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DRAGON TIME

[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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marinettimania
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
I can't wait to read it!!
madhatterblues
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
YES!!!!
Kong has fallen off the building and will hit the ground on July 12th.

Truly wonderful news. July can't come soon enough, but the TV show will certainly be a good distraction until then!

Thankyou for your perseverance over the years.
_kurush_
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
УРА! УРА! УРА!

beardly
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oh my golly good gosh!

I'm going to have to reread the other four books.
bluejupiter
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
YES! YES! YESSSSSSSSSS!

We love you!
Jeff Armstrong
Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
W00T!
Well, so far 2011 has been utter sh*t for me and my family. This news quite literally made my day, week, month, and year so far.

Thanks, Mr. Martin!
iamdemandred
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
God save our noble Queen, God save our righteous Queen, God save the FIREANDBLOOD

YES
Nigel Bradley
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you
I'm in the middle of grading papers before midterm exams. I needed some happy news. Thank you...


(((hug)))

...er....

Yeah. That's all
gdg
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yaayyy!!!!!!!!! :D
This totally made my morning.
hoshizuke
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! There are no words.....
clewilan
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks you.
So much.
nutmeg3
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm sure it's (almost *g*) as big a thrill for you to make this anouncement as it is for the rest of us to read it. Congratulations on taming the beast, and thank you for the wonderful news.
montydelrogue
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
YES!!!!

I'm on my fourth re-reading of Feast of Crows. And I'll re-read it again at some point.

Looking forward to it, George!!! Thanks for all that you do!!!
hinka83
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
BEST news...
... this day, this week, this month, this year, this century!!!

I hardly can't wait... this is a GRRM and ASoIaF year!!!

JIHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greetings from germany!
texdionis
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
hooray!!!! go George!! :D
pariskom
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
12th July is now my second birthday.
robospawn
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
Stoked! Congrats, George! You, Rothfuss and Sanderson all release masterpieces in the same year. 2011 is a good year for fantasy.
escarboucle
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the news in Twitter XD

Finally! Yay! Thank you for your hard work, even though the wait was long, I'm sure it'll be a wonderful read - and what's more, Dany! Tyrion! Jon!

I already pre-ordered it in my favourite library XD
Author Matthew Rush
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Dragons are coming
Personally I'm still on a Clash of Kings, so you've got time as far as I'm concerned.
Ray Surman
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks GRRM! Long wait but I'm sure it will be worth it, you def don't disappoint with your writing. Makes my day, thanks again!
dragomort
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Wonderful news! I can safely say I've never been this excited about the scheduling of a dance.... is it too early to start wondering when the next book will hit the shelves? :p
Casey June
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
Seriously, early congrats on what is going to be a hugely successful year. Between ADWD, the television show, and the other projects you're involved with it really is shaping up to be quite the whirlwind for you and for us fans and I am happy to be along for the ride.

Oh, and it occurred to me that "A Dance With Dragons" taken out of context could sound very Charlie Sheen'ish - so I've taken to tweeting about the release date and adding #tigerblood and #winning to it. Let's get ADWD trending!
mistermoon
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
It's been a really bad day and this was fantastic news to read. Can't wait for the book, Mr. Martin, sir. Pre-congratulations.
proudbronco
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
YES! YES! YES! Can't wait!
noahismyidol
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
FINALLY! YAY!
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