Robert Jordan was a science fiction author, best known for the Wheel of Time series.

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Is Robert Jordan's description of the Oneness connected to Zen in the Art of Archery?

In Zen in the Art of Archery, the author writes, "The archer ceases to be conscious of himself as the one who is engaged in hitting the bull's-eye which confronts him. This state of unconscious ...
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In the Wheel of Time series, was it ever revealed how Logain was able to resist the tainted saidin?

In the WoT series, long ago, The Dark One tainted saidin, the male half of the One Power, and that drove most of the male channelers insane and they broke the world. So from that point on, any/all ...
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Is 'the age of legends' similar to modern day Earth?

In Jordan's Wheel of Time saga, there are references to the changed landscape since 'the breaking of the world', but there are also a few mentions of particular items or ideas of 'the age of legends' ...
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Are the new factions in A Memory of Light a Sanderson invention?

In A Memory of Light, two new factions are introduced: Are they from Robert Jordan's notes or are they both a Sanderson invention? IIRC, the second faction above are also mentioned in Towers of ...
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Do we know how much of the ending of “A Memory of Light” did Robert Jordan write himself?

In a comment to this answer to a question speculating on an event in the epilogue of A Memory of Light, someone mentioned that: the ending was Robert Jordan's, written by him before he died. Is ...
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Does an angreal have an additive or multiplicative effect?

In Wheel of Time, an angreal is an object of the One Power that allows you to draw more power than you can when unaided. They include a built-in "buffer," so that you do not draw more power than you ...
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Aviendha's Toh in Lord of Chaos

In Lord of Chaos at the end of chapter 19, Matters of Toh, Aviendha is considering the Toh she incurred and the solutions to each. I'm a little confused about her solutions: How would this meet ...
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Why do Moiraine and Lan use their real names in the Two Rivers?

It becomes apparent before even the midway point in The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan that the characters of Moiraine and Lan have a variety of names they use in different locations to hide their ...
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What is the difference between an angreal and a sa'angreal?

This has always bugged me; a long time ago (like, 15 years), I spent some hours trawling through books 1-6 or so looking for evidence that there is a substantive difference other than "a sa'angreal is ...
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In the Wheel of Time series, why is Moghedien's a'dam not leashed?

When we first see thas a'dam it is specifically noted as having a leash between the collar and bracelet. But when Moghedien is captured she moves around freely without a leash. I realise the a'dam ...
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How does anyone remember the Dark One's name?

In the Wheel of Time, naming the Dark One by his real name, Shai'tan, is considered dangerous because it draws his attention to you. Likewise for darkfriends; it is considered blasphemy so they don't ...
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What is the relevance of Robert Jordan's “New Spring” novel to the Wheel of Time series?

What exactly is the relevance of Robert Jordan's "New Spring" novel to the Wheel of Time series? From what I have read of reviews, it seems to be almost fan-fiction'ish, even though it came directly ...