Many Song of Ice and Fire fans complain about author George R.R. Martin’s leisurely pace in finishing up the fantasy epic, but the author has a message for those worried he might die before it’s over.
Martin conducted an interview with the Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger, and was asked the question that a lot of fans have been asking as he diverts his focus among the TV series and other pursuits, such as the revival of a hometown theater in New Mexico — is he worried he might pass away before the series is finished?
According to Martin, its not a concern, and he’s extremely offended by the question. So offended, in fact, that he has a nice middle finger and some choice words to those asking:
“I find that question pretty offensive, people speculating about my death and my health. So f–k you to those people.”
Martin has never been afraid to share his opinion, and you’ve got to respect the guy giving a hearty FU to those concerned that his age and health could affect the ending of a fantasy series. Yes, we all love Game of Thrones, but a man’s life is obviously much more important than a book series and TV show.
Plus, if you were wondering where some of the heroes and villains of Westeros get that icy demeanor, wonder no longer. They just have a little bit of Martin’s steely resolve coursing through their fictional veins.