Latest reports seem to indicate that the earliest that the sixth book from the fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” could come out is in 2017. As to whether it will come out before, during, or after Season 7 of “Game of Thrones,” that would be another story.
One thing is confirmed from all of these is that the seventh and final book of the series titled “A Dream of Spring” will come out long after the “Game of Thrones” has ended its run on HBO.
It was previously reported that “Game of Thrones” can only be as good as seven or eight seasons but that would largely depend on how things shape up both in the series and the book in the next few months or years.
Martin certainly got a breather from all the pressure being put on him as regards the release of “The Winds of Winter” since fans and viewers of “Game of Thrones” have been so accustomed to receiving spoilers for the TV series year in and year out. It is only this year that they were not able to get a dose of their spoilers for the upcoming season of the popular show.