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Harriet talks about the WoT Encyclopedia timeframe


Jason

Harriet McDougal, Robert Jordan's widow and the editor of The Wheel of Time series, recently told Dragonmount that she expects the WoT Encyclopedia to be handed into Tor Books for publication later than originally expected.

 

While attending the first annual JordanCon In 2009, Harriet said that she was under contract with Tor to create an Encyclopedia which described the world, its characters, and its history in greater detail (!). Also likely to be included are things like ranking lists of channelers, and rosters of Aes Sedai Ajahs.  Harriet also said that the Encyclopedia was due to be handed into Tor "one year after A Memory of Light was completed".  If that were true, then the Encyclopedia would be handed into Tor by January, 2014, and likely published a few months later. 

 

But Harriet is now saying that she currently estimates the Encyclopedia will be handed into Tor around June of 2014, for a later summer or Fall 2014 release. This timeframe is by no means set in stone, but that's currently where things are at.

 

We'll have more news as it comes in.

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Is that a picture of the actual encyclopedia manuscript?  ;-)

 

Seriously, thank you for this update.  I was thinking last night that I hadn't heard any updates about the WoT encyclopedia in a while, and then I found this post -- perfect timing.  I am very much looking forward to the encyclopedia, but I am glad they are taking more time rather than rushing it.

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What!? How dare they!? This delay is just put in place so they can... yada yada yada. Ok, totally kidding, but I already miss those days of waiting on the next book to come out, and reading nonsensical comments about delays and authors greed for more money etc. At least we still have the encyclopedia to wait on for a few more months.

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so... a 20 volume encyclopedia set by the looks of it? will they release 1 volume a year for $29.99... or the whole set at once for $599.99? just asking so i can save up in advance if i need to. :)

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I know I am responding a little late to this post but I am gonna go ahead and give my thoughts anyway! I love The World of Robert Jordans The Wheel of Time book, though there are only two things left out of it that I would like to see in The Wheel of Time Encyclopedia, and those are descriptions of the gholam and the true power! I know they are talked about in some of the books, but I would still like to see them in the TWOTE! Also I am just curious: is there any info or news about TWOT being made into movies? The last news I heard about that was BS said he could not say too much about that. But if there is any news about TWOT movies I would love to hear about it! Wishing everybody a happy Easter in advance!

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Is there any more news on the Encyclopedia? June 2014 has come and gone and I've not heard a whisper here, on Tor.com, or anywhere else for that matter!

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