The wait may be interminable, but George R.R. Martin wants you to know that nothing will ever stop him from finishing the Song of Ice and Fire — the book series that forms the basis of Game of Thrones

Not even his own death.

The author is set to appear in a cameo as himself on Syfy’s Z Nation as none other than a zombie — one seen signing copies of a book called “A Promise of Spring.” (The actual title of the next book in the series is A Dream of Spring, and there has been no official date set for its publication.)

Because being undead doesn’t mean you can forego promises to your fans.

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George R.R. Martin to publish next book as one of the undead