George R.R. Martin says "Game of Thrones" fans won't have a say in how he ends his book series.
The author told Entertainment Weekly that his final two books will go according to his plan.
"The internet affects all this to a degree it was never affected before,” Martin said, explaining how the Internet can spoil things. "Suddenly the twist you’re building towards is out there. And there is a temptation to then change it (in the upcoming books) — ‘Oh my God, it’s screwed up, I have to come up with something different.’ But that’s wrong.
He continued, "Because you’ve been planning for a certain ending and if you suddenly change direction just because somebody figured it out, or because they don’t like it, then it screws up the whole structure. So no, I don’t read the fan sites. I want to write the book I’ve always intended to write all along. And when it comes out they can like it or they can not like it.”
Martin also discussed the the HBO show's final season airing before he completed the book series.
"The whole last three years have been strange since the show got ahead of the books,” he said. “Yes, I told (showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss) a number of things years ago. And some of them they did do. But at the same time, it’s different. I have very fixed ideas in my head as I’m writing 'The Winds of Winter' and beyond that in terms of where things are going. It’s like two alternate realities existing side by side. I have to double down and do my version of it which is what I’ve been doing.”
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