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Tweets July 11-23, 2011


BrandSanderson Mon Jul 11
New blog post: Updates + Sanderson’s Second Law in The Leading Edge. http://t.co/VmRM3A5

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 11
Today, I’ve been working on the tactics for the Last Battle, looking to make them as authentic as possible. A lot to keep in mind here.

toph303 Mon Jul 11
@BrandSanderson Do you have a tenative time frame for when #amol will be out? Trying to figure out when to start my re-read

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 11
@toph303 Sometime next year. Hard to say specifically; depends on how long Harriet takes to edit.

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 11
Enough people are asking that I’ll go over the AMOL release timeline again here for you. (More.)

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 11
Goal: Turn in the first draft Nov 8th. Following that, editing and revisions. Those are the uncertain part. 3–6 months are likely.

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 11
So, best case for the book out is March. Worst case is November next year. (Harriet has asked Tor for more time to edit this time.)

mcfange Tue Jul 12
@BrandSanderson Didn’t I read somewhere that Robert Jordan already wrote the last chapter?

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 12
@mcfange He did. It’s great.

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 12
Toronto folks, I’m a Guest of Honor at the Polaris convention this weekend! Here’s my schedule. http://t.co/2bbEzg2

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
Tor.com put up chapter 3 of my new Mistborn book, THE ALLOY OF LAW. http://t.co/ZOG7dFL Read the previous chapters here: http://t.co/MxFwYa1

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
The David Gemmell Legend Award has arrived. Here it is alongside the two nomination Snagas. http://t.co/nqYT9lH

Chainglass Wed Jul 13
@BrandSanderson Is that made by Raven Armoury? It looks just like the ones they make, so it would make sense.

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@Chainglass I think it is from them.

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
A closeup of the David Gemmell Legend Award axehead. http://t.co/ShkbVqf

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
Comic-Con and Polaris attendees: pick up one of these in-world newspaper broadsheets from Mistborn: The Alloy of Law. http://t.co/mvzmgpv

beigepl Wed Jul 13
@BrandSanderson do you plan to write more mistborn books (aside from the alloy of law)

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@beigepl Yes.

corypuga Wed Jul 13
@BrandSanderson Are you going to be signing at Comic-Con or just doing the panel?

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@corypuga Signing too.

SathyrKalymoshi Wed Jul 13
@BrandSanderson Nothing to do with topic but I read your laws of magic on website and I agree with you on your taste for the harder law =D

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@SathyrKalymoshi Thanks!

Ieshaarvfd Wed Jul 13
[Account suspended. This message said something much like PFoxen’s message below.]

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@Ieshaarvfd Wait. Really, finish HofA first. I keep the spoilers to a minimum, but there are some.

PFoxen Wed Jul 13
@BrandSanderson I’m trying to resist reading the teaser chapters until I can get my hands on Hero of Ages. I get paid tomorrow… #cantwait

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@PFoxen That’s for the best. Wait until after HofA. I try to keep spoilers to a minimum, but there are some.

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
For those asking about the Alloy of Law broadsheets, we do plan to do a poster print of this and sell it on the website eventually.

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
Also, it will be in the actual book, sliced in four chunks and included for reading as you read the novel.

PFoxen Wed Jul 13
@BrandSanderson Yes, but if I could pick one up in person, it could be signed… #awesomeness

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@PFoxen Ha. Well, I might have some of them when I’m on tour, if I come close to where you are.

PFoxen Wed Jul 13
@BrandSanderson Are you Atlanta or Charlotte bound? I live practically at the midpoint between them. #calledCentralforareason

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@PFoxen I am frequently in Atlanta. I’ll be there for Jordancon next year for certain, and might be there on tour.

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@PFoxen I know I’ll be in Lexington, though that’s a much father drive.

MaverickTempest Wed Jul 13
@BrandSanderson If I am impressed with your handling of #WoT and want to read your other work—what’s the book to start with?

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@MaverickTempest Depends on your tastes. Elantris was my first, and is a stand alone. Mistborn has more action, and is a trilogy.

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@MaverickTempest First book of Mistborn is just called “Mistborn” though sometimes it has “The Final Empire” added on.

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
@MaverickTempest If you like Epic,The Way of Kings is my big series—only the first is out, but I tried to make it stand somewhat on its own

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 13
AMoL First Draft progress bar update. 22% —> 24% One quarter is around the corner.

spearsister_ Thu Jul 14

BrandSanderson Thu Jul 14
@spearsister_ By notes, you mean Mr. Jordan’s notes? We might release some of them after the book is out. Harriet’s call.

HubrisIfiFail Thu Jul 14
@BrandSanderson After this it’s the sequel to The Way of Kings right? Right? Though really it’s all phenomenal.

BrandSanderson Thu Jul 14
@HubrisIfiFail Yes. It is next.

BrandSanderson Thu Jul 14
Two of my Polaris panels got switched. The Plot panel is now Saturday at 11 and the Ethics and the Wheel of Time panel is Sunday at noon.

Jaychamberlain Thu Jul 14
@BrandSanderson Just Finished way of kings It was awesome and 10 years is going to be a long time to wait for the whole thing to end!

BrandSanderson Thu Jul 14
@Jaychamberlain Thanks! Hopefully, the wait will be worth it—and the read along the way more so. Journey before destination…

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
On my way to Toronto. See you guys soon.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
I posted my San Diego Comic-Con schedule. http://t.co/53I27kw

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
Delayed two hours in the Minneapolis Airport on the one day Joel (my pal who chairs Minnicon and works at the airport) is out. Sigh.

MightyNeonFraa Fri Jul 15
@BrandSanderson Is there a stop in Montreal planned by any chance?

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
@MightyNeonFraa Not this time, I’m afraid. I went there last year. I’ll be back, though. Love that city.

mgjesdal Fri Jul 15
@BrandSanderson is March 2012 still a realistic release date for AMOL?

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
@mgjesdal Very. It will happen almost certainly.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
@mgjesdal Oops. I didn’t see the “March” before that. 2012 is certain. March not certain yet.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
@mgjesdal March is probably the earliest it could be out. Latest would be November. It will be Tor and Harriet’s call.

salaamdune Fri Jul 15
@BrandSanderson nice weather we’re having huh?

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
@salaamdune Yeah. Delightful. The great thing is that my first flight today was canceled, so I’m 0 for 2 today.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
And…delayed again! Bing. If you happen to be passing through Minneapolis airport with a book you want signed, I’m at Gate A4.

DouglasCootey Fri Jul 15
@BrandSanderson How often do people take you up on that offer?

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
@DouglasCootey Oh, it happens now and then. Not always. It’s pretty situational.

RandyWord Fri Jul 15
@rahvin1 @Thesleepingwolf I’ve enjoyed meeting him. I gave him a whole big box of Magic cards from my 1995 collection. @BrandSanderson

rahvin1 Fri Jul 15
@RandyWord @Thesleepingwolf @BrandSanderson The pack went together on a full box for him and I’ve sent a few single updates.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
@rahvin1 @RandyWord @Thesleepingwolf They were sweet. I am almost ashamed to have accepted them.

rahvin1 Fri Jul 15
@BrandSanderson @RandyWord @Thesleepingwolf Always given with joy in our hearts…and you are partly responsible for that jo
y—good job.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
@rahvin1 @RandyWord @Thesleepingwolf I need to build a deck specifically out of that box to beat Jason next time. That would be sweet.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
If you’ve come looking for me, I’m no longer at A4. You might still be able to catch me at A7, but only for another 15 min.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
Really, New York Times? You couldn’t review the book without insulting the rest of the genre? Again? http://t.co/34vPGnY

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
Also, not every good fantasy needs to be named “Better than Tolkien.” That’s like starting Broadway reviews with “Better than Shakespeare!”

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
It’s been 50yrs since Tolkien. GRRM’s good; your reason he’s better is like putting a Lexus over a classic Packard because the Lexus has GPS

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 15
Okay, rant over. In better news, I’m on the plane. Only what…four hours late? Off to Toronto.

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
I love it. Instead of a gift basket in my room, the Polaris people left me a stack of packs of Magic cards. Sweet!

wookiee Sat Jul 16
@BrandSanderson You should come to Dragon*Con in Atlanta! We need some Sanderson Love down here! http://dragoncon.org

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
@wookiee I love Dragon*con. They’ve been kind enough to have me as a guest twice, and I’m sure I’ll be back.

sayslah Sat Jul 16
@BrandSanderson Martin > Tolkien

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
@sayslah I certainly don’t mind if people enjoy Martin more than Tolkien. There are good arguments there.

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
@sayslah The thing is, it’s not a fair comparison for a number of reasons.

Salkand Fri Jul 15
@BrandSanderson I love RJ, your own books and GRRM’s, as well as many, MANY other fantasies. I hated LOTR. and I would never suggest them.

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
@Salkand I prefer WoT to Tolkien too—but the thing is, we all owe a lot to the early pioneers in the genre.

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
@Salkand The problem is the tone of the article, as if implying that Tolkien was a cheap hack & GRRM is the first REAL fantasy worth reading

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
Just a quick reply to a lot of the tweets I’m getting about the GRRM/Tolkien posts I made earlier. (more)

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with preferring to read GRRM over Tolkien. I, personally, would generally rather read WOT than LotR. (more)

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
But a comparison must take into account that we wouldn’t have WoT or ASoIF without Tolkien.That’s why the tone of the review was off to me.

shnar Sat Jul 16
@brandsanderson Wha?!? I have lost all faith in you, preferring WOT ovr LotR! 😛

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
@shnar Ha. Well, I recognize Tolkien’s genius now, but couldn’t get into it as a kid. Too tough for me, I think. Didn’t read until college.

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
Live near Toronto? Come see me at the convention. Today I have a reading, a signing, and three cool looking panels. Details on my website.

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
Also, note. If you’re here at Polaris, come play Magic with me at 6:00 today. We’ll have open play, and if enough people want, we’ll draft.

sleepinghour Sat Jul 16
@BrandSanderson Sorry to bug you about this, but any idea why WoT and your other books were suddenly removed from the European Kindle store?

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
@sleepinghour No Idea. We’ll look into it.

chezbear79 Sat Jul 16
@BrandSanderson do u kno any lead fantasy characters that have red hair

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
@chezbear79 Rand al’Thor in the Wheel of Time has red(ish) hair.

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
All, I just found out that you DON’T need to buy a badge to get into the con’s dealer’s room in Toronto. (Where the signings are.)

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 16
That means my signings here at Polaris are all open and free to the public. They also have a dealer selling books. 🙂

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
Thanks for treating me well in Toronto, folks. On my way to San Diego for comicon. Will will be doing 1 panel and 2 signings on Thursday.

tom_of_roy Mon Jul 18
@BrandSanderson do you play edh or commander?

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
@tom_of_roy Love it.

SaketKulkarni Mon Jul 18
Thanks for the signed copy of your “Mistborn” book, @BrandSanderson! It was a welcome Father’s Day gift. 🙂

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
@SaketKulkarni My pleasure. Thanks for reading.

Karuwen Mon Jul 18
@BrandSanderson The Way of Kings is the best book I’ve read in a long time. Thanks for signing it in Oslo!

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
@Karuwen It was a blast. The bookstore is the one to thank; they were awesome, and worked hard to get me.

PFoxen Mon Jul 18
@BrandSanderson curse your infernally ensnaring writing! I got sidetracked this morning in Hero of Ages. 120 pages later, I’m late for work.

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
@PFoxen Ha! My evil plan is working Soon all society will collapse.

jwhabich Mon Jul 18
@BrandSanderson do you know if MacMillan is planning to make WoT kindle books lendable?

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
@jwhabich I think that’s Harriet’s call. Next time I’m talking to her, I’ll suggest it to her.

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
Man, @MaryRobinette’s travel karma must have rubbed off on me. Delayed here TOO. Guess I’ll work on your book in the airport, wotfans.

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
Really hope I don’t miss my connection in Detroit off to San Diego. Otherwise, I get to overnight in Detroit. Blarg.

tom_of_roy Mon Jul 18
@BrandSanderson excellent. Packing #mistborn trilogy, #wot hardcovers and some Edh. Have to pick up #wayofkings otw.

BrandSanderson Mon Jul 18
@tom_of_roy Cool. Though I don’t know if I’ll have time for playing while at Comicon. I’m only there for one day.

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 19
Connection in Detriot missed by 5 min. Saw the flight pull away. But I at least got on a flight to Salt Lake and will stay at home tonight.

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 19
InkWing has a new T-shirt contest, and a coupon code that you can use on Mistborn & Way of Kings shirts. http://t.co/gBwNajv

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 19
I’ve put up a new blog post with updates and the Q&A I did at Polaris. http://t.co/M81zLq5

joca4christ Tue Jul 19
@BrandSanderson Tried to recommend you to someone today, but I went completely blank on your name. Got Way of Kings at least.

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 19
@joca4christ Ha. Just call me Brian Anderson. That seems to be the default for a lot of folks.

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 19
Ha. I’m delayed an hour out of Salt Lake for San Diego. if you’re counting, that’s 4/5 flights on this trip, delayed an hour or more.

ignifluous Tue Jul 19
@BrandSanderson #brandongoround ?

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 19
@ignifluous I am not unaware that this only happened AFTER we invited Mary to my house to record Writing Excuses. Hmmm…

BrandSanderson Tue Jul 19
Remember, Comicon folks. Stop by the Tor Booth Thursday (or come to my signing) to get a copy of the Mistborn in-world newspaper. #SDCC

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 20
Man, I like San Diego. It’s so amazingly nice here.

brentweeks Wed Jul 20
@BrandSanderson And it rained in Oregon today. But then, I’ve got 11 scenes left in this book. Still can’t decide if I made the right call!

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 20
@brentweeks Just think how far ahead you will be getting by being good and working instead of playing like Pat and me.

bobthecowboy Wed Jul 20
@BrandSanderson Are you doing any non-ComicCon signings, etc while here?

BrandSanderson Wed Jul 20
@bobthecowboy I asked to do one but the only close store—the Borders from last year—is gone, so no luck.

BrandSanderson Thu Jul 21
There’s a downloadable version of the broadsheet from Mistborn: The Alloy of Law up for registered Tor.com members. http://t.co/Kc3QDTy

BrandSanderson Thu Jul 21
The Comic-Con panel I’m on with Pat Rothfuss, George R. R. Martin, etc. is starting in an hour. If you’re here, come to Room 6A!

BrandSanderson Thu Jul 21
Okay, so that registration line is obscene. I feel so bad for you folks. (Heads for pro line, hoping it’s a little better.)

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 22
Me after eating garlic @ dinner: “I’ll avoid speaking much tonight.” Jim Butcher: “I find it hard to believe that’s possible, Brandon.”

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 22
Suvudu did a little video interview of me at Comic-Con. http://t.co/OtFSkgy

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 22
Just updated the % bar on AMOL from 24% to 27% to reflect this week’s work so far. A lot of travel this week, with Comiccon, slowed me down.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 22
Also, yes to those posting. I’ve got a goatee now. It’s short, so I felt strange sitting between Rothfuss and GRRM with their epic beards.

LordPachelbel Fri Jul 22
@brandsanderson Just got Elantris & Warbreaker at Waldenbooks’ liquidation.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 22
@LordPachelbel Sweet. Nice score. I once got all of King’s Black Tower at a similar deal.

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 22
Ha. Just looked at my last tweet, which was a direct reply to someone, and realized a mistake I made. Gives a clue what I’m working on…

echobase77 Fri Jul 22
@BrandSanderson You’re not by chance coming to Chicago comic con, are you?

BrandSanderson Fri Jul 22
@echobase77 Afraid not. Maybe eventually, but I am going to stay home for a few months and work.

BrandSanderson Sat Jul 23
How I know my 3 year old loves me: “Daddy, I’d be sad if a T-Rex ate you.” (Said randomly during a conversation about something else.)


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