George RR Martin has missed deadline after deadline, but is The Winds of Winter’s release date finally coming soon? Certainly, there have been some hints which we’ll come on to. But first, it’s worth pointing out that A Song of Ice and Fire expert BryndenBFish feels confident The Winds of Winter will be published in 2020 after all, thanks to his sources.
He tweeted: “All teasing aside, I think 2020 will be the year TWOW gets published.
“I have faith in my sources.”
Back in May, Martin wrote on his blog of attending the WorldCon in New Zealand during Summer 2020 and set himself a deadline of having The Winds of Winter in his hands when he arrives for the July 29 start.
However, BryndenBFish doubts the 71-year-old will be done by then.
- George RR Martin fans DOUBT his 2020 Winds of Winter deadline in poll
A fan asked: “Do you think he’ll make the soft deadline of Worldcon?”
The A Song of Ice and Fire expert replied: “No lol.”
Express.co.uk polled hundreds of fans to discover whether they think he will meet that deadline and most doubted.
The question asked: “Will George RR Martin meet his summer 2020 deadline for The Winds of Winter’s publication?”, with two options of “Yes” and “No”.
Hundreds took part in the poll and 42% think he will meet the deadline, but 58% reckon he will miss it.
Martin has a history of missing his A Song of Ice and Fire deadlines, so this shouldn’t be surprising that fans aren’t holding their breath.
In fact, the author has previously said how he doesn’t want to share another deadline as he risks disappointing fans.
Meanwhile, in a Reddit post, BryndenBFish pointed out the positives signs that a release date could be on the way soon.
Game of Thrones: George RR Martin teases Winds of Winter DONE? [TWEET]
Game of Thrones: Kit Harington on REAL reason Jon Snow killed Daenerys [INTERVIEW]
Winds of Winter theory: Book Bran much DARKER than Game of Thrones [THEORY]
On recent evidence, he wrote of Martin’s personal release deadline of summer 2020, while in October he told author Eve Ewing in an interview that he hoped to have a rush in finishing The Winds of Winter relatively soon.
Most recently there’s been the change of domain ownership for thewindsofwinter.com, the appearance of Martin’s “Next Publications” sidebar on his website and the recent blog silence.
The expert wrote: “In and of itself, it doesn’t indicate much as GRRM has gone radio-silent on occasion and hasn’t popped up with TWOW completed. But taken with the other things, maybe it means something.
“(Personally-speaking, I don’t think this is really anything, but I’d love to be proved wrong. Maybe George is up in his mountain cabin pounding away at TWOW. Or maybe he’s sworn off venting his frustrations on a dreadful NFL Season by both the Jets and Giants. #LamarMVP. Who knows.) So, that’s about everything on the positive side of things.”
It’s worth pointing out that Martin has since posted on his blog a couple of times, but still his posts are less frequent.
In BrydenBFish’s conclusion, he divulged: “The conclusion I’d draw from all of this is hope for the best, expect the worst. And be good to each other.
“It’s so f***ing easy in this fandom to feel despair and let that impact how we relate to each other, George and his work. Be positive. Engage. Be happy. And I maintain that one day – maybe soon, maybe later – TWOW will be finished.
“George can relax for a moment. We can enjoy a book together as a fandom. And it’ll be just fine. Everything will be fine.”
Source: Read Full Article