Re: A Song of Ice and Fire books
I think the fanfiction mention was meant to indicate novels within the world of ASOIAF written by someone other than Martin. Shared world novels, such as the various dungeons and dragons novels or tie-ins like the Star Wars EU, are frequently referred to as "fanfiction."
"I never asked for this crown. Gold is cold and heavy on the head, but so long as I am the king, I have a duty … If I must sacrifice one child to the flames to save a million from the dark … Sacrifice … is never easy, Davos. Or it is no true sacrifice." - Stannis Baratheon