"Winter is coming. I told you so," George R.R. Martin wrote.
The renowned author is not referring to the release date of his highly anticipated novel, “The Winds of Winter.” What he did is a written outburst of his utmost devastation on the recently concluded US presidential race.
“There are really no words for how I feel this morning. America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not. Trump was the least qualified candidate ever nominated by a major party for the presidency. Come January, he will become the worst president in American history and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage. And the decimated Democrats, a minority in both House and Senate, do not have the power to hinder him. Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse,” Martin elaborated on his blog.
When Republican candidate Donald Trump nabbed the title as “The 45th President of The United States of America,” the world grieved with the thrilling news.
Winter Is Coming To George R.R. Martin’s Phenomenal Fantasy Series
A known supporter of Hillary Clinton, Martin is one of the millions who couldn’t contain his disappointment with the business magnate’s winning in the presidential election. Following the unexpected defeat of the former First Lady, speculations are rife that the bestselling writer will take a break from writing "The Winds of Winter" and "The Song of Spring."
It looks like winter is coming to the epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
‘The Winds Of Winter’ 2017 Release Date Impossible?
The excitement of the avid fans on the release of the sixth novel resulted to a theory of a January 2017 launch date. However, even Martin's publisher Random House is unaware as to when the book will be published.
"As his publisher, we support George R.R. Martin as he works hard to finish The Winds of Winter. Any on-sale dates currently listed online for the novel are incorrect. Once we have a publication date for The Winds of Winter, the world will know," the publisher said.
Ty Franck Reveals The Reasons Of Martin’s Slow Progress In Writing
“Well, he doesn’t actually write on an old DOS computer. He did write on an old DOS computer, and then it died. Actually, I built him the computer he writes on now, which is a state-of-the-art machine running DOS and WordStar 4.0,” author Ty Franck described Martin’s nature of writing.
Franck is the creative genius behind the popular science fiction novel “The Expanse” and served Martin’s former assistant. He also added that Martin objects the ideas of using the internet to avoid security threats and hackers.
“[H]e is much more of a sit down at the keyboard, wait for the muse to strike, and bang out whatever chapter is sort of banging around in your head at that time. That works for him; he’s able to produce work, so more power to him, but that just seems like a really inefficient way to get a story out, from my perspective. He’s much more comfortable rewriting chapters over and over and over and over again than I am,” Franck added.
Sniff. Sniff. The latest updates on “Winds of Winter” are heading to one direction: A big delay and a huge dismay.