Game of Thrones season five has probably been the most shocking to date and many fans have wanted to have their say. (We understand. We haven’t quite scraped our jaws off the floor either.) But George RR Martin, the man who created the wild and unpredictable world of Westeros, doesn’t want to hear any more about it.
As HBO’s fantasy series has begun to move away from Martin’s books, fans have been contacting the 66-year-old novelist in droves to complain, discuss or express their surprise. And he’s had enough.
Taking to his website Not A Blog, Martin has pleaded with fans to “please stop emailing” him.
“Wars are breaking out… centered around the last few episodes of Game of Thrones,” Martin wrote. “It is not my intention to get involved in those, nor to allow them to take over my blog and website, so please stop emailing me about them.”
He goes on to ask fans to stop “posting off-topic comments here on my Not A Blog”, adding that they should discuss the show “any place that isn’t here, actually.”
Martin added that his life is “impossibly busy right now” (which might explain his lack of patience with his shocked fans) before going on to clarify that, instead of replying to emails, he plans to focus on the only thing he actually has control over: the next instalment in the book series, The Winds of Winter.
“Yes, I know that The Hollywood Reporter named me ‘the third most powerful writer in Hollywood’ last December. You would be surprised at how little that means. I cannot control what anyone else says or does, or make them stop saying or doing it, be it on the fannish or professional fronts. What I can control is what happens in my books, so I am going to return to that chapter I’ve been writing on The Winds of Winter now, thank you very much.”
Game of Thrones season five concludes on Monday at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic