George R.R. Martin Really Wishes He Finished Those Books First

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Going into the final season of Game of Thrones, we know the HBO series is going to end things differently than George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice books, if only because they’ve changed a lot already over the last two seasons. Plus, Martin hasn’t finished writing The Winds of Winter yet, which is only slated to be the second-to-last book in the series. But still, Martin had rough plans for how the book series would end, which he shared with Game of Thrones creators Benioff and Weiss, and their ending will come out before his does. Martin told EW he has “mixed feelings about that,” saying, “Obviously, I wished I finished these books sooner so the show hadn’t gotten ahead of me. I never anticipated that.”

Read the the whole article by Jackson McHenry at vulture.com.