George R.R. Martin’s The Winds of Winter Is Officially Not Coming in 2015, Sorry

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It looks like the wait for The Winds of Winter will stretch into its fifth year: HarperCollins just confirmed to The Guardian that George R.R. Martin's latest Song of Ice and Fire novel is not on its schedule for 2015. It also hinted that people should really stop asking about it. "These are increasingly complex books and require immense amounts of concentration to write," Martin's publisher Jan Johnson said. "Fans really ought to appreciate that the length of these monsters is equivalent to two or three novels by other writers." To sate the desire for more Westeros #content, the publisher does plan to release an illustrated compendium of the three Dunk and Egg prequel novellas, and there are also numerous Winds of Winter preview chapters to fill the void. Something tells us that will not be enough.