Consolation Prize: George R. R. Martin To Release New Game Of Thrones Short Story In Upcoming Anthology

Sansa Stark reacts to news George R. R. Martin thinks Winds of Winter might be done this year.
Sansa Stark reacts to news George R. R. Martin thinks Winds of Winter might be done this year.

The latest news in things that George R. R. Martin is doing rather than publishing The Winds of Winter, the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, is… publishing a new story in the ASOIF universe?!

As picked up by voyeurism-themed Game of Thrones news site Watchers on the Wall, an Amazon listing for the upcoming anthology edited by Gardner Dozois, Book of Swords, will contain a new story by Martin “set in the world  Game of Thrones.”

Fifteen original tales celebrating fantasy’s golden age of sword and sorcery, including a new story from George R. R. Martin set in the world of A Game of Thrones!

As for Winds of Winter, there’s still hope that Martin will finish it this year. He gave a decisive “maybe” when asked about it earlier this month.

Not done yet, but I’ve made progress. But not as much as I hoped a year ago, when I thought to be done by now.

I think it will be out this year. (But hey, I thought the same thing last year).

Bleeding Cool is legally obligated to tell you that 9 out of 10 doctors recommend you don’t hold your breath.

 

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