A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Out Of My Vulcan Mind, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Captaindemotion

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    One suggestion I've seen is that they would do a split season, which would in essence be 2 seasons but they could call it 7A and 7B. The Sopranos did something similar with their 6th and final season and Mad Men is doing it with their 7th.

    Of course, HBO have made it clear that it's down to the writers and what they feel is the best creative route to take.
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

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    Quite so; it's only a few months ago that they signed for the seventh season. Three more seasons could become very expensive for HBO.
     
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    I'm sure his publisher would LOVE it in time for Christmas, but I agree that we shouldn't get out hopes up. I will wait for as long as it takes as long as it is an improvement on the previous two installments.
     
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    ^This.

    Travelogues are fine, but there needs to be some plot in TWoW.
     
  8. Relayer1

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    I read 'em all together a year or so ago and although they meandered somewhat, I didn't find they compared that badly to the earlier novels.

    Well, apart from the Dondarrion/Lady Stoneheart stuff.
     
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  9. Brendan Moody

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    Websites make up Winds of Winter rumors as clickbait all the time. October 2015 is already pretty much impossible.

    On the other hand, Martin did make an intriguing aside in a blog post tonight. After announcing that he wouldn't be attending this year's San Diego Comic-Con (July) or World Fantasy Convention (November) due to various professional commitments including TWOW, he added "(Should I complete and deliver WINDS OF WINTER before these cons roll round, I reserve the right to change my mind)." I wouldn't read too much into that-- he felt like he was close to delivering ADWD in 2009, and then it ended up taking two more years-- but it at least indicates that his finishing the book this year isn't laughably implausible.

    Pretty sure HBO already knows that further contract extensions would be an expensive proposition. But GOT is the network's biggest overall success since The Sopranos; they're not going to be afraid to spend money on it. Ten seasons sounds like hyperbole, but I wouldn't be surprised if they tried hard to get Benioff and Weiss to go at least one year beyond their preferred seven.
     
  10. sidious618

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    October 2015 is definitely possible; Martin only finished DWD four months before it went to publication. Now, whether there's any truth to this rumor, well, that is much more questionable.
     
  11. Allyn Gibson

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    The reason I discount October for Winds is that the Dunk & Egg collection, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, is scheduled for October. Bantam has to be confident enough that they're not getting Winds this year for publication to put Dunk & Egg on the schedule. True, Knight would be quite easy to move, because Bantam wouldn't want two GRRM books coming out at the same time.

    I guess the thing to look for would be the release date on Knight of the Seven Kingdoms around the beginning of July. If it hasn't moved, don't expect Winds this year.
     
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    Would they really postpone the release of something that the fans of the series have been rabidly clamoring for since the TV show started if it was ready ... over Dunk & Egg??
     
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    No, I think you misunderstand me. Bantam would postpone the release of Dunk & Egg if Winds of Winter were available. But my hunch is that Bantam put Dunk & Egg on the schedule because they have no realistic expectation of Winds of Winter in 2015.
     
  14. 137th Gebirg

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    Ah! Yes, thank you for the clarification. Agreed on that. Still hoping we will see TWoW. 2015 was always rumored to be the unofficial release year and I'll be needing something new to read once I get through all the Harry Potter & Tolkien books by the fall.
     
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    He cancelled convention appearances in 2007 to work on A Dance With Dragons. It didn't come out until 2011.
     
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    Those were very different circumstances. He'd just returned from his world tour for A Feast for Crows.
     
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    And we're certainly not looking at a wait until 2019.

    I hope.
     
  19. 137th Gebirg

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    We are...but likely for A Dream of Spring.
     
  20. Captaindemotion

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