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DRAGON TIME

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[first posted at 9 am EST on my website]

No. Sorry. Not done yet.

I'm close, though. Watch this space. When the book is done, you will read it here.


original cover 2006

Meanwhile... there is news. Big news. The end is in sight, at long long last, and we're close enough so that my editors and publishers at Bantam Spectra have set an actual publication date.


revised cover 2007

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be in your favorite bookstore on

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011


new cover 2009

Yes, I know. You've all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009. None of those were ever hard dates, however. Most of them... well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like.

This date is different. This date is real.

Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12. I hope you like it.

((For what it's worth, the book's a monster. Think A STORM OF SWORDS))


final cover? 2011

The dragons are coming. Prepare to dance.

And hey... thanks for waiting.

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alice_mccoy
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Keep the 2009 cover..it matches the others I own.
evening_spirit
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
This is awesome news! Thank you!!! *dances*
darth_raziel
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Gods, we've waited for so long, that this incredible news seems kinda unreal )

Thank you so very much, GRRM, for bringin' joy to our lives with the power of your imagination ) You rock!
uncle_twitchy
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Sweet! One more thing to look forward to for this summer. Thanks, George!
dbeschoner
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
OMG
Thank you Mr. Martin! A summer release is perfect! And I'm super excited. The cover looks nice too. I may just have to buy an ebook version and a hardback. Hell, I might even do this for all the books! (I only have ebooks so far.)

=)

rick1199
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thats perfect, on holiday in Cornwall that week, will be perfect holiday reading!!

Can't wait.
jimbow8
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited!
deranged_fencer
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Any word on whether there will be ebooks available on release?
Is there any information as to whether there will be a simultaneous ebook release? I would definitely like to read it on my Kindle.
werthead
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Any word on whether there will be ebooks available on release?
The UK publishers have said their policy is to get the ebook out on the same day. Not sure about the American.
awryday
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Your creations are worth the wait.
revanchists
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
I wanted to tell you that I just finished a harrowing all-nighter to finish all my school work and that this news has made all my exhaustion disappear. What a great day! Thanks so much for all your hard work and putting up with us fans. :) I cannot wait for July!
sartan0
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Happy days! "Wise Man's Fear" today and soon a dance! :)
jewishlink
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Sweet, I can't wait to read it!
dirtwitch
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
I am so glad for you! And that sounds like just enough time to reread it all.

Thank you so much....
selkiechick
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
I am so very happy, and I am really glad to took the time to work it all out! That should give me just about enough time to reread them all, starting from the beginning.
PandoraSwift1
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Dance With Dragons
Congratulations! I'm doing the Dragon Dance!
patrick_tully
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
covers
The newer covers are improvements over the early (Westeros inaccurate) dragon ones. I still miss the pre-AFFC style covers with character artwork though.
delkytlar
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
George:

The Publisher's Lunch newsletter just reported:

"The next installment of George RR Martin's Song of Ice & Fire epic fantasy series will be released by Tor on July 12."

Yes, Tor. My co-worker here at Tor's contracts department was jumping for joy (while also wondering why we hadn't drafted the contract yet). I had to be the voice of reason, and note that there was no way Bantam was going to give up your series at this late date.

Best,
Sean
anywhere_but_nj
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
I AM SO FLIPPING EXCITED
thehunter
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yay, that'll be just in time for my birthday! ;)
kimiko_xp
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
This is so exciting, I just got my husband to start reading the series and now I don't have to tell him he'll be waiting for the next book! Oh to be reading the series for the first time...
ladysmith
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, congratulations!!! That's got to feel amazing, to know that it is almost done!
julio_grr [google.com]
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
French translation?
What a great news. Thanks for your extraordinary work.
You wouldn't have a date also for the french translation, would you? :)
As a french reader I have read all first books in french but I may not be able to wait - time to improve my english :)

Any tour dates in France too?
flake_sake
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
So cool!!! *crosses fingers*
ac_2012
Mar. 3rd, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
yesssss! can't wait!
Nick Youngblood
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Mr. Martin! I for one am sad for all the badgering you've had to put up with, and I'm overjoyed that maybe you can get some rest for a while. I know we're all very pleased that this book is finally coming out, and are all grateful for all the work you put in.
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