I met Brandon today in York, UK. You will soon be able to see a picture on twitter of the cookie I have him. Since I knew it was thanksgiving, it was a thanksgiving-themed cookie.
After getting books signed, I asked him a few questions, listed below as best I can remember them.
Q. Are there 50 Allomantic Metals?
A. "Nearly. Does Harmony have a metal?"
Q. Is that an alloy of Lerasium and Atium?
A. "You're along the right lines."
Q. What is the definition of Investiture?
A. "RAFO. Investiture is off the table as far as questions go."
Q. You have said before that all the planets had their names before the arrival of the Shards. Is Roshar the planet's name before the Shards arrived?
Q. How do Roshar natives know the name of the Cosmere?
Q. Is Shallan's memory a Surge?
A. "I want to wait for the right opportunity before revealing more surges."
Q. You have said previously that the Stormlight archive will include Lightweaving. Is that still the plan?
Q. Have we seen a Roshar native in tWoK who can use Lightweaving?
A. "Yes, we have seen someone who has potential." He seemed to be trying to say that they don't know that they can use it.
Q. How many Heralds appear in tWoK?
A. "More than you might expect. Some have appeared, some have been mentioned but not appeared."
Q. Can you tell me something about the Cosmere that you haven't told anyone before?
A. "There are inhabited planets in the Cosmere that don't have any Shards there. There may be inhabited planets that only have a Splinter of a Shard. There are 10 Core Cosmere planets, which tell the overarching story of the Cosmere."
Q. "Are all the Cosmere books so far set on these 10 core worlds?"
Q. Are there any of the 10 core worlds without a shard?
A. "All 10 core worlds have significant Shardic Influence."
These last few questions seem particularly important.
10 Core worlds?
Yolen (The Liar of Partinel & Dragonsteel)
The planet of The Silence Divine
That still gives us three more core Shard worlds...
Edited by FireArcadia, 27 November 2011 - 04:55 AM.