George RR Martin aims to launch ‘The Winds of Winter’ in 2021 – Variety

“Game of Thrones” author George RR Martin has shared that being locked up has helped him make “steady progress” in “The Winds of Winter,” the sixth expected installment in his fantasy series “A Song of Ice. and Fire. “

The renowned author, who has spent the past few months in a cabin in the mountains, posted a blog post on Tuesday, sharing with fans that he is doing his best to stay healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic and hopes that the next book to be completed in 2021.

“If nothing else, forced isolation has helped me write. I am spending long hours every day on ‘The Winds of Winter’ and making steady progress, ”wrote Martin.

He said that he has written several chapters of the next novel, but clarified that the book still has “a long way to go”, but revealed that it will be a “great book”.

“I have bad days, which depress me, and good days, which cheer me up,” added Martin, “but overall I am satisfied with the way things are going.”

Martin also spoke about how he felt “heartbroken” after having to cancel his trip to Wellington, New Zealand, for the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, but notes that he will visit Wellington next year when we hope that “both COVID-19 and ‘ The winter winds’ will be done.

He also gave fans an update on several of his projects, including the “Game of Thrones” prequel, “Dragon’s House,” which he says is “flying wonderfully.” He’s also working to bring “Who Fears Death” and “Wild Cards” to the small screen at some point.

He added: “We have feature films in development adapted from my ‘Sandkings’ and ‘The Ice Dragon’ and ‘The Lost Lands’ stories, television shows in development.”