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#1 Sep 17 2007 at 12:55 PM Rating: Good
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Whelp for all of us who like Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time saga, it will never come to an end. Robert Jordan died on Sunday afternoon. His last hours of life were spent talking into a tape recorder to get everything about the final book out before he passed on.

I'm hoping that he left enough in the way of notes for someone to continue his work and finish the final book.

http://www.dragonmount.com/RobertJordan/?p=90

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gBy7pK1U-kIvTHx4PYeiI8rqBkmg

Above you will find the story about his death and a post by his family at Dragonmount on his blog.
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#2 Sep 17 2007 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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Sorry to hear that! Never liked the series myself, but I do know several people who do. Sad that it most likely will never have a true ending.

Reminds me of Zelazny actually, also dying at a pretty young age and leaving behind one heck of a series unfinished.

Even if a different writer takes it over, it'll never be the same.
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#3 Sep 26 2007 at 8:05 AM Rating: Good
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Zieveraar wrote:
Sorry to hear that! Never liked the series myself, but I do know several people who do. Sad that it most likely will never have a true ending.

Reminds me of Zelazny actually, also dying at a pretty young age and leaving behind one heck of a series unfinished.

Even if a different writer takes it over, it'll never be the same.


But it might be better. The last few books were just so convoluted and roundabout that it's almost worth not finishing the series.
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Zieveraar wrote:

Even if a different writer takes it over, it'll never be the same.

Yeah, it will be shorter.
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#5 Sep 27 2007 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Kaolian wrote:
Zieveraar wrote:

Even if a different writer takes it over, it'll never be the same.

Yeah, it will be shorter.


I really wouldn't count on that though. Not with a series like this.

It could even get worse, in analogy with Dune, a new author (or couple of them) might even decide to first write two prequel trilogies and have those become the center point of the final book.

I do hope for the fans of WoT that this doesn't happen, I really do.


Edited, Sep 27th 2007 7:46pm by Zieveraar
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#6 Sep 30 2007 at 12:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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If they let timothy zahn touch wheel of time, I will personally fly out there and beat him with book 10. Worst. writer. ever.
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#7 Sep 30 2007 at 7:37 AM Rating: Decent
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If they let timothy zahn touch wheel of time, I will personally fly out there and beat him with book 10. Worst. writer. ever.


Well, his Star Wars trilogy sequels to the movies wasn't all that bad.

Definitely not compared to some of his other books like "Angelmass" or "Manta gift".

Zahn or Anderson, we ought to start a poll about it, which would be worst to complete WoT?
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#8 Sep 30 2007 at 10:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Zieveraar wrote:

Well, his Star Wars trilogy sequels to the movies wasn't all that bad.


Yes, yes they were. Part of me died after reading tose utter pieces of ****. "ooohhh, lets all meet back here at the ship in 15 standard time parts! in 84 standard time parts we can sneak in and do things! Standard time parts standard time parts! Just say ******* minutes already you pompus ***.

Anyone who thinks that those books were good for anything other than toilet paper must have been drowned as a child.
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#9 Sep 30 2007 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, yes they were. Part of me died after reading tose utter pieces of sh*t. "ooohhh, lets all meet back here at the ship in 15 standard time parts! in 84 standard time parts we can sneak in and do things! Standard time parts standard time parts! Just say @#%^ing minutes already you pompus ***.


It's still the only decent enough book I've read of him though. Granted, some parts of it were pretty bad, but much better than a lot of SW books that were published later on.

I always was a good swimmer, must have helped Smiley: grin

Edited, Sep 30th 2007 10:31pm by Zieveraar
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The only reason he didn't squish a wookie with a moon too is that he didn't think of it first.
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#11 Sep 30 2007 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
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The only reason he didn't squish a wookie with a moon too is that he didn't think of it first.


Most likely! Best part about that is afterwards hearing Salvatore whine about how that should never have happened and it was a bad part of the tale. He only wrote it himself.
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