Game of Thrones TV series may have come to an end but the sixth book of the series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by the famous American novelist and screenwriter George R.R. Martin is coming out next year, as promised by the writer himself. The author promised to complete the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, publicly as he replied to Air New Zealand. The airline offered Martin to travel to New Zealand to complete his book, since he was now under pressure because the TV series had come to an end.
“How are you meant to be creative when you’re probably as nervous as a Stark with a wedding invite?” the airline asked in a one-minute video released earlier this week. “Fortunately, we’ve got the perfect solution: an epic trip to New Zealand, on us,” it offered.
While Martin called the offer ‘wonderfully generous’, he said the trip to New Zealand will distract him, leading to further delay in the release of the book. The American said instead the airline can fly 20 to 30 “writers, fans, and artists” who can’t afford to travel there.
The author however felt the pain of the fans of the book and promised to finish the manuscript by the next World Science Fiction Convention in Wellington, New Zealand, which is taking place from 29 July to 2 August, 2020. “I tell you this — if I don’t have The Winds of Winter in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for Worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done,” Martin wrote. “Just so long as the acrid fumes do not screw up my old DOS word processor, I’ll be fine,” he funnily added.
The wait for the sixth bookThe Winds of Winteris also appalling because the fifth book of the series, A Dance with Dragons, came out in 2011. A seventh book named A Dream of Spring is also planned but it is not coming out soon enough since the writer is finding it hard to complete the sixth book as of now. Earlier, Martin started writing the first book of the series in 1991 which was eventually published in 1996, while the fifth book, published in 2011, took him six years to complete.