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Brandon Sanderson

…randon_Sanderson.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Brandon Sanderson fantasy author talks to Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter. This interview is available in MP3 at the bottom of this page and in text just below. Brandon Sanderson Internationally renowned award-winning author Brandon Sanderson toured Australia recently. After his appearance at SwanCon, the Western Australian SF convention, as Guest of Honour, Brandon made an ap…

Legion by Brandon Sanderson

…er of superior intelligence yet Sanderson has succeeded. I highly recommend Legion as a mystery with philosophical layers adding flavour like an onion to a savoury dish. Legion is excellent fodder for discussion. Brandon Sanderson was in Australia for an interview in 2012. Dark Matter Zine features a growing number of reviews of Brandon Sanderson’s novels but Way of Kings was my introduction to Brandon’s work….

Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

…hecies everyone already knew. SPOILER ENDS Ultimately, this is the best of Sanderson’s contributions to the series, and it does a good job of resolving the key plot lines. As a longtime fan I am happy that Sanderson has finished this up for us; it’s just so great knowing what happens in the end. A Memory of Light Audio A Memory of Light is also available in audio format from MacMillan Audio. MacMillan says: …the book is also available as an audiob…

Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

…achieve the standard of prose of authors such as Patrick Rothfuss (Pat and Brandon share a mutual admiration society), however Brandon constructs his worlds with meticulous care, ensuring his plots captivate his fans. There were points at which I felt critical such as mention of people with Koloss blood – Koloss didn’t breed in the Mistborn trilogy – but this could have been changed at the close of that trilogy. I think the one feature that annoye…

Item received: Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

…rdan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson has recreated the vision Jordan left behind. Brandon Sanderson said that not only did he work from Jordan’s plans, but ROBERT JORDAN WROTE THE FINAL CHAPTER. For more information, listen to Brandon’s interview here and read the servant’s report of Brandon’s Wheel of Time panel at Supanova here. UPDATE: 5 minutes on the Wheel of Time, video from Tor, Wheel…

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

…at least one Easter egg for Sanderson’s loyal fans (see my interview with Brandon Sanderson in this issue). Based in the same universe as the Mistborn trilogy but on another planet, Warbreaker has different magic and religious systems. Vivenna and Siri are sisters, princesses of the Idris people, their family former rulers of Hallandran, a country whose passes to the north are controlled by Idris. The king brokered a treaty with Hallandran many y…

Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

…n attempt changes everything for Shallan, and reveals shocking new truths. Sanderson has developed a huge, complex world with a number of cultures, religion and even an ecology that shows great creative talent. Cultural dress is described for particular people groups that also varies for rank. Religious beliefs vary across people groups but there is a dominant religion that requires women of high rank to conceal their left ‘safe’ hands inside thei…

Supanova 2012

…ris and Scott agreed with Brandon Sanderson’s comments (in my interview of Brandon Sanderson) about how fans are the new patrons. They pointed out that one thousand enthusiastic fans supporting them with $100 each per year provides enough for them to live on so they can continue creating their comics for the enjoyment of all. They talked back and forth about a number of topics. Apparently Kris is incredibly creative, coming up with lots of ideas t…

Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

…onality and character development while building a ‘soul’ for the Emperor. Brandon Sanderson creates believable yet conflicting religious systems in his worlds. Shai’s Forging and Shai’s captives’ religion, sun worship, are two good examples although I’m not a fan of the third ‘belief system’ and its proponent. The Emperor’s Soul uses the ‘magical disabled person’ trope and the ‘evil albino’ trope. The Bloodsealer whose magic snares Shai with an a…

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

…l is Way of Kings, which I reviewed previously. When I interviewed Brandon Sanderson, he talked about how all of his works (except the Wheel of Time, obviously) are set in a Firefly-esque solar system with connections including one key character who flits in and out of each book, making cameo appearances. The minion commented that Words of Radiance is a trilogy in itself. It’s certainly big enough. However, I understand that the format of the book…

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

…. Each character has a back-story, unveiled during the course of the novel. Steelheart isn’t earth-shattering – even though earth was shattered – but it’s an enjoyable fantasy novel written in Brandon Sanderson’s inimical style with his trademark detailed world-building. Highly recommended to fantasy fans and those who enjoy comic-book-style stories….

Brandon Sanderson extra

…If you’ve read or listened to my interview with Brandon Sanderson, you’ll know that he gives his fans (patrons) extras as a ‘thank you’ for the support. Here is one of these extras. This is from a book I haven’t read yet, so I’m avoiding spoilers….

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

A review by Nalini Haynes ISBN: 9781473209350 Publisher: Gollancz (Hachette) Format: Hardcover, 96 pages Steelslayer, aka David, is living the life in Newcago post-Calamity. Calamity was the asteroid that brought superpowers to humanity. If power corrupts then superpowers corrupt superbly. David is an ordinary teenager working with the Reckoners, the freedom fighters who reclaimed Newcago from Steelheart and the Epics (the name of my new band)….

Fanzine vs Prozine: a discussion of potential and Patronage

…ganising interviews prior to Armageddon this year. On Friday I interviewed Brandon Sanderson and Christopher Kirby courtesy of their publisher and Iron Sky PR respectively. At Supanova, Lionel Midford (Supanova’s PR) facilitated my interview with Edward James Olmos (Bladerunner, Battlestar Galactica) and Random House was supportive, endeavouring to facilitate more interviews than I managed – but Ben Chandler talked computer games and books with Da…