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GRR Martin’s ASOIAF: A Gentle Nudge from New Zealand…

It’s no news that readers of GRR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire have been dealing with the author’s long gestating times between books with varying degrees of patience – or lack thereof, and the not-quite-satisfactory way in which the overall story was wrapped up by the TV series Game of Thrones did little to assuage the readers’ curiosity and their need to see the story and the characters’ journeys developed with the depth they expect from the books published until now.

Over the years some voices have been raised in a less than civilized way, literally demanding the next book in line as if it were their unalienable right, and lately I heard that a silly rumor was being circulated that Martin had actually finished the saga but was keeping the books under wraps as a favor to the TV show, which sounds totally foolish but still needed a public rebuttal by the author.Β  Which proves that rumors spread faster than a pandemic, and are just as dangerous.

Replying to such absurdity with humor is always the best choice, to the point that playful creations like this one go a long way toward keeping the tone light:

 

 

And that’s the reason I enjoyed immensely this video created by Air New Zealand, which encourages George Martin to find a place where his creativity would flow uninterrupted, inviting him to visit their country.Β  It’s a delightful way to express the readers’ eagerness to see the next book hit the stands, and it’s full of amusing tongue-in-cheek quips, my favorite being the one about “being nervous as a Stark with a wedding invite”.

Enjoy!Β  πŸ™‚

 

9 thoughts on “GRR Martin’s ASOIAF: A Gentle Nudge from New Zealand…

  1. That’s hilarious! But seriously, I do think he could do with a few less distractions, lol. Whenever football season comes around, I love reading his venting rants on how his Giants and Jets are doing on his blog, but I’m also thinking if he spent that much writing and energy on his books the series would be finished by now πŸ˜€

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  2. It’s one of those ‘things’ isn’t it. Rothfuss and Lynch for example – I’m desperately awaiting their next books, to the point where I’ve almost become indifferent (but not really because I’d hotfoot it to the nearest bookstore in a NY minute if they were released) – I must say I don’t understand why, with some of these books, there is such a long wait. I totally understand that the author wants to release the best possible book – so have they become a victim of their own success and are desperately trying to reach perfection but failing to be satisfied themselves? I sometimes feel that every time one of PRothfuss’s fans asks about the next book he simply adds another day to the waiting time – so we’re probably up to the year 2062 at the moment – and ever rising – which is why I’m not asking that question here!
    Lynn πŸ˜€

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    1. Your comments about authors becoming the victims of their own success sounds very true, although in Martin’s case I guess the long “gestation” times are part of his authorial DNA: I remember reading something about his commitment to write a short story for some convention or similar gathering, and he never met the deadline, adding that story to a later anthology. So I guess the man is a… repeat offender! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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