January 15, 2015

"The Wheel of Time" 25th Anniversary

It's somebody's birthday today . . .

One of the most defining books of an era of fantasy now gone  (where the modern fantasy classic is A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin) turns 25 today.

I am of course referring to The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time Book 1).

I choose to nevertheless congratulate The Wheel of Time on being a quarter of a century old. For what it was, The Wheel of Time was pretty good.

To mark the occasion, there is no special edition of the book(s), no anniversary, illustrated etc... perhaps someday. There is some pretty attractive paperbacks being offered by TOR and Orbit, as well as the 'classic' covers.

And heres' to another fantasy series, which would not have been possible without you, taking up your mantle - Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight.

There is a lot of fantasy out there: A Song of Ice and Fire, Kingkiller Chronicle, The Dagger and the Coin... but I honestly believe that Stormlight is your child, and will be the 'new' you.

May we remember to think of you again in another 25 years.   

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