Yes yes I know I know — Game of Thrones is the television show while A Song of Ice and Fire is the name of the book series — quit bitching at me. I know the difference; a lot of people don’t, however, so I thought I’d just make it easy for everyone and call it Game of Thrones.
It’s been almost 5 years since A Dance with Dragons came out in 2011, leaving us with the biggest cliffhanger anyone can recall in recent memory:
What the fuck happens to Jon Snow???
Is he dead? Alive? Undead? A zombie? Clinging to life by the hairs of his chinny-chin-chin? We don’t have an answer for you and neither does anyone else outside of George R.R. Martin and the people who work with him. However, we may just get our answer sooner rather than later — according to Watchers on the Wall a close friend of Martin’s, Alejo Cuervo, had the following exchange during a radio station interview:
Radio Host: The sixth book will be?
Wanna Know What Happens To Jon Snow? ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book ‘The Winds Of Winter’ Might Finally Have A Release Date
Cuervo: It is expected next year
Radio Host: In English, but in Spanish when will it be?
Cuervo: We have been promised the manuscript in advance of the release in English which we will translate, there won’t be a big difference.*
Radio Host: But you are equally sure it will be next year?
Cuervo: Well, let’s see, confident…but a meteor could fall
So there you have it: hopefully The Winds of Winter will be out in 2016 as opposed to 2017, 2020, 2050, etc. Then again we never really know — the release gap between A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons was a fat 6 years, so maybe Martin’s just screwing with us and not even writing the book like he says he is. In that case, I might just cry.
Just kidding I’ll watch the show and quit the books. Lazylife4eva.
[H/T Watchers on the Wall]