Coronavirus pandemic: George RR Martin assures fans he is fine, hints at finishing Winds of Winter in self-isolation
George RR Martin wrote that he may be the most vulnerable age group, but he has flown to a remote location and may be finishing his book.
The author has kept fans waiting for the sixth novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series — The Winds of Winter — for a good nine years now. The Dance of the Dragons came out in 2011.
But it seems that Martin is finally getting time from his busy schedule to pen the penultimate novel in the series.
Taking to the Not a Blog section of his website, the award-winning author wrote that he is taking all precautions in wake of the coronavirus outbreak and is feeling fine at the moment. He added that he is off by himself in a remote isolated location and he is not going to town nor is he seeing anyone.
“Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day. Things are pretty grim in the Seven Kingdoms… but maybe not as grim as they may become here,” he added, hinting towards the fact that he may be writing the
book while in self-isolation.
The author revealed that at times he feels that everyone nowadays is living in a science fiction novel but said it is the not the sort of science fiction he “dreamed of living in” as a kid.
Martin has shut down his arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf and his movie theatre Jean Cocteau Cinema due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I never liked the pandemic stories half so well,” he said and urged everyone to stay well. He added that it is better to be safe than sorry.
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