June 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM ET
George R.R. Martin, the man who wrote the books that inspired the HBO hit show "Game of Thrones," is finally on Twitter.
The results are slightly less impressive than the five tomes in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.
Yes, that is a tweet pointing to his long-running LiveJournal page. And yes, that is his only tweet in the 23 hours since he started his account on Monday.
Could it be that some craven impersonator is taking up the fantasy author's identity? Nope, according to his publisher, Random House.
While Martin has been blogging for years, he has a few Luddite tendencies, like his preference for DOS-based word processors. Fans can at least take solace in the fact that Martin looks like he will be putting more time into finishing his sixth book, "The Winds of Winter," than tweeting.