If you’re looking to complain about the whatever happens in “Game of Thrones,” George R.R. Martin wants you to look for another person to complain to.
In the “Song of Ice and Fire” author’s most recent blog post, the writer vented about “wars, woes and work.” One of those wars has been fan reaction to the last few episodes of the hit HBO fantasy series, which featured a rape scene that disgusted viewers and a heart-breaking death of a character.
“It is not my intention to get involved in those, nor to allow them to take over my blog and website, so please stop emailing me about them, or posting off-topic comments here on my Not A Blog,” Martin wrote. “Wage those battles on Westeros, or Tower of the Hand, or Boiled Leather, or Winter Is Coming, or Watchers on the Walls. Anyplace that isn’t here, actually.”
Although Martin has been named “the third most powerful writer in Hollywood” by a media outlet, he wants to clarify “how little that means.”
“I cannot control what anyone else says or does, or make them stop saying or doing it, be it on the fannish or professional fronts,” he continued. “What I can control is what happens in my books, so I am going to return to that chapter I’ve been writing on THE WINDS OF WINTER [sic] now, thank you very much.”
On the work front, Martin is quite busy. Catch up on his workload below.
Life is impossibly busy right now. I am wrestling with the Son of Kong (that is, working on THE WINDS OF WINTER), trying to wrap up a final round of edits and revisions on the twenty-third Wild Cards book (HIGH STAKES), developing three new series concepts for HBO and Cinemax, hiring writers and directors for three short low-budget films I am hoping to produce based on some classic SF short stories (more on that in the months to come), making my way through the Hugo Packet to prepare to vote, looking forward to opening JURASSIC WORLD at the Cocteay and to hosting a ten-author special event for the release of Steve Stirling’s new “Emberverse” anthology, THE CHANGE.