Reality Break Episode 3 – Robert Jordan

July 13th, 2008

Our guest this episode is the late Robert Jordan. This nterview was recorded in Atlanta GA in October 1994, when he was on book tour with Lord of Chaos, the sixth Wheel of Time book.

Robert Jordan was most well known for his Wheel of Time novels, but he also wrote seven Conan novels which were collected in The Conan Chronicles and The Further Chronicles of Conan. The Wheel of Time series began with The Eye of the World and the most recently published book is the eleventh volume Knife of Dreams . The Wheel of Time series has always been published by Tor books. The twelfth and final volume of the series is scheduled to be published in 2009 and will be completed by fantasy author Brandon Sanderson.

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  1. mike dunn says

    the fact that you overheard him make a disparaging remark about you prior to the interview is amazing considering your age at the time – you stuck in there and did your normal engaging and thoughtful interview and its pretty obvious as it goes along that you won him over – he was into the interview by the end of it – good one dave, more pls 🙂

    July 16th, 2008 | #

  2. dave says

    Mike, thanks for the kind words. In Mr. Rigney’s defense, I had just confused the room number between the lobby and his floor so I earned what I got. I’m sure he didn’t realize that the house phone I called him from was 3 steps from his door and he probably would have been surprised if he knew I heard that. It’s all part of the game. He was at least a gentleman. One interview ended in a shouting match almost, but that’s a story for another day.

    July 16th, 2008 | #

  3. Andy says

    I’ve gotta say, thanks for the great interview. I am one of those fans that discovered Jordan’s work far too late and never got a chance to meet him at a signing or anything. Thank you for sharing such a great interview!

    August 9th, 2008 | #

  4. dave says

    Andy, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the kind words.

    September 17th, 2008 | #

  5. shane says

    Excellent interview. Jordan came across as a little as a little prickly. I heard another author say recently that it is pretty lame if you can’t sum up your book or books in a few words. Jordan sounded like he was been a little “ornery” saying he’d need at least 12 pages to sum up one book.

    October 7th, 2008 | #

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