'Game of Thrones' Fans Rejoice: George R.R. Martin Says 'Winds of Winter' Will Be Out This Year

Then again, #receipts.

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Our feelings about the impending arrival of George R.R. Martin's next book Winds of Winter can best be summarized by dusting off our favorite GIF:

The world-famous Game of Thrones author has been promising to deliver the next chapter in his Song of Ice and Fire series for what seems like a lifetime, but hark! It looks like winter might be coming after all. When asked by a fan if he could *possibly* indicate when the long-awaited book would drop, Martin said (opens in new tab) the following:

So, reading between the lines/shade, it looks like Winds of Winter could come out in 2017—which is in line with the French Amazon release date (opens in new tab) of March 9. On that note:

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.