Thursday, 24 May, 2018

George RR Martin Says 'The Winds of Winter' Won't Publish in 2018

George RR Martin Announces 'Game of Thrones' Book — But Not 'Winds of Winter' George RR Martin to publish 'Fire & Blood,' a 'Game of Thrones' early history
Michele Schwartz | 26 April, 2018, 00:26

"That's not quite as long as "A GAME OF THRONES" or any of the later volumes in 'A SONG FOR ICE AND FIRE, ' but there's a lot of reading there, and I hope you'll enjoy it". We have had seven seasons and 67 episodes but no new book. Readers have been eagerly anticipating "The Winds of Winter", the sixth in the series, for years - Martin has yet to finish the novel, which will be the first new book in the series since "A Dance With Dragons" was published in 2011. Though showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff have said that Martin shared his endgame with them, which they are building to, there are plenty of ways for Martin's stories to continue to differ from the show (as has already been the case in the series so far).

"No, winter is not coming... not in 2018, at least", he wrote, according to Entertainment Weekly. "You're going to have to keep waiting for THE WINDS OF WINTER", he wrote in a blog post on his site.

The new book pushes 1,000 pages, something not unusual for a book of Martins.

After dropping the bomb that Winds won't be out this year, Martin tempered the news with the announcement that in November, he'll be releasing Volume One of Fire & Blood, a new book set in Westeros. However, Martin did reveal something fans can look forward to.

While the northern hemisphere of the world prepares for the warmth of Summer's imminent arrival, those who have been waiting on the fictional Winter in Westeros will be sorely disappointed to learn they won't be getting it this year. I do want to stress... indeed, I want to shout... that Fire and Blood is not a novel. Instead, the author is referring to it as an "imaginary history", after receiving backlash from fans in the past over his term "fake history" when he previously referred to The Princess and The Queen and Sons of the Dragon.

If the title isn't enough indication - or if you're a bit out of the loop - this is the first part of Martin's in-universe history of the Targaryen dynasty. Also thrown in the mix will be Aenys, Maegor the Cruel, Jaehaerys I, Viserys I, and Aegon II.

Recommended

  • Family of murdered KL lecturer to move to Gaza, says widow

    Family of murdered KL lecturer to move to Gaza, says widow

    Dan Diker from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs told WIN that Hamas has indeed become an worldwide terrorist organization. Haaretz reported that Hamas has recruited some 40 Palestinian students to serve as operatives on Malaysian campuses.
    Mets' Matt Harvey Not Guaranteed Another Start, Says Mickey Callaway

    Mets' Matt Harvey Not Guaranteed Another Start, Says Mickey Callaway

    The Mets led, 3-0, after a strong start by Jacob deGrom , who struck out 10 and allowed just four hits over seven innings. The division leading New York Mets play the third game of a four game set against the Atlanta Braves Saturday night.
    Real Madrid is going to pay Liverpool € 200 million for Salah

    Real Madrid is going to pay Liverpool € 200 million for Salah

    Salah was rewarded for his performances which have yielded 41 goals in all competitions since joining from AS Roma past year . Sane, who joined City in 2016, also described the team as "perfect" and credited their efforts in helping him win the award.
  • Google brings new Tasks app to iPhone and iPad

    Google brings new Tasks app to iPhone and iPad

    Product manager lead for Gmail , Jacob Bank, described the changes as "an entire rewrite of our flagship, most-used product". It also works closely alongside Google Calendar and Gmail to make managing your most important projects as easy as possible.
    Gronkowski (the horse) will not race in Kentucky Derby

    Gronkowski (the horse) will not race in Kentucky Derby

    Something like "I'm just here to talk about motocross" wouldn't have been almost as bad of a look as what he actually did. When asked what he's been up to recently, he answered, "I've been training for this dirt biking".
    Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Rockets

    Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Rockets

    Since the 16-team playoff format was adopted in 1983-84, this is the first time the Rockets have been the West's No. 1 seed. The Timberwolves are all but dead if they fall behind 3-1 in the series so this is basically a must-win game for them.
  • Oil price strength may hold in the near term

    Oil price strength may hold in the near term

    United States output, supported by high prices, has hit record levels, partially offsetting the Opec-led cuts. This would put significant downward pressure on oil prices for a while.
    Kim Kardashian's new fragrance bottle is shaped like her body

    Kim Kardashian's new fragrance bottle is shaped like her body

    Scroll down if you want to see the racy pics! Her private areas were all blurred out in the photo , though. Now, Kim is taking all of that body confidence and turning into her latest fragrance, KKW Body .
    Owner Comcast gatecrashes Fox's takeover of Sky with a £22 billion bid

    Owner Comcast gatecrashes Fox's takeover of Sky with a £22 billion bid

    Sky's shares rose 3 per cent to 13.40 pounds at 11.03 a.m.in London, a 7 per cent premium to Comcast's offer. The interloper also sought to tackle the concerns over the future of Sky News that have dogged the Fox bid.
  • GoFundMe for Waffle House victims tops six figures

    GoFundMe for Waffle House victims tops six figures

    Two weeks later, a man identifying himself as Reinking called back, according to a recording of the call released by the store. Reinking is on suicide watch at the maximum-security Metro Jail in Nashville, according to Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall.
    Amazon Alexa App Updated With iPhone X Support

    Amazon Alexa App Updated With iPhone X Support

    All that ultimately pushed Apple to bring the new update that comes just in a month after the original iOS 11.3 release. The company also encourages customers to have their fix performed by Apple-certified technicians using genuine parts.
    Vice President Naidu rejects impeachment motion against CJI

    Vice President Naidu rejects impeachment motion against CJI

    It then notes that all such experts nearly unanimously opined that the present motion was not a fit case for removal of a judge. The impeachment motion against Justice Misra was moved by 71 MPs from the Opposition camp on Friday.

Palestinian Journalist Shot by Israeli Forces in Gaza Protests Dies Palestinian Journalist Shot by Israeli Forces in Gaza Protests Dies He is the second Palestinian journalist to have been martyred by Israeli gunfire while covering the anti-occupation protests on Gaza border.

'Armed and dangerous': Shooting suspect accused of killing sheriff's deputy in Maine 'Armed and dangerous': Shooting suspect accused of killing sheriff's deputy in Maine Early this year, on March 22, Massachusetts State Troopers in Haverhill, Mass. arrested Williams on firearms violations. Correction: A previous version of this story identified Deputy Chief John Cote with the wrong title .

How major United States stock indexes fared Tuesday Analysts linked the Dow's downturn to the 10-year Treasury yield rising past 3 percent Tuesday for the first time since 2014 . The stock market had already been spooked by a climb in bond yields earlier in the year, sliding sharply in February.

Minziro backs Jupp Heynckes to beat Zidane's Real Madrid Minziro backs Jupp Heynckes to beat Zidane's Real Madrid And while Bayern pushed for the second goal, Real waited patiently to go on the counter before striking. Really proved that he's a great asset for Bayern Munchen, both in the attacking and defensive phase.

Amazon Echo Spot with Circular Display and Camera Launched in India Amazon Echo Spot with Circular Display and Camera Launched in India Showing the importance of the Indian market, Amazon launched its smart speaker range in India in October a year ago . Users will first need to download the Amazon Alexa app on their Android and iOS smartphones and pair the Echo Spot .

Meek Mill makes first public appearance after release from prison Meek Mill makes first public appearance after release from prison Hart called Mill his "brother for life" and T.I. said "this too shall pass" in November Instagram posts dedicated to their friend. She said the court "has impartially and without prejudice presided over numerous proceedings in this matter since 2008".

Malcolm Turnbull disappointed by United States ambassador switch, but not anxious about relationship Malcolm Turnbull disappointed by United States  ambassador switch, but not anxious  about relationship South Korea and the U.S. are now planning to hold respective summits with North Korea. South Korea is just one of dozens important ambassadorships that remain vacant.

BMW iX3 Electric SUV Revealed At Beijing Motor Show BMW iX3 Electric SUV Revealed At Beijing Motor Show Based on the X3, the iX3 Concept also features a specially developed rear axle subframe and specific chassis integration. BMW plans to introduce a new modular design that will allow all future models to offer an electric variant.

WhatsApp data download tool might go live soon WhatsApp data download tool might go live soon After the Facebook's data breach scandal, WhatsApp gives ability to request WhatsApp Account info to users. Other changes announced by WhatsApp on Tuesday include a downloadable report detailing the user data.

Initial Fears Are That Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Will Miss The World Cup Initial Fears Are That Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Will Miss The World Cup Its unclear when a full diagnosis on his injury layoff will be confirmed, but his World Cup could well be in danger. The manager told BT Sport post-match: "Oxlade-Chamberlain, it's probably a really bad injury".

Cedar Falls to take part in national drug take back event Cedar Falls to take part in national drug take back event In the past, it was commonplace to just simply toss old or unwanted medications in the trash or flush them down the toilet. The Dodge County Sheriff's Office will be participating in a statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday.

EU Has 'Issues' With Apple's Shazam Acquisition EU Has 'Issues' With Apple's Shazam Acquisition Apple, which makes iPhones and Mac computers, is the world's largest public company, valued at $844 billion. Seven countries including France, Italy and Spain had asked the European Commission to review the deal .

Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar to get married in Alibaug today Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar to get married in Alibaug today Their close friends shared images societal media from the celebrations as well as the rest were shared with enthusiast nightclubs. The wedding will also be a blend of both cultures, as Ankita is from Assam and Milind is a Maharashtrian.

Music fans ready for Record Store Day Music fans ready for Record Store Day McGlothin won't be surprised to see Speakertree packed with people for the first few hours Saturday morning. He said the store has been participating in Record Store Day , since it started in 2007.

#BBNaija: Cee-C reveals why she always blamed other housemates #BBNaija: Cee-C reveals why she always blamed other housemates Big Brother Naija 2018 reality show victor , Miracle has spoken for the first time after he was given the N45 million grand prize.