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Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Way of Kings : pre-release
« on: July 10, 2009, 04:07:51 PM »
It finally occured to me that after reading the blog post and Brandon's two online Q&A sessions that I could post here. Duh.


Also, I don't usually use caps. :D

That description is pretty cool, and I already can't wait to see how the Stormlight Archive begins. Well played, Brandon. :)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: On Feruchemical 'Mistings'
« on: July 06, 2009, 09:37:53 PM »
An Atium feruchemical misting could be a Shapeshifter. Not that we're likely to be able to see one- although perhaps there is some overlap in the ability to use Atium and either gold or electrum.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker Wikipedia page?
« on: July 04, 2009, 05:36:30 AM »
*nod* I'd save any work you do though if you can't find any reviews within the next week or so. There are three notability criteria for books that modern authors are likely to meet:

  • Reviewed by many notable and verifiable sources.
  • Won a major award.
  • Their book was adapted into a film that is notable enough to make the book notable.

Sorry I can't help out, but I don't have the time to be checking sources, (nor am I likely to find anywhere reviewing Warbreaker as I don't believe it's releasing in New Zealand for a while :) ) wheras writing forum posts is easy and a nice break from plotting books and building databases. :)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Favorite Authors...Where does Brandon Rate?
« on: July 04, 2009, 04:56:08 AM »
While I don't think I'm likely to ever list my favourite authors in order as it seems a little arbitrary, I can certainly say that Brandon is currently my favourite living author.

I don't know if anyone's likely to replace my special affection for Frank Herbert as the first long-form Scifi/Fantasy author whose work I read. I guess that makes him my absolute favourite for now.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker Wikipedia page?
« on: July 04, 2009, 04:24:13 AM »
Just a note- this article is already tagged for notability. Reviews, especially from notable  newspapers, might be a good idea if you don't want it to be deleted.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Sanderon's WOT without reading the series?
« on: July 03, 2009, 01:36:33 PM »
Actually he's writing his own stuff at the same time. Dude is crazy multitasking.

I know he says he's changing up his writing style in some way or another to more closely match the existing style of the book, but I don't know what that really means, exactly... I guess we'll have to wait and see.

I generally trust he'll write something entertaining. He's not failed me so far.

Isn't he revising Way of Kings while writing Shifting Winds?

Having written some of my own fiction, I can assure you that when you hit the block on writing, revising is very easy to slip into, and taking advantage of having two stories at different stages is really good for your work.  I had to develop a habit of scrolling right down to the bottom of my document when I wanted to write something new when I was doing novellas, because otherwise I'd start revising anything I hadn't posted online. :)

Still, I agree that Brandon has been working like a machine. Frankly I'd be impressed just at him writing and revising one WoT-sized novel in a single year, let alone adding revisions of WOK to that.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Book 14 Title
« on: July 03, 2009, 01:14:50 PM »
Good to hear about #14 being AMOL. It's just such a great title that I don't see anyone NOT using it. :)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Ati and Ati
« on: July 01, 2009, 10:53:02 AM »
Oh well, worth thinking about. Thanks Peter. And lol at Atrium... I'm sure I've done that sort of thing myself too. :D

(What do you mean Oraj isn't a good fantasy name? What? Look in my fruit bow- oh. ;) )

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Brandon and girls.
« on: June 29, 2009, 06:10:07 AM »
Just a thought: While Brandon tends to write many female characters in main roles, he tends to write about their interactions with men a lot more than their interactions with women. Woman-to-woman relationships aren't as common and as deep as opposite-sex and man-to-man relationships are in Brandon's books, although this may just be because Brandon wrote a woman lead who was very much "one of the boys" in both Elantris and Mistborn. So I think it balances out in his epic fantasies pretty well even without considering Alcatraz.

Brandon Sanderson / Ati and Ati
« on: June 29, 2009, 06:04:02 AM »
Little bit of a lurker here... Just got done reading Hope of Elantris. (I'm donating soon Brandon, I promise, lol) Thought I'd throw this out here: Did anyone else wonder about whether the similarity of Aon Ati (Hope) and Ati in Mistborn (*) was intentional?

*I'd explain to jog memories, but I can't see any forum feature to hide spoilers. :) You may remember the name from Hero of Ages.

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