Dan Simmons on a conversation with Martin in 1981.Did (does) anyone really expect him to finnish it?
[video=youtube;xtwbkl8NxG0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtwbkl8NxG0&feature=youtu.be&t=19m22s[/video]George in 1981: “If I were really cynical I would start some medieval sword and sorcery thing, say it’s a trilogy, then keep writing it for the rest of my life.”
But will he write has many unnecessary subplots!?No surprise. I've given up on anticipation and will get excited when it's finally in bookstores.
As I keep saying, if we really want it finished, give it to Brandon Sanderson to ghost write. That man can meet a deadline.
Martin has always/long maintained the last book will be titled A Dream for Spring.Hey peeps! Do you want a sub-par Winds of Winter? Do you want another Feast for Crows? Me neither.
Have I been out of the loop, or is it new that GRRM has a title for the book following Winds of Winter? You caught that, right?
And yes, I will still watch the random HBO show, just to get my fix. I doubt it will spoil the book.
To be fair, given that the delay will allow him to finish (ie, it's not just revisions), yes, a finished product will be better than an unfinished one.Any reason to think that the delay will make the book better? On the evidence of the previous volumes, the opposite would seem to be the case.
But no evidence that it'll be better than "a sub-par Winds of Winter" or "another Feast for Crows"? I didn't quote those words entirely without reason...To be fair, given that the delay will allow him to finish (ie, it's not just revisions), yes, a finished product will be better than an unfinished one.