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Far as I understand, this will be the first full season where Game of Thrones can't be spoiled by book readers of Martin, because he hasn't written anything beyond where they last left off. But given that I haven't read a single page of any of the books, that might not be true. (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
What I do know to be true though is that George R.R. Martin won't be responsible for any of the writing for Season 6 of Game of Thrones. He made a calculated decision to spend more time writing future novels, as opposed to script writing. I wonder what that will mean for the show? Think it will be just as good, or better, or what? Makes me a little nervous, but I know that the other script writers for GOT are great, so I'm thinking everything will be just fine.
Maybe for once, the tv show will act as a spoiler for future books, instead of the other way around. Finally.
Here's Martin on why he opted to not write any of GOT season 6 screen scripts:
After wrestling with it for a month or so, I've decided not to script an episode for season six of Game of Thrones. Writing a script takes me three weeks, minimum, and longer when it is not a straight adaptation from the novels. And really, it would cost me more time than that, since I have never been good at changing gears from one medium to another and back again. Writing a season six script would cost me a month's work on Winds, and maybe as much as six weeks, and I cannot afford that. With David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Bryan Cogman on board, the scriptwriting chores for season six should be well covered. My energies are best devoted to Winds.