The crisis of the coronavirus has imposed exceptional measures in all the world, and quarantine is the basis of all of them. On this occasion, the affected person is George R. R. Martin, the bestselling author of the fantasy saga ‘a Song of ice and fire’. The writer has a blog in which he shares the latest developments of his work, and he has confirmed that stops the business activity for the Jean Cocteau Cinema and in the Stagecoach Foundation with which it will remain in your home by typing the esperadisima ‘Winds of Winter’.
“For all those who may be concerned about me personally… yes, I am aware that I am in the most vulnerable population, given my age and physical condition”wrote Martin. “But I feel good in this moment, and we are taking all reasonable precautions. I am alone in a remote place isolated, staffed by one of my employees, and I’m not going to go to the city or see anyone. To tell the truth, spend more time in the West than in the real world, writing down all the days. Things are pretty gloomy in the Seven Kingdoms … but perhaps not as gloomy as can be here.”
“Some days, watching the news, I cannot help but feel that now we all live in a science fiction novel. But it is not, unfortunately, the type of science fiction novel in which I dreamed to live when I was a kid, the one that has the cities on the Moon, colonies on Mars, the household robots programmed with the Three Laws and the flying cars. I never liked the stories of pandemic… I hope that we all walk through this safe and sound. Take care well, friends. Better to prevent than cure“.
Years of waiting
The novel will be the sixth installment of the saga, and has for many years been in development, having been published in 2011, the latest installment in ‘Dance of dragons’ and having finished the series adaptation of ‘Game of Thrones’. Many fans have already lost hope of being able to have the book in their hands ever, but perhaps the forced isolation of the american author to allow the publication of long-awaited literary work.