The Wheel Turns. Yet Again.

Day 26. 17 pages, 8,490 words.

This week we took another baby step towards a Wheel of Time TV series.

Like the Star Wars sequels and allied movies, I like to think this blog is a bit of a long-term watchlist for this sort of thing. Since I’ve been keeping my finger very lazily on the pulse of science fiction and fantasy entertainment since 2005, I’ve wound up being able to follow some of these endeavours in and out of Production Hell almost since their inception.

Certainly, the Wheel of Time has been part of my online existence for … basically as long as I’ve had an online existence. Twenty years or so, now.

The news on Epicstream is that the series is going ahead after another year-long lull in news, but this could just be another bit of random space-noise on the radar. Whether Billy Zane is still involved, I suppose, remains to be seen. That was the plan almost exactly a year ago (or maybe it was two years ago).

Anyway, apparently “The series of books started with The Eye of the World in 1990 and ended with A Memory of Light, which Sanderson completed after Sanderson passed away in 2017.”

Which is surreal, and suggests Sanderson might be undead. That would explain a lot, actually.

Let’s maintain our cautious optimism and wait to see what sort of announcements come out in April 2018.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/
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1 Response to The Wheel Turns. Yet Again.

  1. brknwntr says:

    That Sanderson typo gave me a massive storm light archive heart atrack.

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