The Official "Winds of Winter" Pool

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The Official "Winds of Winter" Pool

Post by Huojin » 23:18:37 Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

We're officially starting a pool to guess when George R.R. Martin will publish "Winds of Winter", given his lengthy and unpredictable delays in writing and publishing books. Anyone can enter, and you can't pick a month that's already been chosen. You can revise your guess if you want? We should probably have a deadline on that though, or like a cap on the number of times.

Also if this gets popular enough and people are winning, we could all throw in like $2-5 and the winner/closest person could get a copy of the book whenever it finally comes out. If not then winner gets gloating rights.

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Serenissima - December 2017
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Post by Serenissima » 23:44:46 Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

You know, I'll be the optimist on everyone's behalf and say December 2017.
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Re: The Official "Winds of Winter" Pool

Post by Langben » 05:47:20 Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Is it cheating if I just take the over?

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Post by Coin » 15:27:51 Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Langben wrote:
05:47:20 Thursday, 29 June, 2017
Is it cheating if I just take the over?
Was going to say, can I throw in "never" :P The guy's 68, and doesn't exactly look youthful for his age, though I would love to see it out soon.
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Post by Luc » 19:07:05 Thursday, 29 June, 2017

I'd say around September 2018, if the GRRM doesent die before that.
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Post by BgKnight » 20:37:16 Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Put me down as January 2019, might as well.
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Post by Sonny » 23:44:23 Thursday, 29 June, 2017

So he has released them earlier in the UK and usually a month or two later in the US. He didn't do that for the last book so I'll wager there's only going to be one release date. The most common months that he releases them have been in August and November. Usually 3-5 months prior to the books' release dates it's announced by his publisher.

That being said we're almost in July and he hasn't announced the book. In fact in May he said he's still working on it. Season 7 of the show comes out July 2017 with the finale, Season 8, expected in July 2018. He's a smart man and knows interest in the new book will be at its peak around the release of the last season.

That is why I believe the announcement for the next book will be in June-July of 2018 with a November release.

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