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Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
« on: April 01, 2018, 02:59:52 PM »
Sorry, even I can't carry this one of.
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Re: Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 04:02:40 PM »
Fool me once...
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 09:02:43 PM »
Good thing we all know exactly what we're talking about, so we don't really have to say anything else.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 09:14:25 PM »
err Ok going for both....

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Re: Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 11:00:53 PM »
Have we all made peace now with just getting a filmed ending not a book ending to this series?
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 05:01:44 AM »
Looks like his publisher has given up on Scott
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Re: Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 07:58:28 AM »
Have we all made peace now with just getting a filmed ending not a book ending to this series?
Yep.
To be honest, I think even if he published it this year, I wouldn't be in any rush to read it, given how I liked "A Dance with Dragons"...

And Rostum, I think that only means it's not going to be published soon, not 'ever'.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 01:40:09 PM »
Have we all made peace now with just getting a filmed ending not a book ending to this series?

Yep the show will be my canon now.  I doubt that I ever read any of the future books unless I hear (from people whose taste opinions match mine) they are absolutely amazing. I did not like the last two at all and the long delay is not giving me any reason to think this one will be different. 

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Re: Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 05:41:07 PM »
Have we all made peace now with just getting a filmed ending not a book ending to this series?

Yep the show will be my canon now.  I doubt that I ever read any of the future books unless I hear (from people whose taste opinions match mine) they are absolutely amazing. I did not like the last two at all and the long delay is not giving me any reason to think this one will be different.

Same. I decided this a couple of years ago. I lack the patience to wait for two (three?) more books, given they seem to come out once every 6 years or more. I'm looking forward to the last season (starts this Sunday, woo!!!) and then, 30 years from now when all the books are finally out, I'll browse the wikipedia to see what Mr. Martin did differently in his books that on the show. But I have no plans to read Winds of Winter or any other books at this point (assuming they even ever come out).

I get the feeling Martin has grown bored with the series, since he has managed to do so much OTHER stuff in the time Winds of Winter hasn't gotten done. And that's fine. I hope he gets to spend his remaining years enjoying his success and doing what inspires him. The show will give me closure on the books.

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Re: Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2019, 03:09:01 AM »
Have we all made peace now with just getting a filmed ending not a book ending to this series?

Yep the show will be my canon now.  I doubt that I ever read any of the future books unless I hear (from people whose taste opinions match mine) they are absolutely amazing. I did not like the last two at all and the long delay is not giving me any reason to think this one will be different.

Same. I decided this a couple of years ago. I lack the patience to wait for two (three?) more books, given they seem to come out once every 6 years or more. I'm looking forward to the last season (starts this Sunday, woo!!!) and then, 30 years from now when all the books are finally out, I'll browse the wikipedia to see what Mr. Martin did differently in his books that on the show. But I have no plans to read Winds of Winter or any other books at this point (assuming they even ever come out).

I get the feeling Martin has grown bored with the series, since he has managed to do so much OTHER stuff in the time Winds of Winter hasn't gotten done. And that's fine. I hope he gets to spend his remaining years enjoying his success and doing what inspires him. The show will give me closure on the books.
What’s he done? In terms of writing? I know he’s been linked to a few things and written some short work, but has he published anything resembling a novel? He loves talking about ASoIaF, but he seems to have written himself into a corner he just doesn’t know how to get out of, and it seems that the series will remain unfinished.
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Re: Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2019, 12:26:55 AM »
Dude. Look up fire and blood! It's a huge ass book on the past of the lannisters and such. And he wrote the one about the two knights... And is his Sci-fi one recently published actually? Nightfliers?
Yeah the man is taking a serious sabbatical.
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2019, 06:49:32 AM »
Dude. Look up fire and blood! It's a huge ass book on the past of the lannisters and such. And he wrote the one about the two knights... And is his Sci-fi one recently published actually? Nightfliers?
Yeah the man is taking a serious sabbatical.
He wrote Nightflyers in 1980.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2019, 08:31:40 AM »
Woo, Nora is here! (Welcome back!  ;D) I don't think George R. R. Martin will ever finish The Winds of Winter, much less the series. The last two seasons of Game of Thrones I admitted aren't great plot-wise as the earlier seasons based on the books, but I guess that would have to be the one true ending of the story now.

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2019, 01:39:17 PM »
Yeah I agree.
I stopped caring à good while back. I had a fun time in Westeros, but just like Doors of Stone, I've made my peace with the inevitable. That it may never come, and if it does it may be crap.
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Re: Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2019, 01:49:33 PM »
Yeah I agree.
I stopped caring à good while back. I had a fun time in Westeros, but just like Doors of Stone, I've made my peace with the inevitable. That it may never come, and if it does it may be crap.
Same here...
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