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Old 04-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #2351
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As the TV series is going to run 7 years and mirror the books (except 4 & 5 since those books run concurrently with split character sets) I think Martin will step up his game some. I do hope it doesn't cause him to rush it and put out something he isn't happy with. But I suspect HBO is not one to sit and wait on you...
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #2352
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It makes sense that as long as the TV series remains popular and assuming the number of seasons equals the number of volumes, and since the TV series started in 2011 then the final season will be 2018. So Martin probably has to finish the 7th volume and presumably publish it in 2017 (soon enough that he doesn't hinder shooting the final season).

1. Game of Thrones (1996)
2. Clash of Kings (1999) 3 years
3. Storm of Swords (2000) 1 year
4. Feast for Crows (2005) 5 years
5. Dance with Dragons (2011) 6 years
6. Winds of Winter (2014?) 3 years?
7. Dream of Spring (2017?) 3 years?

It looks like he lost a little momentum for #4 and #5 but I think we can count on the pressure of TV production to motivate him to finish #6 and #7 by 2017.

OTOH factors may conspire to extend the series to 8 novels. Nobody wants the golden goose dead.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:02 PM   #2353
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I just finished The Quiet Game by Greg Iles and am moving on the Sandra Brown's Play Dirty.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:52 PM   #2354
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I just finished The Quiet Game by Greg Iles and am moving on the Sandra Brown's Play Dirty.
I love Greg Iles! Did you like it?
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Yes, I like his books. They're all very good. Some are even outstanding.
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I'm trying to finish up the book I've been reading so I can start the one I picked up today. "Fuzzy Nation," by John Scalzi. Looks like a great tribute to H. Beam Piper who brought us the original "Little Fuzzy" half a century ago. Absolutely one of my favorite stories.
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I loved Little Fuzzy.
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Blink by malcolm Gladwell. Very interesting book.
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I went to the used book store this morning and was fortunate to find the third in a series of books by Rennie Airth. The titles are River Of Darkness, The Blood-Dimmed Tide and The Dead Of Winter.
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I went to the used book store this morning and was fortunate to find the third in a series of books by Rennie Airth. The titles are River Of Darkness...
It appears to be a post WW I mystery novel (series) and it looked interesting enough that I reserved the first in the series at my public library.
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