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Spoke in the Wheel

September 17th, 2007 (03:34 pm)
sad

current mood: sad

Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time books, died last night.

Sad news - his books were the closest thing I'd read that evoked the sheer world-building and shattering events of Tokien's Middle-Earth.

From the Wheel of Time Message boards :

Beyond expressions of sadness at Jordan's passing, I have no doubt the most frequent question/concern will be, "What happens to WoT?"

I talked with Jason about this. He said that Jordan has been dictating outlines and plot lines and everything else related to the final book. He used the phrase "army of writers" to talk about the people that were converting those tapes into written form.

It would appear that the final book will still be published, I'm sure details regarding that will work themselves out. So please be patient (as challenging as that might be), and for now let's focus on Jordan's life, writing, and the joy he brought to us.

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Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: September 18th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)

Haven't read any of his stuff yet. Didn't realize he lived in Charleston (which is only a couple of hours from me), graduated from the Citadel, and was a decorated Vietnam vet. Sounds like he was a cool guy. I'm glad he was able to make arrangements to finish the series.

Posted by: keith5by5 (keith5by5)
Posted at: September 18th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
So sad

While his views on relationships between the sexes were as messed up as Whedon's, Robert Jordan nevertheless created a breath-taking world, and some truly entangled plots.

With him and Gemmell now gone, the fantasy world is a poorer place.

Posted by: Stephanie (ourbeloved)
Posted at: September 18th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Sad Water Colors

Oh how sad!!! :( How terribly sad.

He'll be in my thoughts and prayers. He and his. Thanks for the update, Booskywoostykins.

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