The mastermind behind Game of Thrones has finally given in to reality. George R.R. Martin is willing to accept that Game of Thrones’ TV series might be over by the time the last book will reach the shelves. The show will reveal the end to the magnificent story, leaving the readers wondering if they will get the same outcome or not. But from what we have seen so far, we might be in for a few major differences.
Martin has chosen to share one chapter from ‘The Winds of Winter’, one of the most expected books of 2015 and probably 2016 as well, depending on how Martin chooses to or, more likely, can release it. The Sasquan science fiction convention in Spokane was where the famous author decided to let his readers peek at what is going to follow the events of the last book.
After the event, Martin was kind enough to answer questions from his beloved fans and it all peaked when GeekWire asked him about whether the show is going to be over by the time all the books come out.
Martin decided to drop it a little vague, declaring that “anything is possible”. He made a comparison between how he writes and how the show writers do it. He said that D&D are writing “”60-page scripts” while he is writing “1,500-page novels” so the outcome is quite difficult to predict. Martin did refer to Game of Thrones as a “jet locomotive”, clearly pointing out at how fast it is moving towards the end.
Martin also decided to have a heart to heart conversation with the audience and he admitted that he was worried about the TV series reaching the conclusion of story before he does, but then he realized that his worries would not matter anyway. If the show is going to end before the books, then so be it. It is a very mature approach from Martin, which shows that he already accepted “the consequences” of having given his books away.
David Benioff and Dan Weiss are also known to have stated before that the show might end before Martin manages to write all the books. Benioff mentioned that their communication with Martin has been straight from the beginning and they have been talking about the outcome for a relatively long time. He also mentioned that the story will “pretty much” have the same conclusion, with a few deviations, of course.
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