Game of Thrones fans has strong feelings about George R.R. Martin announcing that the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga wasn’t coming out in 2018.
Fans have been waiting seven years for The Winds of Winter, which is expected to be the penultimate chapter in a series of novels that the bestselling author began back in 1996 with the publication of A Game of Thrones.
In a press release for his upcoming history of the Targaryens, Fire, and Blood, Martin confirmed, “No, winter is not coming… not in 2018, at least. You’re going to have to keep waiting for The Winds of Winter.”
Martin’s fans have rather famously grown impatient for the next book, though now there seems to be a sense of resigned despondency setting in, along with some skepticism about whether the author will eventually finish the saga (which still includes another book after Winds titled A Dream of Spring, and Martin has left open the possibility of penning the eighth book as well).
Here are some of the best and funniest reactions we found, which include a couple of defenders (and we left out the most impolite ones):
[at #GameofThrones presser]
GrrMartin: “I would like to announce the publication of…”
Me: “…The Winds of Winter?!!!”
GrrMartin: “…….my new history book.”
Me: “………………………still gonna read it.” https://t.co/0nvebpmyTY
— Brock Gilliam (@brockwithyou) April 25, 2018
George R.R. Martin confirms: Long-awaited ‘The Winds of Winter' not coming out in 2018
— Big Damn Laura (@poisonyoulove) April 25, 2018
— Phil Bicking (@p_Red) April 25, 2018
2009: "Winter is coming"
2012: "Winter is coming"
2015: "Winter is coming"
2018: "Winter is never coming"https://t.co/5AWPYHG46W
— Binge Mode (@binge_mode) April 25, 2018
Thought #1: Can you stop fucking about and just give us Winds of Winter instead of this offshoot pish?
Thought #2: Will buy said offshoot pish https://t.co/mbcX3866YM
— JK (@jennakate) April 25, 2018