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  • 1

    Interview: Aug 13th, 2014

    Jared Andersson (Goodreads)

    1. What's the schedule on when Reckoners parts 2 and 3 be released?
    2. What are your plans for the Mistborn universe? More specific, will there be a sequel to The Alloy of Law? Will there be Mistborn books taking place in a further future society, with respect to Alloy of Law?

    Brandon Sanderson

    1) Two is in January. Three hasn't been set yet. We'll see when I finish it.
    2) Yes, there will be a sequel, probably next fall. And yes, we will eventually go further into the future.

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  • 2

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    Whatís Mitosis? Is it available in print?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Novelette. They will reprint it. Itís too expensive now.

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  • 3

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    Are you going to complete any series or just continue?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I will be completing stuff. The Reckoners will be finished fairly soon. I writing the last one right now.

    Question

    And new Mistborn?

    Brandon Sanderson

    And the new Mistborns. We are getting close to the end of that.

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  • 4

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015

    Question

    What influenced your characters in Steelheart? Comic books? Specific ones?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iíve read a lot of comics. Watchman influences everyone. Kingdom Come - one of first that really made me think about comics. The original Turtles. Graphic novels (self contained) like the Killing Joke.

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  • 5

    Interview: Jan 7th, 2015

    Question

    And my last one, Obliteration, the Epic, is based on an author.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He is based on an author. Q: Itís Jim Butcher, right? B: I couldnít say if it were, with these handsome locks and wearing a trenchcoat, and the goatee. Q: Itís totally Jim Butcher. B: Well Jim Butcher doesnít have hair like this anymore. He cut his hair.

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  • 6

    Interview: Jan 7th, 2015

    Squirenonny

    So my friend wanted me to ask you, after we both read Firefight, is there anything you can say about Instabam? Powers or anything.

    Brandon Sanderson

    See facetiously in my head I had Instabam have power over instant potatoes, but Iím probably not going to do that. But that is what I had in my head when I wrote that name. Yeah, instant potatoes ďPoomĒ can cook food at the snap of fingers. I donít know what their powers are. I didnít work that out. You can say instant potatoes if you want.

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  • 7

    Interview: Jan 24th, 2015

    Question

    In /The Reckoners/, was there a particular power that I gave to someone because I just thought that power was cool.

    Brandon Sanderson

    And yeah, the tensors. They can turn things to dust. For years Iíd been walking around looking at our society where we have all this metal and this wood around, and things like that. I just loved the idea of just being able to turn it to dust. Maybe itís like a ďreducing things to their more primal stateĒ or whatever-- but anyway it was one of those magics that was in my head for a while. And really superheros are magic. I donít pretend that theyíre science fiction, theyíre magic. So I just designed these magics that feel cool to me.

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  • 8

    Interview: Jan 24th, 2015

    Question

    In Firefight you said Obliteration-- he wasnít an ordinary Epic, he was a force of nature. Why did you say that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It was in Davidís voice, and that is kind of how he views it. Itís not necessarily true, it is what he viewed.

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  • 9

    Interview: Jan 24th, 2015

    Question

    So Edward [sic], Conflux, [...] turn evil [...]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well they think it is because Edmund is a Gifter and isnít using his powers directly. Thatís their philosophy on it. Whether that is true or not remains yet to be seen.

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  • 10

    Interview: Jan 24th, 2015

    Question

    And are there established trade routes between Epic-controlled areas? Are they patrolled by Epics?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. Umm, yes to an extent. For the most part you know that if you hit an Epicís trade caravan youíre all dead, yíknow? So they donít have to worry about it that much. But some are patrolled. Not by the Epics, but by their people.

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  • 11

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Question

    Where did you get the idea for the Reckoners series?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Where did I get the idea for writing the Reckoners series? I almost got in a car wreck. I was driving to a book signing and I was late and somebody cut me off in traffic. And it was like-- I had to slam on the brakes and things like that and I thought-- At that moment Iím like ďYou, person in front of me, are so lucky I donít have superpowers, Ďcause if I did I would blow your car up right now. BOOMĒ Itís a great Michael Bay effect, like it explodes and I drive through the smoke. It was really awesome I remember it. And then I was immediately horrified, right? Iím like ďHere I write all these books about people protecting the world with their powers and what would I do if I had them? Iíd be blowing up people because they inconvenience me.Ē *laughter* And this is where the series came from, I thought about that the entire rest of the drive, which was about another hour. And I thought ďWhat if-- What could we do if people just started manifesting superpowers and-- You couldnít throw them in prison, or if you did theyíd just break out. You couldnít defeat them with the armies. What would the society do if there were legitimately superpowered individuals?Ē Itís kind of the same tactic that Watchmen took, if youíve ever read that, but it kind of goes the other direction with ďThey are all evil, what do we do?Ē That was the origin and I wrote a whole book series about it.

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  • 12

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Question

    Why would you choose Chicago as a setting?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I grew up in Nebraska, Lincoln, and Chicago was the big city we would travel to. I liked that it was-- This is kind of going to sound weird but it was a big city full of mid-westerners. Like when I went to LA everyone talked and acted different, when I went to New York everyone talked and acted different, but in Chicago it-- they were kind of like a bunch of hokey mid-westerners had somehow built a big city? *laughter* If that makes any sense. So I have always had a fondness for Chicago. Itís like the big city of farmers or whatnot. I donít know thereís just something about it, the being on the lake and the profile of it and things like that. And Iím a Batman fan and Gotham is Chicago. Chicago was my go-to when I was going to destroy a city in our world; I picked Chicago.

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  • 13

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Argent

    Since Chicago came up, will Atlanta have a special name as well?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Atlanta will have a special name, itís now a theme of the books.

    Argent

    Because Peter said ďHotlantaĒ and people think heís joking, like he usually does

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím not going to ruin one of Peterís jokes if it indeed is a joke. But I havenít written the book yet so he hasnít read-- I mean Iíve written parts of it but he hasnít read anything of the book.

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  • 14

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Argent

    Since Chicago came up, will Atlanta have a special name as well?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Atlanta will have a special name, itís now a theme of the books. Argent: Because Peter said ďHotlantaĒ and people think heís joking, like he usually does. Brandon: Iím not going to ruin one of Peterís jokes if it indeed is a joke. But I havenít written the book yet so he hasnít read-- I mean Iíve written parts of it but he hasnít read anything of the book.

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  • 15

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2015

    mail-mi

    One about the Reckonersverse that I reported in the questions thread.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Night's whisper is a super powerful Epic on the west coast, and Obliteration could definitely be there for Oregon's destruction.

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  • 16

    Interview: May 22nd, 2015

    Vaidd

    I just got through the signing line. Since it was a mile long, I only asked about the Reckoners.

    Brandon Sanderson

    The ratio of Epics to normal folks is about 1 in 10,000. Brandon then clarified, without prompting, that was pre-Calamity population and the ratio is much higher now because so many normal people died. He then gave an example of Newcago, which has about 1000 Epics in a population of 250,000, so in that particular case the ratio is 1:250. (He didn't say, but I'd expect that to vary from place to place depending on the local politics.)

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  • 17

    Interview: Jul 1st, 2015

    Cognizantastic

    Did any countries not pass an equivalent of the Capitulation Act?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Some did, some didn't. For example, Canada didn'tÖ and things didn't go very well for them.

    Question

    Were the areas where they didn't livable?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, livable is a broad definition. For some people, Newcago is livable.

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  • 18

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    What happened with Abrahamís court marshal?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So, that is backstory that is also a RAFO. Why Abraham was there is not something that he likes to talk about. Itís not that heís shy, but at the same time itís not something that he easily talks about, so I will not talk about it. I will let him someday, perhaps, talk about it.

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  • 19

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    With the changes that happened to all the cities in the Reckonersólike we know there was a big war in Portlandódid you have anything specific that happened in Seattle?

    Brandon Sanderson

    UmÖyes, but I donít want to canonize any of that. Iíll save it for when Iím actually writing.

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  • 20

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    What kind of Epic is Mizzy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is another thing Iím going to save. If I do a sequel trilogyówhich I may or may not actually do after the next thingóMizzy would be the protagonist.

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  • 21

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    The alternate world that we see sometimes with Megan. Did Firefight and David know each other before David died?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Firefight knows of him. But he did not know him.

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  • 22

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    With The Reckoners you had to make the decision not to put it into your cosmere cosmology, was that a difficult one?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It was not difficult once I realized I did not want Earth to be part of everything else.

    Question

    If it had been would [CalamityDavid? have been a Shard of Adonalsium?]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís an interesting question. Maybe.

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  • 23

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2016

    Question

    Megan and Steelheart, what was the nature of their relationship? How did they know each other, meet each other?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Employer and an employee. More like high-level employer and very competent contractor.

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  • 24

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    Do we get to find out eventually where Calamity comes from?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Eventually, like the next trilogy I do will dig into that... You've got to remember, in the teen books Iím not going to dig into lore as much, they're written as action novels. So in the next series I'll get you some of your answers, but that's not what the point of these books-- like The Stormlight Archive, the point is the lore. In these books, the point is ďhave funĒ. So you will, but it's going to take a little bit longer.

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  • 25

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    Next Reckoners books?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Reckoners semi-sequel will involve a parallel dimension, if thereís a direct sequel trilogy, then Mizzy will be the protag.

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  • 26

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    [on David's bad metaphors]

    Brandon Sanderson

    It came from me writing a bad metaphor on accident, and then being like, "I'm going to run with this and see where it goes." I like it [as a character quirk] for David because his personality is that he's a little overzealous about things, and so trying so hard on the metaphors is a great way to express that.

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  • 27

    Interview: Feb 25th, 2016

    Question

    How did Regalia establish contact with Calamity?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I think Iíll save that for the next series I am doing.

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  • 28

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2016

    Question

    Reckoners books?

    Brandon Sanderson

    STEELHEART SEQUEL TRILOGY CONFIRMED - Alternate Dimension, dealing with the origin of Calamity.

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  • 29

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    So for Calamity, like about these others that you mentioned, are we ever going to figure that out? Or--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh yeah, so the next series Iím doing deals with the greater-- sort of interdimensional travel and who are these people.

    Question

    Okay good, because I was like ďYou canít leave me like thisĒ at the very end. I really like how it was put together and stuff. My own theories were that David was, his powers were figuring out Epicsí weaknessesó

    Brandon Sanderson

    I considered that, I really did. At the end of the day, when I brainstormed the trilogy I said you know what would be most fun for me in this series is to do a trilogy that is basically an origin story for a character and then when I come back to The Reckoners, if I do, because the next oneís a parallel dimension, right?

    Question

    From where Firefight is? Or another--

    Brandon Sanderson

    That-- We will get into why certain ones are stable and certain ones arenít and why Megan can pull from and weíll do something there with a new character. And if I come back, then Mizzy will be the main character in the sequel series.

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    Awesome, [Ö] looking forward to more Mizzy.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Does that make sense? Thatís where the plan for this is, weíll see how the new series goes, theyíre announcing it next week. And the entirety of the magic system is based on interdimensional stuff.

    Question

    Right, especially with Megan and her--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yep.

    Question

    --multiple hundred personalities coming together and stuff.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So itís kind of like Megan has opened up this idea of a quantum multiverse, and now Iím going to do a quantum multiverse which is not something I can deal with in the cosmere so itís exciting for me to be able to do it.

    Question

    Yeah Ďcause the first one we see about the others I was like [Ö] this is not the cosmere.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not cosmere. Going straight-up quantum multiverse, in kind of a classical sense. Iíve been doing a lot of reading on string theory and things. Itís so hard, string theory breaks my brain. Quantum mechanics break my brain, but theyíre fun.

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  • 30

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    more Reckoners?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 31

    Interview: Oct 13th, 2015

    Blaze1616

    Can you tell me anything about the downfall of Oregon?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, I've revealed before that Night's Sorrow was in Oregon during the destruction. Well, Night's Sorrow...Night's Sorrow is the one who destroyed Oregon.

    Footnote

    As someone who partakes in the What Happened In Oregon RP, this was an exciting answer.

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  • 32

    Interview: Dec 3rd, 2016

    Ted Herman

    Where did you get the name for David's crystal grower?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I named it to annoy Peter [Ahlstrom] since he didn't like the names for Dawnslight and Harmsway. (paraphrased)

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  • 33

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2016

    Question

    Did you come up with Profís powers prior to setting up the context to the story or--

    Brandon Sanderson

    That one was prior. [Turns it into a general question]

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