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Subject: rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
This article was archived around: 4 Jan 2001 00:12:45 GMT
Summary of changes:
o Fan Clubs are gone. (None that I know of are active, nor am I
really interested in being a clearing house for them.)
o Jordan is not bloody dying. Goddammit.
o No more spoilers.
o Fixed a few typos in URLs
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Welcome to the rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan Usenet newsgroup.
Before you rush off to post, we strongly recommend and request that
you peruse this small document, which attempts to answer the most
Frequently Asked Questions about Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time
series and the rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan newsgroup.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. HISTORY AND CHARTER OF REC.ARTS.SF.WRITTEN.ROBERT-JORDAN
2. MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ROBERT JORDAN.
1. Who is Robert Jordan?
2. What is the Wheel of Time? What are the book titles?
3. What's the title of the next book?
4. When will the next book be published?
4.1 What was the deal with the prologue of the last book?
5. How many books will the Wheel of Time series end up being?
6. Is Robert Jordan on the Net?
7. Are there any other books about the Wheel of Time?
8. What will Jordan write after he finishes The Wheel of Time?
9. What else do I read while I wait for Book 10?
10. Are there any Wheel of Time related games?
11. Can someone type in an mail me a copy of SaSG?
12. What about the artwork?
13. Is Robert Jordan dead, dying, sick, or injured?
3. GENERAL COURTESY AND NEWSGROUP SPECIFIC CONVENTIONS/POLICIES.
1. How to post so that you don't look like a fool or upset people
2. Spoiler Policy
3. The TAN Subject Header Convention.
4. COMMON ABBREVIATIONS
5. NEWSGROUP RESOURCES & ARCHIVES
1. The Wheel of Time FAQ.
2. The Jordan Archives (FTP site and WWW home page).
3. Wheel of Time WWW Index
6. OTHER AREAS OF ROBERT JORDAN FANDOM
1. Mailing Lists
7. HOW TO FIND THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS FAQ.
* * *
Section 1: HISTORY AND CHARTER OF REC.ARTS.SF.WRITTEN.ROBERT-JORDAN
This newsgroup, rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan, was created in July
1994 for the discussion of books written by contemporary author Robert
Jordan (a pseudonym, see next section). In particular, this newsgroup
is concerned with his ongoing "Wheel of Time" series, but also covers
past and future works by him. Fandom is specifically included within
the purview of this charter. The group is unmoderated.
The discussions in this group originated in rec.arts.sf.written (the
general group for discussion of all science fiction and fantasy books),
where they were carried on for upwards of two years before this group
was created. A more detailed history by Bill Garrett is available from
* * *
Section 2: MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ROBERT JORDAN.
Q: Who is Robert Jordan?
A: Robert Jordan is actually a pseudonym for James Oliver
Rigney, Jr., under which he has written seven volumes of the
"Wheel of Time" fantasy series as well as seven books of the
"Conan" series. Other pseudonyms are Reagan O'Neal ("Fallon"
series; historic fiction), Jackson O'Reilly ("Cheyenne Raiders";
western), and Chang Lung (contributions to various periodicals
including Library Journal). [Source: Contemporary Authors vol.
Q: What is The Wheel of Time? What are the book titles?
A: The Wheel of Time is an in-progress series of fantasy books
with a very complex plot that has gathered a large following of
very devoted fans. The books in "The Wheel of Time" series are
(so far; in order):
The Eye of the World ISBN 0-312-85009-3
The Great Hunt ISBN 0-312-85140-5
The Dragon Reborn ISBN 0-312-85248-7
The Shadow Rising ISBN 0-312-85431-5
The Fires of Heaven ISBN 0-312-85427-7
Lord of Chaos ISBN 0-312-85428-5
A Crown of Swords ISBN 0-312-85767-5
The Path of Daggers ISBN 0-312-85769-1
Winter's Heart ISBN 0-312-86425-6
All nine volumes are available in hardback in the United States;
the first eight are currently available in paperback as well.
(Despite popular misconception, there are hardcover editions
of the first two books. The FAQ maintainer happens to own
such copies, and has seen them on sale, in retail stores, recently.)
All of the Wheel of Time books in the United States and Canada are
published by Tor Books ( http://www.tor.com/ ). UK/International
versions are published by Orbit. See the Wheel of Time FAQ for
ISBN numbers and prices (see Section 5.1 for directions on where
to get the Wheel of Time FAQ).
Q: What is the title of the next book?
A: The title of the tenth volume is almost certainly unknown, even to
Jordan, as of the update of this document.
Q: So when will I be able to buy it?
A: Obviously, not for a long time. Sheer speculation based on past
performance indicates that the tenth book might possibly be released
some time in 2002. This is a personal speculation, not associated
with Tor books or Robert Jordan.
As always, Tor promises to keep this newsgroup informed.
Q: What is the deal with the prologue of the last book?
A: As most are probably aware, Simon and Schuster have acquired
electronic rights to "Snow" which is the prologue
to _Winter's Heart_. They released the prologue in
electronic form on September 13th, 2000, at a price of $5.00.
They did NOT purchased the rights to the entire book, only
to the prologue. They will not publish the entire book
electronically, now or ever, unless they purchase the rights
to do so. There are no plans we know of which indicate this.
Note: THE TOR PRINTED EDITION CONTAINS THE ENTIRE PROLOGUE!
Therefore, buying the electronic version is not necessary.
Tor books, the publisher of the paper and ink version, had
nohing to do with this development. They have the rights
to the entire book, and obviously published the book complete.
Q: How many books will the Wheel of Time series end up being?
A: Recent question and answer sessions, or electronic chats, indicate
that Jordan still needs on the order of three more books to complete
the series. He explicitly makes no promises on this.
Q: Is Robert Jordan on the Net?
A: No. He understands its addictiveness and can't afford the
time. If you want to write to him, send a letter in care of Tor
c/o Tor Books
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Q: Are there any other books about The Wheel of Time?
A: In fact, yes,
1) _The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time_ by
Robert Jordan with Teresa Patterson has been published.
This volume contains a significant amount of information previously
unknown about the Age of Legends, the Trolloc Wars, Hawkwing's era,
and the Seanchan. It also contains a large number of color
illustrations, which buyers may wish to peruse before parting with
The newsgroup members are split as to whether the information in
the Guide is considered 'canon' or not.
2) _Legends_, a volume of short stories editted by Robert
Silverberg, contains a novella named "New Spring" detailing
Moiraine's and Lan's first meeting. It is written by Robert Jordan
and considered canon. (ISBN 0-312-86787-5)
3) There is a recently written short story called "The Strike at
Shayol Ghul" by Robert Jordan. The story was published as part of
the Balticon XXX program guide, and details a bit of the events
leading up to and including the strike at Shayol Ghul.
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, you can obtain one by sending seven stamps, a
request for the program guide, and a donation the Reading is
Fundamental charity in any amount you can afford to the folks at
P. O. Box 686
Baltimore, MD 21203-0686
Make any donation checks or money orders payable to the RIF
This short story is now available on-line at the Tor books web
page, specifically at
Q: What will Jordan write after he finishes the Wheel of Time?
A: Robert Jordan has said that he has plans for a series
tentatively titled "Shipwrecked", based on a Seanchan-like world
and events revolving around a character who washes ashore. But he
doesn't plan to start writing it until he finishes the Wheel of
Q: What else can I read while I wait for Book 10?
A: Tor is capitalizing on Jordan's popularity by rereleasing
some of Robert Jordan's older works.
A hardcover compendium of three of Jordan's seven "Conan" novels
is currently in stores as "The Conan Chronicles", and includes
"Conan the Invincible", "Conan the Defender" and "Conan the
A hardcover of "The Fallon Blood" under Tor's 'Forge' imprint is
also currently available in stores. It is a historical novel set
in the Revolutionary War period, and is the first of a three-part
series. (The sequels are expected to be reprinted in the future
as well, but are currently out of print.)
A bibliography of Jordan's works is maintained at:
Q: Are there any Wheel of Time related games?
There are two.
Legend Entertainment Company, has produced a Wheel
of Time themed computer game. More niformation can be found at their
Also, there is a collectible card game produced by Precedence
Entertainment, which also produces the Babylon 5 collectible card
game. More information can be found at:
http://www.eyeoftheworld.org/ and at:
Legend Entertainment Company, which produced the game "Death
Gate", has reputedly picked up the license to create a Wheel of
Time PC Game. According to the designer, it will be first person,
set in a DOOM like engine, but be geared toward multi-person
play. There is no firm information on a release, but it isn't
past the concept stage at this point, so the game is a long way
Q: Can anyone type up and send me SaSG (or anything else)?
A: No. No. A thousand times, no.
No. Not legally.
Nothing which Robert Jordan has written is in the public domain.
Everything which Robert Jordan has ever published is covered under
copyright laws. That means everything. Please note that under
the Berne Convention, an international agreement to which almost
all nations (including the United States) are signatory, _all_
written works are under copyright automatically, even when no
explicit copyright is mentioned. Seriously. This applies to
EVERYTHING, most especially published materials.
For emphasis, no prologues to any volume is public domain, even
though available through Tor's or Simon and Schuster's Web site.
You may of course add a link to that page in any page you create,
but the text itself is not public domain.
For emphasis, the story "The Strike at Shayol Ghul" is not public
domain. If you receive an electronic copy of this story, be
advised that it is stolen property in a very real fashion, and the
person from whom you received it is a thief.
Asking for electronic copies of Robert Jordan's material to be
posted or mailed is asking for commission of theft. It is in
extremely poor taste. Please do not do it here.
Q: What about the artwork?
A: That's slightly different.
Artwork falls into two categories, cover art and chapter icons.
Cover art may be used, as long as you do not delete any of the
text from the coer (for instance, Robert Jordan's name, the title,
quotes on the back, etc.)
Chapter icons were originally off limits. According to PNH,
this has changed. It is now permissible to use scanned in chapter
icons on Jordan-related web pages or printed materials, so long as
you note that the icons are copyrighted by Tor books and used with
permission. You MAY NOT place chapter icons on any consumer good,
nor may you sell them or make money from them.
Interior maps, unfortunately, are still off-limits. You may not
scan in and use interior maps.
Q: Is Robert Jordan dead, dying, sick, or injured?
A: No, no, a thousand times no.
This is a persistent rumor spread by idiots and malcontents, both.
Asking this question on the newsgroup will irritate people.
Spreading it around will incense people, and very likely cause you
to be flamed and mocked.
If something should eventually happen along these lines for real, it
is highly likely that the nice people at Tor would let us know very
quickly, and that would be reflected in this document within twenty
* * *
Section 3: GENERAL COURTESY AND NEWSGROUP SPECIFIC CONVENTIONS/POLICIES.
Section 3.1: General Courtesy:
Before you post, please read the newsgroup for a while. This is
the best way to see how things are done, and you'll probably find
that whatever question/point you wish to pose has already been
discussed before. You will want to take this into account if and
when you bring it up.
We urge all readers to follow these few points of "netiquette" to
avoid irritating people and to increase the likelihood that people
respond to your ideas. The idea behind these recommendations is
two-fold. First, to make the newsgroup run as smoothly and
pleasantly for all concerned, both old-timer and new user.
Second, to help the new user communicate efficiently, because
communication is the prime goal of Usenet. The idea is NOT to
stifle discussion or add unnecessary restrictions.
It should also be noted that all of these maxims can and should be
applied to every Usenet newsgroup, not only this one.
Section 3.1.1: Read the Wheel of Time FAQ.
Before posting your brilliant new idea (e.g. "Hey! I think Shaiel
= Tigraine," or "Hey! Maybe Slayer = Luc + Isam!"), make sure it
has not been discussed to death months before. The collected
wisdom of the jordan discussions is available in the form of the
Wheel of Time FAQ. It is a huge document, and even if you don't
feel like reading it all at once, you should read it at some
point, and at least search it for keywords before bringing up
something that has already been discussed. Details on how to get
the Wheel of Time FAQ are found in in section 5.1 below.
Note that just because a topic is covered in the Wheel of Time
FAQ does not mean you cannot post to the newsgroup about it.
However, it would be a good idea, and the polite thing to do, if
you check the WoT FAQ first so that you can consider previous
discussion of your idea and hopefully discover something we all
Section 3.1.2: Keep quoting to a minimum.
Only keep as much of the previous post post as is necessary for
people to know what you are talking about. Summarize wherever
possible (i.e. instead of 20 lines of included text, summarize it
in a sentence). Make sure you attribute the right things to the
right people, and ALWAYS DELETE .sigs WHEN QUOTING. On the same
token, don't post a reply to a specific post without quoting or
summarizing at least some of it. The idea is to include *just
enough* context for people who have not seen the article to which
you are replying (which can happen quite frequently) to be able
to understand your comments.
Section 3.1.3: Use descriptive subject headers.
If you want to discuss the intermarriages of the royal houses in
Andor, use a subject line like "Royal Lineage in Andor". Threads
(lines of discussion) often drift from their original topic.
When this happens, subject lines might have little to do with the
content of the articles. Try to avoid this situation by using a
new title when you start a new thread, and try not to drift from
the topic too much within a thread. Drift is inevitable, though,
and when it happens, it's usually appropriate to rename the
thread. To continue the example above, if the topic shifts from
royal lineage to Rand's parents to intermarriages in the Two
Rivers, you might rename the thread "Two Rivers Genealogy (was
Re: Royal Lineage in Andor)" or simply "Two Rivers Genealogy".
If it shifts to non-book related material, include TAN in the
Subject line (see Section 3.3).
Section 3.1.4: Avoid incendiary language and unconstructive
Words like "rip-off," "crap," and "semi-literate, brainwashed
fools" will irritate people, even if that was not your intent.
If you disagree with someone, tell the group why you disagree;
don't just call that person names.
Section 3.1.5: Legibility, readability and other miscellenia.
Usenet is a media designed to facilitate communication, and the
rasfwrj newsgroup is a fairly busy newsgroup, with many articles
streaming in every day. A good way to encourage people to read your
articles is to present them in a format which makes them pleasing to
as many eyes as possible. The following are a few helpful hints
on how to keep your articles legible.
Make a paragraph form by introducing a blank line between each
paragraph, and a blank line between quoted text and your own text.
Put "quote marks" in front of each line of quoted text. Many
newsreaders do this automatically, by putting a '>' symbol at the
beginning of each line.
Keep your line lengths to below 80 characters, preferably
somewhere in the range of 70 to 75 characters, so that people
reading news on standard 80 column terminals (that is, most of
us) can both read and quote your text easily.
Finally, make some attempt to follow the dictates of English
grammar. It is a given that people will make mistakes,
mispellings and the occasional gaffe. No one claims to be
perfect (for very long). Likewise, we all have our own style.
But in general, posts which are written in good English, with
proper capitalization and punctuation are the easiest to read.
And we all want people to read our posts with the minimum
Section 3.1.6: Don't Post Fucking Binary Files.
Don't post binaries here.
In an ideal world, this section would not be needed, as
people would already know not to post binaries anywhere
not dedicated to them. Don't post them here because you
will make some people mad, and the rest of the people will
never see them, as they will be removed by cancelbots at
Section 3.1.7: Don't Crosspost.
Crossposting is, in the vast majority of cases, unecessary.
More than that, in many cases, it will actively annoy the members
of the newsgroups to which you are crossposting. Please don't do it
Section 3.2: Spoiler Policy:
NOTE: This section is left in so that people can see what the policy
was last year, and what it will likely resemble for Book Ten.
However, it is NOT CURRENTLY IN FORCE.
When a new book comes out, some people obtain and read it before
other people do. People who have read parts of the book want to
talk about them, but people who haven't gotten that far don't want
you to spoil the surprises for them.
After long discussion prior to the release of _Winter's Heart_,
there was consensus for the following policy:
1) Try to enforce spoiler protection for _Winter's Heart_ for two
or three weeks after the release of the book. Trying to enforce
anything for any longer than that simply turns out to be unfeasible,
and very annoying.
2) Therefore, in the subject header, make people aware of the
content by adding either the prefix tag WH: to the subject, or the
word "Spoilers!" to the subject. Preferably both.
Additionally, do not use a title that is, itself, a spoiler. For
instance, if it turns out that Tam al'Thor killed Asmodean, then a
WH: Tam killed Asmodean!! (Spoilers)
Doesn't really help up.
3) Finally, once you've done that, then in the body of the
message, insert either a page break or a screen of whitespace
before your actual spoilers. While not all newsreaders accept
page breaks, neither are all terminal sizes limited to 24 lines.
It is the opinion of this FAQ writer that newsreaders that do not
accept page breaks are broken by implementation. It is also the
opinion of this FAQ writer that anyone who braves a post marked
"Spoilers!" in the header gets exactly what he or she deserves,
whether through a broken newsreader failing to implement a page break,
or through a post with insufficient whitespace for his screen
Section 3.3: The "TAN:" Subject Header
It is inevitable that there will be threads that do not directly
pertain to the books, and it is inevitable that this sort of thing
will annoy some people. In order to keep things civilized, it is
suggested that such discussions be labeled "TAN:" for
"tangential." For example:
Subject: TAN: Warder Applications
Subject: TAN: Plot Contest
Subject: TAN: What did Lanfear give Roy for his birthday?
Please note that this is as official a sanction as is
feasible regarding tangential, or off-topic discussions.
This document makes such a sanction because, on observing the
newsgroup since day one of its inception and having canvassed
the newsgroup members publically, the FAQ maintainer firmly
believes the regular participants of the newsgroup prefer
it this way. Therefore, please do not complain about the
amount of off-topic conversation; especially during the
long periods between books, it is a fact of life.
However, as always, the first rule of newsgroup etiquette (as
pointed out in Section 3.1 above) is "please read the newsgroup for a
while." Analogizing the newsgroup to a sports bar, you can be sure
that striking up an on-topic conversation (about a current basketball
game, in the sports bar; about Robert Jordan, here) is going to be
safe and well-received. Trying to branch out into off-topic
conversations will probably not be well-regarded (in fact, will
probably be ignored) if begun before you have gotten a feel for the
personalities around you, and vice-versa. It's human nature.
This is not a call for drive-by postings, as it were, and it is
MOST CERTAINLY NOT a sanction on SPAM. Thinking back to the
sports bar concept, no one likes people who walk in off the street,
shout something and leave, or try to address the whole bar about, say,
Tolstoy, when that person has never set foot in the bar before. And
annoying salesmen are ejected swiftly and painfully.
Section 3.4: Parasha
Parasha is a coordinated reread of the series for the purpose of
discussion, to pass the time between book releases. The word
'Parasha' is the Hebrew term for 'section' or 'portion' used to
denote the weekly reading of the Torah in Synagogue. It has been
adopted for this purpose as well. The Parasha reread had been
ongoing for over one year.
A link from the orginal coordinator:
Current schedule (as of this writing) is at:
* * *
Section 4: COMMON ABBREVIATIONS
You may note that there are many strange and arcane acronyms and
abbreviations used on this group. Here are interpretations of the
most commonly used:
TWoT = The Wheel of Time (also just WoT)
TEotW = The Eye of the World (sometimes just EOW)
TGH = The Great Hunt
TDR = The Dragon Reborn
TSR = The Shadow Rising
TFoH = The Fires of Heaven (sometimes just FOH)
LoC = Lord of Chaos
CoS/ACoS = A Crown of Swords
TPoD = The Path of Daggers
WH = Winter's Heart
rasfw = rec.arts.sf.written (also "r.a.sf.w", sometimes "rasw" )
rasfwrj = rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan (also "r.a.sf.w.r-j")
AOL = Age of Legends (or America OnLine, depending on context)
AS = Aes Sedai (or Amyrlin Seat)
Asm = Asmodean
BA = Black Ajah
DF = Darkfriend
DFS/DS = Darkfriend Social (Two usages: The event in the Prologue
of TGH, or a real-life meeting of newsgroup members.)
DO = Dark One
DotNM = Daughter of the Nine Moons
Eg/Egw = Egwene
El = Elayne
Ish/Ishy = Ishamael
LTT = Lews Therin Telamon
Mog/Moggy = Moghedien
Mo/Moi/Moir = Moiraine
MPS = Mad Passionate Sex, (c) Mike Macchione
MT = Mazrim Taim
NS = New Spring
Ny/Nyn = Nynaeve
OP = One Power
PNH = Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Sr. Editor, Tor Books).
Randland = The Wheel of Time world. Sometimes used to refer to the entire
world, sometimes just the mainland areas shown on the maps.
RJ = Robert Jordan (also referred to as 'The Creator')
SG = Shayol Ghul
SS = Siuan Sanche
TAR/T'A'R = Tel'aran'rhiod
TS = True Source
TV = Tar Valon
WC/WCs = Whitecloak(s)
WO/WOs = Wise One(s)
WT = White Tower
YKYBRTMRJW = You Know You've Been Reading Too Much Robert Jordan When...
(also IKIHBRTMRJ = I Know I Have Been...)
And a few of the most common Usenet-wide acronyms:
AFAIK = As Far As I Know (also AFAIR = As Far As I Remember)
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question(s)
FWIW = For What It's Worth
HTH = Hope This Helps(Helped)
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion (also IMNSHO, where NS = Not So; IMNAAHO,
where NAA = Not At All; IMAO = In My Arrogant Opinion)
ROFL/ROTFL = Rolling On the Floor, Laughing
RTFF = Read The Flaming FAQ!
YMMV = Your Milage May Vary ("Tastes Vary")
WWW = World Wide Web
grep = (verb) search, usually a file for key words.
(from a Unix command to search files for words).
Ob (prefix) = Obligatory reference to something. (For example, an ObJordan
is an obligatory reference to RJ, usually in an article that
would otherwise be off-topic. But usage varies; often, it
indicates a reference to an inside-joke or past event.)
YHBT. YHL. HAND. = You Have Been Trolled. You Have Lost. Have A Nice Day.
Indicates you interpreted words at face value when they
were intended to be a joke. Enjoy a good laugh, it happens
to the best of us too.
* * *
Section 5: NEWSGROUP RESOURCES AND ARCHIVES
This FAQ isn't even the tip of the metaphorical iceberg of Robert
Jordan fandom accumulated on the Internet and other venues. We
strongly suggest that you download a copy of the Wheel of Time FAQ, a
much lengthier collection of questions, discussion, humor, and
fandom. There is also tons more information, collections and humor
available by anonymous ftp or on the WWW. (See the end of Section 5.2
for directions on how to use ftp.)
Section 5.1: The Wheel of Time FAQ.
The Wheel of Time FAQ is an extensive collection of culled from
discussions of the Wheel of Time over the past several years. It
includes summaries of many discussions/conclusions/ideas/theories
from Usenet and other sources, plus a list of collected prophecies
from the books for your handy reference. It is STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED that you get a copy of the Wheel of Time FAQ and check
if your idea has been already discussed before you post it.
Pam Korda has archived a large number of past versions of the FAQ.
These can all be found through the her web page at:
For easy reference, the newest version of the FAQ, which
incorporates information from the most recent book (The Path of
Daggers) is available at:
There is a UK mirror site available at:
Andy Carlson has set up an automatic server to email copies of the
Lord of Chaos version of the Wheel of Time FAQ. Send an email
message to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject and body don't matter.)
Versions of the Wheel of Time FAQ are also available on America
Online, Prodigy and Compuserve, though they may be out of date or
modified. On America Online, the WoT FAQ is in the Fantasy
Library section of the Fantasy and Science Fiction Area (Keyword:
SF). On Compuserve, it is in the Science Fiction Literature Forum
Library in the Fantasy Section (GO: SFLIT). On Prodigy, a
variation of the WoT FAQ is posted on the Science Fiction/Fantasy
Bulletin Board in the Robert Jordan Topic about once every two
months in three parts, under the subjects FAQ, GTW, and
JORDANFAQ. Info on Prodigy Exporting can be found by JUMPing:
Bulletin Boards under the section entitled "BB How To's."
Section 5.2: The Jordan Archives (FTP site and WWW home page).
The Jordan Archives contain an extensive collection of information
culled from the discussion on rasfwrj and from earlier discussions
on rec.arts.sf.written. In addition to this FAQ and the Wheel of
Time FAQ, it contains numberous other submissions ranging from
humor (filksongs, The Dark One's Dictionary, etc.), results from
surveys and plot submission contests, collections of information
from the books (an Old Tongue dictionary, character lists, etc.)
and much more.
The Jordan archives are available at:
The Wheel of Time Home Page contains links to the web pages of
several of the regular posters to rasfwrj, some of whom also have
Jordan related web pages.
Section 5.3: The Compleat Wheel of Time WWW Index
Pam Korda also maintains an index of all the Wheel of Time related
resources on the WWW at
* * *
Section 6: OTHER AREAS OF ROBERT JORDAN FANDOM
Section 6.1: Mailing Lists:
Ron Festine runs and maintains the Robert Jordan List, for those
overwhelmed by the bandwidth of the newsgroup:
A great discussion group, especially helpful to readers new to
Robert Jordan's books, takes place via email. To subscribe send a
brief message to email@example.com. Advanced readers are
welcome also, but please, no jumping on newbies.
A list is maintained at:
* * *
Section 7: HOW TO FIND THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS FAQ.
As always, the most up-to-date version of this FAQ can be obtained
via anonymous ftp from rtfm.mit.edu (the official news.answers
archive site, where all FAQs that are posted to news.answers are
kept), in directory /pub/usenet/news.answers/sf as the file
On the WWW (World Wide Web), use the URL (Uniform resource locator)
(Join the lines)
or use ftp://joeshaw.bevc.blacksburg.va.us/pub/jordan/robert-jordan-faq
or ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/sf/robert-jordan-faq for
a plain text version of the FAQ.
This FAQ is also available on the rasfwrj archive site
(ftp.cc.gatech.edu) mentioned above, but it is not currently
updated automatically every time the FAQ is posted.
Andy Carlson has set up an automatic server to email copies of
this FAQ. Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
(subject and body don't matter.)
Or, you can always send me email at email@example.com and
just ask me for a copy.
As a last resort, you can use the news.answers ftp-by-mail
server. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
following two lines in the body (not the subject) of the message:
Be warned that the turnaround time for the rtfm mail server can be
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Section 8: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This FAQ was created by Bill Garrett, Pam Korda and Joe Shaw, and
is maintained by John S. Novak, III. The authors and maintainer
wish to thank the many people who have contributed information,
with Special Thanks to Patrick Nielsen Hayden of Tor Books. This
document was prepared under strict supervision by the Secret
Usenet Cabal and has been brought to you by the letter U.