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Interviews: SpoCon 2013

Summary:

Entries

5

Date

Jul 10th, 2013

Type

Verbatim

Location

Spokane, WA

Links

17th Shard

  • 1

    Regarding the Lines of Protection in The Rithmatist - is the protective field generated by them as the lines are completed, or...?

    Brandon Sanderson

    As with most things in The Rithmatist, the lines' effect starts when the person who draws them imagines the effect taking place. There is a mental connection here. As you are drawing, until you are finished, there is nothing there - unless, sometimes, there might be if you imagine it to be there. The Rithmatist is (mostly) consistent with the Cosmere rules.
  • 2

    You recently announced that you will be writing a new Cosmere short story called Skyward. Could you talk a little bit about that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Skyward is the working title. It will be a teen novel in the Cosmere. It's a science fiction era.

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  • 3

    Are Selish magics their own distinct systems, or are they different manifestations of one system?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Different manifestations of one system, which is in turn a manifestation of the common laws between the worlds.
  • 4

    Is all magic on Sel influenced by both Dominion and Devotion?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Technically, yes. But they definitely have their themes and focuses. Influence is a tricky word, I'll warn you.
  • 5

    Before Sel's Shards were Splintered, were the Investitures there still form-based?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Umm... yes. The are all programming-based. But of course, with true programming, the form doesn't matter, it's the numbers. And in this case the form does. The actual depictions do matter.