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Can I answer that question, please? jh - 27/01/2003 02:25:17 PM

"Do you have any idea when Book 11 will be out?"

It's a toughie. But let's look at the facts.

We know that neither erikson nor tolkien has plans for 11 books, so ti can't be them you're referring to. Thus, since this is wotmania, we can assume you're referring to jordan.

Now there's a problem with the 11th book. I don't know which one of these theories are correct, but... anyway, here goes, one of these is true.

1) Jordan has grown tired of WoT and won't write more unless he gets a lot more money.
2) Jordan has died and gone to nangijala.

Both these amount to the same thing. No books written. However...

there ahs been talk in chat of the two options that were used in the last book.

1) 12 monkeys with typewriters and harriet editing.

2) a precoded computer program with some standard phrases (sniff) and a way to monitor wot discussion on the web.

the first option is quite alright. it's jsut a matter of the monkeys putting enough effort into it and hitting enough keys. takes a while though, book should be out in 2-3 years.

the second option is more interesting. it's jsut a matter of what kind of filters the program has. good filters, to separate idiot posts from decent ones, will take a bit longer, but on the other hand it assures no intelligent wot story. let's say 6 months to get enough morons to post enough theories to copy. then the computer program will spark into a dress description each time aviendha's name is mentioned. so, another 2 weeks to print all those descriptions. then we're pretty much done, and the publisher will publish it in a year.

Well. that's my thoughts on the matter anyway.

knowing statistics, though, it's more likely that option 1 is used. So... in 2-3 years.


~jonathan

I mean you harm.

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It's things like this that make my head hurt... - 27/01/2003 01:28:08 PM 243 Views
Isn't this one of the biblic signs of the apocalypse? *NM* - 27/01/2003 01:30:34 PM 4 Views
Didn't it come out, like, yesterday? - 27/01/2003 01:34:57 PM 28 Views
So? No answer. When's it going to be out then? - 27/01/2003 01:38:14 PM 19 Views
ROFL - 27/01/2003 01:44:54 PM 13 Views
You need an official Stupid Question Response Team™ - 27/01/2003 01:46:04 PM 39 Views
I'd love to be on that one. *NM* - 27/01/2003 02:08:57 PM 5 Views
Oooh, can I be in it?? *NM* - 27/01/2003 03:01:55 PM 3 Views
I would love to be that admin *NM* - 27/01/2003 04:08:48 PM 5 Views
*nominates mook* - 27/01/2003 04:16:04 PM 10 Views
I was born for that position. *NM* - 27/01/2003 06:04:21 PM 4 Views
I'll join! *NM* - 27/01/2003 08:26:05 PM 3 Views
We should make an Unnofficial Stupid Question Response Team - 27/01/2003 09:28:22 PM 17 Views
I think Luna is onto something. *NM* - 27/01/2003 10:38:34 PM 5 Views
Sounds good. - 28/01/2003 10:47:46 AM 9 Views
That's funny. - 27/01/2003 02:02:19 PM 12 Views
Can I answer that question, please? - 27/01/2003 02:25:17 PM 65 Views
ROTFLMAO!!!! - 27/01/2003 03:19:04 PM 14 Views
Re: ROTFLMAO!!!! - 27/01/2003 03:27:07 PM 12 Views
Hey! - 27/01/2003 05:23:35 PM 8 Views
Not 12 monkeys, 100! - 27/01/2003 08:36:19 PM 10 Views
BGOMF - 27/01/2003 09:26:33 PM 9 Views
tell them that RJ told you he's not writing anymore. *NM* - 27/01/2003 02:36:11 PM 6 Views
- 27/01/2003 03:09:59 PM 16 Views
OMG - 27/01/2003 03:44:04 PM 14 Views
So? When will it be out? - 27/01/2003 04:50:19 PM 20 Views
Re: So? When will it be out? - 28/01/2003 12:30:09 AM 13 Views
KILL THEM ALL! - 27/01/2003 05:20:44 PM 23 Views
Re: KILL THEM ALL! - 28/01/2003 12:29:39 AM 12 Views
Let me know if you need their tires slashed. *NM* - 27/01/2003 05:24:36 PM 5 Views
Well... - 27/01/2003 09:26:25 PM 11 Views
*Shuffles feet* - 27/01/2003 09:57:07 PM 17 Views
50 WOTbuck fine per stupid email question. - 28/01/2003 01:10:17 AM 6 Views