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  • Matt Baker
    Evidently, his son has been working on the WOT stuff with him for quite some time and has outlines of everything and will be handling finishing up the series,
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 21, 2007
      Evidently, his son has been working on the WOT stuff with him for quite some time and has outlines of everything and will be handling finishing up the series, along with his mother, who is an editor for Tor. So, like Frank Herbert's son with Dune, maybe the world of WOT won't die.

      "For better or worse, you have been marked."

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Yvette <yvette_n_chad@...>
      To: fantasyfictiondungeon@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 3:08:53 PM
      Subject: [Fantasy Fiction Dungeon] Re: Robert Jordan Dies

      Wow, was not expecting this. RIP RJ. May your stories live on in
      people's Hearts for decades to come.

      --- In fantasyfictiondunge on@yahoogroups. com, "jcherper"
      <jcherper@.. .> wrote:
      > Fantasy novel author Robert Jordan dies
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      > By Bruce Smith, Associated Press Writer
      > CHARLESTON, S.C. � Author Robert Jordan, whose Wheel of Time
      series of
      > fantasy novels sold millions of copies, has died of a rare blood
      > disease, his aide said Monday. He was 58.
      > Jordan, whose real name was James Oliver Rigney Jr., was born and
      > lived in this southern city most of his life. He died at the
      > University of South Carolina in Charleston of complications from
      > primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy, his personal assistant,
      > Simons, said Monday. The blood disease caused the walls of Rigney's
      > heart to thicken.
      > He wrote a trilogy of historical novels set in Charleston under the
      > pen name Reagan O'Neal in the early 1980s. Then he turned his
      > attention to fantasy and the first volume in his Wheel of Time
      > The Eye of the World, was published in 1990 under the name Robert
      > Jordan's books tells of Rand al'Thor, who is destined to become the
      > champion who will battle ultimate evil in a mythical land.
      > Book 11, Knife of Dreams, came out in 2005; there was also a
      > New Spring: The Novel, in 2004. The other titles in the series
      > Crossroads of Twilight,The Great Hunt,Lord of Chaos and The Path of
      > Daggers. Jordan was working on a 12th volume at the time of his
      > Simons said.
      > "The younger devotees of the series, who seem to be legion, have a
      > habit of dutifully rereading the complete gospel before each
      > ... (Jordan) creates a universe simple enough to master and then
      > challenges the characters to do the same in meticulously
      > battles against chaos and dissolution. "
      > In a 2004 online chat on the USA Today website, Jordan said he
      > to finish the main Wheel series in two more books. "It's not an
      > absolute promise, but I'm very much hoping for it and I think I
      can do
      > it," he wrote.
      > Most of the books made The New York Times list of best sellers.
      > In an interview with The Associated Press in 2003, Jordan discussed
      > having a best seller. The first time it happens "you go out in the
      > middle of the floor and you do a little dance. Then you go
      > booze is being served and buy a drink for everybody in the house."
      > "You have to have talent to some extent � I certainly hope I have
      > talent � but you have to have luck as well," Jordan said. "Once you
      > get that first shot, that will get you noticed for the rest of your
      > books and that will give the rest of your books a better chance."
      > He said in the interview that his Southern background came through
      > his work, even though it is set in a fantasy world.
      > "What I write is certainly not set in South Carolina, but I have
      had a
      > number of reviewers comment on the fact that I write with a
      > Southern voice," he said.
      > "It goes beyond more than simply where the story is set. I believe
      > is something we take in in the air and the water. It's a matter of
      > word choices � of the rhythms of sentences and the rhythm of
      speech in
      > particular."
      > A graduate of The Citadel, South Carolina's state military college,
      > Rigney worked as a nuclear engineer at the old Charleston Naval
      > Shipyard before taking up writing full time in 1977. He served two
      > tours of duty with the Army in Vietnam. He was decorated several
      > times, including winning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the
      > Star.
      > He is survived by his wife, Harriet McDougal Rigney.
      > Funeral arrangements had not been finalized on Monday, Simons said.

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