Fans wondering if author George R. R. Martin will be alive to finish his “Song of Ice and Fire” book series will be pleased to know that he is healthy and strong at the age of 65. In fact, there is nothing wrong with his mobility or speech, particularly when comes to responding to inappropriate questions from fans.

In an interview with Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, Martin gladly extended his middle finger to respond to claims that his readers worry that he will die before finishing “A Song of Fire and Ice”.

He said while flipping off:

“I find that question pretty offensive, people speculating about my death and my health. So f**k you to those people.”

Also see: Here’s the 1963 George R. Martin Fan Letter to Stan Lee

George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin

Game of Thrones” is based on Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” book series which took the world by storm.  Ranked by Vulture as popular culture’s most devoted fan based phenomenon back in 2012, fans are really anxious to see what will happen next in the series. “A Dance with Dragons”, the latest instalment in the series, took six years to write, and some fans are concerned that HBO will be rolling their thumbs in time to come if there is not enough source material to keep up with the demand of the small screen adaptation.

The highly acclaimed author is currently working on the sixth novel, “The Winds of Winter”, with an estimated release date somewhere in 2017. Even though no release date has been confirmed, analysts predict that Martin’s average rate of 350 words per day will have fans waiting in suspense for the next three years until the next book will be published.

“Game of Thrones” aired its final fourth season episode on June 15. Filming for the anticipated fifth season is scheduled to begin this month in Belfast for a 2015 premiere.