Praise: The Next 'Game of Thrones' Book *Finally* Gets a Release Date

Mood: Arya starting a food fight.

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Notoriously sloth-like writer George R.R. Martin has been taking his sweet time writing Winds of Winter, the sixth Game of Thrones book—such a sweet time that the show has outpaced him (opens in new tab), and entire dynasties of fruit flies have lived and died without hearing the next Song of Ice and Fire. But now, we've finally, FINALLY got a release date, thanks to French Amazon.

Summary of three books

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(That means March 9, 2017. Just so there's no confusion.)

Neither Martin nor his publisher have confirmed this still-distant day, but when you're dealing in half-decades (A Dance with Dragons came out in 2011), WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR MORE??

From Game of Thrones

I AM HAPPY!

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.