Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin started his A Song of Ice And Fire series in 1996, and it isn’t anywhere close to finished. Some fans are so obsessed with the series, however, that they’ve taken to constantly berating him for working on other projects instead. Some fans openly worry Martin, like fellow fantasy author Robert Jordan, will die before finishing his flagship series. In a recent blog post, Martin mocks his trolls:
Reading. I just finished THE KING’S BLOOD, the second volume of Daniel Abraham’s “Dagger and Coin” series. Books like this remind me why I love epic fantasy. Yes, I’m prejudiced, Daniel is a friend and sometime collaborator… but damn, that was a good book. Great world, great characters, thoroughly engrossing story. The only problem was, it ended too soon. I want more. I want to know what happens to Cithrin, and Marcus, and Geder, and Clara. And I want to know NOW. God damn you, Daniel Abraham. I know for a fact that you are writing more Expanse books with Ty, and more urban fantasies as M.L.N. Hanover, and doing short stories for some hack anthologist, and scripting some goddamn COMIC BOOK, and even sleeping with your wife and playing with your daughter. STOP ALL THAT AT ONCE, and get to writing on the next Dagger and Coin. I refuse to wait.
Well played. Also, I like the series too, but give the guy a break. Tide yourself over with the HBO series in the meantime.