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Interviews: Mysterious Galaxy (Balboa Ave), San Diego, CA

Summary:

Entries

9

Date

Jan 20th, 2015

Type

Paraphrased

Location

San Diego, CA

TourCon

Firefight

Bookstore

Mysterious Galaxy

Reporter

Leinton

Links

Firefight-San Diego

  • 1

    Leinton

    Of all the published shardworlds, which one is your favorite to write and which would you want to live on.

    Brandon Sanderson

    One he wants to live on would definitely be Scadrial, because they have running water and electricity. Favorite to write is Roshar. He would not want to live on any of them though because they don't have internet or delivery pizza. (He later stated that delivery pizza would likely be a thing Scadrial would get, but that it would not be delivered via coinshots becaues they were too expensive).

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  • 2

    Leinton

    I read recently you sold the rights to the Mistborn movies, was that a purchase or an option?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It was an option, no purchase has been made yet.

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  • 3

    Leinton

    If a person stores a lot of Investiture, could they resist a Shardblade?

    Brandon Sanderson

    This is theoretically possible.

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  • 4

    Leinton

    Were the Edgedancers sort of like social workers?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He laughed at this question, and said that was sort of accurate, but they were more like good samaritans than social workers.

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  • 5

    Leinton

    Did Rashek use the Well or a bead of lerasium to become a Mistborn?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He didn't know at first, I told him there were interviews with him saying both, and he eventually answered with "I'm canonizing it as he used the Well".

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  • 6

    Leinton

    Is a Shard's influence of power based on physical distance, cognitive distance, something else, or does it vary from Shard to Shard?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It varies, but is definitely more physical.

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  • 7

    Leinton

    Do Gasper ferring and allomancers holding their breath use similar mechanisms to hold their breath?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's not the same, but it is similar.

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  • 8

    Leinton

    So for Kaladinís depression and Stormlightís healing abilities, does Kaladin remain depressed because of his view of himself, or is it a limitation of Stormlightís abilities to heal, or something else?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Disorders like depression are a part of a person's personality, and thus aren't diseases and cannot be cured. He talked a lot about this, and he talked about how a hyper kid annoys people but that doesn't mean there's something wrong.

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  • 9

    Leinton

    Can you use hemalurgy to power machinery?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He was initially confused as to what I meant, so I said I got the idea from thinking about FTL travel, and he said that it was a RAFO, but that I was thinking along the right lines, there needs to be a merger between magic and technology.

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