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Calamity release date possibly moved up?

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Up until now the plan that we have been aware of for Calamity is that it is going to be released next Spring.  However a tumblr user ran into him during his recent/current trip to Disneyland and he purportedly revealed that the release has been moved up to February.  Now keep in mind that this is a second-hand report so we don't have direct confirmation from Brandon or the publisher.

 

So what do people think about this, possible, change of events?  I find it potentially quite interesting as originally I had thought there would be three months between Calamity and Bands of Mourning, like there is between Bands of Mourning and Shadows of Self.  It being released in February would only be a single month.

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Up until now the plan that we have been aware of for Calamity is that it is going to be released next Spring.  However a tumblr user ran into him during his recent/current trip to Disneyland and he purportedly revealed that the release has been moved up to February.  Now keep in mind that this is a second-hand report so we don't have direct confirmation from Brandon or the publisher.

 

So what do people think about this, possible, change of events?  I find it potentially quite interesting as originally I had thought there would be three months between Calamity and Bands of Mourning, like there is between Bands of Mourning and Shadows of Self.  It being released in February would only be a single month.

 

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I really hope this is true…though I wouldn't hold a random Tumblr post in high regard as a source of reliable information. I say keep an eye on his website and other sources to see if there's anything official. 

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-screams happily-

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Hold on a second. I'm double checking your American seasons, but... isn't February technically Spring anyway? So in reality, the date wasn't so much moved up as honed in on a better-than-it-could-have-been date.

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Hold on a second. I'm double checking your American seasons, but... isn't February technically Spring anyway? So in reality, the date wasn't so much moved up as honed in on a better-than-it-could-have-been date.

 

Eh, it's spring in places like Arizona and California. Everywhere else, it's still winter. March too, if you're in a state like Washington or North Dakota. 

 

Earlier is earlier, in my book. :ph34r: 

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Hold on a second. I'm double checking your American seasons, but... isn't February technically Spring anyway? So in reality, the date wasn't so much moved up as honed in on a better-than-it-could-have-been date.

 

Generally speaking, when people in the US say "Spring" they - we - mean March, April, and May. 

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To make this discussion of season more technical, here they are:

 

Winter: January, February, March

Spring: April, May, June

Summer: July, August, September

Fall: October, November, December

 

That being said, the weather doesn't always follow the plan...

 

And to stay on topic:

The release being only one month apart from Bands of Mourning doesn't surprise me too much, as they are two different publishers, yes? Perhaps the goal is to release Calamity during the same time of year as Firefight was released.

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Yeah on the seasons thing Spring doesn't "officially" start until the Vernal Equinox which is usually somewhere around March 20-22.  At least the astronomical start date (though that system does have some weirdness in that "midsummer's day" and "midwinter's day" are actually the first day of those seasons...).

 

Of course there is always Groundhog's Day...

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On Facebook, while talking about copy-editing Shadows of Self, Peter said the following:

 

 

[Name redacted to protect the guilty!], the crunch this time is not Tor Production's fault. And I'm taking steps now to get us as much production time as we can get for Stormlight 3, but there's only so much I can do.

Bands of Mourning is already shaping up to require a similar rush at the end, unfortunately! And I'm not that hopeful about Calamity production either...

 

 I imagine that simply means that, for whatever release date they have planned, they are pretty full with work to do. So I'd hope for February but expect "Spring".

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So this is still not an "official" announcement, but it is at least a verbatim primary source:
 

[Reddit - Jul 2, 2015]

M1k3y3515

I'm a huge fan of the Reckoners series! I missed Cody in firefight though. But anyway how's Calamity coming along?

Brandon Sanderson

Done, turned in, and scheduled to come out in February. Cody makes a return.

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You can see on Amazon that the book is coming out February 16th. I can confirm that that is the release date. (Though occasionally a book will slide a week or so in one direction or another for various reasons.)

 

We got cover proofs in last week, and it's shiny. It will be publicly announced pretty soon, I believe.

 

I personally have a lot of work to do on the book between now and July 24th. It's just a bit stressful because I have so many things to work on at the same time—Shadows of Self and Elantris proofreads are due Monday, and Bands of Mourning line edits could come in at any moment. Alcatraz 5 line edits already came in and I have to squeeze those in too when I can find time.

 

The Calamity beta read is happening now. Brandon will finish up the final draft in August and then it will be copyedited.

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You can see on Amazon that the book is coming out February 16th. I can confirm that that is the release date. (Though occasionally a book will slide a week or so in one direction or another for various reasons.)

 

We got cover proofs in last week, and it's shiny. It will be publicly announced pretty soon, I believe.

 

I personally have a lot of work to do on the book between now and July 24th. It's just a bit stressful because I have so many things to work on at the same time—Shadows of Self and Elantris proofreads are due Monday, and Bands of Mourning line edits could come in at any moment. Alcatraz 5 line edits already came in and I have to squeeze those in too when I can find time.

 

The Calamity beta read is happening now. Brandon will finish up the final draft in August and then it will be copyedited.

 

I... completely didn't even think of checking Amazon... Oops?  But yay for definitive confirmation!  Also can't wait to see the cover!

 

I do want to thank you for everything that you do to, I don't know what we would do without you!  Hopefully things calm down soon.

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Woo! Thanks Weiry and Peter!
:D

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I personally have a lot of work to do on the book between now and July 24th. It's just a bit stressful because I have so many things to work on at the same time—Shadows of Self and Elantris proofreads are due Monday, and Bands of Mourning line edits could come in at any moment. Alcatraz 5 line edits already came in and I have to squeeze those in too when I can find time.

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Hey I would be happy to help you out with those proofreads...  B)

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