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Watch the Skies!

A reader named Christian Johannesen has pointed out that in my announcement of the publication date of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, I wrote: "Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12."

Christian goes on to say:

"March 11, 2011: Big Tsunami - Ohh No! I hope release date hasn't gotten pushed back again!!!!!!!......

"March 11, 2011 NFL CBA talks break down. Seems like a general strike in the NFL is eminent.

"March 19, 2011 On top of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan the US along with 20 other countries attack Libyan forces loyal to Gadhafi. World War?

Please remove the asteroid strikes from your update before you become quadrupley prophetic. I'm too young to die."

To which I can only reply:

(1) I am writing as fast as I can. Finished a Meereen chapter yesterday, hope to finish another one today, and

(2) WATCH THE SKIES!

Comments

( 26 comments )
janetlin
Mar. 30th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Okay, I probably shouldn't laugh, but this tickled my funny bone this morning.
michie3
Mar. 30th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yikes! X.x *hides under an umbrella from a barrage of giant
space rocks*
liannotel
Mar. 30th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Seems you forgot to mention LHC launch!
tripleneck
Mar. 30th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
lol! You are a world class tease Ser George. Maybe that's why those cliffhangers in ASOIAF are so devastatingly great!
sir_poonjab
Mar. 30th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
ha, let's hope you only go 3 for 4! Glad to hear you're taking care of that knot!
lossoth
Mar. 30th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
Prophecy is like what again? A treacherous woman?

All kidding aside, best wishes and godspeed.
Towers Rice
Mar. 30th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Even if we do get an asteroid strike, KEEP WRITING.
bigdaddysfe
Mar. 30th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Well there is Asteroid Apophis, but hopefully Kong will be done before 2039.

What a stubborn knot. Hopefully now comes time for the long-awaited Hodor chapter.

mickey2093
Mar. 31st, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Hodor chapter
I read my daughters 'twilight' books, and at one point the relatively pathetic main character goes into a depression for a number of months. the chapters were titled by month, and each was one page long, with just the name of the month. 7 or 8 basically blank pages.
at least a hodor chapter would be filled with 'Hodor.. hOOOOdor... hoDOOOOR...' etc. if anyone can decode what he's saying, they should get a prize - like dinner with george and parris... lol
mizkit
Mar. 30th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
*laughs* oh dear. :)
trfhms
Mar. 30th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Kudos to Christian!
That is pretty hilarious.
tikehau
Mar. 30th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
At least you didn't speak about nuclear meltdowns... Oh well...

I hope you don't mind if I find it hilarious, good Ser :-)
stormfairy
Mar. 31st, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Lovely icon, by the way.

I tried to tell a Shagga joke to my friends today, but for some reason they didn't get it, and just looked at me oddly.
bobddstryr
Mar. 30th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Uh-oh... :-p
theflamecrow
Mar. 30th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Do I need to build an underground shelter? :P
luinied
Mar. 30th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
I'm in Madison, and I was already thinking along these lines when I read the "general strikes" part of your disclaimer.
3165rushingyard
Mar. 30th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
thinking the same thing
I was thinking the same thing a few days ago, with the bombing of Libya (global war) and of course the tsunami in Japan. But I didn't think about a general strike for the NFL (since it will be a lock-out). I was thinking more about the change in collective bargaining for Wisconsin teachers. Of course the Russians announced on February 10th that the Apophis asteroid could hit the Earth in 2036, so that just means that GRRM has to have ADwD done within the next 25 years. Sarcasm aside, I think he has a pretty good chance to have it done before then.
bandofsisters
Mar. 30th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
not funny mister..*said trying to sound serious*
I´ll start buying food cans since tomorrow....
yakaji
Mar. 31st, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
You weren't aware it had already started?
March 29, 2011: A meteor is seen over a wide area of New Zealand's North Island and explodes in the sky above Auckland, NZ.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/4825382/Meteor-explodes-over-North-Island

sjb323
Mar. 31st, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
A meteor exploded above Auckland on Monday. Does that count? :P
trailingmale
Mar. 31st, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
OT: GoT to premiere on Armed Forces Network 4/23
In case it hasn't been brought to your attention, I just found out today that GoT will premiere on the Late Night segment of AFN on 4/23. That means that military and diplomatic families worldwide won't be missing the magic.
thecripplednewt
Mar. 31st, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
In all seriousness, I urge you to write as slow as is possible so we the book can be awesome.
geekavenger
Mar. 31st, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Now say..
Okay, now say beutiful women and piles of cash will rain from the sky! and that the only thing that would delay your book would be world peace and cures for cancer and AIDS! that should do it. Let's use these powers for good George!
kcswier
Mar. 31st, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
Prophetic?
Freakin' Mirri Maz Duur should be so prophetic as this!!!
yellowblackhaze
Mar. 31st, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
It was all kind of coincidental and a bit scary with the timing of things. Very pleased to hear that you are making progress, though.
stormfairy
Mar. 31st, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
Bah. "Asteroid strike + DANCE" is better than "No DANCE + No Asteroid strike".
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