RIP, Robert Jordan, author of the monster bestselling fantasy series The Wheel of Time. Jordan had been suffering from a chronic illness for some years now, making it hard for him to finish new installments in the series — he died with the books unfinished. Some of his friends and colleagues are discussing his life and death on Making Light. He was 58.
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