Stan' with the legendary Stan Lee. She's a host and writer who's passionate about Star Wars, fantasy and geek culture. Jenna is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and a board member of the Broadcast Television Critics Association (BTJA). She has appeared on G4's "Attack of the Show," and "Fresh Ink," as well as appearing with Wil Wheaton on the premiere episode of "Tabletop." She's got two stories published in the comic anthology "Womanthology" and has done a series of terrifyingly perky voice overs. She also owns far too many swords and lightsabers.
  • I mean…yeah, I can see why he’d be a little upset, but it’s only natural for us to wonder!