This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode is another one that was recorded at the World Science Fiction Convention. It features Lauren Beukes and talks about writing other cultures. Check it out.
There’s a new MYTHWALKER chapter up. This one introduces Vvenna, who eventually became Vivenna in WARBREAKER.
There are a few giveaways of advance reading copies of my new Mistborn book, THE ALLOY OF LAW, that are going on right now. First I’ll mention one with no regional restrictions: the official Brandon Sanderson fan website 17th Shard is giving away three copies as well as other prizes. The other contests currently ongoing are limited to U.S. residents only: Tor is giving away five copies, and Goodreads is giving away ten.
THE ALLOY OF LAW will be released on November 8th in North America and November 10th in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. (See here for how to get a signed copy of the hardcover.) But you can read the first six chapters for free now on Tor.com. This preview is also available as a free ebook, for those of you who prefer to read on an ereader. Now, I’m told that some of these versions are region-restricted, but it’s been reported that’s not the case with the Sony Reader version. (The Tor.com version is viewable from all over the world, so the ebook restrictions are frustrating.) The ebook of the complete novel will be released at the same time as the hardcover.