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Fri Feb 17, 2012, 04:39 AM

The Release Date for A Memory of Light Has Been Set

The first novel in Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®, The Eye of the World, was released on January 15, 1990. Now more than twenty years later, Tor Books is thrilled to announce the official publication date for the final novel in the series.

A Memory of Light will release on January 8, 2013, in the final month of the Year of the Dragon.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/02/the-release-date-for-a-memory-of-light-has-been-set

And so will come to a close 20+ years of reading this freakin series

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:36 PM

1. CRAP!!!

Isn't the world supposed to end the December before the release?

Son-of-a-bitch!!!

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 05:43 PM

4. Cheer up! My neighbor and a friend of my husband, both of whom

study such things, say that December 21, 2012 is NOT the end of the world, but is the beginning of the age of enlightenment. Neighbor says that on 12-21-2012 the 144,000th person will become enlightened. One hundred forty-four thousand is the tipping point which will cause the whole Earth to become enlightened. (We are heading for the Age of Aquarius, remember. You know:

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation...

Just think! NO MORE TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS (among many other no mores)! WOO HOO!

AND we get to finally read what happens in WOT!

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 01:34 PM

2. Great! So if I start my re-reading of the whole series in say, July or August...

... I might be all refreshed when the last book comes out.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 03:14 PM

3. If they are going to make us wait this long...

they might as well have made us wait a week longer and do an anniversary release.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:16 PM

5. Just an FYI (because I didn't know this either until recently), but Brandon Sanderson

is Mormon and anti-gay, so if that concerns you, you might want to make sure you buy a used copy. I'm not thrilled with the idea of royalties on a book I bought being used to support stuff like Prop. 8.

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Response to iris27 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 02:32 PM

6. He is actually more liberal than most in his church and has evolved his position to an extent

I'm not saying I'm a fan of his position but he is a far cry from people like Orson Scott Card.
http://brandonsanderson.com/article/51/EUOLogy-Dumbledores-Homosexuality

2) Looking back on it now, I find that—in speaking from a position of privilege—I speak of some things in a way that is likely offensive. These sorts of tones are very hard to avoid when speaking about a minority class from the perspective of one in the majority. I'm not certain I could write it now in a way that cut out that tone entirely, but I could probably do far better. If I casually offend, I apologize. Over the years, I've grown more and more aware of how the tone and biases of one like myself (white, male, straight) can itself be part of the problem.

3) I have changed my stance on gay marriage somewhat. After a great deal of soul searching, thought, and discussion, I now believe that the best way to approach this is to push for ALL state unions to be civil unions. I believe we should establish what the state grants a union—whether it be straight or gay—and apply those rights universally to all.

Marriage, I believe, should become an entirely religious term. Marriages should be performed by churches. In short, I believe that we should "Render unto Caesar that which is Ceasar's, and Render unto God that which is God's."

This would mean a great overhaul of civil code, but I find it the only solution my conscience will allow me to advocate. I cannot be deaf to the pleas of gay couples who want important things, such as hospital visitation rights, shared insurance, and custody rights.

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Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:19 PM

7. Yeah, I've seen that too, and I do appreciate that he's a far cry from

the virulent jerk that OSC is. However, what he's written there still leads me to believe that he would stand against in support of legislation against gay marriage, as long as (like Prop 8) it was against gays having access to the civil institution called "marriage", and wasn't against civil unions or something. But others might believe differently. Just thought I'd put the info out there.

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Response to iris27 (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 04:48 PM

8. It seems to me

what he's written would indicate that he's against any civil/legal institution "marriage" gay or straight.

The legal recognition would be civil unions for everyone. No marriage would have a legal implication, so could be performed or not by different religious bodies or, presumably, just a gathering of friends. It would become sort of like "baptism" in the sense that it means what the participants say it means and not anything legal.

I think I like that.

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Response to getting old in mke (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 02:29 AM

9. Sure, but no one's going to ask him for his vote against straight marriage. n/t

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 01:30 PM

10. Looks like the e-book is not coming out until 3 months after the paper version

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Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:44 PM

11. I just found this out. That's even worse than last time.

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Seriously? That seems a bit excessive since the hardback is January 9th of 2013.

I'm one of those readers who can't take a large tome around with me all day. I buy an ebook to carry around with me, and a hardback to place in my bookcase of the major authors I follow. In this case I'll be left with no reason to purchase the ebook. How is that a good marketing idea on Tor's part?

With the last book they had a month delay for the ebook. I waited until the ebook came out and bought both. However, lots of pirated copies of the ebook were all over the web by then. I just waited out of respect for Jordan and the years he'd invested into the series before he passed.

I can't help but think this isn't the best approach for Tor to be taking. It just seems to be begging people to chose either one or the other, rather than both.

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