小詹姆斯˙奧利佛˙瑞格尼，即較為人所熟知的筆名 羅伯特˙喬丹，是美國的奇幻小說作家。他因為時光之輪而為人所熟知。時光之輪由前傳和14本主體所組成。小詹姆斯·奧利佛·瑞格尼還曾以雷根·歐尼爾（Reagan O'Neal）為名發表歷史小說、以傑克森·歐萊利（Jackson O'Reilly）為名發表西部小說，以昌隆（Chang Lung）為名發表舞蹈評論。另外，由他代寫的《國際驚悚電影》專欄，至今已被認為是經由他人改寫過的。
began writing in 1977. He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. He described
himself as a "High Church" Episcopalian and received communion more than once a week. He lived with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor (currently with Tor Books; she was also Jordan's
editor) in a house built in 1797. Responding to queries on the similarity of some of the concepts in his Wheel of Time books with Freemasonry concepts, Jordan
admitted that he was a Freemason. However, "like his father and grandfather," he preferred not to advertise, possibly because
of the negative propaganda against Freemasonry. In his own words, "no man in this country should feel in danger because of his
Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life.
His life was the subject of the feature length documentary The Wit of the Staircase: The Life and Works of Robert Jordan, scheduled for
release in late 2012.
《時光之輪》羅伯特·喬丹本來計劃寫14部。 Reviewers and fans of the earlier books noted a
slowing of the pace of events in the last few installments owing to the expansion of scale of the series as a whole.
Because of his health problems, Jordan did not work at full force on the final installment A Memory of Light (later split into three
volumes beginning with The Gathering Storm), but blog entries confirmed that he continued work on it
until his death, and he shared all of the significant plot details with his family not long before he died. He maintained that in doing so the book will get published even if "the worst actually happens." 2007年12月7日, Tor Books宣布《時光之輪》將由布蘭登·山德森完成。喬丹遺孀Harriet McDougal的授權由奇幻作家布蘭登·山德森（Brandon Sanderson）續寫。
|1.||世界之眼||(January 15, 1990)|
|2.||大狩獵||(November 15, 1990)|
|3.||真龍轉生||(October 15, 1991)|
|4.||闇影漸起||(September 15, 1992)|
|5.||天空之火||(October 15, 1993)|
|6.||混沌之王||(October 15, 1994)||Locus Award nominee, 1995|
|7.||劍之王冠||(May 15, 1996)|
|8.||匕之道||(October 20, 1998)|
|9.||寒冬之心||(November 9, 2000)|
|10.||光影歧路||(January 7, 2003)|
|11.||夢之刃||(October 11, 2005)|
|12.||光之回憶1：風起雲湧||(October 27, 2009)||coauthored by Sanderson|
|13.||午夜之塔||(November 2, 2010)||coauthored by Sanderson|
|14.||光之回憶||(January 8, 2013)||coauthored by Sanderson|
In addition to the main sequence, Robert Jordan also wrote some accessory works:
- The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time (November 6, 1997, reference book, written in collaboration with Teresa Patterson)
- This reference book includes "The Strike at Shayol Ghul", a short story published online in 1996 which was republished in print as part of
this reference book
- New Spring (October 1998, novella, published in Tor's Legends anthology, edited by Robert Silverberg; the story is
located in the third volume of the paperback edition; the hardcover is one volume)
- New Spring (January 2004, novel, an expanded work superseding the earlier novella)
- From the Two Rivers, a repackaging of the first half of The Eye of the World for a younger market, includes an additional prologue
- To the Blight, a repackaging of the second half of The Eye of the World for a younger market.
- The Hunt Begins, a repackaging of the first half of The Great Hunt for a younger market.
- New Threads in the Pattern, a repackaging of the second half of The Great Hunt for a younger market.
The Fallon Saga[编辑]
the book on tour, they began dating, and when Jordan asked McDougal to marry him, he began selling his books directly to Tom Doherty at
Pride]] (1981) and The Fallon Legacy (1982) were published under Tor's Forge imprint. Jordan originally planned to take the series
I had intended to do a Southern arc of history. The general arc of history that is studied in the United States and recognized is
the move out of New England—Pennsylvania and New York—into the Ohio valley, and from there west to California, but there was a southern
arc, which was the move out of Virginia and the Carolinas into Louisiana and Mississippi, and from there into Texas, and from there through
New Mexico and Arizona into California. And I wanted to follow that in a series of novels that I originally intended to go from the American
Revolution through the Vietnam War, but I'll tell you the truth...I got tired of them. They were doing nicely, but I just got tired of them
and said, "I want to do something else."
Conan the Barbarian[编辑]
novel very quickly, so Jordan's wife Harriet McDougal recommended him because she knew he had written his first novel, Warriors of the
Altaii, in thirteen days.
full of purple prose, and in a weak moment I agreed to do five more and the novelization of the second Conan movie. I've decided that those things were very good discipline for me. I had to work with a character and a world that had already been created andyet find a way to say something new about the character and the world. That was a very good exercise.
Jordan wrote seven novels in the series:
- Conan the Invincible (1982)
- Conan the Defender (1982)
- Conan the Unconquered (1983)
- Conan the Triumphant (1983)
- Conan the Magnificent (1984)
- Conan the Destroyer (1984)
- Conan the Victorious (1984)
Some bibliographies also include Conan: King of Thieves; this was actually the working title of the second Conan movie, and hence also
the title Jordan's novelization. Jordan had already been hired to do the novelization and Tor had already applied for an ISBN when the title
was changed to Conan the Destroyer.
They were packed into two separate volumes:
- The Conan Chronicles
- The Further Chronicles of Conan (The Conan Chronicles II in the UK, different contents)
Jordan also compiled a well-known Conan Chronology.
Warriors of the Altaii[编辑]
Warriors of the Altaii is Jordan's first novel, which remains unpublished; it is 98,000 words in length, and he finished it in thirteen
Baen followed, working at Tor for a few years before starting his own imprint, Baen Books. Baen did not have a very high opinion of fantasy, and so he bought Warriors for Ace Books as a [[science
fiction]] novel. When he left Ace for Tor, Susan Allison took his place and reverted the rights for the novel to Jordan. When McDougal
Infinity of Heaven[编辑]
Jordan mentioned several times that he planned another fantasy series set in a different kind of world. He said that it would be a [[Shōgun
(novel)|Shōgun]]-esque series about a man in his 30s who is shipwrecked in an unknown culture which would be similar to Seanchan culture in
his Wheel of Time series and world. The books would detail his adventures
there and would have been titled Infinity of Heaven.
He said that he would have begun writing these after finishing his work on the 12th and final main sequence book of [[The Wheel of
Time]]. Jordan said, "Infinity of Heaven almost certainly will be written before the prequels, though I might do them between the Infinity
books." Also according to Dragonmount.com, Jordan planned to write some side-story novels, before completely abandoning his decades-long
work. Jordan had particularly stressed that this series would be significantly shorter than The Wheel of Time saga (about 6 books long
and essentially two trilogies).
|维基语录上的相关摘錄：The Wheel of Time|
- Robert Jordan's Official Blog (hosted by dragonmount.com)
- Robert Jordan at Tor Books
- Reviews at FantasyLiterature.net
- Robert Jordan at Worlds Without End
- 網路推理小說資料庫上的Robert Jordan
- Robert Jordan. The Times. September 19, 2007 [September 22, 2007].
- ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ross. Radio Dead Air Interview with Robert Jordan. Radio Dead Air. September 2005 [2012-04-16].
- ^ Science Fiction Book Club Interview with Robert Jordan. SFBC. January 2001 [2012-04-16].
- ^ Aan'allein. [http://www.theoryland.com/intvmain.php?i=131#11 Leiden Signing Report]. Emma de Laat. 2001-04-04 [2012-04-16].
- ^ Barnes & Noble Chat with Robert Jordan. Seven Spokes. 1997-11-11 [2012-04-16].
- ^ Tahir Velimeev. [http://www.theoryland.com/intvmain.php?i=733#2 Wanderer Fantasy Convention - Interview with Robert Jordan]. Theoryland. September 2000 [2012-04-16].
- ^ Dragonmount, the Robert Jordan blog (June 1, 2007),
- ^ [http://www.dragonmount.com/RobertJordan/?p=92 Dragonmount, the Robert Jordan blog (September 27, 2007)].
- ^ [http://web.archive.org/web/20071012024117/http://www.tor.com/jordan/bio.html Robert Jordan and the Wheel of Time]. [August 10, 2009]. （原始内容存档于October 12, 2007）.
- ^ [http://13depository.blogspot.com/2002/03/freemasonry-and-wheel-of- time.html Freemasonry and the Wheel of Time].
- ^ Statement from Robert Jordan about his health in Locus Magazine.
- ^ [http://www.tor.com/jordan/ Important note from Robert Jordan at Tor Books website – March 25, 2006][失效連結]
- ^ Jordan's death.. Dragonmount. [2011-11-28].
- ^ The Post and Courier. Charleston.net. 2007 -09-20 [2011-11-28].
- ^ Robert Jordan (1948 - 2007) - Find A Grave Memorial. Findagrave.com. [2011-11-28].
- ^ [http://www.dragonmount.com/RobertJordan/?p=134 "The Stone" - Entry in Robert Jordan's Blog at Dragonmount, dated October 6, 2008]. Dragonmount.com. [2011-11-28].
- ^ The Wit of the Staircase
- ^ Cannon, Peter. CROSSROADS OF TWILIGHT (Book). Publishers Weekly; December 23, 2002, Vol. 249 Issue 51, p.50
- ^ Robert Jordan's Official Blog. Dragonmount.com. [2011-11 -28].
- ^ Forbes article on Jordan's illness. Forbes.com. 2006-11-30 [2011-11-28].
- ^ TOR Press Release[失效連結]
- ^ 1995 Award Winners & Nominees. Worlds Without End. [October 7, 2009].
- ^ 22.0 22.1 Brandon Sanderson's blog.
- ^ [http://media.us.macmillan.com/video/olmk/catalogs/fall2010/Tor-Fall2010.pdf Tor Fall 2010 Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks.].
- ^ [http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/02/the-release-date-for-a-memory-of-light-has-been-set The Release Date for A Memory of Light Has Been Set]. Tor.com. 2012-02-16 [2012-05-02].
- ^ Robert Jordan. Sydney Independent Theatre Q&A. Theoryland. 1999-08-30 [2012-04-13].
- ^ WOT Encyclopaedia
- ^ Ernest Lilley. [http://www.theoryland.com/intvmain.php?i=168#11 SFRevu Interview with Robert Jordan]. SFRevu. 2003-01-21 [2012-04-13].
- ^ Peter Ahlstrom. [http://peterahlstrom.blogspot.com/2008/08/rolling-up-wheel-of-time-panel.html Rolling up the Wheel of Time Panel (WorldCon 2008, Denver)]. 仮. 2008-08-31 [2012-04-13].
- ^ David Drake. [http://david- drake.com/topic/01-about-me/10-jim-baen/ Jim Baen (obituary)]. david-drake.com. 2006-11-22 [2012-04-13].
- ^ Rick Kleffel. [http://www.theoryland.com/intvmain.php?i=203#3 Fine Print Interview with Robert Jordan]. Fine Print Audio. 2003-01-20 [2012-04-13].
- ^ http://linuxmafia.com/waygate/no-haunt/jordan.letter
- ^ Tarvalon.net News[失效連結]