George RR Martin has missed deadline after deadline, but is The Winds of Winter’s release date finally coming soon? Certainly, there have been some hints which we’ll come on to. But first, it’s worth pointing out that A Song of Ice and Fire expert BryndenBFish feels confident The Winds of Winter will be published in 2020 after all, thanks to his sources.
He tweeted: “All teasing aside, I think 2020 will be the year TWOW gets published.
“I have faith in my sources.”
Back in May, Martin wrote on his blog of attending the WorldCon in New Zealand during Summer 2020 and set himself a deadline of having The Winds of Winter in his hands when he arrives for the July 29 start.
However, BryndenBFish doubts the 71-year-old will be done by then.
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On recent evidence, he wrote of Martin’s personal release deadline of summer 2020, while in October he told author Eve Ewing in an interview that he hoped to have a rush in finishing The Winds of Winter relatively soon.
Most recently there’s been the change of domain ownership for thewindsofwinter.com, the appearance of Martin’s “Next Publications” sidebar on his website and the recent blog silence.
The expert wrote: “In and of itself, it doesn’t indicate much as GRRM has gone radio-silent on occasion and hasn’t popped up with TWOW completed. But taken with the other things, maybe it means something.
“(Personally-speaking, I don’t think this is really anything, but I’d love to be proved wrong. Maybe George is up in his mountain cabin pounding away at TWOW. Or maybe he’s sworn off venting his frustrations on a dreadful NFL Season by both the Jets and Giants. #LamarMVP. Who knows.) So, that’s about everything on the positive side of things.”