George R. R. Martin authorized to jail him if the new Game of Thrones book is not finished by JulyJul 312020
He promised to have it ready for the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), which this year will be held from July 29 to August 2 in virtual format.
George RR Martin, the 71-year-old American writer who created the 'Song of Ice and Fire' novel series, which HBO adapted into the famous 'Game of Thrones' series, promised in 2019 to complete the new book in the saga for the Convention. World of Science Fiction (Worldcon), which this year is held from July 29 to August 2, 2020 in virtual format. Fans didn't forget, and this week they flooded social media with a wave of memes, demanding that the promise be kept.
"If I don't have 'Winter Winds' on my hand when I get to New Zealand for the Worldcon, they have my official written permission to incarcerate me in a little cabin on the White Isle, overlooking the sulfuric acid lake, until I finish it Until all the caustic fumes mess up my old DOS word processor, I'll be fine, "he wrote on May 21, 2019 on his personal blog.
On July 28, he published another note in which he announced the virtual convention, but did not express himself about the deadline to complete his work. Earlier, in late June, he said he was still working and asked that his followers not expect the book "to be finished tomorrow or published next week," much as confinement helps him focus on his work. As he said then, "he still lacks a lot" because "it will be a huge book", and he hoped to finish it next year.
The last installment of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' was 'Dance of Dragons', which was released in 2011, shortly after the first season of the television series ended.