Backstage at Sunday night’s Emmys, George R.R. Martin got his fans’ hopes up again.
Martin, of course, is the author of the “Song of Ice and Fire” book series — in other words, the books that form the basis for HBO’s award-winning “Game of Thrones.”
After “Game of Thrones” won the Emmy for best drama series, Martin hinted that fans might eventually be able to read about the land of Westeros before the events of his book series took place.
“I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to ‘Game of Thrones,’ so there’s a lot of material there, and I’m writing more,” Martin said, Deadline.com reports.
He noted that fans of the show and the “Song of Ice and Fire” book series it’s based on shouldn’t get too excited yet.
“At the moment, we still have this show to finish, and I still have two books to finish, so that’s all speculation,” Martin said.
“Game of Thrones” fans have long awaited the sixth novel in Martin’s series, “The Winds of Winter,” which has no publication date as yet.
In a post on his blog last month, Martin celebrated the 20th anniversary of the publication of “A Game of Thrones,” the first book in his series. He also noted that “The Winds of Winter” was still in progress, writing: “Here I am, 20 years later . . . still working on book six . . . (and no, sorry, I have no announcement to make on that front).”