Oct 17 2011 6:00pm

Happy Birthday, Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan, the creator of the massively detailed Wheel of Time world, was born on October 17, 1948. Today would have been his 63rd birthday.

As readers familiar with may know, the series has produced an enormous amount of discussion both here and elsewhere online. Most recently, Wheel of Time Reread writer Leigh Butler penned an appreciation of the very first novel, The Eye of the World, harkening back to her introduction to the series and the emotion that discovering Jordan’s world produces amongst fans new and old. The comments immediately became a collection of resonant experiences and old stories about Jordan. (Or Jim, as many knew him.)

If you have a moment today, we can think of no better way to celebrate his birthday than to read through these heartfelt tributes to him. (Linked above.) And, perhaps, add your own.

Happy birthday, James Oliver Rigney, Jr. Thank you for the gift.

1 comment
1. einarai
Happy Birthday Mr. Rigney, and thank you for the Wheel of Time. You've opened a world of fantasy for me to discover.

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