I believe he said in the case he won't have time to finish it, there is always a Red Comet solution - it hits Westeros, and kills everyone.He hasn't finished writing the series yet. The last two books to come out were supposed to be 1 book, but it got so big that he split it into two.
Yes, HBO are producing the series - the most popular cable TV series since The Sopranos - at a rate of one season per book. Five books (4,194 pages) have been published since 1996 from a currently projected total of seven. The sixth novel, "The Winds of Winter", is not likely to be finished before 2015. So its clear HBO will run out of material before the seventh and final book is published. They may be producing the prequels in the interim. Although Martin supposedly has had the story ending in mind from the beginning, he is understandably fussy about the quality of his work and his life. At age 65, he cannot be expected to hurriedly turn a word mill for his demanding fans.5 books so 5 seasons?
I think it's quite safe to get attached to Tyrion Lannister. He's far and away the most interesting character on the show. So I don't think either George R R Martin or the HBO scriptwriters/producers are going to be willing to get rid of him for a very long time.Rule number one: don't get attached to any person/fraction/family.
"I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things."I think it's quite safe to get attached to Tyrion Lannister. He's far and away the most interesting character on the show. So I don't think either George R R Martin or the HBO scriptwriters/producers are going to be willing to get rid of him for a very long time.
If they do it just to defy expectations, I predict it will backfire. Droves of people will simply stop watching.
Any source for that? Red comet theory has backing from GRRM himself:So there will be no red comet wiping out Westeros
http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=1496And you know, if I really get pressed, I've already established that red comet. I can just have it hit Westeros and wipe out all life.
I've been reading numerous threads on westeros.org, viewing the Westeros history analysis on Youtube put out by Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, and reading "Beyond the Wall", a collection of ASOIAF literary criticism by editors and writers.Any source for that? Red comet theory has backing from GRRM himself:
I am sure he said that with tongue in cheek, still, these are his own words.
I'm about half-way into season 3, and I think it's starting to pick up (not to spoil anything, but there is a part involving the Targaryan girl in the third season that was just awesome). Keep the faith!Half way through season 2 and I can already see the story is already slowing down and widening. Still good though.