Tag: Brandon Sanderson

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In 2016 I went on a Caribbean cruise out of Florida with the hosts of Writing Excuses, which included Brandon Sanderson, famed fantasy author—who at Robert Jordan’s widow’s request completed the The Wheel of Time. The 10-day cruise was great. Most evenings after dinner, Brandon would host about 25 of us in a 90-minute circle […]

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Notes on the Cosmere

 

Way back when I put up a post reviewing this novella. Get to reuse the image.

Brandon Sanderson has been writing fantasy series that are distantly connected with one another. Each series is set on its own world, with its own system of magic, that works according to its own rules. And yet each world is connected in a totality named the Cosmere. The underlying novels and series stand on their own, but you see the occasional character show up in more than one world. There are hints at a meta plot spanning the different books. In this post, I’m speculating about that meta plot.

I’ll endeavor to avoid spoilers for the individual books in question. Oh, and I’ll be confining my sources to the fiction. I could go scouring the internet for things he’s let slip in his podcast or hints from his creative writing courses. Too much bother.

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That’s what you call people from Madison, Wisconsin, right?  Along with my wife, and Ricochet members Matt Balzer and Hank Rhody, I attended OdysseyCon, Madison’s annual science fiction convention.  Hank has written a terrific article on his experience at one of the evening programs over here.  You should definitely read it. I thought I’d give […]

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Brandon Sanderson is one of the most successful fantasy authors alive. He’s known for designing complex and engaging fantasy worlds and crafting elegant and interesting schemes of magic. This is not about that kind of magic. This weekend I attended Odyssey Con in Madison WI with Ricochet members Randy Weivoda and Matt Balzer. Mr. Sanderson […]

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