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'Wheel of Time' author Robert Jordan dies

Tol Eressea

Sep 17 2007, 5:11pm

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Sep 17 2007, 5:27pm

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I have given up on his books but I owe hours of pleasure to his imagination and skill and I will miss an imaginative voice in the world. More important than us losing an author, his family has lost a loved one. Unsure

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Tol Eressea

Sep 17 2007, 5:44pm

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I've been meaning to read at least the first 'Wheel of Time' book for years, but have not gotten around to it. And I understand that he was working on a new book in the series when he died. Such a shame.

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Sep 17 2007, 6:14pm

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And his wife has about half a draft and all of his notes, including the ending. I never got past the 7th book, myself (of 12, I think) but it's nice to know that the series won't go unfinished.

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Sep 17 2007, 8:08pm

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I had heard in the summer of 06 that he was doing poorly. It's so unfortunate, he was so young. Frown

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Sep 17 2007, 11:47pm

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He was pretty young, and that sounds like a fairly grim thing to die of, too. I really feel for his family and loved ones.

I read part of a 'Wheel of Time' book and I never really got into it, but I know lots of folks who love his writing. I hope his wife is able to finish the 12th book - it would be a pity for his work to go unfinished. Frown

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Sep 18 2007, 1:35am

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He really wasn't much for going to conventions. I was in fandom for over 30 years and never met him; he generally wasn't at Worldcon.

However, he was a good friend of John M. Ford, a fine SF writer and longtime fan. Mike died suddenly about a year ago at the even younger age of 49. Robert Jordan spoke at Mike's funeral. Many writers I've known a long time said today, "We only ever saw Robert at Mike's funeral, and we wish we'd gotten to know him better."

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Sep 18 2007, 3:37am

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that he had attended at least 2 Comic-cons in the past. But no, he didn't seem to be a big convention person.

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Tol Eressea

Sep 18 2007, 3:53pm

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A great many people enjoyed his books. I too had heard of his illness; it's sad that he died at a relatively young age.

I started reading the Wheel of Time series when it first came out. It began promisingly, but soon became hopelessly mired in subplots and I eventually gave up on it in frustration. But for the sake of those who stuck it out through the rest of the series, I hope his widow will publish his drafts and notes for the last book.

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