With no tentative release date for upcoming novel Winds of Winter, George R.R. Martin said that some fans of “Game of Thrones” and the “A Song of Ice & Fire” series have already predicted the end correctly.
Martin obviously didn’t reveal what the end would be, but he said that some fan prognosticators were accurate.
He added that the fates of minor characters have yet to be decided, but he said that major deaths have already been planned out.
“So many readers were reading the books with so much attention that they were throwing up some theories and while some of those theories were amusing [expletive] and creative, some of the theories are right. At least one or two readers had put together the extremely subtle and obscure clues that I’d planted in the books and came to the right solution,” he said, according to People magazine a few days ago.
About the minor characters, Martin said that he’ll “make that up as I go along.”
Martin said that while some the correct predictions left him somewhat distraught, he’s not going to change his approach.
“So what do I do then? Do I change it? I wrestled with that issue and I came to the conclusion that changing it would be a disaster, because the clues were there,” he said. “You can’t do that, so I’m just going to go ahead.”
Martin also said in another interview that he’s amazed by the response to his books.
“I wouldn’t use the word shock. But, yes, it does seem unreal at moments. I’m constantly forgetting that my life has been transformed. I think Rowling was a different case because they were her first books. For me, I’d had 20 years of fantasy and science fiction books that had done well, but not like this. And there’s part of me that makes the unconscious assumption that I’m still that person and can live that kind of life. And then I’m reminded that I can’t because Game of Thrones has become such a phenomenon and I’ve become a celebrity. There are nice things about it and not so nice,” he said, according to the Guardian.