The sixth novel in the series of works by George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" "Winds of Winter" will not be released until HBO's Game of Thrones season 6 begins airing. The writer announced this in his blog Not a Blog on Saturday, January 2, 2016.
"You wanted news. Here's the news. And you won't like it," the statement said in particular. “The Winds of Winter are not finished. Believe me, typing these words is not particularly pleasant. You are disappointed and not only you. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO, my agents and foreign publishers and translators too ... but no one can be more disappointed than me. "
Martin also noted that despite the fact that hundreds of pages have been written, it is unlikely that the book will be completed in the near future. "There is still a lot to be added. This will take me months ... provided that everything goes like clockwork (sometimes it works, sometimes - not). Chapters need to be added, of course, ... but also rewrite. I very often do something I rewrite, sometimes I just polish, sometimes I make very serious changes. "
Martin admits that "he has always had problems with deadlines and usually never meets the time allotted for him." The writer takes all the blame and responsibility on himself. About possible spoilers in the sixth season of the series, Martin answered the following: "Maybe yes, maybe not. You know, I never thought that the series would catch up with the books, but it happened. The show is moving faster than I admitted, and I'm slower Therefore, it is possible that in the sixth season there will be plot twists that have not yet occurred in the books. For years my readers overtook the audience. This year the situation will change. What you do depends on you. "
Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere in Spring 2016.
The Topic of Article: George R. R. Martin postponed the release of the sixth part of A Song of Ice and Fire.