This is for all you folks that I have gotten addicted to George R.R. Martin's a Song of Ice and Fire series. The fifth book has been given a release date: September 30th, 2008. Of course this is much later than many have hoped, and is still awhile out; however, I am very happy to have something tangible to look forwards to.
If you are unfamiliar with the series, I whole-heartedly suggest that you give it more than a cursory glance. I can unequivocally say that this is the best fantasy series that I have read in a long time if not ever. It is very difficult to say why I like this series so much without spoilers, but let me just say that Mr Martin in unafraid of breaking the mold. Much like I was pleasantly surprised with how Firefly was not your typical scifi show, I have been both shocked and pleased by George R.R. Martin's unique writing style and story telling.