George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, will head to Guadalajara on Nov. 30 for the International Book Fair, his last public appearance of 2017 and one of few scheduled between now and when he finishes writing his next book. SEE ALSO: Is the internet spoiling'Game of Thrones' Season 7? Martin will join the conference as a speaker and special guest, where he will do press interviews and a live streaming event in addition to signing books. "I expect I will be doing some tequila tasting as well," he wrote on his blog, because what better research for Westerosi history than to drink? Martin said he was looking forward to meeting his Mexican fans and publishers, and that it was his first real trip south of the border. "My appearance schedule for 2017 is very limited, and will remain so until WINDS is completed," Martin added.
Professor Martin, whose main interest was in the practical application of artificial intelligence, was associated with the Laboratory for Computer Science and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. His work involved computer programs that embody various forms of expertise---mathematical, medical, management or linguistic---and the application of this expertise to practical ends. His system for symbolic mathematics is now used around the country by a large community of scientists. Professor Martin's interest in mangagement led him to the development of automatic programming techniques that are widely used.
Yes, George R. R. Martin did say in a live journal comment in reference to the Winds of Winter: "I think it will be out this year." He followed that statement with a pretty big "but". SEE ALSO: George R.R. Martin confirms'The Winds of Winter' will not be a happy book GRRM thinks TWOW will be out in 2017. Really, the key takeaway is that the book is "not done yet".
So, you are stuck in traffic. You drum your fingers impatiently on the steering wheel. Then, all of a sudden, a huge flickering shadow falls across the bonnet as a giant drone hovers above you. Sounds like pure fantasy, doesn't it, or at least an April Fool? It's the'Pop.Up Next' transporter as envisioned by Audi, Italdesign and Airbus.