Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
I doubt it. Martin knows where the books are going, he just has issues connecting the dots after letting the story get larger than he originally intended. He may be inspired by certain moments or the use of certain characters in ways he didn't originally imagine, but as an avid opponent of fan fiction I suspect he may actually just skip the last couple seasons lest he borrow anything accidentally and suddenly find his sole authorship of the series questioned.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.