Memory of Light: October '09

Discussion in 'Fantasy / Horror' started by Mithfânion, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Mithfânion

    Mithfânion Lord of the Wild Hunt

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  2. PeterWilliam

    PeterWilliam Omnibus Prime

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    Absolutely. I'm not sure, especially after the last few installments, that WoT will end with the promise it had shown in the beginning, but I am encouraged by the fact that Sanderson is on the case. Like most, I shall read it and then, I guess, we'll see.
     
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    kcf Nobody in Particular

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    I consider this very preliminary, but if Sanderson makes his commitment to have a full draft by December and he, Harriet and other work really quickly on edits and re-writes, and Tor pushes the publication, then this is certainly realistic.
     
  4. Werthead

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    It's going to need more of an editorial than any of the other WoT books, but the date certainly looks doable. Although I keep wondering if Orbit and Tor are going to push it back to February 2010 and release it on the 20th anniversary of Eye of the World being published.
     
  5. Astra_

    Astra_ Sony Reader PRS-650

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    I am really really looking forward for it!

    Wheel of Time was the first fantasy series that showed to me that there is a whole new fantasy world out there after The Lord of the Rings!
    I would buy a special/collector edition too if they publish one...
     
  6. Werthead

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    Confirmed, the date is only tentative:

    (from Sanderson's blog)
     
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    Wow, really? Awesome. That's good to know. They should totally do that.
     
  8. Werthead

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    From one of my colleagues on asoiaf.westeros.org:

    As someone on Wotmania pointed out 675,000 words is almost as big as LoC and ACoS put together, or three times the length of TPoD. There is no binding technology in existence that can hold together a paperback of that size, and a hardcover would be seriously pushing it.

    Looks like we're going to get 13 books after all.
     
  9. Davis Ashura

    Davis Ashura Would be writer? Sure.

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    If Memory of Light is complete, but requires 2 books, would Tor publish both sections at once? Or would they publish volume 1 and a few months later release volume 2?
     
  10. kcf

    kcf Nobody in Particular

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    I can't speak for Tor, but I would guess that they would release both books within few months. I'd be surprised if both were released at the same time.


    Perhaps for accounting reasons they'd want one on the books for 2009 and the other for 2010. So I think a reasonable guess is Oct. 2009 for AMOL pt. 1 and Jan. 2010 for AMOL pt. 2

    hmm...I wonder what they'll do for titles if there are two books.
     
  11. Werthead

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    I think them publishing the second book in February 2010, the 20th anniversary of Eye of the World coming out, would be quite appropriate.

    I think RJ and BS have suggested that if the book was split in half, it wouldn't make two cohesive novels, so it would be published as A Memory of Light, Part 1 and A Memory of Light, Part 2.
     
  12. Astra_

    Astra_ Sony Reader PRS-650

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    I don't mind as long as it is published and A.S.A.P. :cool: