Skyward Houston signing

Event details
Name
Pending review
Name Skyward Houston signing
Date
Date Nov. 19, 2018
Location
Location Houston, TX
Tour
Tour Skyward
Bookstore
Bookstore Murder by the Book
Entries
Entries 27
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Aesicar [PENDING REVIEW]

What does Hoid think of the Ghostbloods and what do they think of him?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

The Ghostbloods are intrigued, and he is unimpressed.

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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

What's the most complex magic system in your books?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Allomancy is probably the most complex, I would say. Predictably when you start getting into the later applications of it. It's pretty complicated.

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Blainethetrain [PENDING REVIEW]

Is the access to Allomancy and Feruchemy granted via Hemalurgy heritable?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

No. Good question.

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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Is Emperor's Soul going to show up in the Elantris sequel?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

You will find references to Emperor's Soul in Elantris sequels, yeah. I don't promise a sequel to Emperor's Soul itself, though.

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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

What does M-Bot have against Doomslug and Rig?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

M-Bot treats Rig kind of like you might treat a doctor. Even though he's good for you, you may not enjoy having someone poke around at you.

With Doomslug, it isn't that he has a lot against Doomslug. Doomslug just isn't a good conversationalist. She does a lot of repeating back at you what you say. So getting trapped only with Doomslug would be...

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Can the second book have Doomslug with a bow?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

In a bow? I will try to get Doomslug a bow.

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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

For Skyward: What would your callsign be?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Mr. Prolific. Probably too long to be a callsign, but it was my nickname in my first writing group.

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Paladin Brewer [PENDING REVIEW]

We know that Hoid was offered a Shard and turned it down. Was he offered a specific Shard?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

He was. There is one of the Shards that he would've... yeah.

Paladin Brewer [PENDING REVIEW]

Would he have been the 17th person or did someone take his place?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

No. Someone took his place.

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Paladin Brewer [PENDING REVIEW]

In Secret History, outside of Fadrex City, Kelsier was in the Cognitive and Hoid was in the Physical. Kelsier touched Hoid and got hurt. How did that happen and was it intentional?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

RAFO

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Paladin Brewer [PENDING REVIEW]

Previously you were asked if Hoid could have been using the Lerasium to alloy with other metals to change his spiritweb, and you answered it was technically possible. Does that mean you’re finally admitting that Hoid did not digest the bead?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

I am not admitting that. It was possible for him to do that, but he did not.

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Paladin Brewer [PENDING REVIEW]

If a person had the power of Mistborn and other powers like Surges...could he use Duralumin to power the Surges?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

This is possible.

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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

If you would spontaneously, prematurely die, any author you would consider ideal for finishing your work?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

I usually pick Brian McClellan. Just because he's my student and I wanna be mean to him. I've warned him, I haven't asked him if he'd do it, I just warn him. I tell people that he'll do it. And he's like, "Oh. *grumble*" We're good friends. But Brian would actually be a really good match. Properly outlined, Brian is one of the better writers out there.

Second Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

I love that caveat.

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Brian is uh, Brian can go off. He knows this but, uh, yeah.

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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Is the Cosmere, the thread connecting several of your series, something that came from the beginning, or something that kind of grew?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

What a great question! So the Cosmere, which is the thread connects a lot of my books together. All of my epic fantasies are connected in this world called the Cosmere. Was that from the beginning, or was it something that grew?

So I had, I often point to the fact that I had those years not getting published as a big advantage, because while I was working on those books, I didn't write the first ones as a connected shared universe. It was after I had done a number of them, that I'm like, "Hey, there's something here! There's a thread that I can weave together." But by the time I got published, I knew all of that right?

And so, like when I wrote Mistborn, which was my, the first book I wrote knowing it would get published. Elantris was my first published, it was number 6 in those years. I sat down specifically with Mistborn and built the Cosmere, using some of these unpublished books as the history of what had happened. So from the get-go of reading it, it was all interconnected. Elantris got retrofitted a little bit, to fit in with this. From Mistborn is where it all kind of starts working together and things like that.

I was inspired to do this by authors I had read who did this really well, that I liked. Stephen King did it. Michael Moorcock did it. It really kind of blew my mind when Asimov connected the robots and the Foundation books. Of course, you know, comics have been doing it forever. But when I saw authors doing it is what made me really excited. I would count those as inspiration.

 

#15 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

How tall is Kaladin?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Kaladin I think is 6' 4"? But I'm not 100% sure how the equivalent, like he is 6' 4" to Rosharans, which may actually put him several inches taller to the 6' 4", like the feet on Roshar are not exactly the same as feet here.

#16 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

If you were going to live in one of your worlds, which one would it be?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Good question, I would live on Scadrial because they are the closest to the Internet and instant noodles.

#17 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

If Kelsier helped in the search for Roamer [Hoid] that Galladon and Demoux where doing in the Purelakes.

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Good question...

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

He's the only one that can call them something *inaudible*

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yeah, I'm going to RAFO that... not quite where. I'll just RAFO it. I'll just RAFO it. Kelsier is not on Roshar, but obviously that's not what you're asking, which is what I thought you were.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

He has an aura *inaudible*

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Mmhhmm

#18 Copy

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Do you have a favorite world or character?

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

I do not, all my books and my characters are my favorite, because they're like my children.

#19 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

To get into the mind of Bleeder, was that hard?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes, to get into the mind of Bleeder, who is an antagonist in Shadows of Self, is probably the darkest I've gone in one of my books, and yeah. It was, but it was also somewhere I hadn't explored before, and so it was really interesting to me.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

It's my favorite character so far.

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

You will like, if I ever write the Threnody novel, you will like that one. Which is the Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell, that book. I do have a book in the cosmere sequence planned in that world, but it does[doesn't?] have that character.

#20 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

What's Kaladin's last name?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Kaladin doesn't have a last name because, in Alethkar, your last name is your House name. He is vacillating on what his House name would be, everyone just calls him Kaladin Stormblessed. There's a realistic expectation that if he wanted to be a Kholin, he could be Kholin, if he wanted to adopt that as his own House name instead of having a different one.

But right now he's just called Kaladin Stormblessed.

#21 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

If I were to alloy atium and lerasium, would I get harmonium?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

It's different after the Shards combined.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

If I was to take harmonium and separate it out through distillation, would I get lerasium and atium or something *inaudible* similar?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

No, you would..it actually has become a different--

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Can't be split?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yeah. I mean, you could find a way, but you're not going to get it through normal, mechanical means.

#22 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Are we ever going to see the Moon Scepter on screen and what it does?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes, you should see the Moon Scepter on screen. What it does is it works as a kind of Rosetta Stone for interpreting some of the magics.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

So that's why Hoid wanted it?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

That's why Hoid wanted it, yes. He's  trying to figure out how to give himself--to be able to use the magics on Sel, and that's a key that he wanted

#23 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Because of connection and the fact that we attribute emotions to animals, can you use emotional Allomancy on animals?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Depends on the animal and the situation, but generally, no.

#24 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

What's the relationship between spren and seons?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

They are the same thing from different magics.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Okay, exact same thing from different magics?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

"Exact," might be a little too strict, but yeah.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

So a seon can be transferred to another person, right?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Can a spren?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes.

#25 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Lopen's arm. In Stormlight, you cannot regrow if your soul has accepted the change?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Perception is very important to this, yes.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

So is he just crazy enough to believe that he still had an arm?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

No, it's more like, he never saw himself as being...he saw himself as the person *inaudible* and not being disabled by what happened to him. It's not craziness, it's just a matter of perception. What you're running into Kaladin with his brands in particular is that he thinks he deserves them.

#26 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Is Jasnah on the autistic spectrum?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Jasnah is not, good question. I would not say that she is. Though, you know, I'm not the perfect person at giving diagnoses.

#27 Copy

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

*Inaudible*

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Zane got his spike through an odd sequence of events. I'm not sure I'm quite ready to reveal yet. I hope to get that out eventually.

Event details
Name
Pending review
Name Skyward Houston signing
Date
Date Nov. 19, 2018
Location
Location Houston, TX
Tour
Tour Skyward
Bookstore
Bookstore Murder by the Book
Entries
Entries 27
This event is pending review from Dragonsteel Entertainment. There may be some errors in how questions were answered.
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