The story is finished. The author passed but left his notes and pre-manuscripts with another author who he entrusted to finish his work. The last two books ( of 14 HUGE novels, think Lord of the Rings 1-3 in each) were done by Brandon Sanderson. I hope the series does them as much justice as the Expanse team have done.
Oh I meant the GoT books should've finished like WoT before they made the TV show, just to be clear.
I think Martin's made a big mistake signing up for the TV show before he finished the novels, in terms of the end which is probably the most important bit to get right in a story. You can see it's unravelling. Hard to see how they can recover it.
I will certainly get WoT. And what the hell was the link on about with SANDERSON dying and the year 2017?!?!