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Robert Jordan (1) (1948–2007)

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Robert Jordan was born James Oliver Rigney Jr. on October 17, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a B.S. in physics from The Citadel in 1974. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and won The Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and two Vietnamese Crosses of toon meer Gallantry. From 1974 to 1978, he worked for the U.S. Civil Service as a nuclear engineer. During the 1980's, he began writing several novels for the Conan the Barbarian series that was created in the 1930's by Robert E. Howard. He also wrote under many pseudonyms, which include the historical novels The Fallon Blood (1980), The Fallon Pride (1981) and The Fallon Legacy (1982) as Reagan O'Neal; and the western Cheyenne Riders (1982) as Jackson O'Reilly. He wrote articles for periodicals for the Library Journal, Fantasy Review and Science Fiction Review as Chang Lung. He was the author of the Wheel of Time series and The Towers of Midnight. He died on September 16, 2007 following a battle with cardiac amyloidosis. Jordan was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St. James Church in Goose Creek, outside Charleston. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
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Officiële naam
Rigney, James Oliver, Jr.
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
O'Neal, Reagan (pseudonym)
O'Reily, Jackson (pseudonym)
Geboortedatum
1948-10-17
Overlijdensdatum
2007-09-16
Graflocatie
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
USA
Geboorteplaats
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Plaats van overlijden
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Oorzaak van overlijden
Cardiac amyloidosis
Woonplaatsen
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Opleiding
The Citadel (BS ∙ Physics)
Beroepen
novelist
short-story writer
nuclear engineer (US Navy)
helicopter gunner (US Army ∙ Vietnam)
Organisaties
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
United States Army
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star
Vietnamese Gallantry Cross
South Carolina Academy of Authors Hall of Fame (2008)
Korte biografie
James Oliver Rigney Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), better known by his pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author of epic fantasy. He is best known for the Wheel of Time series (finished by Brandon Sanderson upon Jordan's death) which comprises 14 books and a prequel novel. He is one of several writers to have written original Conan the Barbarian novels; his are highly acclaimed to this day. Rigney also wrote historical fiction under his pseudonym Reagan O'Neal, a western as Jackson O'Reilly, and dance criticism as Chang Lung. Additionally, he ghostwrote an "international thriller" that is still believed to have been written by someone else.

Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to 1970) with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel, where he received an undergraduate degree in physics; after graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977.

Jordan was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe-collecting. He described himself as a "High Church" Episcopalian and received communion more than once a week.[11] He lived with his wife, Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor (currently with Tor Books; she was also Jordan's editor) in a house built in 1797.

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Wheel of Time TV Series (and books?) Discussion in The Green Dragon (oktober 2023)
Group Read of Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' series - (2) The Great Hunt in 75 Books Challenge for 2019 (september 2023)
Group Read : The Wheel of Time - The Eye of the World (Book 1) in 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (december 2013)
The Wheel of Time in FantasyFans (februari 2010)
The Eye of the World in Someone explain it to me... (oktober 2008)

Besprekingen

Leuk boek, boeiend geschreven. Het eerste deel heeft goed de wereld geschapen en neer gezet. Ik waande me al naaast de karakters.
 
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davidakachaos | 371 andere besprekingen | Jan 3, 2019 |
Dit boek viel een beetje tegen. Te veel persoonsbeschrijvingen, zo'n beetje van iedereen die in het boek voorkomt. Dat was af en toe echt irritant. Leuk om te weten hoe Lan en Moraine elkaar leren kennen. Verder is het geen geweldig boek.
 
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connie53 | 76 andere besprekingen | Jun 19, 2018 |
Over dit boek heb ik veel te lang gedaan. Van half juni tot nu. Echt een soort van dieptepunt in de serie. Gelukkig hoor ik dat het in latere delen weer de goede kant op gaat, maar voorlopig ben ik wel even klaar met RJ. Ik irriteerde me vooral aan de vele herhalingen, de eindeloze beschrijvingen en het getrek aan vlechten.
 
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connie53 | 74 andere besprekingen | Dec 9, 2015 |
Hoewel dit deel eigenlijk nauwelijks over de belangrijkste hoofdpersoon gaat, is het wel interessant dat je veel te weten komt over de andere leden van de "groep uit Emondsveld". Het maakt het stukken interessanter dat het niet alleen over Rhand Altor gaan. En in dit deel zien we eindelijk de Aiel. Meer ... meer...
 
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