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Game of Thrones (Book Discussion With Spoilers)


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#1801 DuffMan

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:46 AM

Making the decision to stop watching because I thought Winds was close to coming out doesn't look good in hindsight.  I did finally watch Season 5 a couple of months ago. 



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Posted 09 March 2022 - 01:09 PM

Meanwhile at the other end of the spectrum.....

 

https://georgerrmart...nd-bits-o-news/

 

I will admit a Dunk & Egg TV series sounds cool and I would watch, but dang give me Winds.  

 

But Westeros has become bigger than THE WINDS OF WINTER, or even A SONG OF ICE & FIRE.   In addition to WINDS, I also need to deliver the second volume of Archmaester Gyldayn’s history, FIRE & BLOOD.   (Thinking of calling that one BLOOD & FIRE, rather than just F&B, Vol 2).   Got a couple hundred pages of that one written, but there’s still a long way to go.   I need to write more of the Dunk & Egg novellas, tell the rest of their stories, especially since there’s a television series about them in development. 

This bit is probably the most maddening in that he's been talking about some of these things for YEARS.  I get that Winds is massive and he's clearly having trouble bringing it all together but he's also been talking about Dunk & Egg for years and it sounds like he hasn't made any headway there.  Those novellas are shorter and straight forward, what's the hold up there?



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Posted 10 February 2024 - 01:43 AM

I’ve had some beers tonight and thought about how absurd this novel series is. The last one came out in 2011! It’s been 13 years! Does anyone even care anymore? Is there any chance he finishes before, you know, he kicks the bucket?

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Posted 10 February 2024 - 06:54 AM

Looking more and more doubtful that he finishes the series. More likely that he dies and the publisher puts them out in whatever form they’re in.

I haven’t really stayed up to date with Martin but it does feel like the show stole his thunder and took away the motivation he had to finish the books. And the disappointing finale maybe caused him to reconsider some character fates.

Who knows. But it’s an odd bit of trivia how this book series turned out.
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Posted 10 February 2024 - 12:04 PM

I mean if they ever come out I’ll be very excited. If not, hopefully we get a synopsis of what was planned.

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Posted 11 February 2024 - 08:59 AM

As someone who stopped watching the show, I still want these books to happen although my enthusiasm for them has dropped tremendously.    It is wild that we are still waiting almost 13 years now for the next book.  I used to think he would finish during the pandemic, but that didn't happen.  Last year during the writers strike he had nothing else  he could do but write (the book no tv scripts) and he still didn't finish.  I used to think  we would at least get Winds from him, but I am less sure of that than I was.  I think we still do, but Spring I don't see happening.  There are some theories that the long delay is due to him writing Spring as well, but he has flat out denied that and sadly I think that is true.






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