Legion: Skin Deep

by Brandon Sanderson
Legion: Skin Deep (Legion #2) - Brandon Sanderson 6.66   3

A novella. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Jon Foster.

Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a short, distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson revealed a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent. In the stunning sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, that talent is on full display.

Stephen Leeds, AKA “Legion,” is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the new story begins, Leeds and his “aspects” are hired by I3 (Innovative Information Incorporated) to recover a corpse stolen from the local morgue. But there’s a catch. The corpse is that of a pioneer in the field of experimental biotechnology, a man whose work concerned the use of the human body as a massive storage device. He may have embedded something in the cells of his now dead body. And that something might be dangerous...

What follows is a visionary thriller about the potential uses of technology, the mysteries of the human personality, and the ancient human need to believe that death is not the end. Legion: Skin Deep is speculative fiction at it most highly developed. It reaffirms Sanderson’s place as one of contemporary fiction’s most intelligent — and unpredictable — voices.

Category: Science Fiction

Brandon Sanderson :: 12 messages

Release date November 2014

Details updated April 28, 2022

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Legion :: Series

Series contains 3 primary works and has 4 total works.

Legion (Legion #1) 6.84   6
Legion: Skin Deep (Legion #2) 6.66   3
Legion: Lies of the Beholder (Legion #3) 7.00   1
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds 6.00   1

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