A Song of Ice and Lucre
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN has spent a half- decade writing the hotly anticipated sixth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series that spawned HBO’S Game of Thrones, whose sixth season concludes this month. “The book is not done,” he wrote to fans on his blog this January, citing a missed deadline. “I tried, I promise you. I failed.” But he hasn’t failed to reel in millions annually since book five, thanks to backlist sales and TV residuals.