The latest news in things that George R. R. Martin is doing rather than publishing The Winds of Winter, the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, is… publishing a new story in the ASOIF universe?!
As picked up by voyeurism-themed Game of Thrones news site Watchers on the Wall, an Amazon listing for the upcoming anthology edited by Gardner Dozois, Book of Swords, will contain a new story by Martin "set in the world Game of Thrones."
Fifteen original tales celebrating fantasy's golden age of sword and sorcery, including a new story from George R. R. Martin set in the world of A Game of Thrones!
As for Winds of Winter, there's still hope that Martin will finish it this year. He gave a decisive "maybe" when asked about it earlier this month.
Not done yet, but I've made progress. But not as much as I hoped a year ago, when I thought to be done by now.
I think it will be out this year. (But hey, I thought the same thing last year).
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