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What would happen if a casual reader - or prospective reader - were to go to the author's website looking for information as to the progress of the "Ice and Fire" series? On the top of the front page, he would see a link entitled "Ice & Fire Update". If he were to click on this link, he would see, under the title "A … see more What would happen if a casual reader - or prospective reader - were to go to the author's website looking for information as to the progress of the "Ice and Fire" series? On the top of the front page, he would see a link entitled "Ice & Fire Update". If he were to click on this link, he would see, under the title "A Song of Ice and Fire Update", the giant word "DONE!". Scrolling down, he would then see an image of the cover of the 5th book "A Dance with Dragons". That out-of-date "update" is almost 1.5 years old. It has not been updated since he posted it. At the time, it meant that the author had just finished book 5 (and not that he had finished the series). I can understand his reluctance to update, since it appears he has made virtually NO progress on Book 6 in the 1.5 years since. But it seems to me that to leave it as it is is to mislead visitors to the site. Nothing is "done". Book 5 leaves multiple story arcs way up in the air. The official position, currently, is that GRRM will need at least 2 more volumes to finish the story. (For instance, the bibliography section of the same website lists the titles of 2 more "forthcoming" volumes). Even that is likely an underestimate, at the rate he is going. see less What would happen if a casual reader - or prospective reader - were to go to the author's website looking for information as to the progress of the "Ice and Fire" series? On the top of the front page, he would see a link entitled "Ice & Fire Update". If he were to click on this link, he would see, under the title "A Song of Ice and Fire Update", the giant word "DONE!". Scrolling down, he would then see an image of the cover of the 5th book "A Dance with Dragons". That out-of-date "update" is almost 1.5 years old. It has not been updated since he posted it. At the time, it meant that the author had just finished book 5 (and not that he had finished the series). I can understand his reluctance to update, since it appears he has made virtually NO progress on Book 6 in the 1.5 years since. But it seems to me that to leave it as it is is to mislead visitors to the site. Nothing is "done". Book 5 leaves multiple story arcs way up in the air. The official position, currently, is that GRRM will need at least 2 more volumes to finish the story. (For instance, the bibliography section of the same website lists the titles of 2 more "forthcoming" volumes). Even that is likely an underestimate, at the rate he is going.

asked on September 30, 2012

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