Contact Us

‘Game of Thrones’ Author on Carrie Fisher and a ‘Wretched’ 2016

George RR Martin Carrie Fisher Death 2016
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

By now, you’ve likely seen some dozen of permutations on the sentiment that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin must have written 2016, given all the high-profile deaths. Most recently, fans lost both Star WarsCarrie Fisher and Watership Down author Richard Adams, for which Martin offer his own thoughts on this “wretched year.”

Speaking from his LiveJournal account, Martin acknowledged a more personal connection to Adams, but offered of Fisher:

Death, death, and more death… this year just keeps getting worse and worse.

There is not much I can say about the death of Carrie Fisher that a thousand other people have not said already. She was way too young. A bright, beautiful, talented actress, and a strong, witty, outspoken woman. Princess Leia will live as long as STAR WARS does… probably forever…

As to Adams, Martin agreed with sentiments that place Watership down as “one of the three great fantasy novels of the twentienth century, right up there with LORD OF THE RINGS and THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING.” The author had suggested Adams be honored with a life achievement award from the World Fantasy Convention, though Martin admitted a personal motivation of hoping to meet Adams.

Finally, Martin echoed all our 2016 grief, pleading “Please, let this wretched year come to an end.” Soon enough, George, and then you can resume torturing us all with fictional deaths. We know they’re coming.

Carrie Fisher’s Obituary Request Was Typically Witty and Wonderful

Best of 98.7 WFGR

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wfgr.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for WFGR VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WFGR VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.