Robert Jordan Passed Away

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Robert Jordan Passed Away

Postby B_Steele » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:34 pm

Hey all, Robert Jordan...writer of several of the Conan Pastiches...passed away yesterday. I started an R.I.P. post on the General Discussion boards and I know of at least one of his friends/family that come to this forum.

If you have a minute and a kind word, drop it onto the thread.

Thanks guys and gals,
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Postby Aholibamah » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:42 pm

Well, rest in peace. I have to admit that I didn't read much of him beyond the Conan pastiches--mostly read because they were referred to in the Shadizar set. While I didn't get the same feel from those books as I did from the original Howard stuff they were fun to read.

Robert Jordan had a huge impact on the fantasy genre--it's not possible to go into a public area in my town and not at some point see someone reading one of his books. So hats off, and farewell.
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Postby Krushnak » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:30 pm

the couple of R.Jordan conan pastiches that i read were the in the few that were ok and not the general terrible of the rest. however i did read the wheel of time series and now ill never know how he was going to end it :evil:
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Postby slaughterj » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:38 pm

That's terrible news - for more info, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Jordan

Personally I really enjoyed his Conan works.
Krushnak wrote:however i did read the wheel of time series and now ill never know how he was going to end it :evil:
...which is why many years ago I stopped reading series by living authors.
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Postby The King » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:57 pm

Though I never read his fantasy saga (wheel of time) I considered his Conan contribution as the best pastiche works.
He could create excellent plots and he was one of the few who could keep "his" Conan world in a low fantasy setting.

As far as I am concerned his Conan the triumphant is the best pastiche novel I ever read: it has dark sorcery, demons, complex political intrigues, countries at war and forbidden cults behond the throne. Everything that Howard included in many every Conan stories.
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Postby Axerules » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:21 pm

R.I.P. Mr Jordan. :(

Only four Conan prose pastiche writers are still alive: John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, Steve Perry and John C. "Emerald" Hocking.

Even if I didn't like all their writings, I wish them a long life !
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Postby VincentDarlage » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:30 pm

Axerules wrote:R.I.P. Mr Jordan. :(

Only four Conan prose pastiche writers are still alive: John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, Steve Perry and John C. "Emerald" Hocking.
When did Roland Green and/or Leonard Carpenter die?
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Postby slaughterj » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:35 pm

VincentDarlage wrote:
Axerules wrote:R.I.P. Mr Jordan. :(

Only four Conan prose pastiche writers are still alive: John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, Steve Perry and John C. "Emerald" Hocking.
When did Roland Green die?
Nothing on his wiki page about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_J._Green
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Postby librarycharlie » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:22 pm

I knew him a bit. I met him at a convention. He drank an entire room of stout men under the table, and gave a speech early the next morning that elicited incredible applause.

He will be missed.
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Postby sidkfjjteidlkkf » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:23 pm

Godspeed to Eternal Rest Mr. Jordan. Give a fond hello to my Mother and my older sister.

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Postby Auggie » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:50 am

R.I.P. :(
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Postby Axerules » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:47 am

VincentDarlage wrote: When did Roland Green and/or Leonard Carpenter die?
Ooops ! You're right. Same thing as before: even if I didn't like all their writings, long life to them too !
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Postby Nagisawa » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:12 am

To be honest, I hated what he did to Conan in his pastiche, and I had issues with his portrayal of people in general in Wheel of Time series, which after I realized there was nothing going forward for an entire novel, I stopped reading.

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However I will miss his work, even if it was to see the latest covers of one of his books.

Sleep well, and may your tales be never forgotten.
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Postby The King » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:46 am

VincentDarlage wrote:
Axerules wrote:R.I.P. Mr Jordan. :(

Only four Conan prose pastiche writers are still alive: John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, Steve Perry and John C. "Emerald" Hocking.
When did Roland Green and/or Leonard Carpenter die?
Not including the most recent authors (which I didn't had the time to read)
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Postby One Star Under Heaven » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:18 pm

I am currently reading the second trilogy of his Conan stories. I read one of his Conan novels almost two decades ago and really liked it, but could never remember the name. I was very pleasantly surprised to find it was in the first trilogy of Conan stories. I did not think his depiction of Conan was that accurate, but it was a very good attempt and the behaviour of the character made sense. His Conan novels were also easy to convert to gaming adventures, which is also a plus. :twisted:

It is also to his credit to have a series as long as Wheel of Time that many people were still reading.
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Postby slaughterj » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:07 pm

One Star Under Heaven wrote:I am currently reading the second trilogy of his Conan stories.
If I recall correctly, while the main 6 Conan novels by Jordan (i.e., not including the 2nd movie novelisation) were most recently packaged in two 3-book sets, those novels were actually 3 separate 2-volume "sets" originally, and the two 3-book sets have them terribly out of order. (I.e., they came out as 6 books, but there were 3 sets of 2, of which each 2 had a chronological order, but got repackaged as 2 sets of 3 and out of order). You may want to confirm this with the Dale Rippke trilogy or otherwise, though at this point, it may be too late to worry about it.
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Postby DaveNC » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:27 am

Great fantasty writer. I really liked his Conan stories and read the first 7 or 8 of the Wheel of Time. Fond farewell to him and best wishes to his family. He will be missed.
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Postby Strom » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:10 am

Sad news indeed. I thank him for his stories that I enjoyed reading. God bless his soul and his family and friends. RIP Robert.

All my favorite writers are dead it seems. Except for George RR Martin & Moorcock. Maybe Robert Jordan's work influenced some new writer who will grow to be included in the favorite writers discussion. Mayhap...
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Postby slaughterj » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:27 pm

Strom wrote:Sad news indeed. I thank him for his stories that I enjoyed reading. God bless his soul and his family and friends. RIP Robert.

All my favorite writers are dead it seems. Except for George RR Martin & Moorcock. Maybe Robert Jordan's work influenced some new writer who will grow to be included in the favorite writers discussion. Mayhap...
Interesting that you mention Moorcock, I checked his wiki page and it says there that Elric was an antithesis to Howard's Conan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Moorcock

Anybody got an explanation for that? Seems more like they are simply different to me.
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Postby Krazz » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:26 am

Sad indeed to hear about Mr Jordan's death. I found his Conan pastiches to be among the best, and a far better capture of the character of Howard's Conan that most of the writers achieved. May I extend my sympathies to his family and friends.
slaughterj wrote: Interesting that you mention Moorcock, I checked his wiki page and it says there that Elric was an antithesis to Howard's Conan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Moorcock

Anybody got an explanation for that? Seems more like they are simply different to me.
There's more on this elsewhere on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elric#Elri ... stereotype

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