George R.R. Martin is best known for creating a fictional world in which brutal despots rule over the cowering masses, crushing any opposition with violent retribution from their devoted minions.
Donald Trump is trying his damnedest to make GRRM's vision a reality.
In case you're somehow unaware, Martin is the author who penned the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, upon which the wildly successful HBO series Game of Thrones is based.
He's been a vocal opponent of Donald Trump's presidential campaign from the beginning, and - never one to hold back in his writing - Martin had some choice words for the political neophyte in a recent blog post.
The piece, hilariously titled "President Pussygrabber" appeared on Martin's website in the hours after Trump's electoral college victory became official.
Martin made no effort to conceal his disappointment and frustration, but was as articulate as ever in his description of greed and authoritarianism run amok, writing:
"There are really no words for how I feel this morning.
"America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not.
"Trump was the least qualified candidate ever nominated by a major party for the presidency. Come January, he will become the worst president in American history, and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage.
"And the decimated Democrats, a minority in both House and Senate, do not have the power to hinder him.
"Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse."
He concluded - in a nod to the apocalyptic change of seasons so frequently foretold by his characters:
"Winter is coming. I told you so."
Yes, GoT fans looking for words of encouragement or promises that this is the point in the story were the heroes triumph over incredible odds will have to look elsewhere.
We recommend the open letter that Aaron Sorkin wrote to his daughter in an attempt to help her understand the implications of a Trump presidency.
From GRRM it's nothing but doom and gloom, but we doubt that comes as much of a shock from those familiar with his work.
If you were expecting a positive spin on the political equivalent of the Red Wedding, you don't know GRRM.
Thus far, Trump has yet to respond, which is disappointing, as he used to fire off a dozen attack-tweets every time anyone mildly famous dared to so much as give one of his hotels a less-than-stellar Yelp review.
Watch Game of Thrones online to remind yourself of how much worse things can get.
Then spend the weekend hiding under your bed because, really - things can get much, much worse.