The Winds of Winter is not coming out in 2015, but could it possibly be coming in 2016? George R.R. Martin has stated that he wants to have the next book in his Song of Ice and Fire saga out before the premiere of Game of Thrones’ sixth season, and now, an interview with Martin’s Spanish publisher confirms that next year is the target release date. Speaking to Spanish radio show “El Mon RAC1,” editor Alejo Cuervo told the host (in Spanish; the English is a rough translation by Watchers on the Wall) that TWOW is “expected next year.” Martin has set release dates and pushed them back before, but Cuervo says the publishers are “confident” the book will arrive in time. But, he cautioned, there are no guarantees: “A meteor could fall.” If it comes out next June, we deserve some kind of prize.
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