Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library has a huge collection of George R.R. Martin’s work, much of it in the form of manuscripts. Redditor _honeybird thumbed through the entire 1600-page manuscript of A Dance With Dragons complete with notes from Martin and his editor.
The major bit of information gleaned from this trip revolves around Coldhands, who many fans believe may be BenJen. Looks like Martin’s editor was wondering the the same thing and posed the question to Martin, who very clearly answers.
See the picture after the break if you don’t mind major spoilers…
As you can see, Martin emphatically replied “NO” when his editor asked if Coldhands was actually BenJen—so the mystery continues.
Make sure to check out the rest of the Reddit thread to find out what else was uncovered.