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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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appropriateopinion.blogspot.com
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Dearest Ser Martin:

I began reading these books in September of last year and am currently about 100 pages away from the end of A Feast for Crows. I appreciate your instinctively knowing this and, as such, setting the publication date for July, since you do not want me to wait as long as the rest of these poor bastards for the next one.

You obviously know how special I am.

I do not know how you know this, nor shall I question it, but I thank you nevertheless.

With breathless anticipation,
Jamie
unlimitedblack
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Sir, best of luck on bringing it all to a close. We look forward to hearing you say "Lo, I, the George, have slain Kong! Feast upon his vittles!"

And of course, I think we're all looking forward to July.

Thank you! ^_^
nickpheas
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yay!
I'll book the time off as soon as I'm back in the office.
geminai5
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
OMGYAY!!!!!!
i_hunter
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Who-wha, Finally. That is about time.
This IS a happy update. I have like 4 beer buddies that wait for this day.
Thank you very much!
pashnada.blogspot.com
Mar. 3rd, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!!
I've put off reading book four until this happens
season_changing
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oops. Creamed myself. WOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!
Virginia Carrasco
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Great news!
pinnsey
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
YAY! I must say, i prefer the first cover, sticking with the theme of the others. But it really doesn't matter, obviously. So excited for July!
mwoody
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Joy!
Thank you Mr. Martin! I meant to post this earlier, but I was passed out on my computer keyboard from massive joy after reading the release date. Thanks again and yet again Sir.
jonna594
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Yay! Definitely buying this when it comes out. I haven't read the 4th book because I didn't know when the next book was coming and I now I can :D really looking forward to see where the story is going!
lasselenta
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
I've been working on a research summary for my thesis, which requires me to search through old fuzzy PDFs of early nineteenth century newspapers, all day, and I have got to say that reading his truly made my day a whole deal better!

This and the approach of the HBO series!!! I just gotta dance! <(..)> (>..)> <(..)> <(..<)
lunylucy
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Nothing to add but YAY!!!!!
tokidoki_loki
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
This just made my day.... :33333
pave_radman
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Eyes full of tears
Seven be praised!
(though I am worshiper of Old Gods of north)
surgeonufo
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
11 days after I begin my intern year in general surgery ... cruelty!
stealingbabies
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, I'm excited! Looking so forward to it! Thanks for all your hard work on getting this put together!
griever2112
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally thy work is ready... Mr. Martin this is the highlight of my day... hell my month...I just wish the covers would stay consistant... I got 1 cover for Game, matching for Clash and Storm, 1 for Feast, now another for Dance... oy vey....
hwin
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Great birthday present!
I'm super excited! I really really hope there will be a Kindle version. Can't imagine why there wouldn't be...
maine_character
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on a tough battle and pulling it through.

And the latest cover is the best by far.
king_baratheon
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
YESSSSSSS!
I feel like I'm a grade-school'er again waiting for Christmas. George, thank you for the update, and thank you for writing the best fantasy series in the history of planet Earth. July cannot come fast enough.

Over the past few weeks I've been reading reviews of the series on Amazon and such. I could not believe the amount of bad feedback the books received. None of it reflected poorly on the work itself, but of the time between novels. I mean, these were toxic and ridiculously negative reviews. They told all readers to never begin the books, as the series would never be finished.

Well George, that says a lot. It says that people LOVED the books so much, that waiting for the next one hurt so bad that they wrote of the series all together.

After a taking a vacation when Dance is Done (a short one please : )) keep writing Ser. Slow and steady wins the race.
seljo7
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Nervous
We know how much deadlines hurt you -- I think they may cause you actual physical pain -- that combined with a "not quite done yet" statement has me concerned for you... ;-)

Having said that -- very excited about the news. Nervous. But excited!
dragonmen
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Hope, till 2012 we'll see it ;)
stormfairy
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
Noooo!

I was going to study tonight! Study, I tell you! And now I won't be able to do anything but bounce around like a happy little fangirl and smile, smile, smile, smile, smile, smile, smile...

Damn you!
latinlover17
Mar. 3rd, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
DwD!
July 12th! YES!!! On my birthday no less!!! Huzzah!!!
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