George R.R. Martin Gives Update On Winds Of Winter, Says Fans Can Be Vicious

George R.R. Martin has observed a level of “viciousness” among fans of his work and established franchises in general, something that he believes has been brought on by the rise of the internet and social media.

Speaking on the Coupledom podcast (via, Martin gave an update on the newest A Song of Ice and Fire book, The Winds of Winter, admitting the book is “late.” He understands fans are eagerly awaiting the next novel, but he also commented on the general state of negativity and “viciousness” online.

“I get [that] Winds of Winter, the sixth book is late,” Martin said. “I can get a hundred good comments, but there’s still gonna be a few fans out there who are gonna remind me of it on my blog or whatever. I say, ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’ And they say, ‘Never mind Thanksgiving, where’s the book?!'”

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Author: Eddie Makuch