‘The Winds of Winter’ Release Date, News & Update: George RR Martin Too Devastated by 2016 Elections To Finish Sixth Book? [PLOT]

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 17, 2016 08:01 AM EST

George R.R. Martin has remained quiet about the status of "The Winds of Winter." Although the author had made it clear in the past that he will surely announce when the sixth book to the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series becomes available, rumors about why the book is still not finished continue to flood the internet.

The latest rumor tied to the delayed release of "The Winds of Winter" involves the results of the 2016 Presidential Elections. According to some reports, the 68-year-old critically-acclaimed author wasn't happy with the election outcome, especially with Donald Trump hailed as the new POTUS. Rumor has it that George R.R. Martin was so devastated that it affected his work for "The Winds of Winter," which could mean a further delayed release date.

On his LiveJournal blog entry dated Nov. 9, George R.R. Martin wrote, "Come January, he will become the worst president in American history, and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage," and ended with "Winter is coming. I told you so." Fans then thought that Martin would lose the drive to finish writing. Although Martin was vocal about the election results, he didn't specifically mention about the book. This leaves the release date for "The Winds of Winter" still uncertain.

Meanwhile, other reports stated that "The Winds of Winter" is already finished and is undergoing proofreading. That said, it is speculated that the final copy should be out by 2017. Also, it is rumored that the reason for this delay is that George R.R. Martin is secretly working on the seventh book, "A Dream of Spring," and that this book should also share the same release date as "The Winds of Winter."

For now, nothing is certain yet, but if rumors of a 2017 release date for "The Winds of Winter" are true, it should be great news for all fans who have waited long enough for the sixth book. Get the latest scoop only at GamenGuide.

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