Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson was born in December 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested for him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This all changed in eighth grade when an astute teacher, Mrs. Reader, gave Brandon Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly. Brandon thoroughly enjoyed this book, and went in search of anything similar. He discovered such authors as Robert Jordan, Melanie Rawn, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, and Orson Scott Card. Brandon continued to be an avid reader through junior high and high school. He liked epic fantasy so much that he even tried his hand at writing some. His first attempts, he says, were dreadful.

In 1994 Brandon enrolled at Brigham Young University as a biochemistry major. From 1995 to 1997 he took time away from his studies to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brandon often says that it was during this time in Seoul, Korea that he realized that he didn’t miss chemistry one bit, but he did miss writing. Upon his return to BYU, Brandon became an English major, much to the dismay of his mother, who had always hoped he would become a doctor.

Brandon began writing in earnest, taking a job as the night desk clerk at a hotel because they allowed him to write while at work. During this era he went to school full time during the day, worked nights to pay for his schooling, and wrote ... (more)

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Speculative Fiction Novels (41)
2020  The Lost Metal (Mistborn, #7)
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Release date - October 15, 2020
2020  (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive, #4)
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Release date - 2020
2019  Starsight (Skyward, #2)
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Release date - November 2019
2018  Skyward (Skyward, #1)
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2018  Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds (Legion)
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2018  Legion: Lies of the Beholder (Legion, #3)
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2017  Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
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2017  Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive)
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2017  Snapshot
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2016  Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection (Cosmere)
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2016  The Dark Talent (Alcatraz, #5)
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2016  Calamity (The Reckoners, #3)
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2016  Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn)
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2016  The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)
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2015  Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)
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2015  Perfect State
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2015  Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (Cosmere)
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2015  Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell and Perfect State
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2014  Firefight (The Reckoners, #2)
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2014  Legion: Skin Deep (Legion, #2)
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2014  Sixth of the Dusk (Cosmere)
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2014  Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
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2013  Steelheart (The Reckoners, #1)
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2013  Legion and The Emperor's Soul
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2013  The Rithmatist
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2013  A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time, #14)
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2012  The Emperor's Soul (Cosmere)
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2012  Legion (Legion, #1)
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2011  The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
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2010  Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (Alcatraz, #4)
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2010  Towers of Midnight (The Wheel of Time, #13)
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2010  The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
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2009  The Gathering Storm (The Wheel of Time, #12)
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2009  Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (Alcatraz, #3)
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2009  Warbreaker (Cosmere)
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2008  The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
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2008  Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz, #2)
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2007  The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
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2007  Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz, #1)
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2006  Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
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2005  Elantris (Cosmere)
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Comics and Anthology (3)
2018  White Sand: Volume 2 (White Sand, #2)
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2016  White Sand: Volume 1 (White Sand, #1)
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2014  Shadows Beneath
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