Can I Have Your Autograph, Dead Author?

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You probably know the story: Robert Jordan wrote 12 amazing epic fantasy books –Wheel of Time series– and outlined three more that he was unable to complete before he passed away in 2007 (for those of you purists counting, I have included New Spring as one of the series, though it was written out-of-sequence). His wife persuadedBrandon Sanderson, already a respected novelist in his own right, to finish the series for her husband.

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I learned about this from an interview with Mr. Sanderson, which was both compelling and offered with wonderful humility – if you can find the interview, please leave the link in the comments. The whole idea of writing someone else’s book is stunning to me – no disrespect meant to ghost writers – I think this is different.

SoA Memory of Lightcomes out in 2013 to great aplomb. It is the end of…

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