The Winds of Winter release date has not been announced by George RR Martin yet and we have entered the fourth month of 2020. The 71-year-old fantasy author is taking longer than usual for the next book in “A Song of Ice and Fire” series and the wait is getting harder. Fans are upset that GRRM has not given a specific release date for “The Winds of Winter” even after the HBO show Game of Thrones has ended.
If George R.R. Martin doesn’t have time to finish Winds of Winter after all this, he never will.
— Waterstones Liverpool 😷 (@WaterstonesLPL) March 24, 2020
The TV show based on George’s books has ended but yet there the Winds of Winter is not out. Some of the reports are also mentioning that George RR Martin can delay The Winds of Winter release date over the fear of the Covid-19 pandemic and here are more details on the book.
The Winds of Winter Release Date Promise by George RR Martin
George RR Martin has promised his fans that he will have “The Winds of Winter” in his hands when he arrives at the 2020 Worldcon in New Zealand this year. But it doesn’t look like the author will be able to deliver on his promise as he has broken several ones before.
The Winds of Winter could get a new deadline as the author is still working on the book. Even if he somehow finishes all the chapters of the Winds of Winter by July this year, the book won’t be published and available in stores before 2021 at the earliest.
The Winds of Winter Delay due to Coronavirus Pandemic
The Winds of Winter release date will be affected by Coronavirus pandemic just like every other media franchise. But the 71-year-old fantasy writer is aware of the danger and is taking every precaution. Martin has revealed that he has gone under self-isolation ever since the Covid-19 outbreak has hit the world.
Should I use this time to finish writing the books?
— George RR Martin (@GRRM) March 30, 2020
The Game of Thrones writer also said that he has been spending more time in Westeros compared to the real world. It simply means GRRM is writing “The Winds of Winter” at a better pace and the book should be completed soon.