Stuttgart signing

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Name Stuttgart signing
Date
Date May 17, 2019
Location
Location Stuttgart, Germany
Bookstore
Bookstore Wittwer-Thalia
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#7 Copy

Paleo (paraphrased)

There's symbols in the temple at the end of The Bands of Mourning which none of the characters recognize. Are they from any writing system known to us or did Kelsier make them up?

Brandon (paraphrased)

RAFO

#8 Copy

Paleo (paraphrased)

Is Wisdom a Shard? If so, how bad does it want to survive?

Brandon (paraphrased)

There is a shard with a similar intent. The Shard has realized that survival might not be the most desirable/important.

#9 Copy

Paleo (paraphrased)

Have Rosharan mathematics advanced far enough to know Julia sets?

Brandon (paraphrased)

Yes, they know Julia Sets. Some of the mathematics are farther along at this time than ours, some are behind. Kinda like abstractionalism is a centuries-old art style on Roshar, calculus was discovered way earlier.

#42 Copy

Brandon (paraphrased)

The interview mostly was about the usual stuff (how he got into writing, taking over Wheel of Time, how prolific he is and why he thinks he really isn't all that fast), but he expressed hopes for adaptations of Cosmere series with the upcoming Wheel of Time and Witcher shows.

When talking about discovery writing vs outlining, he also told an anecdote of being on a panel with German writers. When he mentioned the two different approaches, they all said that of course you'd do an outline. In hindsight, he should have seen that coming in Germany.

#43 Copy

Questioner (paraphrased)

The map of Kholinar looks like a lion's head. Is that an allusion to Caemlyn?

Brandon (paraphrased)

It was not a conscious decision to make it look like Caemlyn. The city shapes are based on cymatic patterns that have deep-rooted origins in the history of Roshar. I may make a lot of unconscious allusions, but something like the Misted Mountains are a conscious reference.

#45 Copy

Paleo (paraphrased)

How is Dark One coming along?

Brandon (paraphrased)

It's coming along very well. It's like Harry Potter from the perspective of Voldemort, where the good guys want to get the bad guy. It's like Narnia was trying to assassinate those who come over to their world to destroy it.

The outline is really great, we pitched it across Hollywood. We had a really great response, but no contracts are done. We're planning to release it as an audiobook original. We haven't closed the contract on that yet, but we have an offer.

Event details
Name
Name Stuttgart signing
Date
Date May 17, 2019
Location
Location Stuttgart, Germany
Bookstore
Bookstore Wittwer-Thalia
Entries
Entries 45
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