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Brandon Sanderson Books (Non-Stormlight)

Discussion in 'Books & Comics' started by Use the Falchion, Mar 8, 2021.

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    So I'm creating this as to not crowd the Stormlight thread with non-Stormlight stuff. (Not that people would really complain, but it's a good practice to have.)

    Currently, Sanderson does YouTube Q&As while signing giant stacks of books every other Wednesday evening. Sometimes he has a guest on, other times it's just him. Usually he's telling stories, answering non-spoiler questions about his book, or giving out writing advice. They're pretty entertaining and all on YouTube.

    Today Brandon's starting a new thing where he does a little video update every week or every other week. It has a fair deal of nice updates on Skyward 3 as well.

     
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    It's not necessarily new information, but it's something that has probably slipped under the radar for a lot of people - Dark One will be sold at general booksellers everywhere starting May 5th! If you're a fan of dark fantasy, or Sanderson, or both, I think you'll find this pleasantly surprising. It's a really solid and fun read. Play Bring Me the Horizon's "Parasite Eve" in the background, and you've got yourself quite the experience!

     
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    Also, while Brandon didn't say it here, there have been potential leaks by Book Depository that claim Skyward 3 is called Cytonic. (I'm a little late posting it here, but it's fine.) What do y'all think of that title?
     
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    I haven’t read any of the Skyward series but it sound intriguing. Does Cytonic have in world meaning ( His book titles normally do )
     
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    Sorry I just saw this!

    I personally find Skyward to be one of Brandon's best books, up there with Stormlight and Mistborn. It has tense and exciting dogfights, great characterization, some of his best pacing, and even corrects some of his larger writing flaws. It's not uncommon to hear people talk about how they read this book in a day or even in one sitting. I think fans of the X-Wing series of books would probably like this one as well...although I haven't read any of the X-Wing stuff, so I can't say for sure.

    Starsight is a little more interesting. I like the book, but I don't love it. There are dozens of people who do however, and I'm sure I'll like it more on a reread. (Funny thing, the 17th Shard cast talk about this book was split right down the middle, with the men on one side and the women on the other. I know for sure that isn't the case overall, but I do find it a funny coincidence.)

    Cytonic is definitely a word in-universe, but I don't want to say what it means just yet.

    Let me know if you do decide to read the series, because there's a free short story that's connected that might be a good bridge between the two books.
    And if you want a preview of the book, the whole first part (a smidge over a quarter of the book) is available at the link below.
    https://www.getunderlined.com/read/excerpt-reveal-start-reading-skyward-by-brandon-sanderson/
     
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    WAX AND WAYNE 4 UPDATE HOPEFULLY NEXT WEEK!
     
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    Skyward 3 is officially out of Brandon's hands! Next up is Wax & Wayne 4, then he'll circle back to Skyward 4, and the new year he'll start a new Stormlight book. Skyward 4 I believe is scheduled for an early 2023 release date, but there may be a chance it's released November 2022.
     
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    Interesting Tidbits:

    1. Live Signing Q&A's are scheduled to be on the first Thursday of every month!

    2. Wax & Wayne 4 is in the outlining phase, which is expected to last until the middle of last week. Brandon is cognizant of the fact that this book could go extra long and he doesn't want that (Queue "boos" from his assistants in the background) because he still wants to write Skyward 4 this year. As it stands, Brandon expects W&W 4 to be about 150k, but wants the progress bar to be 120k.

    3. Mistborn Era 3 will take three years to write since Brandon wants to write all three books and have them ready to go before sending the first one to be published.

    4. There will be no Mistborn or Stormlight releases during that time.

    5. Mistborn Era 3, Warbreaker's sequel, and the Elantris sequels are all planned to be roughly 200k words each, assuming Brandon can write the Warbreaker and Elantris sequels then.

    6. There is a decent chance The Apocalypse Guard will be finished during those three years, as well as a prose version of Dark One (co-authored with Dan Wells) and a new prose version of White Sand.

    7. Skyward 3 had a stressful revision period due to time crunches and useful input.

    8. Skyward 4 maintains its Spring/Summer 2023 release time. Due to this, Brandon isn't worried about revisions.

    9. Horneater (the Stormlight novella taking place between/during Rhythm of War and Book 5) will most likely need to be written on a deadline.

    10. Another spoiler-y livestream will happen relatively soon! They will be planned for every six months. The next one will be this June.

    11. Sanderson does intend to do more on the Threnody system. There is a novel planned that has 30% of the outline finished. (I believe the planned title is The Dust Brigade.) Whether Brandon has time is "up in the air." Isaac Stewart (Brandon's art director and Cosmere collaborator) does have a story/novel planned on Threnody.


    So Sanderson's theoretical release schedule for the next three years:

    2021 - Skyward 3 (& novellas)
    2022 - Alcatraz 6 (finale), Wax & Wayne 4 (finale)
    2023 - Skyward 4 (finale), Stormlight 5 (finale)


    Unlisted:
    Dark One Volume 2 - I have a feeling that if this gets made, it'll be released in 2022. The show version with J. Michael Straczynski has also gone unmentioned.
    Songs of the Dead - I have a feeling this will be released 2022 as well.
    Deathrise - novellas written by Steven Bohls. Not sure all three are close to done, but we know the first novella was sent to audible for review. If we use The Original as an example, it was originally announced in the 2019 State of the Sanderson and released September 14, 2020. So for Deathrise, we may see it come out in the late summer, early fall. I'll be interested in seeing if Sanderson can sequence the release of these novellas with the release of the Skyward ones and the release of Skyward 3 this fall. If they release an audio-novella every two weeks...hmm...
     
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    The previous updates have been recorded on Thursday or Friday, so he's probably farther along than the video suggests. (Still, the man likes teasing us out with W&W info. Then again, writing a book takes time, so it's not like he's intentionally doing so.)

    Small, minor update - I believe illustrator Ben McSweeney said on Reddit that Sanderson is thinking of breaking up the Mistborn Era 3 books with The Apocalypse Guard, maybe as a palette cleanser. This isn't new information, nor can I find a source for it anymore, but I wanted to put it here.
     
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