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  1. I am not sure how outlandish this is, but I have a small theory. What if the world of Skyward has been set up specifically to create a race of super pilots? Krell would be humans or AI designed to provide conflict and incentives to train. The machinery was created so that they had training materials. Spensa’s father graduated out of the program and was taken to be a pilot by the “Krell.” Do you all think this trope is too common for Brandon to have picked it? - Jerich
  2. Last week we all had a pretty brutal cliffhanger in Skyward, but now we get the resolution in Skyward Chapters 10 and 11! There's just two chapters, but action is pretty fun. As usual, that GetUnderlined link has every Skyward chapter released, so you'll have to scroll down to Chapter 10 for the new stuff. Discuss the recent chapters in our spoiler topic and we'll see you next week for another set of chapters. Skyward is released November 6th.
  3. Last week, we got more of Skyward than revealed before, going from the prologue all the way up to chapter 6. Well, Wednesday looks to be the day for new Skyward chapters, and we get three more, chapters 7 through 9! It's actually in the same link as last week, so if you missed the last preview Skyward stuff, you can still read it all in one page! That's convenient. Once you do, you can discuss the new chapters in Discord or our forum topic on the chapters. In other news, we have heard from Dragonsteel Entertainment that if you are ordering a book from Brandon's store (http://store.brandonsanderson.com/) and you want that book personalized, and you want it to arrive before Christmas, you need to order it this weekend! You can get a lot of hardcovers and beautiful Dragonsteel editions of novellas there. So if that's on your Christmas agenda, do it now, otherwise they will not be personalized prior to Christmas.
  4. Thursday, Brandon did an AMA on Skyward, and we thought we'd give you a quick rundown of what occurred in it. He also answered some questions on Facebook, which we also have. If you'd like to read them all, check them out on Arcanum for easy reading. First up, Brandon "My Books Become More Books" Sanderson said that Skyward, though originally planned as a trilogy, may now be four books. Brandon says the first three will stand pretty well on their own, but the final one will be more reliant on the other three. The second book's title will be Starsight (which I think is a very strong title), and he is thinking the third book would be called Nowhere, but Random House doesn't like it much. There are no other plans for Skyward after this series. Skyward universe is in a universe on something he's mentioned before (though isn't cosmere). When asked what novella Skyward is in, Brandon said it's a "pretty big spoiler." He said you might want to read Skyward first if you hate novellas, but if you really want to know, the answer is in chapter seventeen of Skyward. Skyward Universe is probably the best name for the connected Skyward universe. Also, apparently Brandon has an idea he's planning where a world has no ground at all. How many chapters will be released before Skyward is out November 6th? Brandon doesn't remember, but somewhere between a third and a half. I guess Brandon liked how releasing a lot of a book worked with Oathbringer. Legion and Perfect State We jokingly said in our Legion Reactions podcast that maybe with the VR tech in the third Legion novella makes it into the Perfect State universe. Yeah... about that. Someone asked about a relationship between Legion and Perfect State and Brandon said: "If you look closely at the last Legion book, there is a strong clue about this." Mark Lindberg noted the connection, and u/Genabackan noted that the VR company in Legion 3 was "Walters and Ostman Detention Enterprises." WODE. So, yeah, this is actually as confirmed as it gets. What's Brandon Working On? Jofwu asked Brandon what he's working on before the end of the year. Brandon said: Cosmere Stuff We will hopefully get a novella like Edgedancer done during Stormlight 4 writing so we don't need to wait until 2020 for more cosmere. It'd be called Wandersail (which Brandon has said before), but would not be about the mythological characters, but Rsyn. Brandon legitimately started to write a Nalthis essay! He said he started it upon someone on Reddit reminding him, but then got distracted! so we should totally remind him to finish up that Nalthis essay. If you were hoping out for Shalladin... well, I have some bad news. Brandon said: "Shallan has made her choice. I wouldn't expect that to change" and also, "If it's any comfort, tell [the questioner's friend] I think she'll eventually be very pleased it went this way. It might take a few more books, though." If you were wondering how Stormlight 3 could have originally been Szeth's book and Stormlight 5 be Dalinar's instead, Brandon says book five will have a lot more Dalinar, and we'll see why it could have been Dalinar's book. Book four will have less Dalinar than Oathbringer. Smaller Cosmere Stuff Silverlight was founded much earlier than the current books, at least in its first form. "I think it will help a little--but not a ton, as the real challenge to Mistborn eras three and four is going to be making good on the promises of the earlier trilogies, and using them well. They will need to be more "hard" SF than Skyward, except with made-up science." Later Stormlight books will be "more of a pre-shattering focus" with the Heralds, but Brandon warns not as much as a questioner may want. (For this one it pays to look at the full context.) The Ones Above in the time of Sixth of the Dusk are not the most technologically advanced in the cosmere. Brandon says: "There has been some concurrent development, and a lot of sharing technology--to the point that you could make an argument for several societies being equal, though some better in specific areas." There's a moderate chance on a story on King Lopen. Hoid predates the other Vessels, pre-Shattering. "he'd already started aging oddly before the Shattering" but Brandon is quick to say that is not canonical yet. There's a bunch of other Words of Brandon I left out, but you can check them out on Arcanum!
  5. You've been able to read the prologue through chapter 2 of Skyward on io9, and you could read chapter 3 from a signing, but today, you can now read it all in the same spot and up through chapter 6 on Getunderlined.com. Brandon's assistant, Adam, also says that they will be releasing new excerpts each week until Skyward's release until November 6th. Adam also said in a Reddit thread that Brandon will be doing a little AMA on Skyward, so leave your questions in that Reddit thread! Last but not least, if you look at the Skyward pre-order giveaway page on Getunderlined, you can see the map of the world Skyward is set on. If you fill out the form, you can get a free print of the poster, signed by Brandon. You need to have preordered Skyward to get it. Still, that's certainly one way to get people to preorder the book! Nice marketing, Random House. You got me. (Note, this is US only.) Discuss Skyward in our Skyward Spoiler Board!
  6. Yesterday, Brandon turned in the second draft to the sequel of Skyward. This is good news, as he said that he had to scrap large chunks of Skyward 2. Brandon figuring out how to make that book work is good news for all of us! He also updates us with what his plans are for the future. Writing on Stormlight 4 begins, for sure, in January! In the meantime, Brandon says he will get revisions done on a few smaller projects. But you might be wondering, "wasn't he planning to write The Lost Metal, the last Wax and Wayne book, before January?" Well, Brandon's been saying at signings that might not happen. In this tweet, Brandon says, "I do promise to find time for the last Wax and Wayne book somewhere, too." At some signings, he has said he may do it in between parts of Stormlight 4. This will likely mean no cosmere in 2019, since Brandon isn't writing Lost Metal this year. Steel Alphabet Rings by Badali In other news, Badali Jewelry, who has done a variety of Brandon related jewelry, now has custom Steel Alphabet rings. You can have your own phrase, written in the Steel Alphabet! Your phrase has a maximum of 20 characters, but it's pretty awesome nonetheless. They are pretty pricey though: the cheapest is $129 for a sterling silver one, and uh, $1500 if you want it in real gold! Still, the effect of the ring is really nice: Isaac Stewart, artist extraordinaire for Dragonsteel (who made these symbols), says, "I can vouch for these rings. They're very well-made and are so beautiful. (Of course, I'm biased, but I have one with my name on it, and I absolutely love it!)" Of course, let us know if you happen to propose to your significant other with these rings.
  7. So, I've only just now heard about Skyward and Sanderson's alien race called the Krell. However, the Krell are also the alien race from the old Forbidden Planet movie from the 50's. Did Sanderson do this on purpose? Is this the same race? Or a coincidence and mistake? I searched all over the Forum and couldn't find any mention of this. Forbidden Planet is a pretty famous movie, so I am kind of surprised it hasn't come up. (Or my GoogleFu is not very good... which is more likely.)
  8. Has there been any news about the Skyward audiobook? It's definitely not available for preorder on audible.com and I couldn't find any other news on it. Have I missed something?
  9. The Skyward tour dates have been announced, and Brandon is going to his usual west coast areas, as well as a new place: Alaska! If you can come to a signing, mention it in the respective topic in the Events forum so we can see who is doing what, and so you can meet up with other Sharders and Sanderfans! Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble – University Crossings Plaza (#2626) Talk, Q&A, Book Signing 330 East 1300 South Orem, UT 84058 Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 PM Mysterious Galaxy Talk, Q&A, Book Signing 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92111 Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble – El Cerrito (#2113) Talk, Q&A, Book Signing 6050 El Cerrito Plaza El Cerrito, CA 94530 Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 PM University Temple United Methodist Church (Hosted by University Book Store) Talk, Q&A, Book Signing 1415 NE 43rd St Seattle, Washington 98105 Monday, November 12 at 6:00 PM Barnes & Noble – Anchorage (#2784) Talk, Q&A, Book Signing 200 East Northern Lights Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503 Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 PM Tattered Cover Talk, Q&A, Book Signing 2526 East Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206 Friday, November 16 at 7:00 PM Community Christian Church (Hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop) Talk, Q&A, Book Signing 1635 Emerson Lane Naperville, IL 60540 Monday, November 19 at 6:30 PM Murder by the Book Talk, Q&A, Book Signing 2342 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005
  10. What are everyone's thoughts so far?
  11. Those of you who been following Brandon's projects over the years will know that for a long time the next YA book was going to be Apocalypse Guard. And although Apocalypse Guard had to go to the back burner for some time, Brandon was quick in putting together a replacement for it - Skyward, the first book in a trilogy for Random House. Today it has a cover, illustrated by Charlie Bowater and designed by Regina Flath. Take a look! Skyward is not Cosmere, nor is it Reckoners/Snapshot, but it does share a universe with something Brandon has published. Which brings Brandon's connected universe up to three. Take that, Marvel! Here's the synopsis for Skyward: Brandon has said he is ridiculously excited for this book, so we will be looking forward to its release on November 6, 2018. You see the cover, watch a book trailer, and read the first three chapters over at io9. What do you think of the cover? If you’ve read the samples already, how does Spensa compare to the image in your head? Let us know in the comments! Edit: Added in acknowledgement for the artists! Check them out!
  12. https://brandonsanderson.com/officially-announcing-skyward/ So it looks like its gonna be non-cosmere but about dragons!
  13. If you haven't seen the announcement on Brandon's site yet- https://brandonsanderson.com/a-quick-update-on-my-writing-projects/ , 1. Brandon has set aside the last quarter of the year for wax and wayne four, 2.the new secret project is a non-cosmere novella, 3. and he plans to use the remaining seventh months in the middle to work on skyward 2. Really excited for Wax and Wayne 4, I just recieved the other three Wax and Wayne books in hardcover yesterday (i'd already read them, but it was like three years ago). I was hoping for something sixth of the dusk related for the secret project even though he said he wasn't going to do any more sixth of the dusk. and I'm excited for skyward too.
  14. https://brandonsanderson.com/officially-announcing-skyward/ Brandon just published a blog post announcing his new novel, Skyward. Interestingly, he said that the book is in the continuity of something he has already written, but it is not a part of the Cosmere or the Reckoners multiverse. Any guesses? I’m blank. Brandon also mentions that the 2017 State of the Sanderson will be out tomorrow.
  15. Did you know 17th Shard has a YouTube channel? It's true; we've had it for eons and did very little with it. But lo, there will be more video content. This I didn't expect, though, to actually get a reading from Brandon Sanderson from the Oathbringer Release Party. He revealed that the Mystery Project is in fact Skyward, and read from its prologue today. Brandon asked that if you are going to see him on his tour to not watch this, so you can experience it live. Please respect his wishes!
  16. 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: Now it says: 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: 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.
  17. So, I realize side series/story might not be the best name for this sense they all probably play an important part in some capacity overall even if it's just behind the scenes. But what I mean is that Brandon has never been shy in saying that the "Main Sequence" of the Cosmere constitutes Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive and Dragonsteel. There his Babies, the Big Three, the Headliners, the Golden Trio, the Three Amigos, the Breadwinners, the reason you probably bought the tickets. They alone will consist of up to AT LEAST 26 books between the three. (13 Mist, 10 SA and 3-5 DS) and make up the majority of the Cosmere's overall content. Sense there the most important also, they are the one's we can be most assured to get and the one's who will receive the most attention to overall. So what I'm asking is what are you most looking forward to among the rest, outside the Big Three and why? Who among there smaller cousins are you most excited for? Me personally? Elantris Sequels: I am mostly looking forward to learning more about Wyrn and maybe what happened to Dominion and Devotion. Nightblood: Might be what I'm most excited for overall. Can't wait to see more of Vasher, Vivi and Nightblood and also maybe what happened to separate them. White Sand: Probably what I'm most excited for right now, if only because we know it's coming out relatively soon in either this year or next and it'll be the first new major Shard world opened to us sense we came to Roshar in 2010. Dark One: The concept sounds super interesting as does the world and Brandon's YA so far has been just top notch. The Silence Divine: It's on the lower end of the list but that could easily change when I read it like it did with Emperor's Soul Skyward: I just don't know enough about it to really get excited yet. (Or if it even still exists) Also really curious about the two unnamed one's but that's a long way off. Anyway, What about you guys?