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Ah, another famous writer departs...
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Robert Jordan (James Oliver Rigney) [wikipedia] passed away yesterday. He was the author of the Wheel of Time fantasy series, as well as FAllon and Conan the Barbarian.

...it's kinda sad that his death probably means Memory of Light, the 12th and last book of the Wheel of Time series will probably be left uncompleted? Which means I'm... probably not going to pick up the series...

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p_trekkie From: p_trekkie Date: September 18th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
A fellow grad student who had read the first 11 books responded with a long string of epithets when someone mentioned the news in the office.....
shanrina From: shanrina Date: September 18th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Apparently he left behind detailed enough notes so that someone could finish it for him, but it's up to (IIRC) his wife and his publisher to decide whether or not they want to go that route. Or something like that. I know someone (Diana Paxson, maybe?) finished Marion Zimmer Bradley's last book when MZB died, and Kevin J Anderson and Herbert's son are still putting out Dune books. Not sure how things work with Dune, though, because I've only read the original.
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