“Game Of Thrones” Fans React To George R.R. Martin “The Winds Of Winter” Book Delay
“Games of Thrones” fans are sounding off on Twitter after George R.R. Martin announced The Winds of Winter won’t be released before season 6 of the HBO series premieres in April.
In a blog post on his official LiveJournal Saturday, Martin revealed he missed several deadlines and the novel is “not finished.” The development means the TV adaptation will now have to explore uncharted territory as the show has already exhausted Martin’s source material. There’s also the possibility now that the television series may spoil some plot details from the upcoming book.
Martin acknowledged in his post, “You’re disappointed, and you’re not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed… but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me.”
Indeed, fans are now expressing that disappointment, though they’re not necessarily shocked by the news. “George RR Martin is the worlds biggest procrastinator ever,” wrote on Twitter user. Another said, “Of course George RR Martin missed his book deadline. You can’t rush mass murder.” And someone else tweeted, “Well I’m not surprised, but I wish GRRM would finish the book soon we are all waiting.
A different fan called the announcement “depressing, because GOT viewers can’t seem to keep their mouths shut when it comes to spoilers.” One individual expressed, “So #GeorgeRRMartin has missed the deadline for book six to be released before the next TV series. My heart hurts.” And yet another exclaimed, “NOOOOO! I guess I won’t be watching S6 @GameOfThrones. @GRRMspeaking keep going strong bud, I’ll wait. #readingFTW.”
But Martin received support and understanding amid the outcry, too. One person tweeted, “I think people should lay off George RR Martin. He isn’t well and he has to travel to promote his books. Let him finish when he wants jeez.” A different individual argued, “Don’t be angry at George RR Martin. Disappointed, sure. But he’s just doing his best… and who among us hasn’t struggled with a deadline?”
And someone else posted on Twitter, “George RR Martin is being very hard on himself, I know his fans love him but write the way you need to and they can wait.” Part of the issue, though, is fans have no idea how long that wait will be, as Martin noted in his post that he will no longer be guided by deadlines. In other words, stay tuned… to “Game of Thrones” on HBO.