September 16, 2007

Robert Jordan passed away today.

I first read about it here.

Dragonmount hosted a blog for Jordan, but the traffic spike appears to have knocked them offline.

I wasn't much of a recreational reader until a friend handed me The Eye of the World in college. Ever since then, I've probably read more books in the last six years than all the years previous.

It's sad to hear that he's passed. From what I understand, he'd had the ending of the Wheel of Time series planned out long before ever typing a word. He's supposedly been dictating much of the plot and outline to people, so it sounds like the last book in the series may yet happen. He also spoke of some potential short stories to be sprinkled throughout the chronology later, but those are not going to happen now.

I wonder if he felt regret at not finishing it himself? His books touched a great many people, more than any author could really hope to. I'm certain that that's what he'll be taking with him, not any regret over a few untyped words. Sometimes the best endings are those left to the imagination.

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1 I'm not a big fan of his books, but I have a lot of friends who are, and he'll be missed.

On a completely different note - I'll be updating the image builder and posting some instructions either tonight or tomorrow morning.  (I get an email every time the system has a 500 error, so I could see you were having a little trouble there.  Sorry about that.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 19, 2007 10:47 PM (PiXy!)

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I'll be the first to admit that they got depressingly slow between books 7 and 10 (your range may vary), but book 11 gave me hope that he was coming around.

Well, I tried it several times thinking it may have been that transient bug from earlier. Sorry if I bombarded your inbox.

Posted by: Will at September 20, 2007 10:25 AM (SOx9v)

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