George R. R. Martin is the mastermind behind the world of Game of Thrones, which is based on his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. Martin has spoken out in favor of the series, praising it, but he also is a bit worried that it is moving a little faster than his brain (and hands) can come up with new source material.
Martin recently revealed that he thinks showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss (who know Martin's overall plan), might wrap the series up before he gets the planned seventh and final book published.
"My dream chronology is that the books finish first, and I do have a considerable lead over them," he recently said. "It's true that they're moving faster than I am -- the series has its own speed -- but I don't see us catching up for another three years or so, by which time another book will be out. That should give them another two seasons of material. And while I'm writing the last book, they'd be making those."
Fans have been waiting more than two years for a new book, since he put on A Dance With Dragons. That is a drop in a bucket though compared to the five years between Dragons and the previous book, A Feast for Crows.
"There are other HBO shows that have had long gaps between series," says Martin, meaning The Sopranos. "I'm just hoping the series will finish. I know the books will finish...I do wish that someone would invent a 48-hour day. And I wish that I had the energy that I had at 30 (he is 64)."