Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire, A Dance With Dragons, is estimated to release December 2012. That's a potential seven years in the works.
My book is only going to take three years and change. So yeah. Take that, Martin. Tsk.
A big 18 page preview of Project: Rophelcopter will be up next week [edit: minor delay on that, maybe I *am* as bad as Martin]. The whole book will be finished early 2011, probably. Available for purchase: ???. Depends on publishing. Will shop it around to agents/publishers when it's finished. If no dice, will self publish.
Onwards with my sci-fi novel reading binge, I started this one yesterday
30 pages in so far. Early impression: Whoa. Holy crap. Seriously.