Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan (real name James Oliver Rigney, Jr, 1948–2007) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where he lived in a house built in 1797 with his wife Harriet, who works as a book editor. He was a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. A history buff, he also wrote dance and theater criticism. He enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. Jordan described himself as a ”High Church” Episcopalian. He died of amyloidosis in 16th of September, 2007.

Robert Jordan had said that his pen names had all been chosen from three lists of names using his real initials, and that one of his pen names managed to contain all three of his initials in both the first name and the surname.

On March 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement that he had been diagnosed with primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy, and that, with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics. He later posted on his blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him.

Photo by Jeanne Collins. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (26)
2019  Warrior of the Altaii
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Release date - October 8, 2019
2013  A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time, #14)
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2010  Towers of Midnight (The Wheel of Time, #13)
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2009  The Gathering Storm (The Wheel of Time, #12)
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2005  Knife of Dreams (The Wheel of Time, #11)
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2004  New Spring: The Novel (The Wheel of Time)
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2003  Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time, #10)
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2000  Winter's Heart (The Wheel of Time, #9)
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1999  The Further Chronicles of Conan (The Conan Chronicles)
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1999  The Conan Chronicles: Volume 2 (The Conan Chronicles)
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1998  The Path of Daggers (The Wheel of Time, #8)
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1996  A Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time, #7)
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1995  The Conan Chronicles: Volume 1 (The Conan Chronicles)
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1994  Lord of Chaos (The Wheel of Time, #6)
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1993  The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, #5)
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1992  The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time, #4)
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1991  The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time, #3)
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1990  The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
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1990  The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, #2)
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1984  Conan the Magnificent (The Conan Chronicles, #5)
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1984  Conan the Destroyer (The Conan Chronicles, #6)
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1984  Conan the Victorious (The Conan Chronicles, #7)
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1983  Conan the Unconquered (The Conan Chronicles, #3)
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1983  Conan the Triumphant (The Conan Chronicles, #4)
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1982  Conan the Invincible (The Conan Chronicles, #1)
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1982  Conan the Defender (The Conan Chronicles, #2)
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Others non-spefi books (2)
2015  The Wheel of Time Companion (The Wheel of Time)
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1997  The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time (The Wheel of Time)
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