Author Topic: This week at Worldcon: "Rolling up the Wheel of Time" panel with Sanderson, etc.  (Read 6032 times)

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Yeah, the version of The Count of Monte Cristo that I read was 1600 pages.  It was a little too big to comfortably read in bed, though.
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I have a Shakespearean collection (one book) that's 1263 pages, but it doesn't even feel as durable (thinner pages, and I've had the binding break quickly on one of those). Like when they print Bibles; those pages rip easy.

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This is the Pattern at work. I began telling people after The Path of Daggers, when the title for Winter's Heart was first announced, that the Wheel of Time would take thirteen volumes. After Crossroads of Twilight was released and RJ repeatedly stated during interviews that he would take no more than two more volumes to complete the series, I worried that he was resisting the tug of the Pattern.

Given how significant the number thirteen is throughout, once the story reached nine volumes it was clear to me that the Pattern would demand thirteen.

Of course, that and $4.29 at Starbucks...
The preceding message posted entirely by ]Accident[, intentionally.

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This is the Pattern at work...yada...yada...yada

Agreed. The Wheel turns as the Wheel wills.
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1. Two books won't be two self containing stories. That is not possible. RJ said it himself.
2. Plus how would they name it? A memory of light A, A memory of ligt B? or A memory of Light and Tarmon Gaidon?
Whatever it will be it's not something that RJ choice and that is way important.
3. Going against the author wishes while it could be publised as one book. Very disrespectfull.

They can split it into part 1 and part 2 like Tad William's did with To Green Angel Tower, which was a great book. I'd like to see them use the cool reverse cover art thing they did too.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2008, 04:07:17 AM by yakumo fujii »

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I don't mind a split and a collector's edition; however, being a WOT nut I am going to want the collector's edition plus I will want, at least, the dust jackets of the two volumes.  I doubt nuts like me will be able to be satisifed (without buying the two volumes also).

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Splitting it in two is a bad idea. Keep it as one and everyone will be happy, and RJ won't be turning over in his grave.
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« Last Edit: September 01, 2008, 04:00:29 PM by Ookla The Mok »
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Now you've got all the ones with beards on one side and all the
moustaches on the other.

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Thank you so much for that Ookla. I appreciate the time and work that went into getting all of that information to us. :)

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yes thank you greatly. Its good to have an inside man  :D
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Wow, that was amazing to read.  Thanks for taking the effort to type that up for us.
"The custom of royalty in referring to oneself is to naturally employ the royal 'we'.  We are very happy, we are very sad, we are bored and suffer from ennui.  For a royal prince there's no such word as 'me', It's always 'we'.  So rightfully I should be two or three, don't you agree?"

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 :D Thanks so much for getting all of that together, that must have took awhile.

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My report is posted:

http://peterahlstrom.blogspot.com/2008/08/rolling-up-wheel-of-time-panel.html

(I'm Peter Ahlstrom.)
Spoiler Alert
When talking about viewpoint clusters, Brandon mentioned a "Perrin Faile and Galad" cluster, so, we know where Galad is going.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2008, 12:08:16 PM by Rhuan »

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Well, if you read KoD paying attention to geography, they were basically in the same spot at the end of the book.

Not that I realized it myself until Brandon told me at lunch in May. But this info is not a surprise to most of the hardcore fans on the other forums.
All Saiyuki fans should check out Dazzle! Emotionally wrenching action-adventure and quirky humor! (At least read chapter 6 and tell me if you're not hooked.) Volume 10 out now!