The wait of the fans for the launch of The Winds of Winter may soon be over.
There were recent reports that a Polish website called Piesnloduiognia reported Michal Jakuszewski as already translating the manuscript to Polish. Similarly, Alejo Cuervo, editor for Ediciones Gigamesh, the Spanish publisher that owns the right to publish George R.R Martin’s novel, said in a radio interview that the sixth book is expected next year, notes Watchers on the Wall. In Spanish, he said that the manuscript is promised to be given prior to the release of the English version, but “there will not be a big difference,” pertaining to the release date. He further said that The Winds of Winter will be coming next year, “unless a meteor falls.”
These are strong implications that the English version is likely done and is just gearing up for the final steps needed in the book such as translating and publishing. Should it go well, rumors indicate that The Winds of Winter may be released around February or March 2016.
Although Martin did not offer any official word yet, he may have hinted that the manuscript is already with the publishing houses. He said on his blog, “And while I will be travelling, my army on minions will be here at the old homestead, toiling in the paper mines.”
If The Winds of Winter is indeed launched in the first quarter of 2016, it will be ahead of Game of Thrones season 6, the TV series based on the book. Earlier, there was news that Game of Thrones season 6 may be pushed back to late April to May because of HBO new shows, “Vinyl” and “Girls and Togetherness.” Although the reason for the potential delay is unclear, one of the best guesses is that it will give Martin more time to release his book as well as for the television series to adapt to the novel’s story.