No, the book isn’t quite done… but George and his publisher now feel they can give an absolutely firm publication date for the novel: July 12, 2011. Preoder today! As we’ve previously noted, the book is very large, possibly the longest novel in the series.
Now, it’s just a matter of time for GRRM to announce that he’s wrapped up the final chapter and has sent it on to Bantam.
Over at his official site, GRRM also updates, indicating that short of world wars, asteroid strikes, or tsunamis, this date is locked in!