[first posted at 9 am EST on my website]

No. Sorry. Not done yet.

I'm close, though. Watch this space. When the book is done, you will read it here.

original cover 2006

Meanwhile... there is news. Big news. The end is in sight, at long long last, and we're close enough so that my editors and publishers at Bantam Spectra have set an actual publication date.

revised cover 2007

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be in your favorite bookstore on

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

new cover 2009

Yes, I know. You've all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009. None of those were ever hard dates, however. Most of them... well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like.

This date is different. This date is real.

Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12. I hope you like it.

((For what it's worth, the book's a monster. Think A STORM OF SWORDS))

final cover? 2011

The dragons are coming. Prepare to dance.

And hey... thanks for waiting.
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message 1: by William (new)

William Fuentes Hurray!

message 2: by Adam (new)

Adam Shaeffer Woo hoo!

message 3: by Andron (new)

Andron Can't wait! :D

message 4: by Brian (new)

Brian One day after my birthday! I don't know whether to feel as though this is the best news of the day or to be peeved that the book is now late on a personal level. :3 Excellent work George!

message 5: by Peter (new)

Peter So excited!!

message 6: by Natalia (new)

Natalia Thank you!!! I'm looking forward to reading it.

message 7: by Christine (new)

Christine yesssssssss! finally!

message 8: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy OH FUCK YES.

message 9: by Levi (new)

Levi Tinney I had a feeling it was going to be this year. :D

message 10: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Bout Damn time!

message 11: by Joseph (new)

Joseph De Maria This makes this the best year ever!

message 12: by Colin (new)

Colin Best news in a long time. Omg, can't wait.

message 13: by Clarence (last edited Mar 04, 2011 02:38AM) (new)

Clarence Not even the creation of sliced bread can be compared to this phenomenal event!

message 14: by Marco (new)

Marco Tamborrino FUCK YEAH!

message 15: by Shannon (new)

Shannon I'm planning to re-read all the previous books so all the details are fresh in my mind before I dive into this one!

message 16: by Buddy (new)

Buddy But that's a wyvern on the cover, not a dragon.

message 17: by Emily (new)

Emily So excited!

message 18: by Chris (new)

Chris Buddy, I don't care if it's a juggling dog on the front, we have a date! So excited!

message 19: by Buddy (new)

Buddy So say we all.

message 20: by Trae (new)

Trae So say we all, indeed! I'm so excited! I can hardly wait!

message 21: by Sarahpot (new)

Sarahpot I say finally!!

message 22: by Erika (new)

Erika Peluso OMG!!!! I am incredibly excited and will tell all of my friends!!!!

message 23: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Sloan Such exciting news!!! I can't wait!

message 24: by Amandajane (new)

Amandajane Perfect early birthday present (july 14:))

message 25: by Margaux (new)

Margaux Winter is coming to an end!

message 26: by Tara (new)

Tara I can't believe this I can't believe this I can't believe this! I am thrilled, ecstatic, even a little incredulous. I can't wait!

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