- George R.R. Martin has been working on The Winds of Winter for over a decade.
- Despite that, the highly-anticipated novel remains nowhere in sight.
- Martin has recently hit out at “vicious” fans who chirp him about the book’s constant delays.
I’ve got to be honest: I doubt George R.R. Martin is going to be getting much sympathy from the pop culture world when it comes to anything related to the release of The Winds of Winter, the now-infamously delayed book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
The sixth novel in the ASOIAF series, Winds of Winter has been in the works for over a decade now, as the latest book to be released was A Dance with Dragons in 2011.
Throughout the years, Martin has persistently provided updates and says turned into the author-who-cried-book, as every update comes and goes without any legitimate, tangible progress.
George R.R. Martin hits out at “vicious” Game of Thrones fans who hound him for The Winds of Winter
Martin, though, seems to think that some fans take the criticism too far, as he told Idris and Sabrina Elba on their podcast Coupledom that “vicious” fans :
“I get that Winds of Winter is late,” Martin said. “There’s still gonna be a few fans out there who are gonna remind me. I say, ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’ And they say, ‘Never mind [that], where’s the book?'”
“I love the fans, although I do think Twitter and the internet and social media has brought out a viciousness I never saw in the old days. The love and hate are very close, particularly with comic books or any established franchises.”
Unfortunately, Winds of Winter has been delayed for so long that it seems like most fans have lost faith that it’ll ever be released at all.