George R. R. Martin gives the Iron Finger to naysayers

By Cian Gaffney on Jul 14, 2014 to Game of Thrones


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In a recent interview with the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, the acclaimed author of A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which Game of Thrones is based, was asked how he would respond to fans’ worries about his health giving out before he has the opportunity to finish the remaining books. Martin responded thusly:

“I find that question pretty offensive, frankly, when people start speculating about my death and my health. So fuck you to those people.”

Although his response was accompanied by a signature chuckle and raised middle finger, it is apparent that he feels insulted by such inappropriate questions, and rightly so. Such worries have increased of late, as it looks more and more certain that Game of Thrones will soon overtake Martin’s progress on the books, and finish the story.

More on this extract (and a .gif of this historic moment) over on EW.

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  • Eleonora Iafano

    Well, I don’t really blame the man. I love the books, have read all of them and yes, would love to see the 6th one out this year. But, all things at their appointed time. I want a quality product, not something just thrown together for the sake of putting it out there. Considering the amount of characters, houses and storylines, this isn’t a fairy tale for bedtime.

  • Ed Marquis

    I’m pleased to see him tell the fans where to go. On that note, I hope he’s writing quickly as he can. As an avid fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, I don’t relish another 5 or 6 year wait for the next installment.

  • Doonerbandit

    Good on ya George.

    • Exactly, it’s a heartfelt response that should have an impact on people and make them reconsider their priorities/expectations.

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