Somewhere in the world, George R.R. Martin is making dreams come true; he is using his self-isolation as a chance to complete his much-awaited final book.
Westeros (26 March 2020) – George R.R. Martin is currently in self-isolation in Westeros. Well, actually his real-life location is unknown, but he says he is spending more time in the fictional Westeros than in reality as he is working hard to complete the final instalment of his books.
Many fans thought that ‘The Winds of Winter’ would be published before the TV series finished up but fans of the books are still waiting.
George R.R. Martin, who has closely guarded how the series ends has been vague about when the book would be coming out, but now with the Coronavirus forcing people to self-isolate, he is using the time to get the book finished.
“For those of you who may be concerned for me personally… yes, I am aware that I am very much in the most vulnerable population, given my age and physical condition.
“But I feel fine at the moment, and we are taking all sensible precautions. I am off by myself in a remote isolated location, attended by one of my staff, and I’m not going into town or seeing anyone.
“Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day.
“Things are pretty grim in the Seven Kingdoms… but maybe not as grim as they may become here.”
Naturally, fans of the books are elated that he has picked up his pen again and cannot wait for the next book. This just goes to show there are a few small good things that come from staying home, waiting the virus out.
“Some days, watching the news, I cannot help feeling as if we are all now living in a science fiction novel.
“But not, alas, the sort of science fiction novel that I dreamed of living in when I was a kid, the one with the cities on the Moon, colonies on Mars, household robots programmed with the Three Laws, and flying cars. I never liked the pandemic stories half so well…
“Let us hope we all come through this safe and sound. Stay well, my friends. Better to be safe than sorry.”