25 February 2008
Today I buckled down and pre-ordered George R.R. Martin's next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Somehow, having an order number makes it seem much more likely that the book will actually arrive someday. I've been passing time at towerofthehand.com and westeros.org reading all kinds of quasi mathematical (r+l=J ?) and philosophical theories about the books. aDwD is due out, per Random House, by 9/30/08. But dear George has said never to believe any date other than those he publishes on his site, and he hasn't put one out there yet.