The Mystery Project is Likely Skyward, White Sand vol. 2 Likely February


Remember how Apocalypse Guard was cancelled and Mystery Project was replacing it? Well thanks to some sleuthing by wackyHair on Reddit, we now (probably) know. They looked at the Random House publisher page on Brandon Sanderson. It used to say:

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity and the e-original Mitosis, The Apocalypse Guard, the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, and he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Now it says:

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity and the e-original Mitosis, Skyward, the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, and he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Oooo, Skyward replacing Apocalypse Guard? Sweet! That is a safe bet for the mystery project to me!

Now, what is Skyward? It was mentioned in State of the Sanderson in 2013 and never was referenced again (which also fits Mystery Project, as Brandon said it was a project he had thought about for a long time.) Here's what Brandon has said on it:

Skyward. (Working title.) Young Adult cosmere novel. In the early stages of development. Probably a few years off.


We also know it is science fiction.

Now Random House publishes non-cosmere stuff for Brandon. Since the cosmere is pretty profitable for Tor I doubt they would let something like that go to another publisher. Maybe it is non-cosmere now. But who knows? 

Next up, let's talk about the next installment of the White Sand graphic novel. We reported its release date being moved back to December, but now it looks like it's even more dire. Peter now says it is likely to be February. So let's not hold our breath for it yet. Still, delays aren't inherently bad; a good product is better than a rushed product.

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Is Skyward the one about a war against aliens, that might be Cosmere? If so, there is a reading out there about it. Honestly, I thought it sounded much more interesting than Apocalypse Guard. 

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I'll be kinda sad if Skyward isn't Cosmere. Especially since we'll only be getting Lost Metal and maybe a novella before the next Stormlight.

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Ok, I was thinking of Adamant. I have no idea what Skyward is about, or if it is Cosmere or not. Probably isn't. 

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Sounds like it could be a continuation of Sixth of the Dusk! Hopeful connection to the Ones Above :)

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To my knowledge we know nothing about Skyward other than those two quotes. I don't think it was ever read.

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Skyward sounds kind of like the floating upside-down cities I've seen mentioned in connection to Ashyn. Let's hope for a Greater Roshar system novel!

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10 hours ago, ZenBossanova said:

Is Skyward the one about a war against aliens, that might be Cosmere? If so, there is a reading out there about it. Honestly, I thought it sounded much more interesting than Apocalypse Guard. 

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa. Hold on a sec. There's supposed to be a Cosmere novel about a war against aliens?

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Can I just say, I'm not a fan of graphic novels.  I bought the paperback of the first issue of White Sand, after I didn't like what I'd read in AU, despite that I own a copy of the WS prose ... which is so much better!

 

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6 hours ago, Cosmernaut said:

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa. Hold on a sec. There's supposed to be a Cosmere novel about a war against aliens?

It is called Adamant and it just might be Cosmere. But that isn't what this project is, unfortunately. 

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Wait, what's this about Apocalypse Guard being cancelled? I sadly don't follow Brandon as closely as I used to but last I heard the first book of that is coming out next year? When/how/why did that change?

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19 hours ago, GreyPilgrim said:

Wait, what's this about Apocalypse Guard being cancelled? I sadly don't follow Brandon as closely as I used to but last I heard the first book of that is coming out next year? When/how/why did that change?

And we reported on it here :D http://www.17thshard.com/news/brandon-news/apocalypse-guard-pulled-some-mystery-project-info-way-of-kings-chapter-5-annotation-r349/

 

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