Sorry, 'Game of Thrones' fans, we probably won't get 'Winds of Winter' in 2018 either

Get the Full StoryIce and fire are once again at odds in the latest news of Winds of Winter, the long-awaited and long-delayed next installment of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice saga.

The news is not good. There's a delay in the processAgain. This time, in a manner of speaking, it's the dragons' fault.

In exchanging comments with fans on a recent Not a Blog post, Martin shared a detail that all but confirms we won't be seeing Winds of Winter in 2018. Not unless there's a miracle.

Does anyone else feel like George is mocking us at this point?Image: Kevin Winter Getty ImagesThis latest round of depressing information began when a fan asked what writing Martin had planned for 2018. He responded that he was close to completing the first volume of his spin-off Targaryen family history series, Fire and BloodAnother fan asked how the timeline for that series would factor into the release of Winds of Winter. Read more...More about Entertainment, Game Of Thrones, George R. R Martin, Winds Of Winter, and A Song Of Fire And Ice