In an announcement that may temper your excitement from the new Game of Thrones season 5 trailer released earlier, HarperCollins has confirmed that the sixth book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series will not be published in 2015. Which is kind of funny, because it blows.

Immediately moving past the inevitable "WRITE LIKE THE WIND" backlash and "GRRM IS NOT YOUR BITCH" backlash backlash, I'm actually glad to know this now, in January, rather than wonder if the book could be coming any moment for the rest of the year. Now that I know, I don't need to wonder about it, and I can concentrate on things that make me happy, like On the Road with Tyrion and Varys.

[Via CNet]