George R.R. Martin Just Shot Down This Epic Fan Theory

Game of Thrones is a popular TV series with a huge fandom based on a set of fantasy novels that also has a large fanbase. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that random theories crop up related to the series on a regular basis. Most of the time, A Song Of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin stays out of the speculation, but there is one theory that is so wild, he felt he just had to shoot it down.

It’s not a theory about throne-winning or parentage, but George R.R. Martin says that the biggest crazies are the ones who think he is hiding finished volumes of his book series from the publishers and the fans. Here’s what he had to say.

"From my point of view, the craziest one is the people who believe that I've actually finished all of the books, and I'm just sitting on them for some reason in order to get more money or increase the value, you know, to release them an appropriate point. That's a pretty crazy one, but there seem to be people who actually believe that."

While he might not have secret hordes of books hidden in desk drawers, we do know George R.R. Martin is working on the next book in the series, called The Winds of Winter. He’s released multiple chapters from the book, including one last spring that is set in Braavos. Although he's released a chapter here or there, the work has been notoriously slow going.

According to the Huffpost, Martin is really digging down and working hard on his book series now that HBO’s Game of Thrones is headed into Season 5. The writer didn’t even sign on to write a Season 5 script, which is super weird, since he has written one episode per season like clockwork since HBO picked the show up to series back in 2010. Given how many book words he has left to write, however, I guess he made the right long-term decision for the franchise.

George R. R. Martin has already gone on record as saying some fan theories out there are correct. Given the sheer number of whispers on the Internet, however, it’s impossible to weed through and figure out which of these mysterious predictions hold water. Jon Snow’s family situation? Is The Hound really dead? We still have no idea, but I guess it’s at least nice we can officially rule out this one doozy about the writer hording Game Of Thrones pages like a thoughtful bear preparing his cave. You know, since winter is coming.

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