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Nebraska Author Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson

Popular fantasy author Brandon Sanderson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he attended Lincoln East High School until 1994. As a senior in high school, he won a SF/Fantasy writing contest held at Andromeda, a genre convention in Lincoln. After graduating from high school, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, ultimately earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. After a brief period in Idaho Falls, ID, he returned to Provo, where he and his family (he married in 2006) current reside.

Sanderson was nominated, in both years of his eligibility, for the John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction or fantasy author, losing out to John Scalzi (2006) and Naomi Novik (2007). In 2007, following the death of author Robert Jordan (actual name – James Oliver Rigney, Jr.), Sanderson was selected by Jordan’s estate and the publisher Tor to be the writer to complete Jordan’s final volume in the epic Wheel of Time saga, A Memory of Light. Sanderson and the publisher quickly realized the story could not be concluded in one volume, and agreed to a three-volume conclusion, the first of which, A Memory of Light came out in 2009.

In 2007, Sanderson released his first Young Adult novel, Alcatraz Smedry vs. the Evil Librarians, a humorous fantasy work. That novel has been optioned for a feature film by Dreamworks Animation.

Sanderson has been releasing his most recent work, Warbreaker, on a chapter-by-chapter basis on his web site, under a non-commercial/non-derivative Creative Commons license. Interested readers can download this novel-in-progress for free.

Additional information about Brandon Sanderson can be found at the following Web sites:


elantrisElantris
[2005]

mistbornMistborn: The Final Empire
[2006]

The Mistborn Trilogy, vol 1.


wellofascensionMistborn: The Well of Ascension
[2007]

The Mistborn Trilogy, vol 2.


alcatrazvsevillibAlcatraz Smedry versus the Evil Librarians
[2007]

A novel for young adults. First in a planned 5-volume series.


heroofagesHero of Ages
[2008]

The Mistborn Trilogy, vol 3.


alcatrazvsscrivenersbonesAlcatraz versus the Scrivener’s Bones
[2009]

A novel for young adults. Second in a planned 5-volume series.


warbreakerWarbreaker
[2009]

alcatrazvsknightsAlcatraz Smedry versus the Knights of Chrystallia
[2009]

A novel for young adults. Third in a planned 5-volume series.


gatheringstormThe Gathering Storm
[2009]

12th volume in Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” series. Brandon Sanderson was chosen by Jordan’s publisher to finish Jordan’s massive saga after Jordan’s death in 2007.


wayofkingsThe Way of Kings
[2010]

Book One of the Stormlight Archive.


towersofmidnightThe Towers of Midnight
[2010]

13th volume in Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” series. Brandon Sanderson was chosen by Jordan’s publisher to finish Jordan’s massive saga after Jordan’s death in 2007.


alcatrazvsshatteredlensAlcatraz versus the Shattered Lens
[2010]

A novel for young adults. Fourth in a planned 5-volume series.


awakeningsandersonAwakening
[2011]

The first Infinity Blade novel [Available only in eBook format].


alloyoflawThe Alloy of Law
[2011]

A new Mistborn novel.


emperorssoulThe Emperor’s Soul
[2012]

A new Elantris novel.


legionLegion
[2012]

The first Legion novel.


memoryoflightA Memory of Light
[2013]

14th and final volume in Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” series. Brandon Sanderson was chosen by Jordan’s publisher to finish Jordan’s massive saga after Jordan’s death in 2007.


rithmatistThe Rithmatist
[2013]

The first book in The Rithmatist series.


redemptionsandersonRedemption
[2013]

The second Infinity Blade novel [Available only in eBook format].


steelheartSteelheart
[2013]

The first novel in The Reckoners series.


legionskindeepLegion: Skin Deep
[2013]

The second Legion novel.


wordsofradianceWords of Radiance
[2013]

Book Two of the Stormlight Archive.


mitosisMitosis
[2013]

A stand-alone novella in The Reckoners series.


legionandtheemperorssoulLegion and the Emperor’s Soul
[2014]

The first Legion collection.


firefightFirefight
[2014]

The second novel in The Reckoners series.


shadowsofselfShadows of Self
[2015]

A new Mistborn novel.


calamityCalamity
[2016]

The third novel in The Reckoners series.


Bands of MourningThe Bands of Mourning
[2016]

A new Mistborn novel.


Secret HistoryMistborn: A Secret History
[2016]

A new Mistborn novel.


noimageAlcatraz versus the Dark Talent
[2016]

A novel for young adults. Fifth in a planned 5-volume series.


Brandon has also had several short works — Short Stories, Novelettes or Novellas — published separated, often in eBook formats, in addition to what you see on the above list.

Added December 2008 sdc | Last updated September 2016 sdc

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