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Thread: ADWD Release July 12th!
January 8th, 2011, 03:11 PM #16
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Still, there are few announcement that he can make which are affected by his illness that are unrelated to ADWDthatīs why I get my hopes up.
January 8th, 2011, 03:50 PM #17
If George RR Martin was so close to wrapping up ADWD that he could announce it on January 9th (two frickin days from now), why can't he then announce it?
January 8th, 2011, 04:16 PM #18
January 8th, 2011, 06:50 PM #19
Generally speaking, taking a bigger book and splitting it in half is never really satisfying. LORD OF THE RINGS, maybe (but only becuase Tolkien divided it in six parts to start off with), but other books, no. The UK two-book paperback edition of ASoS doesn't really work as just as the book takes off it stops, then you have to switch to the next volume and the rhythms get thrown off (and the Red Wedding works best at the 55% point of a one-volume edition, not a few chapters into the second book of a two-book edition which is just odd).
What I'm hearing at the moment supports the one-volume edition approach, at least for the hardcover, in both the UK and USA. Not 100%, but it seems to be the way publishers are inclined at the moment.
January 9th, 2011, 08:32 AM #20
I believe GRRM wrote his blog, hit send and didn't think twice about the words "Exciting news". His handlers read it and freak out knowing that everyone assumes it ADWD. The announcement is postponed. The announcement is then delayed until after he is actually done with ADWD.
Slynt is right. There is no way 2 weeks of being sick would delay ADWD release announcement. The guy just doesn't think before he submits a blog. Surely after this someone will be proofing his blogs.
ADWD is done, he was going to announce it, but someone i.e. HBO or his publishers want him to delay the announcment.
Does he have someone reading his blogs before he posts them?
Sounds like a pretty rough illness. I hope he is ok and feeling better.
Last edited by teahupoo; January 9th, 2011 at 08:50 AM.
January 9th, 2011, 10:02 AM #21
Since we don't want another one of these (ADWD- October release?), I'm closing this thread and we'll either reopen it or start a new ADWD thread when an official announcement from George hits the intarwebs.
That thread was such a beast to moderate and keep track of so we hope you understand the reasons for us being strong-armed on the topic.
We are only 20 posts in and already sniping has begun.
Last edited by Hobbit; January 9th, 2011 at 12:25 PM.
January 12th, 2011, 05:48 AM #22
Thanks to Rob for reopening the thread.
At GRRM's signing in LA, he stated that the announcement he was going to make was going to be about ADWD. His illness meant that he lost a week (I make that a bit more than a week though, so maybe he was rounding down) and hadn't delivered the book. The announcement will still come 'soon'. He also noted in an interview at the TCA that ADWD was close to delivery.
His latest blog post states that he is home and about to get back to work, but on a slower schedule on his doctor's recommendation. In that case, I would not expect an imminent announcement (within days), but maybe a few weeks to a month or two out (bearing in mind that tripling any estimate by GRRM for how long any job will take might be a good rule of the thumb).
January 12th, 2011, 07:12 AM #23
I'm betting he will finish ADWD in time for it to be released as early as episode 1 of the HBO show and no later than the season finale of season 1. Any takers?
Is it a coincidence that he happens to be finishing the book at such an opportune time?
I can't wait for the show. I wont buy the book until he has finished the final one or the HBO series passes them up. But i will be watching the show.
January 12th, 2011, 07:50 AM #24
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January 12th, 2011, 10:45 AM #25Yes, it was tiring, and I faded a lot faster than before my hospital stay... but it gave my spirits a huge boost to become George the Writer once again, after the dehumanizing experience of being George the Patient.
"The Writer" - I thought that was someone who actually, you know, writes. But if partying and hanging around with actors and actresses is being a Writer, then I'd like to be one too.
"George the Patient"? What does he know of PATIENCE
I'm sorry we had to cut off inscriptions halfway through the queue, but it was the only was to make certain everyone got at least one book signed.
I have the best fans in the world.
Parris and my docs agree, no more twelve-hour days for a while
So posts here may be less frequent than before. Kong comes first.
January 12th, 2011, 10:48 AM #26
January 12th, 2011, 10:53 AM #27
It will be published next week, under the pseudonym "Joe Abercrombie" and re-titled "The Heroes". All expected characters like Daenerys and Jon are scrapped, but the story will be out NEXT WEEK and it will be awesome.
January 12th, 2011, 11:33 AM #28
Slynt & Sweetmartin, consider this a warning. The purpose of this thread is more of a running news item tracking so keep the snide, petty and pedantic comments out of it.
January 12th, 2011, 12:04 PM #29
This latest attempt to find something to blame GRRM for seems a little desperate, it has to be said.
1. GRRM has an appointment in Hollywood immediately after the signing, so he can't hang around. He tells this to the guys at the bookstore but not the reason why (since it's confidential meeting, I would hazard a guess with HBO or maybe with the people working on the Skin Trade movie project).
2. The guys at the bookstore somehow garble this into saying that GRRM is leaving to get on a plane.
3. If GRRM heard this, I guess that, rather than go through the tedium of correcting them, the end-result that he needs to be out of there on time is the same so what the hell? If he was out back, he may not have heard them (the PR system is most shops does not feed into the back offices).
4. He leaves on time, goes to the meeting, then meets up with other fans for a meet-up.
Trying to turn this into some grand conspiracy theory is bizarre.
January 12th, 2011, 12:55 PM #30