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- Alternative meanings: Robert Jordan (lawyer) for the former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Robert Jordan (character) for the character in Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Robert Jordan is a pen name for James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (born October 17, 1948). He is best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina and holds an undergraduate degree in physics from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He is a history buff and served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.
(under the pen name Reagan O'Neal)
Jordan is one of several writers who has written pastiches of the original Conan the Barbarian stories.
- Conan the Defender (1982)
- Conan the Invincible (1982)
- Conan the Triumphant (1983)
- Conan the Unconquered (1983)
- Conan the Destroyer (1984)
- Conan the Magnificent (1984)
- Conan the Victorious (1984)
- Conan: King of Thieves (1984)
They were packed into two separate volumes:
- The Conan Chronicles
- Further Chronicles of Conan
Ten books of a projected twelve total comprising the main sequence have been published thus far. The eleventh, titled Knife of Dreams, is expected later this year.
- The Eye of the World (15 January 1990)
- The Great Hunt (15 November 1990)
- The Dragon Reborn 15 October 1991)
- The Shadow Rising (15 September 1992)
- The Fires of Heaven (15 October 1993)
- Lord of Chaos (15 October 1994)
- A Crown of Swords (15 May 1996)
- The Path of Daggers (20 October 1998)
- Winter's Heart (9 November 2000)
- Crossroads of Twilight (7 January 2003)
- Knife of Dreams (6 October 2005)
- Final Novel (most likely fall 2007 or early 2008)
In addition to the main sequence, Robert Jordan has also written some accessory works:
- New Spring (February 2000, novella, published in volume three of Tor's Legends anthology, edited by Robert Silverberg)
- The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time (13 November 1998, reference book, written in collaboration with Teresa Patterson )
- From The Two Rivers , a repackaging of the first half of The Eye Of The World for a younger market, includes an additional prologue titled Ravens.
- Cheyenne Riders (1982, under the pseudonym Jackson O'Reilly)
Jordan mentioned several times that he plans another fantasy set in a different kind of world. He said that it will be Shogun-like series about a man, who suffers shipwreck in an unknown culture and world. The book will take pace of his adventures there. He said that he'll do this after he finishes his complete work on WoT in Book 12 and the prequels. He particularly stressed that this novel will be significantly shorter, about 6 books long, than the latter saga. It has been confirmed the new series will be called "Infinity of Heaven".
- Bibliography on SciFan
- Robert Jordan biography on Dragonmount, a large Wheel Of Time community site
- Interviews of Robert Jordan on The Wheel of Time
- Silklantern.com: fan-run site
- wotmania: fan-run site
- Encyclopaedia WoT: extensive database of Wheel of Time information
- Wheel of Time FAQ: a fairly definitive FAQ
- Information on Wheel of Time programming at Dragon*Con
- The White Tower - TarValon.net
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