|Thus Spake the Creator
What else is in the Wheel of Time universe?
Q: I thought I had heard about a story dealing with
Moraine and Siuan Sanche when they were first raised to
full sister and the beginning of their search for the
Dragon Reborn. Is it out there?
Q: After reading the first five books (thanks for many
wonderful hours) and starting the sixth I find myself
wishing for a "Wheel of Time Encyclopedia"--something
with longer glossary entries to help me remember who's
who and who's done what. Any chance of that happening?
Q: I was wondering if you will ever write a book based
on the age of legends.
Q: Will you write anye books about characters from the
distant past, such as Artur Hawkwing?
Q: Considering that WoT is such a success, after you
have finished this series, can we look forward to
anything more coming from this world, past or future?
Q: have you ever thought of writing the Travels of
Q: Any chance of producing a "what has happened
already" update, either in the next book or maybe as
a seperate piece?
Q: You include a glossary in every novel. Any chance
we'll see a companion book with EVERY term defined? How
about prequels to this series?
Q: Do you ever plan to print/release any of the notes
or character sketches, or anything like that?
The guide has a lot of stuff we have not seen before. But
there are a lot of references made in the series that had
no mention in the guide. As you have totally captivated
me with your world, can I hope for another guide at the
end of the series for more information on all those
trivial bits we have come to love?
Do you plan on writing any more books after the Wheel of
Time that are set in the Randland Universe?
When is the next book coming out? Just kidding! How easy/hard
was it to write "New Spring"? Is another short
story from the Wheel of Time possible? Or likely?
Offhand, what character or background plotline would you
most like to explore as you did in "New Spring"?
Mr. Jordan, thank you for such wonderful reading! I look
forward to reading the new novel. My question is will
there be a book similar to THE SILMARILLION about the
Wheel of Time Universe?
Q: When will the LAND OF MADMEN (as shown in the Guide)
come into play, and are you considering ever making a
second edition of the Guide?
Q: Are you going to put out an updated Guide? The old
one's becoming increasingly out of date.
Q: I was wondering if there has been any other authors
approach you about writing other ages, such as the age of
legends or Hawkwings time. If they did would you allow
Q: Do you think you're going to do any more prequel
stories like the one you did in "Legends?" A:
Q: mumble-mumble on the tape, but the answer should
give you a general idea of the question.
What are you planning to do with all the notes
you have made for The Wheel of Time when you are
completely done with the series?
Q: Any chance of another short story like New
Reports from signings
RJ though stated clearly that _if_ he was going to write another book(s) in the WoT universe (something he thought was not going to happen), it would be placed at least 1,000 years apart from the events in the current books. There would _not_ be any spin-off stories, or stories written by other authors set in the WoT universe, either.
Jordan said that many fans want to know what he'll write next, and many want to know if he'll ever write about the Age of Legends. He said that other than the Wheel of Time series and the forthcoming Illustrated Guide he's (probably) not going to write anything else in the same setting.
On a related topic we may get an encyclopedia after the series ends, but no endless series publishing all of his notes, analogous to Christopher Tolkien's History of Middle Earth volumes.
On the subject of a story set in the Age of Legends, most probably not. The Age of Legends was entirely too boring to write about, up until the time it became too interesting. And at that point, it became too gloomy because it was a long, drawn out apocalypse.
A calendar for next year seems like a very possible thing. So does the encyclopedia concept we've heard about-- he already keeps a running compilation of invented terms anyway.
Q: Will you ever give use the answers to all our
feeble WoT questions and whatnot?
Q: After the Last Battle, will you write any more
books in the WoT world?
The reason he did New Spring was circumstance. Bob
Silverberg called him and asked him to do it. He would
have said no, except that he had just the day before
finished his notes on Moiraine and Lan meeting each other.
Those notes had to be shortened to write the story,
though. If he'd written New Spring using everything from
those notes, it would have been 90.000 words, rather than
the 35.000 it's now. (And the idea was: if you get to
more than 25.000 words, call Bob immediately!) He's not
planning on writing other short stories, but things might
just happen in such a way that he will anyway.