It looks like George R.R. Martin has been misquoted when he said he hadn't watched any episodes of Game of Thrones” Season 7 yet at a fan convention in Russia. In fact, several news publications are reporting that he is not actually watching the television adaptation of his “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel series.

To clear things up, the 68-year-old author told Entertainment Weekly in an email that he didn’t say he is not watching the HBO television show. He believed that it is an incident of lost in translation that quickly makes it rounds on the internet.

A big miscommunication

George R.R. Martin just came home from New Mexico and surprised with the news that was emerging online.

During his trip, the novelist discerned that he hasn’t had the chance to watch any television show. Thus he wasn’t updated on the new episodes of “Games of Thrones” Season 7.

From this statement, he believed the issue started. GRRM revealed that he is watching the television adaptation of his “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel series. In fact, he often posts the show’s trailers, praises its cast members, staff and crew, especially during awards season. He even hosts the program’s screening at his historic Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The only thing he avoids to talk about is the fantasy drama’s existing storyline. The current plotline is now beyond the narrative of his five novels – “A Game of Thrones,” “A Clash of Kings,” “A Storm of Swords,” “A Feast for Crows,” and “A Dance with Dragons.” If ever he is being asked, he just points it to the show’s executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss.

Things that keep GRRM busy nowadays

George R.R. Martin is now busy developing four “Game of Thrones” prequels for HBO and writing the much-awaited “The Winds Of Winter.”

“I did not start to write slower over the years,” he told US Metro. He explained that he had worked for the first book installment for six years while it took him four years to finish the second one. He believed that fantasy authors that are releasing a new book every year are not working on large volume like his that has 1500 pages. Also, he admitted that he is already aging and his age doesn’t add eagerness to his writing.

GRRM also hinted that there would be big differences between “GoT” and his upcoming sixth novel. “The book series and TV adaptation go their separate ways,” he said. On TV, there were about 20 deaths here and there, but in the book, they will be kept alive, so their stories will go on.