Lift Stormlight Novella for Arcanum Unbounded Is Complete (Updated)


Exciting news! The Stormlight novella--with Lift--that is coming out this fall with the short story collection, Arcanum Unbounded, is now complete, according to comments on Brandon on Reddit. This short story collection is sounding more and more awesome as time goes on. It will contain Mistborn: Secret History, and every published cosmere short story, like Sixth of Dusk, The Eleventh Metal (which was seen in the Mistborn Adventure Game), and The Emperor's Soul.

Someone asked on Reddit if it would have more Marsh viewpoints and Brandon responded that it probably would not. It already had stories from Scadrial, and it was really missing Roshar. A few people asked if there would be a Nalthis short story in the collection, and Brandon's responses have been: "If I can squeeze in something from Nalthis, I will." and "It's on the list of 'things to do for the collection if possible' but I need to get the Stormlight story in first." So, maybe? But don't be disappointed if not.

Also in Arcanum Unbounded will be something amazing for cosmere buffs: Khriss (the writer of the Ars Arcanums in each book) will have an introduction to each planet, and it will contain a map of solar systems in the cosmere. Hype.

Of course, Brandon has a ton of other things on his agenda, like this little thing called Oathbringer, the third Stormlight novel. Well, it's past the halfway mark now on its first draft!

UPDATE: Moshe Feder, Brandon's editor, has finished editing the Lift novella. He reveals the Lift novella's length: 40,000 words! To compare, that's longer than The Emperor's Soul, and the long Lift interlude in Words of Radiance was about 10,000 words long. This means Arcanum Unbounded is going to give you a ton of value for your money, especially if you haven't read The Emperor's Soul yet. Moshe only has glowing things to say about the novella, saying it "glows with 'awesomeness'" and calls it a "new mini-masterpiece." So, get hyped.

The article above also has been changed to indicate that, according to many sellers, Arcanum Unbounded does contain the Emperor's Soul.

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Well, the goodreads entry says it comes with Emperor's Soul, so it would seem it is truly comprehensive.

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Well, the goodreads entry says it comes with Emperor's Soul, so it would seem it is truly comprehensive.

Well, the goodreads entry says it comes with Emperor's Soul, so it would seem it is truly comprehensive.

Nifty. I polled some other staffers and they weren't sure.

However, I am not sure how accurate the Goodreads page is (and where their source for that is). But I guess we can be reasonably sure it does contain Emperor's Soul now. So thank you!

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I just hope that there's a lot more material than what was already available for Kindle readers, as I throw my wallet at the monitor whenever Brandon releases a new short. And I'll buy this too. And he knows it.

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I'm buying it because I like print books. There's something nice about paper, and it's easier to loan than e-books.

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I just hope that there's a lot more material than what was already available for Kindle readers, as I throw my wallet at the monitor whenever Brandon releases a new short. And I'll buy this too. And he knows it.

Don't forget that the original purpose of this book was to collect all the existing Cosmere short works into one volume, since right now they tend to be scattered out among a lot of anthologies his readers may or may not want to own. Brandon wanted it to have at least some new material to make it worthwhile for those who would buy it just on principle (like most of us!), but it's not intended to have a lot of new stuff. 

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This is so exciting! =) I haven't been this excited about reading since Harry Potter - I'm so glad that this wonderful (and absolutely horrible) anticipation of book releases will continue for what sounds like the rest of my adult life! =)

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Just to clarify: Did Amazon actually get it right with "Arcanum Unbounded"? Because I thought there was no 'ed' at the end there.

 

If the answer is 'Nobody Knows', that's fine, I'd just like to know.

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Just to clarify: Did Amazon actually get it right with "Arcanum Unbounded"? Because I thought there was no 'ed' at the end there.

 

If the answer is 'Nobody Knows', that's fine, I'd just like to know.

Team Sanderson has referred to it as Arcanum Unbounded for a while.

I do understand you, though, because I prefer "Arcanum Unbound" greatly, but hey, it is what it is.

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Ooo, I really want to get this! Lift is awesome(obviously) and I haven't had the chance to read any of the short stories yet, so this is perfect! :)

 

And I also love maps. That sounds amazing.

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I've updated the above story to include info from Brandon's editor, Moshe, on this :D Lift story is huge! Longer than Emperor's Soul.

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Just to clarify, the contents in Arcanum Unbounded:

 

Intro and Conclusion from Khriss, as well as an intro to each of the planets.

Lift Short Story (Roshar)

The Eleventh Metal (Scadrial)

Mistborn: Secret History (Scadrial)

Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania? (Scadrial)

Sixth of the Dusk (First of the Sun)

The Hope of Elantris (Sel)

The Emperor's Soul (Sel)

Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (Threnody)

Maybe something from Nalthis???

 

While I've read most of them, I'll probably still get it, because I read most of these through the library, and it would be great to actually own them.

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You're missing The Eleventh Metal, an Allomancer Jak story, and The Hope of Elantris.

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You're missing The Eleventh Metal, an Allomancer Jak story, and The Hope of Elantris.

 

Thanks. I've updated the list.

 

And, I'm secretly hoping that he's got something from Vax that he's keeping close to his chest. He's namedropped it twice already, and this would be a good opportunity for an intro.

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This is one of those publishing thing that makes me feel foolish for buying short story collections that had other authors stories in them that I wasn't interested in, especially since I need to buy this one to get the awesome Lift novella...

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