Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Season 4 Episode 8 of "Game of Thrones" entitled "The Mountain and the Viper." Photo Credit: HBO

Geroge R.R. Martin curses out fans who think he’s going to die


Perhaps the most popular show on television right now is the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and it’s creator, George R.R. Martin, is now an unlikely superstar in the literary and television world.

But while the series is at the height of its popularity at the moment — something evident in the sheer amount of Emmy Awards is snagged this year — there is fear in the Thrones community that winter is going to come early for Martin and he’s going to die before he can finish the books.

Martin recently gave a caddy interview to the Swiss magazine Tagesanzeiger in which he called out so-called fans who think he’s going to die before he can finish the Game of Thrones books.

I find that question pretty offensive, people speculating about my death and health. So f— you to those people.

To be fair, Martin is 65 years old and has written just five of the seven planned books since first publishing the original book back in 1996. Almost 20 years later and the books aren’t finished and the show is starting to catch up — something that is causing show runners to alter the stories and go in different directions.

The show was going to do that anyways, but the common perception is that Martin isn’t writing fast enough. He clearly doesn’t care though and until someone starts writing for him, those fans complaining about Martin not finishing the books can’t really do anything except throw stones.

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  • Haven’sHeart

    Mr. Martin should stand in front of a mirror and take a good look at himself. Telling his fans who think he may not live to finish the books to “F***Off” not the smartest move on his part. He’s a bit of a snotty “A**”, I’ll never buy any of his books and never watch GoT again.

    • MrBushido

      Like that will ever happen. I’m sure you will line up to see the new season when it airs and stay up all night to get the next books when they publish… so you wouldn’t want to know what happens to… (insert favorite character here)? They were talking about the probability of him DYING…

      • Haven’sHeart

        Sorry, MrBushido, I’ve never read his books & only started watching GoT May 2014 binge-watched 1st 3 seasons & into the 4th season in 3 days. The characters I liked are gone now. You couldn’t pay me enough money to stand in line for anything involving Martin or GoT. Considering his age, height, weight & lifestyle, he very well might not live to finish the books. You would never have heard great authors like Arthur C. Clarke or Anne McCaffrey say “F*** You” to their fans regarding whether or not they might not have lived to finish a work.