An American novelist and short story writer, George Raymond Richard Martin, popularly known as GRRM, said it’s absurd for him to address the latest Games of thrones rumours.
The television producer said the speculations that he’s holding the next two projects, “THE WINDS OF WINTER and A DREAM OF SPRING” series until the HBO show ends is idiocy on the internet.
“No, THE WINDS OF WINTER and A DREAM OF SPRING are not finished,” Martin wrote in an entry headlined, “Idiocy on the Internet.” “DREAM is not even begun; I am not going to start writing volume seven until I finish volume six.”
This speculations went viral two months ago during an interview with the “Game of Thrones” former actor Ian McElhinney that Martin had finished the books, but due to deals he made with HBO’s show producer it won’t be published.
“It seems absurd to me that I need to state this.”
“It boggles me that anyone would believe this story, even for an instant,” Martin wrote. “It makes not a whit of sense.”
“Why would I sit for years on completed novels? Why would my publishers — not just here in the US, but all around the world — ever consent to this?” he continued. “They make millions and millions of dollars every time a new Ice & Fire book comes out, as do I.”
“Why would HBO want the books delayed?” Martin wrote. “The books help create interest in the show, just as the show creates interest in the books.”
Martin also took the opportunity to deny the rumor that he hates the character Bronn and/or the actor who portrays him, Jerome Flynn, calling it “Total bulls**t.”
“I created Bronn, so it would be immodest of me to say he’s a terrific character… but what the hell, he’s a terrific character, and my readers will definitely be seeing more of him in the books to come,” Martin said. “And Jerome Flynn has been just WONDERFUL. It’s been a honor to work with him. He’s done a marvelous job of bringing Bronn to life.”
“Game of Thrones” ends its run this season.