Re: Martin's series
- Diane Baker [dianejoy@...] wrote:
> I'd be very disappointed if he stretched it that far. I read LOCUSOh, gosh, Diane, now you've got me wondering if I read it (or remembered
> myself, but GRRM personally said SIX total. Guess we'll have to see.
> If it went to 11, I would be very upset indeed; he doesn't need that
> much space. Wish I'd remembered the LOCUS reference and asked him about
it) wrong. Lesee... <Matt gets creative with numbers>
Two already published plus the one he just turned in (or is about to),
plus four more he contracted, makes seven total. From there, I remembered
the seven and the four and put them together, having remembered an ugly
number of volumes to be expected.
...and I'm not even sure I've remembered *those* numbers correctly. <g>
Maybe I'll just take my walker and hobble off into the sunset now....
Matthew Winslow mwinslow@... http://x-real.firinn.org/
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Currently reading: Song for the Basilisk by Patricia McKillip
- Matthew Winslow wrote:
>I'd be very disappointed if he stretched it that far. I read LOCUS
> From: Matthew Winslow <mwinslow@...>
> Diane Baker [dianejoy@...] wrote:
> > get his characters out on the quest. On the other hand, Martin (George
> > RR), even though he's going to have *four more books* in the Song of Ice
> > and Fire series after *Clash of Kings*. Yes: that does disturb me.
> In that case, be afraid, Diane. I read in the most recent issue of Locus
> that there will be not four, but SEVEN more volumes, beyond the four
> already contracted, making a total of eleven in the series.
> Numb yet?
myself, but GRRM personally said SIX total. Guess we'll have to see.
If it went to 11, I would be very upset indeed; he doesn't need that
much space. Wish I'd remembered the LOCUS reference and asked him about
Ah, what might have been....
- Don't worry about the numbers, Matt---you may have read about the seven
extras in an earlier LOCUS.
My Feb. 1999 copy of LOCUS says "GEORGE R. R. MARTIN sold the final
three books in his "Song of Ice and Fire" hexology, *A Dance With
Dragons, The Winds of Winter* and *A Time of Wolves* to Anne Groell at
Bantam via agent Kitty McCauley for "The biggest advance I"ve ever
gotten." He is working on volume three, *The Storm of Swords,* sold
earlier, and promises not to take as long as between volumes one and
two, and that six volumes is *it.* British rights have not yet been
negotiated." (LOCUS, vol 42 no. 2 issue 457, People & Publishing under
Books Sold, p. 10).
I hope that the extra speed will not jeopardize Martin's craftsmanship.
Oh, dear, the ward nurse is lookin' for the Madwoman! ---djb.