George RR Martin has spoken out numerous times about progress on the next Game of Thrones book; even hinting that it should be published by next summer. So does this latest news that he's been named the Chief World Builder for Meow Wolf mean TWOW is at risk of being delayed again? Or is it so close to completion that he has more time freeing up in his schedule?

Meow Wolf is an entertainment company behind next-gen immersive experiences and interactive exhibitions, and Martin has been linked to it for well over a decade.

He said: "From the very beginning, the Meow Wolf team captured my curiosity.

"They really sparked my interest and their vision pushed all my buttons – a sci-fi world spanning multiple universes – they delivered something we've never seen before.

"I look forward to continuing to grow the Meow Wolf storyworld for years to come."

He had recently strongly hinted on his blog that he's on the home stretch with progress on The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in A Song of Ice and Fire.
他最近在他的博客上强烈暗示他在《凛冬之风》(The Winds of Winter)上取得了进展,这是《冰与火之歌》中的第六本书。

"I tell you this," he wrote. "If I don't have The Winds of Winter in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for WorldCon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I'm done."
“我告诉你,”他写道。 “当我抵达新西兰参加世界大会时,如果我手边没有《凛冬之风》,那么我在这里立下字据,你们到时候可以将我监禁在白岛的一个小木屋里,让我俯瞰硫酸湖,直到我写完。“

Not much is known about how The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring will conclude, with speculation raging over how much they will have in common with the Game of Thrones TV show - which ended last month.

But Isaac Hempstead Wright, who played Bran, implied that his character's ending will be the same.